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Bowen gymnasts achieve great results
Bowen Island Gymnastics is wrapping up a busy winter session and getting ready for upcoming competitions and events.
Many of our gymnasts who started when they were two or three in our recreational Tiny Tumbler programs have continued on to coach and compete in high school gymnastics representing Rockridge and West Vancouver Secondary School
The recent North Shore Gymnastics High School Championships on February 15 at Windsor High School with over 150 gymnasts saw many Bowen gymnasts placing in the top eight on events and in the all around scores and winning a berth to compete at the BC High School Championship in Powell River March 6 to 8.
First place finishes: Jack Welsh, after only two months of gymnastics training, was first on vault. Katie Brougham was first on floor, third on vault and third all around level 3. Annie Macintosh was first on bars, third on beam, fourth all around, level 1.
Top eight all around were Ashley Murphy (second on bars, seventh all around, level 2), Maia Blomberg (second on floor, eighth all around, level 3), Josie Huskisson (second on vault, sixth all around, level 3) and Callie Brougham (eighth all around, level 3).
Special recognition goes to Coby Derban who competed in the six men’s events after only two months of dedicated training. He placed seventh on floor and seventh on rings, 16th overall.
You can see all 24 of our competitive gymnasts from age seven to 16 in action on Saturday, March 2, from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. at the BICS gym. Admission is by donation. Registration for the BIGC spring recreational gymnastics session is on Saturday March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at BIGC.