The Williams Lake Gymnastics Club competitve team of (back from left) Alyssia Suderman

The Williams Lake Gymnastics Club competitve team of (back from left) Alyssia Suderman

Gymnasts finish season at invitational

The Williams Lake Gymnastics Club bounced its way to Kelowna June 1-2 for the Ogopogo Invitational.

  • Jun. 12, 2013 10:00 a.m.

The Williams Lake Gymnastics Club bounced its way to Kelowna June 1-2 for the Ogopogo Invitational.

Eight members of the team made the trip — the club’s last meet of this year’s season — facing off against gymnastics clubs from throughout B.C. and Alberta at Kelowna’s Okanagan Gymnastics Centre.

Jordana Wintjes, Alyssia Suderman, Ashia Chutskoff, Thea Lutters, Gabrielle Gracia, Hunter Jariett, Andrew Bettles and Samantha McKee each competed in various events.

New WLGC coaches Annie Glanville and Chelsea Bailey travelled with the gymnasts to Kelowna for the meet.

“It was tough competition down there,” Glanville said, noting the club’s competitive team will now take a break from training until September.

In the P1 Tyro division Jordana, Alyssia and Ashia competed. Jordana’s best result came on floor in 10th, while Alyssia and Ashia posted 11th- and 14th-place finishes, also on floor.

In the P1 Argo division Thea swung to a fourth-place finish on bars — up against 18 competitors in her division. Gabrielle, meanwhile, finished 11th on floor.

In boy’s gymnastics Hunter’s best result in the Provincial 1 Novice division came in the form of a sixth-place finish in his floor routine. He also tied for seventh on vault.

Level 3 gymnast Andrew Bettles was also solid — taking to separate fifth place finishes on horizontal bars and vault. McKee, in the P2 Novice division, posted a fourth-place finish on vault and a fifth-place finish on beam.