CCP2 and CCP3 - Hailey Smith, Ella Brockman, McKenna Tremel, Harper Clark. Missing Ella Weeks. Crowsnest Pass Gymnastics Club Photo.
Nicholas L. M. Allen
Feb 1, 2023
“We are very proud of all our athletes. They all came up with something and we can’t wait for our next competition.”
The Crowsnest Pass Gymnastics Club dominated at the Battle of the Bridge gymnastics competition in Lethbridge on January 21.
All 12 girls that competed came home with awards after their performances led by their coach Britt Vaughan. This was their first competition of the season and the local club made the most of it.
Competing for the Crowsnest Pass Gymnastics Club were Hailey Smith, Ella Brockman, McKenna Tremel, Harper Clark, Ella Weeks, Samantha Uhersky, Brinley Tetachuk, Taliyah Kropinak, Freys Shackleford, Sarah Jacobsen, Rose Sauvageau and Amalynn Hamilton.
Competing in Canadian Competitive Program Level 2 (CCP2) were Brockman, Smith and Tremel with the “Podium Sweep” in all-around placement. Brockman placed first on the balance beam and first all-around. Smith placed first in vault and uneven bars taking second all-around. Tremal rounded out the podium winners with third all-around.
In CCP3, Clarke was able to get third in all-around placement. Sauvageau was able to grab fifth all-around in the Xcel Bronze competitions. In Xcel Silver there was Shackleford at third all-around, Tetachuk at fourth all-around and Jacobsen placing eighth all-around. Rounding out the winners were the competitors in Xcel Gold, Uhersky and Kropinak. They both tied for first in vault but Uhersky managed second all-around with Kropinak taking third all-around.
"As a parent, it’s very exciting but it’s very nerve wracking,” said Tina Smith, Hailey’s mom, “You always hope they do the best and you’re always cheering them on, but you don’t want them to get hurt.”
Smith said all of the children did amazing, adding that it was awesome to see them all place in an event.
“We’re looking to let the Community know that there is a gymnastics club... a competitive gymnastics club in the Crowsnest Pass,” said Smith, “We are very proud of all our athletes. They all came up with something and we can’t wait for our next competition.”
The clubs next competition is the Copeland Classic on February 23 in Spruce Grove. Crowsnest Pass Gymnastics Club is located at 2013 129 Street in Blairmore.
More information on the club is available at crowsnestpass.com/playing-here/recreation/programming or by contacting the Community Services Department at 403-563-2208.