Podium finishes at the BC Winter Games for CR Gymnasts!!

Campbell River gymnasts had a great competition at the BC Winter Games held in Kamloops over the weekend. Jackson Martin came home with the Gold medal on the vault with a fantastic tsukahara pike. Hannah Sommer captured the Bronze medal on the bars with a solid clean routine and Ksenia Stansell brought home the Bronze medal on the vault with a huge tsukahara pike and finished 6th in the bar finials. Ksenia, Hannah along with Jadea Wilson and Shae Bridgen (4 members of a 6 person team) brought home the Bronze medal as a team!

Other big moments for the games include Nathan Kerluck finishing in 7th place in the All Around competition including being the only zone 6 gymnast to qualify for 3 event finals finishing in 8th place on the pommel horse and rings and finishing in 7th on the high bars. Owen Harbo won the 4th place ribbon on the pommel horse in the Men’s finals. Shea went to floor finals taking home 11th place. Jadea Wilson qualified for the bars finals bringing home an 8th place finish. Hannah Sommer finished in 8th place in the All Around while Ksenia captured 10th place in the All Around. Congrats to all the Athletes! Full results below.

JO 8

Hannah Sommer won the Bronze medal on bars, (Gold in prelims) placed 11th on vault, finished 16th on beam and 20th on floor to come home in 8th place in the All Around.

Ksenia Stansell captured the Bronze medal on vault (4th in prelims) won Bronze in prelims on bars, (6th in finals) placed 14th on floor and 27th on beam to come home in 10th place in the All Around.

JO 7

Shea Bridgen paced 7th on floor (prelims) placed 12th on beam, finished 16th on bars and 20th on the vault to come home in 15th place in the All Around.

Jadea Wilson won the Silver on bars in prelims, placed 18th on beam, finished 20th on floor and 22nd on vault to come home in 17th place in the All Around.

Boys Provincial 3

Nathan Kerluck won 4th place on pommel (prelims) 8th in finals, captured 5th on high bar in prelims and 7th in finals, took 8th on rings, placed 15th on floor, 18th on vault and 22nd on p-bars to come home in 7th place in the All Around.

Jackson Martin captured the Gold medal on vault, took 10th place on the high bar, placed 17th on floor, finished 19th on both pommel horse and parallel bars, placed 28th on the rings to come home in 21st in the All Around.

Owen Harbo won the 4th place ribbon on pommel horse, placed 16th on parallel bars, took 23rd spot on rings and vault, finished 24th on floor and high bar to come home in 22nd place in the All Around.

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Back Row – L-R – Hannah Sommer, Owen Harbo, Nathan Kerluck, Jackson Martin and Ksenia Stansell
In splits- Shea Bridgen and Jadea Wilson

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7 CRGA Gymnasts qualify for the BC Winter Games

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

JO 8
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.

JO 7
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.

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Cr athletes make up half the team for Bc Winter Games

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The Campbell River Gymnastics Association (CRGA) sent 4 athletes down to the BC Winter Games Trials competition in Duncan where 6 athletes (3 level 7 and 3 level 8) qualify to attend the BC Winter Games later this year in Penticton.
The athletes had an excellent start to their season capturing 3 spots on the six person team. “An excellent feat for our girls!” said Head Coach Todd Sader. They will have a great time competing as a team in Penticton. Some of the girls came to the competition with new skills added to their repertoire.
Ksenia Stansell added kip cast to handstand and giants to her bar routine, and a walkover back handspring connection on the beam.
Nya Chailler added a back layout full twist to her floor routine and a free hip to handstand on the bars as well as a walkover back handspring on the beam.
Brooklyn Batch added a front layout half turn and a switch ring leap on floor, a shoot up on the bars and a back hand back handspring on the beam. The following are the results:

JO Level 7
Nya Chailler captured the gold on the bars, and finished 6th place on vault, beam and floor to come home in 2nd place in the all around and earn a birth to the BC Winter Games
Ksenia Stansell finished 5th on vault, tied for 6th on the floor, finished 9th on beam and 11th on bars to come home in 7th in the all around only .7 away from making the Games team.

JO Level 8
Reese Wheeldon won the gold on the beam, took the silver medals on vault and bars, and won bronze on floor to come home as the All Around Champion and earned a spot on the BC Winter Games team.
Brooklyn Batch captured the gold on both bars and floor, won the silver on the beam and came home in 4th place on the vault to come home in 2nd place in the Around Competition. This earned her a spot on the BC Winter Games team.

Congrats to a great start of the year to the competitors!!!