The Ogopogo Invitational

Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club takes on B.C. in Kelowna.

Athletes from all over Western Canada were in attendance including Edmonton, Calgary, the lower mainland, P.G. and Quesnel were in Kelowna to compete in the Ogopogo Invitational last weekend.

“There was some tough competition out there for the women,” president of the club, Judy Vahaaho said.

Quesnel Technics Gymnastic Club members held up well against the crowds of competitors, representing Quesnel well.

Presley Kitamura competed against 19 athletes in provincial level one argo and shone on floor with a tie for second place. She also received fourth on beam, sixth on bars and fourth all-around.

Sierra Moore competed against 17 other athletes in provincial level one tyro and tied for seventh on beam.

Celina DeRose also competed in provincial level one, but in the novice age category and tied for second on floor and sixth place on beam, bars, vault and all-around.

Quesnel’s provincial level two tyro athletes had some pretty stiff competition with Alyssa Schnieder and Emily Gorder competing against 27 other athletes. Emily Gorder tied for eighth place on beam.

Jessica Higgins competed provincial level three tyro and placed  third on bars and sixth on floor with 14 other athletes.

Madison Moore had some really tough competition with 17 other athletes all in her session for Provincial level three tyro.

In the men’s events, Isaac Woollends performed in level one and walked away with gold on pommel horse, rings and vault and Silver on floor, parallel bars, horizontal bars and all-around.

Haley Lattman was unable to compete in Provincial level one argo as she injured her foot an hour before she was to start.

“As the last meet of the season for the Quesnel Competitive team it was a successful meet for everyone,” Vahaaho said.