Contributed Erica Sproule (top) Shaylyn To (bottom left) and Courtney MacDonald perform a routine at a recent acrobatic gymnastics competition.

Kelowna gymnasts prep for Vegas

Kelowna Acrobatic Gymnastix Team in training for World Cup event

A newly-formed acrobatic gymnastics team from Kelowna has been training hard this winter for an upcoming international competition south of the border.

The Kelowna Acrobatic Gymnastix Team’s Shaylyn To, Erica Sproule, Emma Beselt and Courtney Macdonald, along with Calgary-based coach Norm Lewis, will travel to compete in the Vegas Acro World Cup, March 28 to April 2 in Las Vegas.

The four athletes currently make up the team’s senior program, with MacDonald, To and Sproule competing as an 11-16 year-old trio, while Beselt and MacDonald compete in level 9 pairs.

Training out of Kelowna Gymnastixs of Springfield Road since last September, the team also has eight members in its competitive junior program.

Coaching the girls locally is Zoey Fernandez.

The Kelowna Acrobatic Gymnastix Team will be hosting a Try Acro Day on Sunday, March 19 for those who would like to try the sport of acrobatic gymnastics for the first time.

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