Members of the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre turned some strong results while travelling to two different competitions on the weekend of May 2 to 4.
The acrobatic gymnastics team of 11 athletes and coach Shawna Peters travelled to San Fransisco to compete in the California State Championships, while coach Sergei Chelest accompanied four women’s artistic athletes to Western Canadian Championships in Okotoks, Alberta.
The OCG acrobatics team competed at their first competition of the season with over 300 other athletes, primarily from California, and fared well/
The Level 10 Women’s Trio, comprised of Madison Arnold, Hanna Kreway and Kirsty Marshall placed fourth in their division. Jackson Peters and Shaylyn To competed as a Mixed Pair Level 10 and won silver medals.
A Level 9 Women’s Pair, Sophia Mazza and Chelsea Ozechowski took silver, while Courtney MacDonald and Leah Ryder took bronze.
Liam Ozechowski and Sara Ross won silver in their Mixed Pair Level 7.
At the Western Canadian Championships in Okotoks, Lucia Jakab competed in the National Novice category and finished 2nd all around and qualified to three event finals after the first day of competition. She was leading the competition after her performance on the vault in Day 1 of competition, but was nudged out of the top spot in event finals finishing with a bronze medal on the vault. She earned a silver medal on the uneven bars in event finals and another bronze medal for her performance on the floor exercise.
Gabriela Beselt also competed in the National Novice category where her best finish was on the balance beam.
Amanda Jaggard and Samantha Pelletier competed in the Pre-Novice Aspire category where Jaggard broke the top 10 all around and finished 9th place over all with a 7th place on floor exercise and an 8th place on balance beam. Pelletier’s best finish was 5th place on vault and 9th place on the uneven bars.
Jenna Mick competed in the Level 5 Novice (13-14 year old category) with her best finish, a 7th on the vault.