Solid Performances by Island Gymnastics Academy Gymnasts at Halifax Competition

The Island Gymnastics Academy’s competitive team recently competed at the Halifax Alta Invitational (February 21-23) in Nova Scotia. This annual event attracts hundreds of the best gymnasts from across the Atlantic region.


For the girls’ team, Argo 2 gymnast Sophie Mayne had the top results with an impressive 49.82. Mayne took the gold overall as well as first place on bars, beam and floor. Also in Argo 2, Grace Potter was third all-around and third on beam and bars. On the vault, Katie Gaudet won the gold medal and Ida Christensen was third. In Tyro 3, Jenaya Ross took the gold all-around medal as well as first on floor and second on vault, bars and beam. Karisa Quinn was the silver all-around medalist. Quinn also won vault and was second on beam. Teammate Emma MacIntyre was sixth all-around and took third place on bars. In Novice 3, Alicia Muttart was second all-around and took the gold medals on bars and beam. Also in Novice 3, Emma Germain was fourth overall and Dara MacInnis was second on floor, third on bars and sixth all around

In Tyro 4, Reese Kelly was third overall and third on vault. Kelly also took the gold on beam and was second on floor. In Open 4, Natalie Haddad was sixth overall. In Open 3, Megan Doucette was fifth overall and third on vault. In Novice 4, Tessa McGuigan was fourth overall and took second place on bars. In Open 2, Jenny Campbell won silver in the all-around, placing first on floor and second on vault and bars. Samantha MacAdam was fourth overall and also placed third on floor. Clare Murphy took the gold medal on bars. In Tyro 2, Rae-Lee MacDonald was fifth overall and took second place on beam.

In Level 1 under 10 boys Gabriel Ing was fourth all-around and took third place on pommels and second on vault. Ethan Arsenault was sixth all-around and fourth on pommels in the same category. In Level 1 over 12 Simon Burns was fourth overall and took the gold medal on floor. Teammate Ian McKenna was fifth overall and took second place on floor and third on pommels.

In Level 2 under 10, Trent McClure was first overall and took first place on pommels, vault and parallel bars. Trent Quinn was second overall and placed first on floor and rings.

level 3 boys with Ellie

In Level 3 over 13, Donovan Ching place third on vault. In the Level 3 under 13 category, Jesse Robertson led the team with a fourth place finish in the all-around. Robertson also won gold on floor and placed third on pommels. Teammate Jacob Carver placed second on floor. In Elite 3 boys, Isaac Bourque was the bronze medalist, taking third place on floor, pommels and vault as well as second on high bar. In Level 4 over 13, Ryan McKenna was third overall. McKenna also won parallel bars and was second on high bar and third on floor and pommels. In National Open, Ted Landry was fourth overall and the gold medalist on pommels. Landry also took third on floor and parallel bars. Teammate Alex Mann was fifth overall, second on pommels and third on vault.

Jim Rand, Head Coach at the Academy says “We saw many strong routines at this event and our teams were very competitive in all categories. We were pleased with our results.”


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