In our area we have a local webpage that highlights local news. It’s been around for many years and I am not sure of the origin of the name, but it is called Castanet.net. This is the second article that I have sent to this website/news agency this winter that hasn’t been published. Yup, I wrote it, sent a picture of the team and they simply decided not to click copy/paste.
I have decided to publish it here. I am deeply saddened that they haven’t shared with the online world about this incredible group of physically literate trampoline gymnastics athletes. This was also a special article as it highighted the comeback competition for Jackson’s coach, Tyler, after not competing for over a decade. How inspiring is that?! Here’s the article:
The athletes of Kelowna Gymnastix coaching team of Tyler Clemmer and Emily Welsh had an epic showing at the BC Provincial Trampoline Gymnastics competition the first weekend in April. They had a total of fifteen athletes competing in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. Emily Welsh commented that: “Our team did amazing this meet. The hard work they put in at training for this competition definitely showed. Having my coaching partner Tyler compete after 14 years of being retired really showed that your age doesn’t limit what you want to achieve in this sport.“ Tyler Clemmer competed in level seven trampoline with a 10.3 difficulty. The team of Connor Schwab, Shayla Puri, Grape Ritson and Jackson Cann received third overall in the team tumbling competition. Jackson Cann also received fifth overall National for male and female athletes who compete in all three disciplines. A few other highlights from Provincials were: Kennedy Olson’s first place on level one trampoline, Matthew Jenn’s first place in level 2 tumbling, double mini and trampoline, Luca Fiorante’s first place in double-mini trampoline, Morgan Conway’s first place in trampoline and Max Banner mobilized to the national level in tumbling. Kelowna Gymnastix Trampoline Gymnastics team will be sending fifteen athletes to the 3rd Trials in Coquitlam in April.
BC provincial placements
Matthew Jenn: Level 2 first place – Tumbling, DMT, Trampoline
Luca Fiorante: Level 2 Tumbling 4th, DMT 1st, Trampoline 5th
Morgan Conway: level 2 Tumbling 3rd, DMT 5th, Trampoline 1st
Jackson Cann: Level 4 Tumbling 4th, Tramp mobilized to national level Tramp and Tumbling, Level 6 DMT: 2nd
Connor Schwab: Level 4 Tumbling 2nd, Trampoline 5th, DMT 5th
Max Banner: level 4 Tumbling 3rd, level 5 Trampoline 6th and DMT 6th and mobilized to national level on Tumbling
Erica Sproule: Level 4 Tumbling 4th
Taila Ralph: level 2 Trampoline 5th DMT 5th Tumbling 2nd
Kennedy Olson: Level 1 Trampoline 1st DMT 10th Tumbling 5th
Shayla Puri: Level 2 Trampoline 4th DMT 6th Tumbling 1st
Grape Ritson: Level 3 Tumbling 6th, DMT 2nd Level 2 Trampoline 8th
Arianna Sloan: Level 2 Tumbling 3rd DMT Level 1 1st
Anna Aaron: Level 1 DMT 5th, level 2 Trampoline 7th
Caylm Schnackenberg: Level 4 Trampoline 4th, DMT level 3 13th
Jackson Cann also achieved 5th place National overall for male and female athletes.
Tyler Clemmer (Coach): Level 7 Trampoline 3rd First time competing in 14 years. Competed a 10.3 difficulty.
Team finals award for Tumbling third place.
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