Nice haul by local gymnasts to kick off competitive season

Okanagan Gymnastics Centre hosts first meet of the season and wins big

Members of the Okanagan Gymnastics Club warm up prior to the annual Cobweb competition including Jenna Mick (left) Danica Graves (second form right) and Yvonne Wood (far right).

Three gymnasts from the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre won all around titles at the Cobweb competition, the first  meet of the competitive season for the women’s artistic gymnasts, hosted at the OGC in Kelowna.

Teams came from Kamloops, Salmon Arm and Nelson to compete in the event and the the Okanagan Gymnasts shone in their categories with three all around champions.

In the Level 1 Argo category, Okanagan Gymnastics took the top seven all around placing.

Kenedi Woodcox won the Level 1 Argo (9 and under category), earning a first place on balance beam and floor exercise and third place finishes on vault and uneven bars.

Kayleigh Nicolson finished in second place all around with a first place on uneven bars, second place on vault and floor, and a third place on balance beam. Kirsty Marshall finished with third place all around after earning first place on vault and second place on uneven bars.

Other medal finishers in this category were Makena Marble who earned first place tie on the vault with Marshall.  Chelsea Ozechowski finished with a second place on the balance beam and a third place on the floor.

Grace Akurienne won the Level 2 Argo category with a first place finish on floor exercise and balance beam and  a second place finish on the uneven bars.

Jillian Beaudreau finished in second place and Taylor Bowden finished in third place.

Ellen Smith claimed the other all around championship, winning the Pre-Novice Aspire category, a class developed for athletes 8 to 10 years old on an elite path in the gymnastics competitive world. Smith won the balance beam and floor, finished second on vault, and third on uneven bars. Gabriela Beselt and Lucia Jakab finished with third place all around.

Here are some other results:

•In the Level 2 Tyro (10-11 year old category), Caitlin Callahan finished with second place on vault and uneven bars.

•In the Level 2 Novice (12-13 year old category), Madison Nethercote finished in second place all around with a second place on vault and uneven bars.

•In Level 3 (all ages), Vanessa Bulcock finished with a first place on uneven bars and on floor.  She finished second place on vault and third place all around.

•In Level 4 (all ages), Brooke Murray finished with a third place all around and on balance beam, and floor.  She took first place on the vault. Bryn Walsh finished with a third place on uneven bars.  Grace Fecht finished with a second place on vault and floor exercise.

•In the Level 5 (all ages), Hannah Butcher finished third place all around with a third place finishes on vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. Jenna Mick finished with a first place on uneven bars and second place on the vault.

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