July 22, 2011
Monarchs Gymnastics Club celebrates medal wins
Impressive gymnastic routines have produced more top medal
wins for Highbridge's Monarchs Gymnastics Club over the past few
The youngsters have competed in a series of competitions in the
South West Championships, achieving some excellent results.
Seventeen clubs from all over the South West Region competed against
each other during several fun-packed weekends.
In Sherborne, Caitlin Gary and Shauna Cross competed at Grade
One out of age, displaying a stunning routine and gaining a gold
Charlie Dymond and Joe Reed performed a routine to be proud of
and qualified for a silver medal after being together only a short
Billy and Lennon Slater competed at Prep B level, winning a silver
medal for their clean routine.
And Leonie Warburton, Ellie Petrie, Chloe Hayes and Caitlin Cross
also competed and qualified within the top 17 out of 30 partnerships
- an excellent achievement for the younger gymnasts!
In Taunton, the club saw the higher-level gymnasts compete and,
yet again, more medals were won!
Shannon House and Molly Hayes gained a bronze medal in Grade 2
out of age for a lovely performance.
Bassett, Emily Woolley and Sian Coogan is a newly-formed partnership
and Jazmine and Emily gained the bronze medal in Grade 3 Womens
Groups, performing two well-executed routines.
Men's four Sean and Conor McKenna, Jacob Baker and Joseph Blake,
again struck gold in the 11-16 category men's groups.
And newly-formed partnership in the Junior Women's Groups, Sophie
McArdle, Emily Shortland and Katie Hoskins executed an exciting
Tempo routine, gaining the silver medal.
The 11-16 Womens Groups proved to be a very exciting category
with Crystal Hale, Mulberry Watkins and Ellie Cater, again a newly-formed
partnership, scoring the highest from the club of 51.75, coming
fifth overall, a fantastic achievement for Mulberry in her first
higher level competition.
Madeline Rose, Heather Reed, Rebecca Slater, Casey House, Eloise
Baker, Victoria Prior, Georgia Smith, Holly Grainger, Alice Dymond,
Natasha Stockham, Tallulah Harris, Emma Dymond, Alice Kelston,
Natalie Hughes, Megan Lewis, Emily-Kay Smith all completed beautiful
The last six months has seen alot of changes with the partnerships
within the club and the gymnasts now have the next four months
of serious training to compete in the British Tournament in Stoke
on Trent in December.