By Greg Price
Things continue to hum at the Taber Gymnastics Club.
The club wrapped up competition at two meets, including Medicine Hat and Airdie.
Competing in Medicine Hat were Tayla Silver (Level 6), Rowyn Coney (Level 6), Rhyan Hazell (Level 3), Caitlyn Nguyen (Level 3), Tylerah Daisley (Level 3), Cali Brugger (Level 1), Kendyl Hollingsworth (Level 1), Macy Johnson (Level 1), Madalynn Kuryvial (Level 1) and Hannah Nelson (Level 1). Highlights were Hollingsworth finishing fourth on vault, third on bars and first on floor for third all-around.
In Airdrie, Tayla Silver (Level 6), Rowyn Coney (Level 6), Tayla Hansen (Level 3), Rhyan Hazell (Level 3), Saadieh El Jamal (Level 3), Caitlyn Nguyen (Level 3), Tylerah Daisley (Level 3), Janiell Halabi (Level 3), Kendyl Hollingsworth (Level 1), Sophia Butterwick (Level 1), and Hannah Nelson (Level 1) competed. Highlights were Silver getting fifth on vault and Coney getting fifth on floor. Hansen placed first on vault with a 9.775 score. Rhyan Hazell and Saadieh El Jamal both placed fifth on vault.
“The last two competitions were exciting for our Level 1 athletes as it was there first time taking part in a competition,” said Taber Gymnastics Club coach April Klassen. Our club was excited to welcome some more Junior Olympic athletes into our program this January and we are expecting some more to try it in our seven-week spring session starting after Easter break.”
The club will compete in one more competition in Kimberley June 1-2 and then hope to have a year-end show the week after that and invite the community to attend.
“For now, all athletes are able to take advantage of our competition break and focus on new skills which makes our gym an exciting and fun place to be.”