Continued success in the south for the Thompson Tumblers

The Thompson Tumblers Gymnastics Club attended their second invitational Meet of the season Feb. 28-March 1. Twelve gymnasts ranging in age from eight to 16 and levels JO1-JO4 competed at the Keystone Kips Classic in Winnipeg.

Our first gymnasts to compete on Friday were Kaya Kopeechuk, Kendal Jonasson, Lindy Beirnes and Kyla Saskowski for JO2 capped.

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Kaya (JO2 capped 2011) placed first on vault, 10th on bars, ninth on beam, second on vault and eighth all-around. Kendal (JO2 capped 2009) placed first on vault, third on both bars and beam, second on floor and second all-around. Lindy (JO2 capped 2006) placed fourth on vault, first on bars, third on both beam and floor and second all-around. Kyla (JO2 capped 2006) placed sixth on all events and all-around.

Next up to compete on Saturday morning were our JO1 capped all ages. Competing in this level were Cassidy Bassett, Leah Thevenot and Natalia Dudas. The JO1 level competes against a score for either a gold, silver or bronze on each event. Cassidy received a gold for vault, bronze for bars, silver for both beam and floor and a silver all-around. Leah received gold for vault, beam and floor, a silver for bars and a gold all-around. Natalia received gold for vault, beam and floor, a silver for bars and a gold all-around.

Nadia Wilson was up next for JO4 capped 2005 and earlier. Nadia placed second on vault, first on bars, third on beam, fourth on floor and first all-around.

Next up Sunday morning was Demi Robertson for JO2 capped 2010. Demi placed eighth on vault, sixth on bars, 12th on beam, ninth on floor and 11th all-around.

Last to compete at the competition were Madison Andrews for JO2 capped 2003, Michaela Roeckenwagner and Keiryn Robertson for JO3 capped 2006. Madison placed first on vault, second on bars, beam and floor and second all-around. Michaela placed third on both vault and floor, first on bars, fifth on beam and third all-around. Keiryn placed second on vault, sixth on bars, seventh on both beam and floor and seventh all-around.

Thank you to all the gymnasts who competed in this invitational. Your hard work and dedication paid off, great job girls.

Dawn Lundrigan is the Thompson Tumblers head coach.

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