On 13th September 2015 16 boys from Hawth's Men;s Artistic squads traveled to Pegasus Gymnastics in Kent to compete in the South East Grades Qualifiers. At this competition the gymnasts perform set routines and compete against boys from all over the region (South East) for the chance to represent SE at the Grades Finals in November.
In Club Level 1 competition James came out on top with a score of 61.70, he brought home a gold medal and will be part of a team of 6 South East gymnasts competing at the finals.
Hawth had 3 gymnasts competing at Club Level 2, Reece finished in 3rd place with 62.05, Frank in 5th with 58.00 and Makai in 7th with 55.45. Reece and Frank will be representing the South East in November.
Spaces in the South East team become harder to earn at Club Level 3 where only the top 5 gymnasts make the team but this did not stop Adam (2nd place with 60.80) and Jake (5th place with 57.90) from claiming their places.
Ciaran was our only competitor in Club Level 4, he finished 3rd with a score of 51.75 and will be joining his teammates at the finals.
In the afternoon round it was the turn of our Club Level 5 gymnasts to compete, Louis finished 1st with a fantastic score of 62.80 out of a possible 70.00 and Mark finished 2nd with a score of 59.15. Both boys will be going to the finals.
The final Club Level category of the day was Club Level 6, where Tom took the gold medal with a score of 62.25, Karl finished in 2nd place with a score of 59.60 and Cameron finished 4th with 34.90 - the 3 boys will make up 3/4 of the South East team for the Grades Finals.
The final rounds of the day saw our Elite Level gymnasts compete, with the first being Linus who finished 3rd with a score of (68.15) in Elite Level 2. Anton (66.90) and Cody (65.775) finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Elite Level 3 competition and Harry (36.95) took the silver in the Elite Level 6 category. All 4 of Hawth's Elite competitors will be going to the finals.
Finally in a fantastic end to an already very successful day, Hawth Gymnastics was awarded the President's Cup for excellence in Men's Artistic to recognise the results they have achieved at South East competitions this year! Well done to all the boys who competed at the weekend, and to their hard working coaches Richard, Tim and Josh. All the best of luck to the 15 boys who are going to finals.