Tags: Briannah Tsang, Gymnastics BC, Kyle Shewfelt Festival, Scott Morgan, Shae Zamardi, Taylor Ricci, Team BC
A trio of Team BC gymnasts dominated the women’s high performance senior competition at this past weekend’s Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival.
Taylor Ricci captured the all around title on Friday night followed by her Flicka teammates, Briannah Tsang and Shae Zamardi in second and third. In Saturday’s Big Show, they won six apparatus medals including gold on bars by Zamardi and on vault by Tsang.
In the senior men’s dual meet between Canada and the U.S., Zachary Clay (Twisters) finished sixth in the all around while Ken Ikeda (Twisters) and Scott Morgan (Flicka) scored well on their specialties. In the Big Show on Saturday, Morgan won three gold medals on vault, floor and rings. Ikeda added a bronze on pommel horse.
Vancouver Phoenix’s Aaron Mah represented Canada in the junior men’s dual meet with the U.S., finishing fifth all around. In the Big Show finals on Saturday, he won gold on high bar.
Tags: Calgary, Gymnastics BC, Ken Ikeda, Kyle Shewfelt, Scott Morgan, Shae Zamardi, Taylor Ricci, Team BC, Zachary Clay
B.C.’s Ken Ikeda (Twisters), Zachary Clay (Twisters) and Scott Morgan (Flicka) along with Saskatchewan’s Anderson Loran will defend Canada against a team from the United States in a dual meet at the 2013 Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival. The competition takes place on Friday, March 15 in Calgary.
Also competing at the Kyle Shewfelt festival are Team BC athletes Shae Zamardi (Flicka) and Taylor Ricci (Flicka). They are in the women’s senior competition that also takes place on Friday, March 15. The duo are competing for spots in Saturday’s Big Show Finals where the top four senior women on each event go for gold.
The Kyle Shewfelt Gym Festival features four days of competitions and events including a gymnaestrada and sessions for all levels.
For results and the live webcast for the entire festival, visit the event website.
Tags: National Letter of Intent, NCAA, Oregon State, Taylor Ricci
Flicka gymnast Taylor Ricci will spend the next four years competing for the Oregon State Beavers. Ricci signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and joins a strong gymnastics program. Former Flicka teammate Laura-Ann Chong is an alumnus of Oregon State.
In a release from Oregon State, gymnastics coach Tanya Chaplin announced Wednesday that four gymnasts signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2013-14 season.
The 2013 recruiting class consists of Megan Jimenez (Temecula, Calif./Precision Gymnastics Academy), Kana Kobayashi (Salt Lake City, Utah/Olympus School of Gymnastics), Kaytianna McMillan (Coburg, Ore./National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics) and Taylor Ricci (North Vancouver, B.C./Flicka Gymnastics Club).
“We are very excited to sign these four young women,” head coach Tanya Chaplin said. “They are talented gymnasts and excellent students with the ability and drive to become the next standouts for the Oregon State gymnastics program.”
Taylor Ricci, the daughter of Marina Ricci and Ray Martin, performed at the Senior High Performance level in Canada. In 2012, Ricci earned first place finishes in the all-around and on beam and floor at the British Columbia Championships and finished 18th in the all-around at the Canadian Championships. She finished 10th in the all-around and sixth on the vault at the Elite Canada meet in 2011 and finished 10th in the all-around final and seventh in event finals on vault and floor at the Canadian Championships. Ricci trains at Flicka Gymnastics Club under coaches Dorina Stan and David Kenwright. Click here to watch Ricci on YouTube.