Successful Weekend for Island Gymnastics Academy
The Island Gymnastics Academy hosted over 500 of the region’s top gymnasts at the 17th annual Prince Edward Classic, January 25-27, 2013. It was an outstanding performance by Academy gymnasts, who had podium finishes in virtually every category, claiming five gold and six silver overall medals.
“Our coaching staff was really pleased with the girls’ results, especially on beam where we won gold in seven categories. Many of our gymnasts also made their qualifying scores for the provincial teams to be named in the spring.” says Women’s Program Director, Sharon Gareau.
In Argo 1, Lauren Rafuse won gold in the all-around and second on floor, Teammate Sophie Mayne took the silver medal in the all-around as well as third on bars and second on floor. Lauren MacDonald won beam and Katie Gaudet took the gold on vault. Grace Potter was third on vault. In Tyro 2, Emma Christensen won the silver medal in the all-around, also claiming the gold medal on beam. In Novice 2, Dara MacInnis was 6th all-around, winning 1st on beam and 3rd on bars. Jenny Campbell placed 2nd on floor and 5th overall in Open 2.
Selina Mahajer led the Level 3 girls with an impressive 49.800 in Tyro 3, claiming all-around gold and 1st place finishes in bars, beam and floor. Reese Kelly was the champion in Argo 3, winning gold on vault, bars, and floor and taking second on bars. Chelsea MacLeod won the Novice 3 category as well as earning 1st on beam and second on bars. Alicia Muttart placed 4th overall in the same category and took second place on beam. Tessa McGuigan claimed the Novice 3 bars gold medal. In Open 3, Megan Doucette was the silver medalist in the all-around. Doucette also won gold on beam and placed third on floor.
In Pre-Novice National, Jenaya Ross was the top finisher with a 6th all-around placing. Paige Mills finished second on bars and placed 6th overall in Novice 4. Cassie Feehan was the silver medalist in Open 5, winning the gold on beam and placing second on bars, vault, & floor.
The boys’ teams posted strong performances across all levels. In Level 1 under 12 boys, Trent Quinn was 6th overall and Jesse Robertson placed second on parallel bars. In Level 2, Isaac Bourque was the top Academy gymnast winning 6th all-around as well as second on vault. Kalyon MacPhail won second on rings in Level 3. In National Youth, Alex Mann was the silver medalist in the all-around, also taking 3rd on high bar, rings and pommels and 2nd on parallel bars. Ted Landry was 5th all-around and 3rd on rings. Colin Blackadar took third on floor and vault on his way to a sixth place finish in the all-around.
Blaise Roberts was the gold medalist in National Open, also claiming second on parallel bars and third on high bar, rings, and floor. Sam Mallett was 4th overall and second on pommels. Teammate Carson Younker was 5th all-around and 3rd on pommels. In the Senior/Junior National level, Scott Chandler won floor, rings, vault, and parallel bars to claim the all-around gold. He also placed third on pommels and high bar. Junior Matt Gallant placed fifth all-around.
“Our National Level boys had a great competition. We are well prepared as we head to Elite Canada in Edmonton in early February “ adds Men’s Head Coach, Jim Rand.