Twisters Gymnastics Club produced more champions than any other gymnastics club at the B.C. Gymnastics Championships, which were held in Prince George last weekend.
Three members of the women’s team (Ashlynn and Tamara Skulstad, Katrina Penner-Loat) and four members of the men’s team (Michael Frew, Elijah Horner, Cohen Kiers, Kyle Machibroda-Ames) captured all-around gold for their levels.
Furthermore, silver all-arounds went to the following four athletes: Lexi Gaspar, Katelyn Cotterell, Kristofer Unipan, Steven Chaplin for their respective levels.
Bronze all-arounds were won by the following three athletes: Andry Friesen, Ella Palmer, and Jeremy Gaspar.
In all, Twisters athletes brought home 24 gold medals, 21 silver medals, and 17 bronze medals.
Nine athletes qualified for the Canadian National Championships, which will be held in Ottawa in May: Ashlynn Skulstad, Andry and Dawson Friesen, Emily Moorthy, Cohen Kiers, Steven Chaplin, Nicolas Garfias, Keh Ikeda, and Zachary Clay.
These glowing results point, once again, to the excellence of the Twisters coaching staff.
Placements of Aldergrove area athletes is as follows:
Paula Melger-Ida (Level 2 Tyro): bronze on vault and floor
Jonathan Osers (High Performance Senior): 5th on floor
Kyle Machibroda-Ames (National Open): gold all-around, gold on pommel horse, rings, and parallel bas, silver on floor and high bar