Trail gymnasts get in ‘Aloha’ spirit at Coconut Cup

The Trail Gymnastics Club tumbled into Kimberley to participate in the Coconut Cup last month.

The Trail Gymnastics Club competed at the Coconut Cup in Kimberley last month with great results and performances. The Performance Plus and High School Teams dressed appropriately for the fun event; from front, Sofia Olson, Veiga Strachan, Julia Macasso, Ericka Anselmo, Paulina Seib, Reigha Wyatt, Nicole Smith and Brooklyn Kokiw.

Trail Gymnastics Club had another strong showing last month in Kimberley at the Coconut Cup, where 238 gymnasts from B.C. and Alberta competed.

The meet ran May 27-28 with the Interclub groups competing the first morning. In this group, Trail Gymnastic Club’s Gabby Paterson won the special award for highest dismount on Bars and Kaylyn Baril earned the award for most dynamic Vault.

Following the Interclub session were the Junior Olympic (JO) levels 6, 7 and 8. Competing in the JO 6, 2004 age group, Jendaya Shields came away with the silver medal on Floor Exercise as well as the silver medal on Vault with a season high of 9.47, and taking fourth place All Around with a total score of 35.67 points.

The next session saw the JO level 3 and 4 gymnasts in action. In a small but competitive JO 3, 2004 field of three, Rannde Wyatt earned the gold medal on Uneven Bars, and silver medals on Vault, Floor and Balance Beam to take second place All Around with 37.18 points. She also took home the special award for most expressive on Floor.

In the JO 3, 2007 group Ellery Shields earned the gold medals on Beam and on Vault with a big 9.625 score, the bronze medal on Bars and the silver medal All Around with 37.08. In a very competitive JO Level 4 field, Jasmine Watt put in a great effort on Vault scoring 9.15 and placed seventh AA with 34.75 points.

Capping of Saturday was a special session of adult competition. With a range of abilities from never-ever to former high level provincial/national gymnasts it was quite an entertaining evening. Coach Tessa Rowe competed for Trail in the level 3 category earning the gold on Floor, Beam, and Bars and taking the silver medal All Around with 36.5 points, making her fan club very proud.

On Sunday Trail’s Performance Plus and High School girls suited up. In the Performance Plus category gymnasts achieve a gold, silver or bronze ranking based on their personal performances but are not ranked against each other. Sofia Olson scored 30.79 points to earn a silver medal ranking, as did Julia Macasso with 32.75 points. Veiga Strachan racked up 34.00 points even to claim herself a gold medal ranking.

Trail had five competitors in the High School portion of the session. In the High School Level 1 group, Ericka Anselmo won the gold medal on Floor Exercise, the bronze medal on Balance Beam and earned the bronze medal with 34.1 points in the All Around. Competing in High School Level 2, Reigha Wyatt excelled winning gold on Vault, Bars and the All Around with a score of 36.9 points, while also earning the judge’s special award for most confident on Beam.

Paulina Seib brought home the silver medal on Balance Beam and ranked fourth All Around with 36.3, while Brooklyn Kokiw earned the silver medal on both Vault and Bars to take fifth All Around with a total 36.3 points. Nicole Smith claimed first place gold on Floor and tallied a total 36.1 points All Around for sixth place. Nicole also earned the special award for most expressive on Floor.

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