Members of the Campbell River Gymnastics Association show off their haul of medals and ribbons from the recent Winterfest competition in Coquitlam.

Gymnasts kick off season in style

Four members of Campbell River Gymnastics Association earn all-around medals to highlight first competition of year

Mackenzie Johnson claimed a silver medal and Ksenia Stansell, Janika Scriba and Reese Wheeldon each earned bronze in all-around competition to pace the 13 members of the Campbell River Gymnastics Association in the Winterfest competition in Coquitlam.

Johnson placed second all-around in the Junior Olympic Level 7 competition while capturing the gold medal on the vault and the bars,  silver on the beam and bronze on floor.

Stansell earned all-around bronze at JO Level 6 (2004) while winning gold on the bars, silver on the vault, and placing fifth on both beam and floor. Scriba won bronze all-around at JO Level 8 (2002-04) while claiming silver on the bars, bronze on the floor, and finishing fourth on the beam and sixth on vault. Wheeldon got her all-around bronze in JO Level 8 (1998-2001) and captured the gold medal on the beam and bronze medals on vault, bars and floor.

It was the first competition of the year for the athletes and a test of the new system introduced this year. British Colombia has adopted the Junior Olympic (JO) program from the U.S., which has introduced many changes to the rules.

Other CRGA medal-winners on individual apparatus included Ellie Anderson, Isabella Michael, Rebecca Revoy and Chloe Doyon. Other members of the club who competed were Leah Anderson, Jillian Frank, Brooklyn Batch, Mackenzie Henderson and Tyra Moore, who finished her floor exercise but had to withdraw from the competition due to a foot injury.


Winterfest Gymnastics

CRGA Results

JO Level 4

All-around: 5. Ellie Anderson. Uneven parallel bars: 3. Anderson. Vault: 4. Anderson. Balance beam: 5. Anderson. Floor exercise: 4. Anderson.

JO Level 6 2004

All-around: 3. Ksenia Stansell; 5. Isabella Michael. Bars: 1. Stansell; 5. Michael. Vault: 2. Stansell; 5. Michael. Beam: 2. Michael; 5. Stansell. Floor exercise: 4. Michael; 5. Stansell.

JO Level 6 1999-2001

All-around: 8. Leah Anderson; 10. Rebecca Revoy; 11. Jillian Frank. Bars: 6. Frank; 7. Anderson; 11. Revoy. Vault: 4. Revoy; 8. Anderson; 10. Frank. Beam: 2. Revoy; 8. Frank; 9. Anderson. Floor exercise: 5. Revoy; 10. Anderson; 11. Frank; 12. Tyra Moore.

JO Level  7 1998-2002

All-around: 2. Mackenzie Johnson. Bars: 1. Johnson. Vault: 1. Johnson. Beam: 2. Johnson. Floor exercise: 3. Johnson.

JO Level 8 2002-2004

All-around: 3. Janika Scriba; 4. Chloe Doyon; 6. Brooklyn Batch. Bars: 2. Scriba; 4. Batch; 5. Doyon. Vault: 2. Doyon; 5. Batch; 6. Scriba. Beam: 4. Scriba; 5. Doyon; 6. Batch. Floor exercise: 2. Doyon; 3. Scriba; 6. Batch.

JO Level 8 1998-2001

All-around: 3. Reese Wheeldon; 4. Mackenzie Henderson. Bars: 3. Wheeldon; 4. Henderson. Vault: 3. Wheeldon; 4. Henderson. Beam: 1. Wheeldon; 4. Henderson. Floor exercise: 3. Wheeldon; 4. Henderson.