On the weekend of 11th-13th of May Woking took 14 boys along to the Pipersvale Challenge in Ipswich.
The weekend started with our youngest competitor James Fricker, this was James’s first competition for Woking and he competed his routines with confidence to finish 27th in the U8 age group with a score of 59.00
Next up was the U9 age group with 50+ competitors, 6 boys took part in this competition, Jake Palmer, Ben Porter, Harrison Lamble, Jay Coote, Hayden Blackman and Max Veo-Creak. Jake had an excellent competition highlighted by a Pommel routine with only 0.1 in deductions. He took home the all-around gold medal with a score of 74.45 along with 3 other gold medals on the Floor, Pommel and High bar. Ben had a good comp but a few costly mistakes on the Floor and High bar saw him just miss out on an all-around medal finishing 4th with a score of 72.13, there was a silver lining to his competition by finishing 2nd on the Vault. Harrison had a clean competition, his Pbar routine was his standout routines of his competition, he finished 21st with 66.09. Jay finished 27th with a score of 64.38 his standout routine was his Vault where he finished 4th. Hayden was 35th and scored 61.78, his floor routine was the best routine he performed on the day. Max scored 60.5 and finished 38 with his best routine coming on the High bar.
After the U9s came the turn of Woking’s single U10 gymnast James Nott, James finished 42nd out of 60+ boys, he had a good competition performing 5 routines out of the 6 well and finished with a score of 64.82.
On the final morning of the competition it was the turn of James Miller in the U18 age group. James started with 2 falls on the High bar but picked himself up to perform 5 excellent routines and finished 4th with a score of 67.4.
The last competition of the weekend was for our U14 boys, there were 5 boys from Woking competing, Christian Fuoco, Rudi Moriano, Joel Ireland, Laurence Butler and Charlie Rose. Christian had a strong competition finishing 13th with a score of 64.9, Rudi finished 16th and scored 64.5 his Vault was the pick of routines as he stuck it. Joel was competing in his first competition for Woking since moving from the States, he had a bit of ring rust but produced 4 excellent routines to finish 17th with a score of 64.1. Alongside him with the exact same score was Laurence, he had a mixed competition with a few falls through the competition. Charlie finished 22nd with a score of 59.5, he showed some much improved routines, but a mistake on the Pommel cost him dearly.
Well done to all the boys that competed over the weekend.