OGC mines gold at Ogopogo

Okanagan Gynmastics Centre hosts 950 athletes at annual competition.

The host Okanagan Gymnastics Centre piled up its share of medals at the largest ever edition of the Ogopogo Invitational.

Close to 950 athletes from B.C., Alberta and Ontario competed over two days at Royal LePage Place in West Kelowna.

OGC athletes walked away with 60 medals, including four overall titles and 10 overall medals.

Rae Roworth, Eva Solano , Haylee Van Steinburg and Mackenzie Carroll are the four all around champions from Okanagan Gymnastics.

In Level 3, Rae won the overall title after finishing first place on floor and second on vault and beam.

In vault, Lexi Crawford won gold, Ava Roth earned a silver medal, and Elisa Schoen won a bronze.

In Level 4, Okanagan athletes earned the top spot overall in two of the age categories, with Eva Solano won the title after taking first place on beam and floor.

Haylee Van Steinburg won the overall title in her age category, winning vault, beam and floor exercise. She also earned a bronze medal on the bars.

Junelle Sabangwon silver overall and on beam, and a bronze on floor. Izabelle Coetzee earned third overall with a bronze on vault and a silver on bars. Peyton Johal earned a silver on vault.

Tara Dunn won the floor exercise and Talia Westwood finished second on the beam.

Summer Houston finished in second place overall and earned a bronze medal on the bars. Alexandra Kennedy finished second on bars and third place on floor. Taylor Morrison won a bronze medal on the balance beam. Ava Sanderson finished with a silver on the beam. Raedyn Furneaux earned second overall with a first-place finish on vault and beam, and second on floor.

In the Level 5 category, Iulia Tarasenco finished third overall with bronze on bars and floor and a silver on beam. Piper Campo won a bronze medal on the floor. Kate Levinsen earned a silver medal on the uneven bars. Veronika Yacovelli finished with gold medals on the beam and floor exercise.

In level 7, Mackenzie Carroll finished in the top spot overall after winning the uneven bars. Taylor Bowden earned a bronze medal on the floor exercise.

In the Aspire 1 category, Miah Denis earned second overall after earning gold on vault, second on floor and third on beam. Jayelle Williams finished in third overall with a silver on vault, and bronze on bars. Natalia Simeunovic finished with a bronze medal on the floor exercise.

In Level 8, Veronica Tarasenco finished with a first place finish on vault and second place finishes on beam and floor. Kimberly Stadtmueller earned second place overall after finishing 1st place on floor, second place on vault and third place on bars. Grace Driver finished third on vault, while Camille Phillips finished third on floor.

In Level 9, Kyleigh Crawford won vault while Amanda Jaggard finished third. Vanessa Bulcock placed second place on vault and bars in her age category.

In Level 10, Kamryn Greenhalgh won the vault and finished third on floor in the junior age category. Gabriela Beselt won vault and finished third on floor in the senior age category.

In the Interclub and level 2 categories, the athletes showed their routines to earn gold, silver or bronze standings on each event.

OGC had one Level 1 athlete and five Level 2 athletes performing.

Skyla Buick (Level 1)—gold on vault, silver on bars, silver on beam, silver on floor, silver all around.

Rylea Regier (Level 2 ) – bronze on vault, bronze on bars, bronze on beam, bronze on floor and bronze all around.

Sophia Pauluzzi (Level 2) – bronze on vault, bronze on bars, bronze on beam, bronze on floor and bronze all around.

Jazmin Newcomb (Level 2) – silver on vault, bronze on bars, silver on beam, bronze on floor and bronze all around.

Madison Parnell (Level 2) – gold on vault, bronze on bars, silver on beam, bronze on floor and bronze all around.

Ruby Hazard (Level 2) – silver on vault, bronze on bars, silver on beam, silver on floor and bronze all around.

Performing in the Challenge category, Okanagan Gymnastics had 15 athletes.

Nyah Hedstrom – silver on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Shelbi Jardine – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Jordan Hilverda – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Ava Schraeder – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Austyn Bannister – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Katie Flaten – silver on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Shiphra Penner – silver on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Katjana Geismayr – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around

Seija Bishop – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Emily Johnson – gold on vault, gold on bars, silver on beam, gold on floor and silver all around.

Olivia Pilato – gold on vault, silver on bars, gold on beam, silver on floor and silver all around.

Macy Eburne – silver on vault, gold on bars, silver on beam, silver on floor and silver all around.

Summer Walker – silver on vault, silver on bars, gold on beam, silver on floor and silver all around.

Jocelyn Stone – gold on vault, silver on bars, silver on beam, gold on floor and silver all around.

Olivia Thompson – silver on vault, silver on bars, silver on beam, gold on floor and silver all around.

In the Performance Plus category, Okanagan Gymnastics had four athletes.

Midori Schimmelmann – silver on vault, silver on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and silver all around.

Jodacy Schimmelmann – gold on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Caitlin Mahony – silver on vault, silver on bars, silver on beam, gold on floor and silver all around.

Aida Hedstrom – silver on vault, gold on bars, gold on beam, gold on floor and gold all around.

Brielle Leach performed in the Performance category.

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