February 19, 2012 Brighton, MI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cary Family YMCA SuperSkippers Join Team USA for an International Competition
Ten members of the Cary Family YMCA SuperSkippers competitive jump rope team qualified to represent the US team that will compete at the Federation Internationale de saut a la Corde (FISAC) - International Rope Skipping Federation (IRSF) World Youth Tournament and World Championship to be held this year in Tampa, Florida.
Over 150 athletes from 26 teams competed for a spot on Team USA this weekend in Brighton, Michigan.
SuperSkipper team members Hannah Butler, Alex Davis-Isaac, Ellen Emmerson, Becca Purser, and Catherine Shaw finished first in their 15+ age group female division to compete in the World Championships. Morgan Adams, Graham Booth, Nicole Enright, Nick Higgins and Matthew Russell also finished first in their age group open division (12-14) to compete in the World Youth Tournament. In the male 12-14 age group, Graham Booth finished first overall and Nick Higgins finished third overall to compete all three individual events in the Youth Games Masters Championship. Matthew Russell also qualified to compete in individual freestyle and three minute speed. Team USA will compete against athletes from all over the world in Tampa, Florida, July 31-August 9, this summer.
The FISAC-IRSF Championships and World Youth Tournaments are held every two years at different locations around the world. Previous locations include Australia, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. This is only the second time the events have been held in the US.
About the SuperSkippers:
Founded in 1994, the SuperSkippers is a competition jump rope team dedicated to promoting physical fitness through jump rope as a lifetime sport and fostering confidence, discipline, responsibility and leadership.
Located in Cary, NC, the team competes in regional, national, and international competitions throughout the year. The team has won dozens of national medals in the USA Jump Rope and AAU national events. Most recently, the team tied for second place overall at the 2011 USA Jump Rope Nationals.
The team trains three days a week, increasing to five days a week when preparing for competitions, working to improve speed, endurance, strength and freestyle skills. The team also hosts several clinics and summer camps at the Cary YMCA.
Head coach: GaryAnderson
Assistant coaches: Catherine Jones, Ashley Wilbourne, Julie Warzecho
MEDIA LINKS: Video and Photos
60-second video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZ_UFn-5eA
Still photos (courtesy of Jamie Isaac):