Contributed Jenna Mick (left) won individual gold on the floor, while Natalia Simeunovic earned silver on the vault in Brandon, Man.

Western Canadian hardware for OGC athletes

Four Okanagan gymnasts compete at western championships in Manitoba

Four athletes from Okanagan Gymnastics Centre all came home with some hardware from the 2017 Western Canadian Championships in Brandon, Man.

Representing Team B.C, Jenna Mick, 15, won the gold medal and title of Western Canadian Floor Champion in JO 10 (16+).

She qualified for event finals on the floor exercise following the first day of competition. Mick was in second place after the first day scoring a 9.325 and improved in the event finals scoring 9.425 to clinch the title.

The B.C. team finished with a silver medal behind Team Alberta.

Natalia Simeunovic, 10, was entered in the Aspire 1 category where athletes compete only once during the weekend with the team competition, all around and events winners being named from the one day of competition. Simeunovic won the silver medal with Team BC and also earned the silver medal on the vault.

Vanessa Bulcock, 16, competed in the JO 9 (14+) where Team B.C. won the silver medal behind Team Alberta. Bulcock finished 12th after the first day of competition and qualified to event finals for balance beam where she finished sixth on day 2.

Gabriela Beselt, 14, represented Team B.C. on the JO 10 (12-15) where they won gold, beating second place Alberta by over two points. Beselt’s top finish was 10th place on vault.