Twelve gymnasts from the Kootenays competed in the Zone 1 BC Winter Games Trials Feb. 9 in Cranbrook. Vying for one of the five zone team spots, Brianne Stefani, 11, performed near flawless routines on all four events, taking first on the team by almost a full point.
“Brianne worked very hard preparing and perfecting her skills for the trials,” said Glacier Gymnastics head coach Sandra Long. The level of gymnastics at the BC Winter Games is very high and Stefani will be competing against gymnasts who train four to eight hours more per week. Long says Stefani is up for the challenge.
“Brianne is dedicated to doing her best at the Games. She is an accomplished gymnast and has a very good chance to come home to Nelson with one or two medals.”
The BC Winter Games takes place in Penticton Feb. 26 to 28.