34th Annual Academy Awards
At the Island Gymnastics Academy’s recent Annual Awards Banquet, the club’s top gymnasts were honored for the 2015-2016 season. Gymnasts were selected from each training group based on competition results, work ethic and leadership, level of improvement over the year, and sportsmanship. Participation medals were also awarded to the Academy’s Mini Tumblers to recognize their hard works and accomplishments in the pre-competitive program.
It was an exciting year for the Academy’s competitive teams, who travelled to numerous competitions in the Atlantic region as well as events in Orlando, Montreal, Las Vegas and Edmonton. The club’s programs continue to grow with over 1200 registered gymnasts.
In the women’s program, award winners included Alexa McClure, Lauren Rafuse, Sophie Mayne, Dara MacInnis, MacKenzie Paton, Victoria Covey, Claire Gosbee and Neleah Lavoie.
The men’s program winners included Ian McKenna, Trent Quinn, Josh Hammill and Matt Gallant and Alex Mann.
The Academy also recognized Brenna Ing as the most improved from the competitive program’s morning conditioning program.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE FOR A TERRIFIC YEAR OF GYMNASTICS!!!!!
HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!!!
Each season Gymnastics PEI celebrates its finest gymnasts and most dedicated coaches, judges, and volunteers by hosting the ADL/Sport PEI Achievement Awards.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 Gymnastics PEI ADL Award Winners!
Scott Chandler Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Matt Gallant
Matt D’Amour Junior Male Athlete of the Year: Alex Mann
Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Karisa Quinn
Junior Female Athlete of the Year: Sophie Mayne
Provincial Stream Female Athlete of the Year: Annika Trivers
Coach of the Year: Shelley Ferguson
Official of the Year: Janet Duval
Club Coach of the Year: Courtney Anderson
Team of the Year: Open 7 Girls
Alexa McClure, Dara MacInnis, Emma Germain and Tori Hogan (St.Louis Gymnos)
Standing Room Only at 35th Annual Gymstrada!!
Congratulations to all of our fantastic athletes and coaches for another outstanding performance at our end of year Gymstrada!! and a special Thank You to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped to make this year so successful!!
HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER!!!!
Island Gymnastics Academy Hosts 35th Annual Gymstrada
Gymnasts from the Island Gymnastics Academy will perform their annual gymnastics dance and tumbling extravaganza, Gymstrada, at UPEI on June 10 and 11. The performances run at 6:00 pm on Friday and 11:00 am on Saturday and are open to the public. Admission (cash only) is $5 adult, $2 students, and free for pre-schoolers .
A much-loved Academy tradition, the year end show features both recreational and competitive gymnasts from pre-school to adult. The competitive girls will feature numbers choreographed by Halina Terentieva, who directs the dance program for the club. “Each year our Gymstrada gets better and better. It is a very entertaining show. ” says Recreation Director, Shelley Ferguson.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Matthew Gallant Crowned National Pommel Horse Champion;
Strong Showing at Canadian Gymnastics Championships
Island Gymnastics Academy gymnast Matt Gallant made history on June 4 in Edmonton when he won the gold medal on pommel horse in the National Open category at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships. It was the first National pommels title for PEI. His gold medal performance, on what is arguably the most technically difficult men’s apparatus, was not entirely unexpected. Gallant has made a name for himself on this event after taking the silver medal at last year’s Canadian Championships and qualifying to the pommels event final at the 2015 Canada Games.
“Matt delivered an outstanding pommels routine to earn the National title. PEI has won many Nationals medals over the years, but never the elusive pommels gold. We are very proud” says Coach C.J. Keliher. Men’s Program Director at Island Gymnastics Academy, Keliher is the 2019 PEI Canada Games team coach and one of only a handful of NCCP Level 4 coaches on PEI.
Teammate Alex Mann also put in a stellar performance in the all-around competition placing 7th all-around in the National Open category out of 54 competitors, following a 7th place finish on parallel bars and a 9th place finish on pommels.
“This was an exceptional Nationals competition for Alex. To compete all six apparatus and place 7th out a field of over fifty of Canada’s best is impressive.” adds Keliher.
NATIONAL CHAMPION ON POMMEL HORSE
Congratulations to Matt Gallant who claimed the gold medal on Pommel Horse at Canadian Championships today!!
Fantastic Job Matt!!!