Jon Schwaiger takes record 6th straight national tumbling title
Jordan Sugrim wins 3rd consecutive women's title
Jon Schwaiger won a record sixth consecutive national title in senior men's tumbling Sunday on the final day of the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline gymnastics.
The Calgary native's record surpasses that of his coach, Denis Vachon, who won five consecutive senior titles.
"I didn't do exactly what I planned to do but the downgrade was nothing too severe so I'm very happy with how that went," Schwaiger said. "Now I can finally say I have more titles than Denis which is even better!"
Michael Chaves of Ontario took silver and bronze went to Jared Khalifa of BC.
Also winning a consecutive title was Jordan Sugrim of Mississauga, Ont., who won her third consecutive, and fifth all-time, senior women's tumbling title with 130.800 points. Nora Abouraja of Quebec finished second with 123.000 points, and Catherine McNutt of Ontario took the bronze with 115.00 points.
"I'm getting much better at putting the end skills I want at the end - the middle skills I've been doing for a while but they don't always get to the end skill I want. But at this competition and Canada Cup I've been getting double-flipping end skills and that's been my goal," Sugrim said.
Sunday's event wrapped up with team finals where three to four athletes – one from each age category – come together to represent their province in each of the apparatus being contested at these championships.
Teams from British Columbia and Quebec ended up taking home medals in five out of the 6 disciplines, including gold in women's trampoline for B.C., and gold in men's trampoline for Quebec.
Team Ontario dominated the tumbling competition taking home gold in both men's and women's categories. Team Alberta took gold in men's DMT, and Team Saskatchewan took gold in women's DMT.