The Nelson Rhythm Ropers during one of their training sessions.

Nelson Rhythm Ropers wrap up season on a high note

The Nelson Rhythm Ropers recently returned from a dominating performance at an international competition in Washington, DC.

The Nelson Rhythm Ropers recently returned from a dominating performance at an international competition in Washington, DC.

“It was a surprise to all of us how well we did,” said Jordan Mulvihill, who has been skipping with the Rhythm Ropers for 11 years. “Overall, everyone on the team placed in something at least once. Compare that to the last world event we went in London [England], where we only placed in one event. The medal [in London] was actually the first time anyone from Canada had placed at a world skipping event.”

The Nelson team proved their strength in Washington against hundreds of other world class skippers.

“There were about 300 to 400 people competing [in Washington],” said Mulvihill. “Not to be boastful, but overall we cleaned-up.”

“People were coming up to us and saying, ‘Hey I’ve never heard of the Rhythm Ropers before but we know you now.’ It was really rewarding,” said Kyle Poulin who has been involved with the Ropers for 10 years.

Washington is just one of the many stops for the Nelson team over the course of their season.

“We have seen most of Canada and we have been to a couple world competitions, we also have travelled to the States a lot,” said Mulvihill.

Both boys said they enjoyed their recent trip to Washington.

“It was interesting,” said Poulin. “We were there for the Fourth of July and we went to the Washington Monument. There were about 100,000 people there watching the fireworks.”

“The city was actually surprisingly nice,” said Mulvihill. “I didn’t think it would really interest me as just a vacation, but going there for this really opened my mind and I had a good time.”

The Rhythm Ropers train regularly and all the athletes are constantly trying to improve.

“Everyone had to work hard. In the end though it’s all worth it,” said Poulin.

“When you are first getting into skipping it’s hard, because you have to work at it a lot,” said Mulvihill. “But once you become an older kid on the team you understand what you are working towards and we are motivated to do it.”

The skippers are finished for the season, but will start training again in the fall.

 

Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Winlaw mosquito control referendum fails

The initiative received 339 votes against, and 118 in favour

COLUMN: Celebrate the season at Nelson’s Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents a program of Halloween delights

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Most Read