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Juneau Jumpers soar at US Jump Rope Nationals

Posted: July 14, 2012 - 11:12pm

The Juneau Jumpers just finished competing at the US Jump Rope National competition (June 21- 24, Long Beach, California). Twelve Juneau athletes competed, and were accompanied by their coaches, Karen and Tera Ross.

All participants must first qualify at their regional tournament. Over 700 athletes competed, and the top ten in each age group were honored for each event. The top 10-12 overall for each event (regardless of age) continue on to Grand Nationals for the fourth day of competition.

Tori Ross and Dunya Hermann earned 2nd place in their division at Nationals for Female Pairs Freestyle. They advanced to Grand Nationals, and earned 3rd place overall. Additionally, Martina Worden, Tori, and Dunya earned 4th place at Nationals for their Female Double Dutch Pairs, and also advanced to Grand National Competition (Portions of the Grand National Competition will air at a later date on ESPN). Ribbon and medal winners include: Ron Hansen: 7th place, male 1-min speed, ages 13-14; 8th place, male 3-min speed, ages 13-14. Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross: 2nd place medal, Female Pairs Freestyle, ages 15-17 (advanced to Grand Nationals, earning 3rd place trophy). Mikayla May, Kelley Olson, Connor Ulmer, Ashley Wittwer: 8th place, Double Dutch Pairs Speed Relay, ages 13-14. Ron Hansen, Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden: 9th place, Double Dutch Pairs Speed Relay, ages 15-17. Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden: 4th place, Female Double Dutch Freestyle, ages 15-17 (advanced to Grand Nationals).

Complete Results:

Female 1-min speed: Katrina Taton 24th, ages 10-under; Mikayla May 17th, ages 11-12; Kayla Simpson 43rd, ages 11-12; Abby Watts 15th, ages 13-14; Martina Worden 19th, ages 13-14; Shannon Mason 33rd ages 13-14; Ashley Wittwer 34th, ages 13-14.

Male 1-min speed: Ron Hansen 7th, ages 13-14; Connor Ulmer 27th, ages 13-14.

Speed Relay: Mikayla May, Kelley Olson, Abby Watts, Ashley Wittwer 15th, ages 13-14; Shannon Mason, Kayla Simpson, Katrina Taton, Connor Ulmer, 32nd, ages 13-14; Ron Hansen, Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden 31st, ages 15-17.

Single Rope Freestyle: Katrina Taton 34th, ages 10-under; Mikayla May 38th, ages 11-12; Kayla Simpson 50th, ages 11-12; Ashley Wittwer 17th, ages 13-14; Dunya Hermann 22nd, ages 13-14; Martina Worden 45th, ages 13-14; Tori Ross 25th, ages 15-17; Ron Hansen 21st, ages 13-14; Connor Ulmer 22nd, ages 13-14.

Female 3-min speed: Katrina Taton 23rd, 10-under; Mikayla May 14th, ages 11-12; Dunya Hermann 16th, ages 13-14; Martina Worden 21st, 13-14; Kelley Olson 33rd, 13-14; Abby Watts 38th, 13-14; Tori Ross 31st, 15-17.

Male 3-min Speed: Ron Hansen 8th, ages 13-14; Connor Ulmer 27th, 13-14.

Pairs Freestyle: Mikayla May, Katrina Taton 39th, 12-under; Shannon Mason, Ashley Wittwer 26th, ages 13-14; Abby Watts, Martina Worden 46th, ages 13-14; Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross 2nd, female, ages 15-17 (advanced to Grand Nationals, earning 3rd place).

Female Triple Unders: Tori Ross 21st, ages 15-17.

Double Dutch Speed Relay: Shannon Mason, Mikayla May, Abby Watts 15th, ages 13-14; Kelley Olson, Kayla Simpson, Connor Ulmer 30th, ages 13-14; Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden 18th, ages 15-17.

Double Dutch Pairs Speed Relay: Mikayla May, Kelley Olson, Connor Ulmer, Ashley Wittwer 8th, ages 13-14; Shannon Mason, Kayla Simpson, Katrina Taton, Abby Watts 21st, ages 13-14; Ron Hansen, Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden 9th, ages 15-17.

Double Dutch Freestyle: Ron Hansen, Shannon Mason, Ashley Wittwer 19th, ages 13-14; Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Martina Worden 4th, ages 15-17 (female division, advanced to Grand Nationals); Kelly Olson, Kayla Simpson, Abby Watts 26th, ages 15-17.

Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle: Mikayla May, Kelley Olson, Kayla Simpson, Katrina Taton 28th, ages 13-14; Ron Hansen, Shannon Mason, Connor Ulmer, Abby Watts 11th, ages 15-17; Dunya Hermann, Tori Ross, Ashley Wittwer, Martina Worden 14th, ages 15-17 (female division).

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