Tags: Gymnastics BC, Pacific Rim, sponsors, Survey, Tickets, win
You could win tickets to this event, simply by completing this short survey. Two lucky individuals will each win a four-pack of tickets to the championships.
This survey will help us understand more about our members and your lives outside of the gym. This information will help us secure relevant sponsors to add value to the sport and to you as members.
The deadline for entry into the draw for the Pacific Rim Championships tickets is Monday, May 20.
Please note that by completing this survey, we will not add your name to any mailing lists by either potential sponsors or Gymnastics BC. All responses are anonymous and confidential.
Tags: 2013, auditions, PNE, sportacular, Video
Attention Gymnastics BC trampoline gymnasts!!!
Looking for a fun and exciting summer job?? Ever wanted to be part of the PNE??
Here’s your chance. Audition today to be a member of the 2013 PNE Daily Sportacular Performances. This multisport choreographed show takes place twice a day at the PNE from August 17 – September 2.
And here’s a tip: the biggest tricks won’t automatically win the day – this is about performance, creativity and WOWing the audience!
Deadline to enter is Monday, June 17, 2013
For all the details and how to audition see the GBC website.
Tags: Briannah Tsang, Canadians, Championships, Gymnastics BC, Ken Ikeda, Samantha Smith, Shallon Olsen, Team BC
Ninety-nine B.C. artistic and trampoline gymnasts have qualified for the 2013 Canadian Gymnastics Championships. Team BC will compete at the championships in Ottawa from May 21-25. The athletes were named to the team following a series of trials held this winter and spring.
2004 Olympic team member Ken Ikeda (Twisters) is the anchor of a very strong men’s artistic gymnastics contingent. For Ikeda this will be the 19th Canadian Gymnastics Championship in his very successful career. Joining Ikeda are fellow national team members Scott Morgan (Flicka), Scott Nabata (Kamloops), Joshua Stuart (Richmond), Robert Watson (Richmond), and Zachary Clay (Twisters).
2012 Olympic team alternate Samantha Smith (Okanagan) leads the trampoline team alongside national team members Trevor Stirling (Okanagan) and Tamara O’Brien (TAG).
National team members Briannah Tsang (Flicka) and Shallon Olsen (Omega) lead the women’s artistic gymnastics team. The 12-year old Olsen is looking for her third straight Canadian title. She previously won the novice title in 2011 and the junior title in 2012.
The Canadian Gymnastics Championships are hosted annually throughout Canada. Over 1,000 athletes, coaches and officials will travel to Ottawa to compete for the right to be considered the best gymnasts in Canada.
Tags: Elite Canada, Gymnastics BC, Kyle Carrager, Quebec, Tamara O'Brien, Trevor Stirling, Tyler Vermeulen
Tamara O’Brien (TAG) and Kyle Carragher (TAG) each captured two medals at this past weekend’s trampoline gymnastics Elite Canada in Quebec City. Joining them on the podium were Trevor Stirling (Okanagan) and Tyler Vermeulen (Okanagan) who who silver in synchronized trampoline.
O’Brien was the silver medalist in double mini trampoline behind Lexi Geisbrecht (Alberta). She added a second silver medal in tumbling, finishing behind Emily Smith (Ontario).
Carragher won bronze medals in both double mini trampoline and tumbling.
Other B.C. highlights include:
Cameron Quinlan (Shasta): 7th trampoline
Douglas Armstrong (Flip City): 4th double mini trampoline
Ethan McLeary (TAG): 5th double mini trampoline
Jared Khalifa (TAG): 5th tumbling
Brittany Falconer & Poppy Quinlan (Shasta): 6th synchronized trampoline
Tiana Hesmert (Club Aviva): 5th double mini trampoline
Tyler Vermeulen (Okanagan): 7th tumbling
Olympian Jason Burnett returns to competition
Grounded for months after surgery to remove five screws and a metal plate from a previously broken leg, high-flying Jason Burnett of Toronto returned to competition with a bang on Sunday in the men’s trampoline final at Elite Canada.
Tags: Elite Canada, Gymnastics BC, Quebec City, Trampoline gymnastics
More than 100 of Canada’s top trampolinists and tumblers are in Quebec City to kick off three days of competition today at Elite Canada in the first major national competition of the year.
With all three members of Canada’s 2012 Olympic trampoline team not competing at this year’s event, including women’s gold medal winner Rosie MacLennan of Toronto who is out with a sprained ankle, the combined field is wide open for both junior and senior competitors to aim for the top of the podium.
Other absent Olympians are Jason Burnett, who had surgery recently to remove pins from an old leg injury, and Karen Cockburn who is expecting her first baby in September.
“There is a gap between the top three in the country and we hope that some of the younger competitors are starting to narrow that gap,” says trampoline high performance director Stephan Duchesne of Montreal.
“We have a lot of very young athletes with great potential but it’s going to take some time. It’s a long run to make it to the top level internationally in trampoline.
Qualification for all events takes place on Friday and Saturday in synchronized and individual trampoline and in double mini trampoline and tumbling with finals on Sunday.
B.C. athletes competing are:
Okanagan: Samantha Smith, Trevor Stirling, Luke Friesen, Tyler Vermeulen
Shasta: Anita Cirillo, Tyler Edwards, Brittany Falconer, Chelsea Nerpio, Cameron Quinlan, Poppy Quinlan
TAG: Kyle Carragher, Kassidy Kask, Jared Khalifa, Ethan McLeary, Tamara O’Brien
Flip City: Douglas Armstrong
Schedule and results at: http://www.issmembership.com/trampoline/live/schedule.aspx