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Seventeen members of the Kangaroo Kids Competition Team traveled to Long Beach, Calif. to compete in the USA Jump Rope National Championship June 26-29. The event featured close to 700 jumpers from 57 different teams from across the nation.
Twelve members of the Kangaroo Kids team qualified to compete in the Grand National Championship in one or more events by having one of the top 12 scores across all age groups in a speed event, by placing first in their age division freestyle event or having one of the top eight scores in a freestyle event across all the age groups. For the Grand National Championship, Kangaroo Kids were represented 11 times on stage for speed events, and six times for freestyle events. Those jumpers that qualified in speed events were Cecilia Hartley, Sydni Horner, Ryan McGuire, Mason Rogers, Beth Short, Cassandra Tarash, Sam Trossman, Lynn Walsh and Aaron Weingrad. Jumpers that qualified in freestyle events were Cecilia Hartley, Sydni Horner, Christina Kratzmeier, Mason Rogers, Beth Short, Sophie Skalny, Cameron Simmons, Sam Trossman and Lynn Walsh.
Other notable Kangaroo Kid finishers: 1. Mason Rogers, male one-minute speed; 3. Beth Short, female one-minute speed; 2. Cecilia Hartley, Mason Rogers, Elizabeth Short and Sam Trossman, single rope speed relay and single rope speed medley; 3. Cameron Simmons, male single rope freestyle; 2. Sydni Horner and Lynn Walsh, female single rope pairs freestyle; 2. Sydni Horner, Elizabeth Short & Lynn Walsh, female Double Dutch single freestyle; 2. Cecilia Hartley, Mason Rogers, Sam Trossman and Lynn Walsh, Double Dutch pairs freestyle event.
Kangaroo Kids team members who placed in the top-10 of the USA Jump Rope National Age Division Championship are as follows:
Male single rope events
Thirty-second speed—15-17: 2. Mason Rogers; 4. Aaron Weingrad; 9 (tie). Sam Trossman, Cameron Simmons.
One-Minute Speed — 15-17: 3. Mason Rogers.
Three-minute speed — 15-17: 6. Aaron Weingrad; 8. Mason Rogers; 10. Ryan McGuire.
Freestyle — 13-14: 5. David Gordon; 15-17; 6. Cameron Simmons; 10. Devin Meek.
Triple Unders — 15-17: 2. Mason Rogers; 4. Sam Trossman; 9. Drew Meininger.
Female single rope
Thirty-second speed — 15-17: 1. Beth Short; 4. Lynn Walsh; 7. Cecilia Hartley; 18-22: 10. Sydni Horner.
One-minute speed — 14: 5. Sophie Skalny; 15-17: 2. Beth Short; 6. Cecilia Hartley.
Three-minute speed — 14: 3. Sophie Skalny; 18-22: 7. Sydni Horner.
Freestyle — 14: 1. Sophie Skalny; 15-17: 5. Lynn Walsh; 9. Beth Short.
Triple unders — 15-17: 3. Beth Short; 18-22: 3. Sydni Horner.
Single rope events
Speed relay — 15-17: 2. Cecilia Hartley, Mason Rogers, Beth Short and Sam Trossman; 9. Sophie Skalny, Cameron Simmons, Lynn Walsh and Aaron Weingrad.