2014-05-08 / Around Town

Jump Champs Leap Forward


The Sharks Double Dutch jump rope team members Adrieanna Matoes, Destiny Casper Gotay, and Anyssa Blanc with Coach Ray Malone. (Photo by Donna Matthews) The Sharks Double Dutch jump rope team members Adrieanna Matoes, Destiny Casper Gotay, and Anyssa Blanc with Coach Ray Malone. (Photo by Donna Matthews) The local Double Dutch jump roping team. The Sharks, will represent the Ocean State for the second straight year at the World Double Dutch Tournament in June in Sumter, S.C. The Sharks, one of two teams from Newport, received the invitation after their first place finish in their division at a tournament held in Boston. The team put Rhode Island on the Double Dutch map last year with a fourth-place finish at the World Tournament.

The Jumptastics team, consisting of Brynn McLeish, Nation Torres, and Ja-Nya Pierce, which was formed just a month ago, also performed at the division competition.

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