The University of Nottingham (UoN) Trampoline Club took victory over Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Trampoline Club, in their first ever Varsity event, to give UoN their 6th point of the April Super Wednesday competition, with UoN already victorious in the nine-point event format.
After four hours of intense competition, the UoN team won 7 out of 8 categories, with only the lower panel synchronised jump trophy going to Lucy Munday and Emma Breed from Trent.
Due to the relatively small team from Trent, the scoring system was adjusted and a ratio was implemented, to ensure a fair ranking for both universities. After some initial trial and error with the still inexperienced judges, the competition was on its way. Competitors on the higher panel competed in two flights, whilst those on the lower panel performed three flights, before the synchronised jumps that rounded of the day.
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Winners on the higher panel were UoN’s James Goode-Hamy (Men’s) and Frankie Osborne (Women’s). On the lower panel UoN’s Cameron Morgan (Men’s) and Robyn Morris (Women’s) took home the trophies. Best set went to Josh Whale and Gee Gina.
After the individual rounds, the more colourful, but never less professional, synchronised flights started. Competing in fancy dress, ranging from (the award winning) Bob the Builder outfits to Sumo Ringers, the teams lightened the mood and showcased their talents. Rachel Penney and Elly Armstrong from UoN won the title of best higher panel synchronised choreography.
All in all, it was another successful Varsity event for UoN, and one more win to add to the triumph that was Super Wednesday.
Words by Raphaela Ring
Images: Gemma Brown and Sophie Ridler (for IMPACT Images Team)
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