Grynol, Morgan qualify in Ottawa

Susie Grynol and Hillary Morgan travelled to Ottawa last weekend to jump in the third Ontario trampoline qualifier.
The pair were a bit apprehensive competing against the best clubs in Ontario–and Canada–but they came back smiling and very pleased.
Grynol competed at the novice national level and placed fifth with a total score of 50.40 points. That qualified her to compete in the provincial championships March 27 in Burlington and the Canadian championships May 22 in Vancouver, B.C.
This was Grynol’s first competition of the year (she was injured for the other two qualifiers and unable to compete). She needs to compete at one more meet, which will be in Thunder Bay this coming weekend, but already has received her qualifying score.
Meanwhile, Morgan competed at the Provincial II level in Ottawa against 25 top female athletes from Ontario. She earned a qualifying score of 49.60, which confirmed her previous score at a meet here in November.
She also qualified for the provincial championships in Burlington next month.
In other news, Heather Dobransky, Kaela Hahkala, Jennifer Cooper, Leah Nowak, and John Grynol will be travelling to Thunder Bay this weekend to compete in their second meet.
But all five already have qualified in one meet.
The clubs are bringing in a national level judge for this meet. If the athletes can get a qualifying score with tough judging, then we really know they are ready for the provincials!
National judge John Hamilton of Burlington will be superior judge for the meet this weekend at the Confederation College Bubble. He also will be teaching a provincial and national level judging course the day before the meet.
All new judges will use this meet as part of their requirements.
Joel Perron and Michelle Kiely will be taking the national level course while Susie Grynol and Mohamed Somji from Fort Frances, Mike O’Brien of Sioux Lookout, and three judges from Thunder Bay will write the provincial level course.
Betty Grynol and Kristina Herdman will be taking the course as maintenance and judging on Sunday.
“We will be losing several judges to universities next year,” noted Betty Grynol. “We always need to be planning ahead.”


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