Last month Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club (QTGC) participated at the Annual Wild West Fest Competition in Kamloops.
Lone Quesnel competitor in the Junior Olympics (JO) level 8, was Jessica Higgins. Higgins took second overall at the event having come in first place on floor and second on bars, beam and vault.
In JO level 7 (2002 – 2003), only first place would do for local gymnast Emily Gorder taking first in floor, bars, beam, vault and overall.
Earning a second place standing overall in JO level 7 (1998 – 2001) was Madision Moore. Moore’s skill earned her first place on bars and beam, as well as second on vault and third on floor.
Kaityln Horth, JO level 6 (2003) competitor, came in with ninth place overall with seventh on bars and eighth on vault.
QTGC sent three competitors for JO level 6 (1999 – 2002): Hannah Brown, Alyssa Schneider and Julia Sundby.
Sundby brought back fourth on beam and 10th overall.
Coming in for second on vault and third on beam for a fourth place standing overall was Schneider.
Third place overall, second on beam and third on bars went to Brown.
In JO level 5, Presley Kitamura’s skill earned her second on beam, fourth on vault and fifth on floor and bars for a fourth place standing overall.
QTGC member Ava Aracki competed in Kamloops, bring back a fourth place standing overall with third on floor, fourth on bars and beam and fifth on vault.
JO level 3 (2006) competitor Courtney Kitamura took third on bars, fifth on beam, floor, vault and overall.
Local gymnasts Celina DeRose and Danielle Gamache both competed in JO level 3 (1999 – 2004).
DeRose’s skills earned her first place on floor and fourth place on beam for a fourth place standing overall.
Gamache took fifth on beam and ninth overall.
Quesnel’s JO level 2 gymnasts Emily Moorside, Brianna Sundby and Nevaeh Kueber all received Silver all-around medals at the events.
Competing in level 3 mens category was Isaac Wollends.
Wollends took fourth on vault and fifth on the high bar, floor, pommel horse, parallel bars, and rings for a fifth place standing overall.
Soon after the Wild West Fest QTGC sent four of our local gymnasts to Abbostford for the Twisters Invitational meet.
Competing at this event was Higgins, Gorder, Aracki and Wollends.
JO level 8 gymnasts Higgins, brought back 10th standing overall as well as third place on bars and seventh on vault.
Bringing in 12th place overall, second on floor and third on beam was JO level 7 athlete Gorder.
Arachi, JO level 4, took seventh on beam and 16th overall at the event.
And last but not least was Woollends, who brought in 16th place overall and 10th on floor for level 3 mens.
Next up for the QTGC are provincials in North Vancouver, April 10 – 12.
Presley Kitamura, Alyssa Schneider, Madison Moore, Kaitlyn Horth, Jessica Higgins and Emily Gorder have qualified and will be repressing Quesnel at this event.