Nelson gymnasts stand out in Coeur d’Alene

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team won 49 medals and two team championships this past weekend at one of the top US competitions.

Members of Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club participated in the Great West Gym Fest last weekend.

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team won 49 medals and two team championships this past weekend at one of the top US competitions in the Northwest.

Twenty-six gymnasts from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club competed at the Great West Gym Fest held in Coeur d’Alene.

The competition was attended by 43 clubs from across the United States and Canada bringing the total number of competitors to 1,400.

“This competition was a motivating experience for our gymnasts,” said Glacier Gymnastics head coach SandraLong. “The calibre of gymnastics in the United States is first class and our gymnasts fit right in with this high standard.”

The gymnasts competing in the EXCEL category brought home the first place team award for their collective highest overall score and Glacier’s Junior Olympic Team, competed against 17 teams and won the sixth place team award.

Long said this competition shows that competitive gymnastics in Nelson is on the right track.

“With the continued hard work and dedication from our gymnasts, parents and coaches our young gymnasts will continue to achieve excellence.”

Great West Gym Fest individual results

Junior Olympic Level 6 category

2002 age group: Lily Taylor silver on beam and bars, bronze all around

2005 age group: Abby Majeski gold on floor, silver on bars and beam

Junior Olympic Level 7 category

2004 age group: Brianne Stefani bronze on beam and floor

2001 age group: Olivia Kelly silver on beam

EXCEL Silver category

2006 age group: Ally Nicholson Silver on Vault

EXCEL Gold Category

2006 age group:

Eden Bellman gold on bars, beam, floor and all around

Shelbi van Hellemond silver on vault and floor, bronze all around

Olivia Bezaire gold on vault, bronze on floor

2005 age group:

Aurora Dool gold on bars, beam and all around

Lily Linnen gold on floor, silver on bars, bronze all around

2004A age group: Kate May gold on bars, bronze on beam

Raven Sperling bronze on vault

2004B age group: Tehya Colbeck gold on floor, silver on bars

2003A age group: Suki Simmington gold on floor, silver all around, bronze on beam

Ashlynn D’Alessandris silver on bars and floor, bronze all around

2002A/03B age group:

Mercedes Majeski gold on vault and floor

Brynn McTague silver on bars

Elisa Clark bronze on bars

2002B age group: Amanda Schacher bronze on vault

EXCEL Platinum Category

1999 age group:

Ella Keelan gold on bars, floor and all around, bronze on vault

Kylee Dyck gold on beam, silver on floor and all around

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