The Campbell River Gymnastics Association is sending 4 girls and 3 boys to the BC Winter Games. The Games will be held in Kamloops, February 22nd-26th.
The girls had to compete against 34 athletes at the trials event in Duncan, fighting for 6 spots. The top 3 athletes in JO 7 and top 3 athletes in JO 8 and the top 4 Level 3 boys represent zone 6 which includes Powell River and all clubs on the Island. In the JO 8 division, Hannah Sommer and Ksenia Stansell were 2nd and 3rd respectively while in the JO 7, Shea Bridgen and Jadea Wilson also came home in 2nd and 3rd.
The boys that qualified for the games include Jack Martin, Nathan Kerluck and Owen Harbo. A boy from Victoria will join them as well. This competition will be a great opportunity for these young athletes. It is a big competition with hundreds of athletes that will be competing in different sports!
Congratulations to all 7 athletes that made the team!! Nya Chailler, finishing 6th in the JO 8 division competed a tsuk tuck for the first time on vault and added a standing back tuck on the beam. Jordan Loock finishing in the 11th spot in JO 8 added a free hip to handstand on the top bar on the uneven bars. Tyza Skuse finished a tight competition taking 5th place in the JO 7 division only .425 away from the first place finisher. The following are the individual results
Hannah Sommer tied for the Gold on vault, took Silver on bars and floor and came home with Bronze on the beam to finish with the Silver medal in the All Around.
Ksenia Stansell won the Golds on both vault and bars, captured a Silver on the floor and came home in 9th place on the beam to finish with the Bronze medal in the All Around.
Nya Chailler won the Bronze on beam, placed 4th on bars, finished 6th on floor and 12th on vault to come home in 6th place in the All Around.
Jordan Loock placed 5th on the beam, took 10th place on both vault and floor and came home in 11th on bars to finish in 11th in the All Around.
Shea Bridgen captured Bronze on both beam and floor, finished 4th on bars, placed 19th on the vault to come home with the Silver medal in the All Around.
Jadea Wilson captured the Gold on floor, captured the Silver on beam, placed 4th on bars and 19th on vault to come home with the Bronze medal in the All Around.
Tyza Skuse captured the Silver on bars, placed 7th on the floor and 8th on beam, finished 14th on the vault to come home in 5th place in the All Around.
*Boys did not need a trials as we had 4 boys try out and 4 spots.