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Trampolinists grab seven golds Saturday

Mar 28, 2013
PHOTO SUBMITTED Michelle Zhang, 9, competes for the Fairfield Park and Recreation team Saturday at the Masterpiece Trampoline Meet in Truro. Coach Jeff Ide watches on. Zhang finished second overall in the 9-year-old Beginner Girls Division.

TRURO — Trampolinists representing the Fairfield Park and Recreation Department continued their recent “gold rush” at Saturday’s Masterpiece Trampoline Meet in Truro.

A record seven local trampolinists brought home first-place trophies.

Winners included Olivia McClaran in the 10-year-old Novice Girls Division and Nicholas Kaska in 9- and 10-year-old Beginner Boys. Bryanna Popejoy won the 12-year-old Beginner Girls Division, Gracie Simmering was first in the 8-year-old Novice Girls Division, and Ashlyn Elmore took home first in the 13- and 14-year-old Intermediate Girls. Justin Simmering (9- and 10-year-old Intermediate Boys) and Madalyn Rauscher (15-year-old Novice Girls) also struck gold.

A second-place trophy was awarded to Kiara Bickham in the 8-year-old Beginner Girls Division. Michelle Zhang (9-year-old Beginner Girls) and Ella Pollet (11- and 12-year-old Intermediate Girls) finished runner-up in their respective divisions.

Kristin Burnstedt rounded out the competition with a third-place finish in the 13- and 14-year-old Sub-Advanced Girls Division.

The team, which is under the tutelage of Jeff and Jeanne Ide, continues its high flying ways April 13 at a trampoline meet in Marshalltown. The gymnastics team, also coached by the Ides, will attend Fun Fest April 5-7 in Papilion, Neb.

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