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Provincial Champions Crowned at 2016 Gymnastics BC Championships in Langley

 

Flip City Gymnastics of Langley, BC played host to athletes from every corner of the province plus guests from Saskatchewan in the largest Gymnastics BC Championships ever held. Two separate gyms inside the Langley Events Centre Fieldhouse saw 900 athletes competing in men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics.

 

The men’s senior title was won by Devy Dyson (Richmond, pictured right). Fresh off a world class performance for Team New Zealand at the Pacific Rim Championships, Dyson performed well here to take the title in every event title except vault where he placed 3rd   Dyson holds dual citizenship and was a member of the New Zealand team at last year’s Glasgow World Championships. While he feels Rio 2016 may be a little too soon, he has his sights firmly set on the Tokyo Olympics in 2020

 

Darren Wong (Phoenix) moved up from Novice to the Junior category and repeated as BC Champion while Treyson Cerrato (Surrey) repeated as champion in the Level 5 category.

 

The women’s senior title was won by last year’s junior champion, Seina Cho (Omega, pictured left). Cho performed beautifully on beam and floor to win the event titles.  Olympic hopeful Shallon Olsen (Omega) competed in her best event only, taking a rest after her triple-medal win at last weekend’s Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, WA. Performing the world class Yurchenko double full that she has become known for, she took the BC vault title with ease.

 

Ilka Juk (Omega)  repeated as HP Novice champion with increased difficulty on all events including her best event beam, where her unique flexibility often draws gasps from the crowd.

 

Makenna Guidish (Flip City) moved up from JO 5 to JO 8 to repeat as BC Champion; Paige Wournell (Wings) moved up a level from JO 5 to JO 6 to also repeat her title as BC Champion.

 

In total 43 BC champions were named in artistic gymnastics. Results.

 

Team BC athletes will now begin their preparations for next month’s Western Canadian Championships at the Richmond Olympic Oval as part of the Best of The West Gymnastics Fest

 

In Trampoline Gymnastics BC Champions are named in all around and individual events. Most athletes choose to specialize in one or two events, therefore the BC Championship All Around is a unique and prestigious award.

 

Pre-National All around was won by Madison Eagle (Okanagan Gymnastics) who repeated her win from last year’s Championships. She was joined on the podium by teammate Vanna Harris (OGC) and Cassidy Bodnar (Nanaimo).

 

The national-level  all around was almost a repeat of 2015, with last year’s third place athlete Gavin Dodd (KGTC, pictured centre) improving this year to take 1st place. KGTC team mates Emily Schmidt and Kristina Dodd rounded out the top three.

 

Team titles went to Kamloops Gymnastics & Trampoline Centre in tumbling and Okanagan Gymnastics in trampoline and double-mini.

 

In all, fifty-four individual titles were handed out. Results: TG Complete Results 2016 Gymnastics BC Championships

 

TG pre-national athletes spring into action again next month at the Western Canada Cup in Calgary. National level athletes will now prepare for The Canadian Championships in June in Edmonton.

 

A huge thank you to all the volunteers from Flip City Gymnastics for putting on such a well-organized competition. Congratulations to all athletes and coaches for making this event such a success.

 

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