Karratha steal the show at invitational

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The North West’s best gymnasts flocked to Broome to flip their way to success at the North West Regional Gymnastics Association’s invitational during the long weekend.

More than 150 athletes from Broome, Karratha, Kununurra and Hedland took part in the two-day invitational at Broome Senior High School, showing off their skills in front of judges who travelled from Perth and other regional towns.

Competitors competed in events such as vault, beam, rings, bars and floor in a bid to impress the judges and vie for All Around Champion for their skill level.

While Pearl Coast Gymnastics Club had the home-field advantage, Karratha Gymnastics Club stole the show with a near-clean sweep.

Hayley Moyle (level seven), Adonijah Eastwick (level six), Scarlett Wellington (level five) and Clara Ottey (level four senior) were all named All Around Champions for their respective levels, while Pearl Coast’s Emma McFarlane was Champion for level four junior.

In the men’s events, it was all Karratha as Carter Hall (level three), Evan Ballantyne (level four) and Jake Bulla (level five) pipped their competition to be named champions. Pearl Coast Gymnastics Club enjoyed more success in the tumbling event, with Adelaide DeBruyn (level three junior), Keira Wells (level three senior) and Charlie Pascoe (level four) winning their respective categories.

Karratha’s Gemma Snead took it out in the level three intermediate tumbling category.

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