FALL RIVER: Kai Dwyer captured silver at the Canadian Trampoline Championships recently, booking his ticket to represent Canada in Bulgaria this fall.
The Fall River product, who trains out of Titans Gymnastics and Trampoline Club in Dartmouth, had a total of 148.770 points finishing behind Gavin Dodd from BC who scored 155.145 points.
Declan McLean, also from BC, was third with 147.755 points.
Dwyer also placed fourth in Synchro Trampoline Senior finals with partner, Remi Aubin from Quebec.
In other action, Alex Ferrigno (Dartmouth, NS) placed 13th in the L5 Novice 16U category in Trampoline and 14th in DMT (Double Mini Trampoline). Tia Wamboldt (Wileville, NS) placed 19th in Women’s L5 Novice 17+ Trampoline.
All three Nova Scotia athletes train out of Titans Gymnastics and Trampoline Club in Dartmouth under coach, Dann McEntee.
For Kai, his scores were enough to hit the World Age Group and represent Canada in October/November in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was also the score required to be named to the Canadian Men’s Junior National Team.
The competition was an important and tough competition as Kai’s coach since he began trampoline, Dann McEntee of Titan’s Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, retired after this event. Kai and McEntee have been together since he was eight-years-old (he’s now 16).
Under Dann’s coaching, Kai has attended four international events and became the first trampolinist from Nova Scotia to win a medal for Canada at an international event in 19 years when Kai won a silver at the Indo-Pacific Championships in New Zealand.