Williams Lake Gymnastics Club competitors busy in June
Athletes from the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club attended three competitions in June, two in Quesnel and one in Kelowna, bringing back a number of ribbons and medals. Back Row-Ariah Reid, Makita Villeneuve, Eloise Hobi, Brooklyn Page, Megan Johns, Ava Bremner, Lara Hobi, Brooke Williston, Harmony Glanville, Josie Place, Aylia McKone, Alea Sales, Amira Magnusson Front Row-Lauren Pinette, Amelia Ketter, Kami McLennan, Mya Franklin, Maddy Croswell, Aria Feddema, Chari Fofonoff, Hattie Reid, Gaby Fichtner, Tenley Glanville, Lucia Laplante-Rojas, Emilia Hanas, Kylie Lamothe, Aleigha Leclerc (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune) These three gymnasts from the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club received some special awards for their efforts. Hattie Reid, from left, won the rapid runner award at the Goldpan Invitational in Quesnel, Charli Fofonoff won the vigorous vaulter award and scored a perfect 10 on vault at the Ogopogo Invitational and Kami McLennan was the highest overall gymnast for CCP 1 for the Zone 8 Championships and scored a perfect 10 on vault at the Ogopogo Invitational. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Thirty competitive Williams Lake gymnasts attended three competitions in June.
The Goldpan Invitational in Quesnel, the Zone 8 championships in Quesnel, and the Ogopogo Invitational in Kelowna all hosted gymnasts from the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club.
Four coaches working as a team support the competitors: Peggy Wilcox, Shaelynn Dyck, Annie Glanville and Eloise Hobi (who also still competes).
The 30 gymnasts from Williams Lake are all in the Canadian Competitive Program and train six to 16 hours a week, depending which level they are in from one through six.
Competitors brought home many ribbons and medals competing against athletes from across B.C. and Alberta at the Kelowna competition.
“As the girls begin setting goals and strive to achieve those goals, they reach personal best performances,” said Peggy Wilcox, one of the coaches.
“Many girls achieved those personal bests at these end-of-year competitions, (I’m) looking forward to setting goals for next season and helping the athletes realize their full potential.”
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