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Bainbridge Island rope skippers win at Fraser Valley Classic

The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers get ready for the “parade of athletes” at the Fraser Valley Classic in Abbotsford, British Columbia.  - Photo courtesy of Pam Sharman
The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers get ready for the “parade of athletes” at the Fraser Valley Classic in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Pam Sharman

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Fourteen members of the Bainbridge Island Rope Skipping team recently returned from the Fraser Valley Classic Speed and Power Tournament with a dozen first-place wins.

The tournament was held Nov. 9 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The Bainbridge team, coached by Julie Ahrnes, competed in single rope and double dutch speed and power events against all Canadian teams in the opening tournament to kick off the competition season.

The Bainbridge jumpers performed surprisingly well in the power events, which are not included in U.S.A. Jump Rope competitions. In power events, the rope spins around twice under each jump, known as a “double under.” The girls swept the Double Dutch single power event, earning first-place ribbons in each age category.

Also, the team brought home blue ribbons in seven of the eight competition events.

Three new “rookie” jumpers travelled with the team to British Columbia to jump in their first competition: Imani Maher, Grace Maher and Zelie Wynne-Jones, who also placed in the top finishers in several events in the rookie category.

Veteran jumper Abigail Harrison earned first-place ribbons in 30 second and 1 minute single rope speed, and scored a personal best of 314 jumps in one minute.

In Double Dutch, the pairs power team of Serena Johnson, Sarah Sharman, Anna Warga and Abigail Harrison placed first with their top recorded score of 714 jumps in two minutes.

Fraser Valley Classic Results

SINGLE ROPE SPEED (1 MINUTE)

8-9 years

Third: Imani Maher (rookie category)

Fifth: Grace Maher (rookie category)

10-11 years

Second: Harper Naon (rookie category)

Fourth: Trinity Schou (rookie category)

12-14 years

Third: Serena Johnson

Fourth: Zelie Wynne-Jones  (rookie category)

15 and older

First: Abigail Harrison

SINGLE ROPE SPEED (30 SECONDS)

8-9 years

First: Imani Maher (rookie category)

Third: Grace Maher (rookie category)

10-11 years

First: Harper Naon (rookie category)

Fifth: Trinity Schou (rookie category)

12-14 years

Fourth: Zelie Wynnes-Jones (rookie category)

Fifth: Serena Johnson

15 and older

First: Abigail Harrison

Fifth: Anna Warga

SINGLE ROPE SPEED RELAY (4X30)

12-14 years

First: Marina Correa, Grace Maher, Trinity Schou, Zelie Wynne-Jones (rookie category)

Third: Claire Dumouchel, Anna Bjur, Natalie Bennett, Paige Bouma

15 and older

Fourth: Abigail Harrison, Sarah Sharman, Serena Johnson, Anna Warga

SINGLE ROPE POWER RELAY (4X30)

10-11 years

Third: Marina Correa, Harper Naon, Trinity Schou, Imani Maher

12-14 years

Fifth: Claire Dumouchel, Anna Bjur, Natalie Bennett, Paige Bouma

15 and older

Second: Serena Johnson, Sarah Sharman, Anna Warga, Abigail Harrison

DOUBLE DUTCH SPEED RELAY (3X45)

12-14 years

First: Anna Bjur, Natalie Bennett, Paige Bouma

First: Anna Warga, Abigail Harrison, Sarah Sharman

First: Marina Correa, Harper Naon, Trinity Schou

12-14 years

First: Claire Dumouchel, Natalie Bennett, Paige Bouma

15 and older

First: Anna Warga, Sarah Sharman, Abigail Harrison 

First: Imani Maher, Grace Maher, Marina Correa, Trinity Schou (rookie category)

12-14 years

Second: Paige Bouma, Natalie Bennett, Anna Bjur, Claire Dumouchel

15 and older

Third: Sarah Sharman, Serena Johnson, Abigail Harrison, Anna Warga

Second: Paige Bouma, Anna Bjur, Claire Dumouchel, Natalie Bennett

First: Anna Warga, Serena Johnson, Abigail Harrison, Sarah Sharman

 

 

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