Saultos host record number of Island gymnasts
SLEMON PARK – The Summerside Saultos hosted the 2014 provincial gymnastics championships here at the Canada Games Sports Centre recently.
It was the first time the championships were hosted by the Summerside club, which was joined by the Island Gymnastics Academy, St. Louis Gymnos and Victory Gymnastics Centre.
A record number of Island gymnasts competed for provincial titles as well as positions on Team P.E.I. for the Atlantics in P.E.I., Eastern Canadians in Oshawa, Ont., and the Canadian championships in Ottawa, Ont., later this spring. The Atlantic gymnastics championships will be hosted by the Island Gymnastics Academy at UPEI on April 25 and 26.
In Open 4, Annika Landry and Natalie Haddad of the Island Gymnastics Academy were first and second in the all-around competition. The Academy’s Reese Kelly was the Tyro 4 champion. Novice 4 provincial champion was Tessa McGuigan of the Island Gymnastics Academy, followed by Madison Kelly-Maund (silver) and Kaylee McCabe (both), both from Victory Gymnastics.
The Island Gymnastics Academy took gold, silver and bronze in Tyro 3 – Karisa Quinn in first place, Jenaya Ross in second and third place went to Emma MacIntyre.
Kenzie Myers of Victory Gymnastics claimed the Argo 3 title.
In Open 3, the Academy’s Megan Doucette won the overall gold, and Elizabeth McQuaid, also from the Academy, was second. The provincial champion in Novice 3 was Dara McInnis of the Island Gymnastics Academy, followed by a silver-medal performance from Alicia Muttart and Alexa McClure, also from the Academy, won bronze.
The provincial Tyro 1 champion was Tanisha Tawil of Island Gymnastics Academy, followed by Anikha Greer of Victory Gymnastics and Megan Kinch of St. Louis Gymnos.
In Tyro 2, Ashley MacDougall of the Saultos won all-around gold, Rae-Lee MacDonald of the Island Gymnastics Academy took silver, and Emma Lee Lyon of St. Louis Gymnos won the bronze medal.
Sophie Mayne of Island Gymnastics Academy was the Argo 2 provincial champion, followed by Chloe Cudmore of Victory Gymnastics in second place, and Katie Gaudet (Academy) claimed the bronze medal.
Shelby Beaton of Victory Gymnastics took first place in Novice 1, with the silver all-around going to Alyx Hodson and the bronze to Emma McQuaid, also from Victory Gymnastics.
The Novice 2 all-around gold medal went to Emmy Mae MacLeod of the Saultos. Alyssa Mugridge, also from the Saultos, took silver, followed by a tie for the bronze – Tori Hogan of St. Louis Gymnos and Sarah White of Island Gymnastics Academy.
Clare Murphy of Island Gymnastics Academy was the Open 2 champion, followed by Jenny Campbell (Academy) and Hannah Williams of the Saultos.
In Argo 1 girls, Ella MacDougall of Island Gymnastics Academy won overall gold. Isla Krol of the Saultos took silver, followed by Maia MacLean of Victory Gymnastics with the bronze.
In boys’ Level 1 under-10, Gabriel Ing and Ethan Arsenault of the Island Gymnastics Academy were first and second, followed by Cory Evers of the Saultos in third overall.
In Level 1 under-12, Santiogo Gomez of the Saultos won gold, followed by Ben Davidson of the Academy with silver.
In Level 1 over-12, Simon Burns and Ian McKenna of the Island Gymnastics Academy took first and second place in the all-around.
In Level 2 under-12, the Academy’s Trent McClure took the overall gold, followed by Trent Quinn with the silver.
In Level 3 over-13, Donovan Ching (Island Gymnastics Academy) won the gold overall medal.
Nicholas Handrahan of the Saultos was the gold-medallist in Level 3 under-13, followed by Jesse Robertson and Jacob Carver from the Academy.
Isaac Bourque of the Academy won pre-argo elite.
Ryan McKenna (Academy) took home the gold medal in the Level 4 over-13 category.
For the national-level competitors, Scott Chandler (Academy) won the gold in the senior category, and Matt Gallant (Academy) took the open category.