Oliver McDougall-Eisele performs his routine on the rings.

Great results from provincials for Nelson gymnastics club

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club saw 12 members compete in the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships in Prince George

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club saw 12 members compete in the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships in Prince George April 5 to 7.  With close to 550 gymnasts from all over BC competing, the Nelson team had their work cut out for them at this event.

In the men’s category Oliver McDougall-Eisele tied for second on floor and came in sixth on both rings and bar earning sixth place all around. River Murphy placed ninth on floor and came in 16th all around. Christopher Lawrence-Jeffery tied for 14th on floor finishing 19th all around.

In the Women’s Provincial Level 2 Open category, Julie Poetsch placed sixth on beam, seventh on vault and 11th all around. Casmin McCatty tied for seventh on beam, tied for eighth on vault and placed 13th all around. Bronwyn Sutherland placed tenth on vault and tied for 14th on floor finishing 19th all around.

Hailey Lothrop, competing in the Women’s Provincial Level 2 Novice category tied for third place on beam and placed fourth place on bars, ranking fifth place all around.

The Provincial Level 2 Tyro event saw Senna Moroney tied for sixth place on beam, tied for 11th place on floor and finishing in 11th place all around. Alexis Dyck tied for third place on floor and eighth place on vault coming in 17th all around.

In the Provincial Level 2 Novice category Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery finished second on beam, tied for sixth place on floor and finished in a tie for fourth place all around.

Kylee Dyck and Ella Keelan competed in the Provincial Level 3 Novice event with Dyck coming in first place on beam, second on floor and tying for fourth place all around while Keelan came in fourth on vault and tied for eighth place on bars ending with a seventh place all around finish.

Next on the schedule is the Glacier hosted Kootenay Zone Championships which will be held May 4 and 5 at 719 Vernon Street venue (Civic Centre). Beginners to Provincial Level 3 of men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics will be showcased. Nearly 200 gymnasts from all over BC will perform during the course of the weekend.

Other upcoming plans at the gym include a facilities revitalization project which will undertake to move the club’s office to the upper level of the facility in order to expand the available gym space. The club is excited to be recipients of Columbia Basin Trust grants and have applied for other grant money to help them achieve these goals.

The club is now at a point where they would like to strike a committee to oversee the final planning and implement the beginnings of their facilities revitalization project. If you are interested in contributing to the club in a way that will have positive benefits for years to come, consider becoming involved in the project either at committee level or in the many shorter volunteer opportunities that will present themselves in the coming months.

To volunteer please contact the Glacier Gymnastics Club at 250-352-2227.

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