Medals for Sucans at NSTC 1

On Saturday the 24th of November the first NSTC took place. All participating Sucans travelled to Nijmegen to participate in an apparatus final, and to have a splendid party afterwards with all our friends from different cities.
In the early morning the stage was set for Chloë and Nicole P, both competing in Women’s 3. Chloe competed on all apparatuses, and even though the competition attracted a large number of participants she was very well able to measure herself with the rest. For Nicole it was even a surprise that she was able to compete, as she had to sit aside for a few months due to a nasty injury. She participated on uneven bars and went home with the bronze medal!
In the second competition Mara Grams and Valerie Roetman competed in Women’s 2, Sandra-anna competed in Women’s 6, in Men’s 5 Gijs Tops and in Men’s 1 Jeffrey van Pinxteren competed for the medals. Mara Grams had a very stable competition and took the 2nd place on beam and 3th place on floor! Valerie was unfortunately not able to do her routines as planned due to an injury and had to sit back and just enjoy the atmosphere. Sandra-anna got her routines back in a short period of time and was able to perform them without big mistakes. Gijs competed on all apparatuses and performed excellently with only minor mistakes. Unexpectedly, he was awarded with two medals: silver on floor and gold on pommel horse! Then we have our Jeffrey, who competed at the highest level in a tough field of participants. Even though the competition was very strong, he managed to get a hold in the bronze medal on pommel horse! Next to that he also performed very well in Women’s 2 where he, or was it Valerie?, performed an epic uneven bars routine (wig included). He is already warmed up for Suca’s reversed competition on January 14th.
In the last competition of the day it were the ladies from Women’s 4 and 5 who got the honour to end the very amusing competition. Tara (Women’s 5) performed very well and was able to keep her head up. She just missed out on the medals, but she returned to Eindhoven feeling satisfied. In women’s 4 Nicole Y, Lisanne and Manon had a lot of competition from the other participants, but they held up well. Although they unfortunately had to go home without any medals as well, they did show some very fine routines with only few mistakes here and there.
As you know, when the competitions are finished, it is time to eat and party. Overall, it was a very successful weekend! We want to thank our trainers Armand an Amber for all the help. Congratulations to our champs, and we are looking forward to the next competition: the revered competition in de Vijfkamp. For more information on this competition, check the
Facebook event.