The Trampoline Club continued to reach new heights as it captured a number of medals at the Scottish Student Trampoline Open in Edinburgh last week. With over thirty Glasgow students competing across a number of events, a haul of five medals ensured Glasgow ended the event hot behind the Scottish Student Sport League leaders in second place.
With clubs from all across the UK and Ireland arriving in Edinburgh to vie for glory over the two day event, which included individual routines on Saturday and Double-Mini trampoline on Sunday, for Glasgow to leave with five medals represents a significant achievement. The competition ranged from novice to pro-elite level and success was widespread, with Glasgow capturing medals in the intermediate ladies, inter-advanced men, and the elite ladies.
Gabrielle Holness, who was representing Glasgow in her first ever competition, showed signs of what was to come as she captured silver in the intermediate ladies event, fending of the challenge of over seventy competitors, to set Glasgow on their way. Her success was backed up by Liam Gibbons, who won bronze at the inter-advanced men’s open, Emily Duff, who secured another silver at the elite ladies level, Tim Philips, who matched Duff’s achievement in the men’s event, and finally Mhairi Kristoffersen, who rounded the day off with a bronze in the pro-elite ladies event.
Due to a lack of facilities at Glasgow, the team failed to mirror the success of Saturday in Sunday’s event, but Kristoffersen again took bronze.
Success at the event leaves Glasgow lying in second place in the Scottish Student Sport League with only one weekend left in the calendar, as the teams converge on Stirling University to once and for all conclude the competition.
Following this, Glasgow will look to make their mark on the 2017 Taxis Cup and then the Irish Open in April.