Blake Rutherford carries the Australian flag at the 2013 World Age Trampoline Championships in Bulgaria. Photo Contributed
Blake Rutherford carries the Australian flag at the 2013 World Age Trampoline Championships in Bulgaria. Photo Contributed Contributed

Rockhampton PCYC pair returns from world titles in Bulgaria

BRENTYN Reynolds is a rising star.

Rockhampton PCYC trampoline gymnasts Reynolds and Blake Rutherford went head to head with talented bouncers from around the globe recently and while they did not bring home medals, they gained invaluable experience.

Competing admirably in the 11-12 years individual trampoline event, Reynolds placed 42nd out of 66 competitors.

PCYC coach Cherie Rutherford said the youngster completed his compulsory routine "very nicely".

"Brentyn got into a little bit of trouble in his voluntary and did well to finish the routine," she said.

"But he did very well to handle the pressure of his first international competition."

While the World event was unfortunately not a success for Blake, the talented teenager was granted the highest honour and was chosen as captain of the Australian team.

In his final year of the age championships, Blake carried the Australian flag during the opening ceremony of the World Age Group Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria with female captain Leanne Van Rensberg from Sydney.

Rutherford said Blake was looking very good in the warm-ups, but disaster struck during one of his events.

"Blake had a mishap during his compulsory routine and landed off the trampoline," Rutherford said.

"Obviously he is very disappointed, but this is the nature of our sport and he has gained a great deal of experience."



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