Canada Games Teams Selected

On November 21-22, Island Gymnastics Academy hosted the final two selection meets for the 2015 Canada Games women’s gymnastics team. Ten of PEI’s top gymnasts competed to qualify for the Games and to secure their spot on the final team of six. The highest scoring gymnast was Selina Mahajer of Island Gymnastics Academy with a combined two day score of 88.15. The team will consist of Mahajer, Karisa Quinn, Tessa McGuigan, Chelsea MacLeod and Megan Doucette of Island Gymnastics Academy and Madison Kelly-Maund of Victory Gymnastics.

Team coaches were also selected based on athlete ranking in the trials. Sharon Gareau and Shelley Ferguson of Island Gymnastics Academy will be coaching the women’s team in Prince George this coming February as part of the Team PEI contingent.

The men’s team still has one final competition in December in Fredericton, NB but the team was named on Nov 22. The team will consist of Matt Gallant, Alex Mann, Ted Landry, Ryan McKenna, Isaac Bourque and Jesse Robertson, all from Island Gymnastics Academy. Team coaches are C.J. Keliher and Jeff MacRae.

“This Canada Games team selection was an exciting competition. We had a lot of depth on the training teams. We are looking forward to fielding PEI’s best team ever at this year’s Games.” says coach C.J. Keliher.

The picture is of teams from left to right:

Girls: Megan Doucette, Selina Mahajer, Chelsea MacLeod, Tessa McGuigan, Madison Kelly-Maund, Karisa Quinn

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Boys: Ted Landry, Ryan McKenna, Jesse Robertson, Isaac Bourque, Alex Mann, Matt Gallant

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Canada Games Trials at the Harvest Classic

The final 2 Canada Games trials for the Women’s team and the first 2 trials for the Men’s team will take place at the Harvest Classic meet hosted by the Island Gymnastics Academy from November 21-22.

The first trial will start on Friday, November 21st at 9:00am.

The second trial will start on Saturday, November 22nd at 4:00pm.

Online scoring is available here: https://gymnasticspei.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/legacy-fund-logo.jpg

For full event details, visit: http://islandgymnasticsacademy.com/harvest-classic/

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Canada Games Women’s 1st Selection Trial

On November 2, Island Gymnastics Academy hosted the first of three
selection meets for the 2015 Canada Games women’s gymnastics team. The
results from the event will carry over to the final trials to be held
later in November.

Nine of PEI’s top gymnasts competed to qualify for
the Games and to secure their spot on the final team of six. Gymnasts
competing were Paige Mills, Dara MacInnis, Megan Doucette, Natalie
Haddad, Selina Mahajer, Chelsea MacLeod and Karisa Quinn of Island
Gymnastics Academy. Competing from Victory Gymnastics were Madison
Kelly-Maund and Seven McHatten.

The top score of the day was from
Selina Mahajer of Island Gymnastics Academy with an impressive score
of 45.1.

“We have a tremendous pool of talented gymnasts vying for spots on
this team. It will be a very tight race as we select our team.” says
Gymnastics PEI Technical Director Sharon Gareau.

Below is Selina Mahajer, Karisa Quinn
and Natalie Haddad who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Selina, Karisa, Natalie at CG trials Nov 2014

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Why we love gymnastics!

http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/opinion/2014/10/field-of-play-gymnastics-is-the-sport-that-amazes.html

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2013-2014 ADL Achievement Awards

Gymnastics PEI celebrated its top gymnasts recently at the annual ADL Achievement Awards held in Summerside at La Centre Belle Alliance.

Team of the Year was awarded to the Level 3 under 13 boys team who won gold at the Atlantic Gymnastics Championships held in April. The team includes: Jacob Carver, Nicholas Handrahan, Jesse Robertson, Murphy MacArthur, and Tanner Clow. Team coaches were Jeff MacRae and CJ Keliher.

Handrahan was also awarded Provincial Stream Male Athlete of the Year. He had many competition highlights throughout the season including finishing first All-Around at the Harvest Classic in November, first All-Around at Provincials, and second All-Around at Atlantics.

Coach of the Year was awarded to the team’s coach CJ Keliher who is currently completing Level 4 of the National Coaching Certification Program for gymnastics. Keliher is also the province’s only gymnastics Learning Facilitator which allows his to instruct coaching clinics.

The Official of the Year was Jeff MacRae. A repeat winner in this category, MacRae was selected to judge at next year’s Canada Winter Games and as an alternate to the Senior Pan American Championships held in early September.

On the women’s side, Megan Doucette was awarded Junior Female Athlete of the Year following a strong season which included first All-Around wins at the Harvest Classic, the PE Classic, and Provincials. She also won silver All-Around at Atlantics and finished 4th All-Around at the Gymnix competition in Montreal, an international event. She also brought home a bronze medal in the floor final from Gymnix.

Sophie Mayne was named the Provincial Stream Female Athlete of the Year. She landed first at the Harvest Classic, Halifax Alta competition, Amherst Invitational, and Provincials. She earned silver All-Around at Atlantics.

Other winners were: Junior Male Athlete of the Year, Alex Mann; Senior Male Athlete of the Year Scott Chandler; Administrator of the Year, Sharon Gareau.

Gymnastics PEI also presented awards to club coaches Grant Dever (Island Gymnastics Academy) and Crystal Hunter (Summerside Saultos) and to club volunteer Katherine Clow (Summerside Saultos).

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Annual General Meeting Notice

The Annual General Meeting of Gymnastics PEI will take place on Monday, September 29th, 2014 at L’Ecole Belle Alliance in Summerside. The meeting will follow the ADL Achievement Awards which start at 6pm. All are welcome to attend.

2014 GPEI AGM Report

 

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Welcome to the new Gymnastics PEI webpage. We are currently under construction, but we will be up and running soon!

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