Gymsports at the Halbergs
The 53rd Annual Halberg Awards were held at Vector Arena on Thursday 18th February. Named after Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) the Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand's sporting excellence.
More than 800 people attended the black tie event, one of whom was our very own Dylan Schmidt from Extreme Trampoline, as one of four finalists for the SKY NEXT Emerging Talent Award. To be recognised alongside the likes of Athletic's new junior record holder Eliza McCartney and Tall Black Tai Wynyard, signed by US college basketball heavyweights Kentucky, is indeed a just testament to Dylan's sporting achievements last year and the clear potential that he shows as a senior athlete.
Dylan is off to the Olympic Test Event in Rio in April, for a second chance to qualify NZ's first trampoline spot at the Rio Olympics. We wish Dylan all the best in his training, travels and competitions this year.
Dylan pictured below with parents Andy and Jen Schmidt at the 53rd Halberg Awards.