Mapleton youth wins OFSAA gold in excessive bounce at Ottawa occasion

MAPLETON – A neighborhood youth has simply achieved the highest honour in highschool monitor and area.  

Mapleton resident Joel Rumph gained the gold medal in Junior boys excessive bounce on the Ontario Federation of College Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championships in Ottawa on June 9.   

Rumph gained the occasion with a bounce of 198cm – or practically 6’6”.  

One of many shortest jumpers on the meet, at 5’10”, Rumph, on the age of 15, completed the highschool season with a powerful report, taking first place at each meet he attended besides one, the place he completed second.

Rumph is a Grade 10 pupil at Woodland Christian Excessive College in Breslau and realized to leap regionally in Drayton at Neighborhood Christian College on the age of six in Grade one.  

His dad and mom, Arnold and Teresa Rumph, say that’s one of many greatest elements of their son’s success. 

“After all there’s pure expertise, however studying appropriate approach, and studying to not be afraid of the bar at a really younger age, is essential,” notes Teresa.

OFSAA champ Joel Rumph of Mapleton in Ottawa on June 9. Submitted photograph


Rumph constructed his personal excessive bounce at residence and spent hours practising as a toddler.  Now he trains with coach Chris Timm on the Laurel Creek Monitor and Subject Membership in Waterloo.

Rumph’s highschool season noticed him break many information and ended on the rostrum with a gold medal, setting a brand new private greatest and a brand new Woodland Christian College report.

Rumph’s accomplishments this season embrace:

  • Monitor Wars, Could 5 in Cambridge. First place with the Senior boys (Junior boys didn’t end) with a bounce of 195cm, unofficially breaking the Junior boys report and setting a brand new private greatest and a brand new Woodland Christian College report;
  • Ontario Christian Colleges meet in St. Catharines, Could 8. First Place with a bounce of 196cm, new OCSSAA report, new private greatest and new Woodland report;
  • District 8 meet on Could 18 in Cambridge.  First place with a bounce of 190cm, a brand new District 8 report;
  • CWOSSA meet in Brantford Could 25. Second place with a bounce of 178cm;
  • OFSAA West Regionals in Cambridge on June 3.  First place with a bounce of 191cm.

Rumph’s bounce at OFSAA qualifies him to compete on the Legion Canadian Youth Nationals in Quebec in August with the Laurel Creek Monitor membership.