Adelaide Maley (left) and Jeanne Troutet were among the Glacier Gymnastics athletes competing at the Judges Cup on Saturday in Nelson. Photo submitted

Glacier Gymnastics hosts over 150 athletes for Judges Cup

The annual event included gymnasts from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Invermere

Submitted by Glacier Gymnastics Club

Over 150 gymnasts from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Invermere competed in Glacier Gymnastics’ annual Judges Cup on Saturday.

In the Performance Plus category Lillianna Mucha, Synnove Landsgard, Rylin Patterson, Charlotte Anderson, Anni-Mae Bruce, Teija Hartman, Aziel MacMillan and Keira Badry each took home an all-around gold.

In the Zone 1 competitive category, seven of Glacier’s up-and-coming gymnasts received a gold ranking all around including Ember Mullin-Topf, Penelope Dawson, Anika Denkovski, Rebecka van Hellemond, Elsa Troutet, Maggie Kormany and Kaija Poitras.

Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6 athletes Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme, Jersey Skolka and Asia Szczepanski also claimed all-around gold.

Ankaret Georget meanwhile won all-around gold in the Level 2 category of the junior high school program.

“This was the first competition of the season for many of our gymnasts,” said Glacier’s head coach Sandra Long. “There were many personal best achievements and the coaching team was very pleased with the way the team performed.”

Eleven of Glacier’s gymnasts won special awards: Lillianna Mucha and Juliet Leschuk for fastest run on vault; Jasmin White, Synnove Landsgard and Mary Trobak for highest dismount on bars; Rylin Patterson and Danika Eberle for best artistry on beam; Asia Szczepanski, Kallie Badry, Keira Badry and Farah van’t Land for biggest smile during their floor routines.

Flip Fest

Glacier Gymnastics also won 34 medals and two team championships at the Flip Fest Competition in Spokane.

Sixteen local gymnasts competed against 12 clubs from Washington and Idaho, Jan. 18 to 19.

The gymnasts competing in the Xcel Gold category brought home the second place team award for their collective highest overall score and Glacier’s Xcel Silver team also won a third place team trophy.

“Most of these gymnasts have moved up a competitive level, and their successful performances this weekend is an excellent starting point for the rest of the season,” said Long. “Now we will head back into the gym to refine any rough spots and continue to build routine confidence.”


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Glacier Gymnastics athlete Lumay Plautz performs at Flip Fest in Spokane. Photo submitted

L-R: Rebecka van Hellemond, Ember Mullin-Topf, Ankaret Georget, Maggie Kormany were on the Glacier team that travelled to Spokane for Flip Fest. Photo submitted

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