Thompson Tumblers end season with success

On April 20 the Thompson Tumblers Gymnastics Club travelled to Swan River to compete in the final competition of this season. Two beginners – Colbie Pennell and Brooklynn Halcrow – started off the weekend competing on Friday, April 20 in a beginners-only competition. Colbie received a bronze medal all-around and Brooklynn Halcrow finished with a silver medal all-around.

Saturday, April 21 was the start of the Regional Stream Provincial Championship. Michaela Roeckenwagner, Nadia Wilson and Charlotte Ham were first to compete, Michaela for advanced 11 years old and Nadia and Charlotte both for advanced 12 years old. Michaela placed seventh on vault, sixth on both bars and floor and ninth on beam earning her a 15th placement all-around. Nadia Wilson found her way to the podium for both vault and bars. She received a silver medal for vault and a gold medal for bars. She placed sixth on beam and eighth on floor earning her a ninth placement all-around. Charlotte Ham placed seventh on both vault and floor and 10th place for both bars and beam, earning her a 16th placement all-around.

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Next up was Boe Brooks for intermediate 8 years old. She placed fourth on vault and 11th on bars. She earned her way to the top of the podium, winning a gold medal for both beam and floor, finishing with a silver medal all-around.

Our next session included Chloe Halcrow and Keiryn Robertson for intermediate 11 years old and Karianne Beardy for intermediate 13-plus. Keiryn placed ninth on vault, fifth on bars and 10th for both beam and floor earning her a 14th placement all-around. Chloe placed sixth on both vault and floor, 12th on bars and eighth on beam earning her an 18th placement all-around. Karianne placed sixth on vault, eighth on both bars and floor and fourth on beam earning her a seventh placement all-around.

Up next and the final session for the day was Morgan Johnson for pre-provincial age 13. Morgan placed fifth on both vault and floor and 10th place for both bars and beam, earning her a ninth placement all-around.

Sadie Frost, Madison Jackson and Kayleigh O'Handley started off our first session Sunday, April 22, Sadie for intermediate 10 years old, both Madison and Kayleigh for intermediate 12 years old. Sadie placed 14th on vault, 11th on bars, ninth on beam and 12th on floor, earning her a 24th placement all-around. Madison placed fifth on vault, sixth on beam and fifth on floor. She swung her way to the podium, receiving a bronze medal for bars. She received a fourth placement all-around. Kayleigh placed eighth on vault and fourth f or bars, beam and floor. She earned a seventh placement all-around.

Our final session of the competition was Hannah Ricketts-Slack for advanced age 13. Hannah received sixth place on vault, bars and floor and fourth place on beam, finishing with 13th place all-around.

All of our gymnasts did a wonderful job at this competition, some doing skills for the first time this season and some competing in a new level this season. They should all be very proud.

Thank you to all of our coaches and board members for their hard work and dedication. We had a wonderful season.

Dawn Lundrigan is the Thompson Tumblers head coach.

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