THE Apex Cup Invitational was a huge success last month with more that 80 competitors competing in events from pre-levels to elite levels at the new Apex Trampoline Club.
The team’s event revealed a close finish with the top Apex Team prevailing over the top Launceston PCYC Team. The Apex Team to win the first Apex Cup was led by Damien Axelsen and consisted of team members Matthew Gough, Musashi Ledger, and Hugh McConnell. Apex team 2 (Rose Bowerman, Tamara Catlin, Patrick Schluter and James Sonneveld) finished in third place.
As well as the team’s event, the competition was also a great display of trampoline in Tasmania from the grass roots level to elite international performers. Stand out performances in the elite men’s competition included shadow Olympian, Jack Penny, who prevailed to win the gold medal convincingly from his teammates in the Individual Trampoline.
Damien Axelsen displayed great height and power on the Double-Mini to score a personal best score in the elite men’s event. In the Level 7 men’s event, Launceston’s Stuart Snare was a dual gold medallist, as was Maggie Smolinski (Launceston) in the Master’s Division. Other dual gold medallists were Rose Bowerman (Apex) in Level 6, Khya Clark (Launceston) in Level 5, Nathaniel Suidgeest (Launceston) in Level 4, Eddy Rand (Apex) in Level 3, Liam Stewart (HGA) in pre-levels, and Matilda Gordon (Apex) in Pre-Levels & Level 1.
The Apex Cup invitational was a great opportunity for current state team members to try out some new routines and passes ahead of the Australian national championships, to be held at Sydney Olympic Park at the end of May. State team members who competed in the Apex Cup include elite team members Damien Axelsen, Jack Penny, and Hugh McConnell, and age team members Josh Hedley-Williams, Maddison Muir, Alex Pugh-Harris, Patrick Schluter, Stuart Snare, and Ned Whiting.
For more information please contact Apex Trampoline Club on 0414 477 346 – or email firstname.lastname@example.org