Essex Energizers excel at National Competition

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The Essex Energizers Skipping Team spent Victoria Day weekend at the 2017 Canadian Rope Skipping Championship in Kingston, Ontario, competing with over 300 athletes from all across Canada.

The Energizers came away from this national competition with many ribbons, medals, and overall achievements. All three large groups (Novice, Junior, and Open) placed first overall.

The Energizers found success in their team events. Placing overall, “Purple Energy” (Elle Gendreau, Leah Pocock, Rachel Wilbee, and Reese Farough) were gold medalists and “Purple Power” (Avery Chaykoski, Brianna Bourassa, Elliot Moncur, and Grace Broughton) were silver medalists in the under 10 age division.

In the 11-12 year age division, “Junior Pack” (Alexia Fast, Hannah Moncur, Peyton Gendreau, and Reagan Farough) were silver medalists and “MATH” (Ava Bib, Harley Smith, Marina Pannunzio, and Tia Bellaire) placed fifth overall.

“King of Queens” (Keyara Froese, Maddie Landry, Megan Biscan, and Reed Hewitt) were silver medalists in the 15-17 year old age division.

Avery Bruce, Grace Jubenville, Emily Bateman, and Chad LeCoure placed second and third in many team events.

The “Wolfpack” (Lindsay Nussio, Jocelyn Cooper, Emma Teskey, Lauren Sulphur, and Melissa Thornton) came away with the gold medal in the 30 plus age division. They also broke several national records at this competition.

Individually, Peyton Gendreau earned a bronze and Reagan Farough the gold in the 11-12 year age category. Reed Hewitt got fifth overall in the 15-17 age division.

Reagan Farough, Peyton Gendreau and Melissa Thornton all broke national records for their Master’s events this competition.

The Essex Energizers will attend the Junior Olympics in Novi, Michigan at the end of July, extending their skipping season.

The club is thankful for the ongoing dedication and support demonstrated by a terrific group of  coaches for its young athletes.