Legacy Funding for Athlete Training and Head Coach Position

Gymnastics PEI is pleased to announced that CJ Keliher has been hired as head coach of the Canada Games men’s gymnastics program for 2015-2019.

The position was made possible through a funding grant from the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Trust fund.

As head coach, Keliher will be responsible for overseeing the development of the next pool of men’s gymnasts as they prepare for the Canada Games. This includes athletes from both the Island Gymnastics Academy and the Summerside Saultos.

Keliher was the team’s assistant coach in 2011 and head coach in 2015 when the team finished 7th overall.

The position is part-time. Keliher will also continue as the boy’s program director at the IGA.

Gymnastics PEI also received funding support from the Legacy Fund for four athletes training for the Games. These athletes are Isaac Bourque and Jesse Robertson on the men’s team and Selina Mahajer and Karisa Quinn on the women’s team.

These athletes train a minimum of 15 hours per week as well as competing at regional, national, and international meets every year. All four athletes were part of the team’s that attended the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

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PEI athletes win 4 AA Gold and 2 team gold at Atlantics

Level 3 boys(Level 3 under 13: Murphy MacArthur, Trent Quinn, Trent McClure, Baylen Jupp, Grant Dever)

Results:

Women Open 9   Women Open 8   Women Open 7   Women Open 6   Women Open 5   Women Novice 8   Women Novice 7   Women Novice 6   Women Novice 5   Women National Novice   Women CPN Elite   Women CPN Aspire   Women Argo 7   Women Argo 6   Women Argo 5   Women Tyro 8   Women Tyro 7   Women Tyro 6   Women Tyro 5   Women Team   Men Level 3 (under 13)   Men Level 3 (13 and older)   Men Level 2   Men Level 1 (under 10)   Men Level 1 (12 and older)   Men Level 1 (10-11 years)   Men Team   Men National Open   Men National Elite 4   Men Level 5   Men Level 4 (under 13)

Team PEI gymnasts competed April 24-25 in Saint John, NB at the 2015 Atlantic Gymnastics Championships claiming a multitude of individual and event medals, four Atlantic all-around titles, and two team gold medals. The annual competition features close to 300 of the top gymnasts from the region.

Sophie Mayne once again led the Argo 6 team to a team gold medal, while claiming the individual all-around gold and three event gold medals. Teammates Liah Mah and Ella MacDougall placed 7th and 8th overall. In Open 6, Tori Hogan was the Atlantic all-around champion and Hannah Williams was 7th overall. Grace Potter took the silver all-around in Tyro 6 and Ida Christensen was 5th. In Novice 6, Sarah White was the top PEI competitor with a fourth place finish in the all-around. Hayden Chaisson took fifth place in the same category.

In Argo 5, Charlotte Thompson was the all-around bronze medalist. Kenzie Myers took silver overall in CPN Elite and was first on floor. Teammate Chloe Cudmore was 6th all-around in CPN Aspire. Lindsey Smith took fifth place in Argo 7 and was Atlantic champion on vault and floor. Emma Christensen claimed 7th spot in Novice 7 and Sydney Sear was 7th in Open 7.

In Tyro 8, Jenaya Ross was the top competitor with a fourth place finish overall. Teammates Seven McHatten and Reese Kelly placed 6th and 7th. Madison Kelly-Maund led the Novice 8 team with a 5th all-around finish. Kelly-Maund also took gold on floor exercise.   Teammates Alexa McClure and Bria Gallant were 6th and 8th all-around.

In Open 8 Dara MacInnis finished 7th all-around and Paige Mills was 8th. Karisa Quinn was first in the National Novice category.

“The girls’ team performed really well. It was a high calibre meet and we were pleased with our results. ” says Team PEI coach Shelley Ferguson.

On the men’s side, in Level 1 under 12 Jack Warren placed 4th all-around, Jago Sabine was 5th, , and Gabriel Ing finished 8th. Sabine was also the Atlantic champion on high bar. In Level 1 over 12, Cameron Davis was 5th overall and took the gold medal on vault. Ethan Arsenault took the overall bronze in Level 2 under 10 and was Atlantic champion on pommel horse.

The Level 3 under 13 team won team gold with Baylen Jupp leading the team with a bronze all-around medal. Teammates Trent McClure and Murphy MacArthur placed 7th and 8th. MacArthur also claimed the gold medal on high bar. In Level 3 over 13, Simon Burns placed 4th all-around. In Level 4 under 13, Isaac Bourque was Atlantic all-around champion also winning four event gold medals. Tanner Clow claimed the bronze all-around, Nicholas Handrahan was 4th and Jesse Robertson was 5th. Handrahan also took the gold medal on floor exercise.

“The PEI boys were on the podium throughout the competition. We had a strong team this year.” adds Team PEI judge Jeff MacRae.

Argo 6(Argo 6: Liah Mah, Maggie Campbell, Sophie Mayne, Maia MacLean, Ella MacDougall & Sadie Lund)

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Atlantic Gymnastics Championships

The Atlantic Gymnastic Championships are being hosted by the Fundy Gymnastics Club in Saint John, NB, April 24-25, 2015. Full event details can be found here.

The schedule can be found here.

Bell Aliant will be webcasting the event live. Watch here.

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Provincial Championship Results

The Gymnastic PEI Provincial Championships were hosted by the Summerside Saultos on March 28-29, 2015. A record number of Island gymnast competed for provincial titles and spots on Team PEI for the upcoming Atlantics, Easterns, and Canadians. Athletes from Island Gymnastics Academy, St. Louis Gymnos, Victory Gymnastics Centre, and the host participated.

Full results can be found here.

Provincial Champions:

GIRLS                                                                                                  

Argo 3: Zoe Hughes, Island Gymnastics Academy
Tyro 3: Reanna Rinco, Victory Gymnastics
Novice 3: Katie Affleck, Summerside Saultos
Open 3: Kyra Doyle, Summerside Saultos
Argo 4: Lilly Chappell, Island Gymnastics Academy
Argo 5: Charlotte Thompson, Island Gymnastics Academy
Argo 6: Sophie Mayne, Island Gymnastics Academy
Tyro 6: Kali Smith, Victory Gymnastics
Novice 6: Isabella White, Victory Gymnastics
Open 6: Tori Hogan, St. Louis Gymnos
Argo 7: Lindsey Smith, Victory Gymnastics
Tyro 7: Ashley MacDougall, Summerside Saultos
Novice 7: Alyssa Mugridge, Summerside Saultos
Open 7: Clare Murphy, Island Gymnastics Academy
Tyro 8: Reese Kelly, Island Gymnastics Academy
Novice 8: Madison Kelly-Maund, Victory Gymnastics
Open 8: Natalie Haddad, Island Gymnastics Academy
Novice 9: Selina Mahajer, Island Gymnastics Academy
CPN Aspire: Chloe Cudmore, Victory Gymnastics
CPN Elite: Kenzie Myers, Victory Gymnastics
National Novice: Karisa Quinn, Island Gymnastics Academy

BOYS

Level 1 under 10: Jaycob Frank, Island Gymnastics Academy
Level 1 under 12: Jago Sabine, Summerside Saultos
Level 1 12 +: Cameron Davis, Island Gymnastics Academy
Level 2 under 10: Ethan Arsenault, Island Gymnastics Academy
Level 3 under 13: Murphy MacArthur, Summerside Saultos
Level 3 13+: Simon Burns, Island Gymnastics Academy
Level 4 under 13: Isaac Bourque, Island Gymnastics Academy
Senior: Scott Chandler, Island Gymnastics Academy

Caitlin Campbell, Reanna Rinco, Kate Campbell- ProvincialsTyro 3 winners: 1st- Reanna Rinco, Victory Gymnastics; 2nd- Caitlin Campbell, Island Gymnastics Academy; and 3rd- Kate Campbell, Summerside Saultos

Daniel Banks, Cameron Davis- ProvincialsLevel 1 12+ winners: Daniel Banks, Summerside Saultos and Cameron Davis, Island Gymnastics Academy

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Provincial Championships this weekend

The Gymnastics PEI Provincial Championships for Artistic Gymnastics will take place this weekend, March 28th-29th, 2015. The event is being hosted by the Summerside Saultos Gymnastics Club.

View the full schedule here.

 

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Island gymnasts finishes 1st AA at Gymnix

Sophie Mayne from the Island Gymnastics Academy finished 1st all-Around in the Argo 2 division at the recent Gymnix competition in Montreal!

Sophie Mayne- Gymnix

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2015 Canadian Gymnastics Week Photo Contest

Gymnastics Canada has partnered with GymRep Camp this year to present to you the 2nd Annual Canadian Gymnastics Week Photo Contest!

The grand prize consists of:

–          1 FREE stay, for 1 person, at GymRep Camp;

–          A Banner for the club;

–          The winning picture will be used in the 2016 CGW poster!

 

Contest opens Saturday February 7th and closes February 14th. The picture with the most likes on the CGW Facebook Event Page WINS!

All details can be found at http://www.canadiangymweek.com/activities/.

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