OGC athletes show the way at Cobweb

OGC athletes show the way at Cobweb

Okanagan gymnastics wins the large majority all-around gold medals

The host club dominated the 2017 edition of the annual Cobweb Invitational last weekend at The Okanagan Gymnastics Centre.

OGC took home the all around gold medal in 12 of 14 categories.

Interclub team members showed their routines with coaches Cori Calkins and Tami Calkins, with athletes earning bronze, silver or gold, depending on their final scores.

In the Performance Plus category, Aida Hedstrom, Jodacy Schimmelmann, Midori Schimmelmann, Eliza Bell, Addison Locke, Milani Ritchie and Katherine Roth earned a gold medal overall. Olivia Lewis, Paige Eberle, Alana Waller all earned a silver overall.

In the Performance Challenge category, Ava Schraeder, Katjana Geismayr, Olivia Thompson, Nyah Hedstrom, Jordan Hilverda, Katie Flaten and Shyanne Stewart each won a gold medal overall.

Oliva Pilato, Hailey Johnson, and Emily Johnston earned an overall silver.

In the Junior Olympic Program, level 2 athletes, coached by Sandra Polley and Brooke Murray, compete in the same format where their scores earn a bronze, silver or gold.

Brielle Leach won a gold medal overall, Madison Parnell, Ruby Hazard, Leila Turner and Peyton Anderson earned silver overall, while Sophia Pauluzzi earned bronze overall.

In the Junior Olympic Program, Level 3 category, Lexi Crawford won the all around gold after earning gold on vault and uneven bars and silver on the balance beam and floor exercise. Makena Ivanitz was second overall after winning the balance beam and floor exercise, and earning second place on the vault.

In Level 4 junior, Talia Westwood finished first with a final score of 37.05. Westwood took first place on floor exercise and second on vault, bars, and balance beam. Rae Roworth was second overall with a silver on the floor and bronze on vault and balance beam. Hartley Jones earned gold on the uneven bars and beam. Ava Roth won a bronze medal on the floor exercise.

In Level 4 Senior Category, Summer Houston took the stop spot earning first place on vault and floor exercise and second place on uneven bars and balance beam. Peyton Johal finished with bronze medals on vault, bars, floor and all around.

The all around leader in Level 5 was Izabelle Coetzee who finished first on floor, second on bars and third on beam. Tara Dunn won a silver medal overall, finishing second on the floor. Taylor Morrison earned third overall, finishing second on vault and balance beam. Shiphra Penner took gold on the balance beam in her first competitive gymnastics competition.

In Level 6 Junior, Veronika Yacovelli finished first overall after winning the bars and balance beam. She won silver on the vault and floor exercise.

In Level 6 Senior, Kate Levinsen won the gold medal overall. She finished first on vault and bars and second on the floor.

In Level 7, Sydney Ortynski finished first on uneven bars and third on the floor exercise, earning her a spot on the Zone 2 BC Games team which travels to Kamloops in February. Iulia Tarasenco won a silver on the beam and is the first alternate on the BC team.

For Level 8, Taylor Bowden won two silver medals on the balance beam and floor exercise. Danica Graves tied for silver on the balance beam.

In Level 9, 10, Novice, Junior, Aspire 1 & 2 categories, OGC was the only club to have any athletes represented. These athletes will all try out for Elite Canada, Western Canadian Championships and Canadian Championships later in the season.

In her first Aspire 1 competition, Olive Fenske’s highest achievement was a 9.175 on the vault.

Miah Denis and Natalia Simeunovic competed in the Aspire 2 category where Denis took the top spot with gold on vault, bars, beam and all around, while Simeunovic finished first place on floor.

In the Level 9 category, Sammi Pelletier finished with first overall after winning the vault, beam and floor. Sophie Tesar and Veronica Tarasenco tied for first place on the uneven bars. Tesar finished second on vault, beam and floor.

In Level 10, Gabi Beselt finished with the gold medal overall after winning first place on bars and beam. Jenna Mick finished second place over all after winning the floor exercise and Vanessa Bulcock finished third overall after winning the vault.

In the Novice category Amanda Jaggard with took first place on bars, beam and all around, while and Kayleigh Crawford finished with gold on vault and floor.

In the Junior category, Kamryn Greenhalgh’s had her best performance on the vault with a 13.225.

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