Whistler gymnasts recognized at year-end show 

Circus theme highlights show

The stands and sidelines were packed at Whistler Secondary School on Sunday afternoon as the Whistler Gymnastics Club hosted its annual year-end show.

This year’s theme was circus, and all of the gymnasts and coaches had their faces painted to go with the themes of their individual and group performances. Some of the highlights of the day were the individual routines by members of the provincial competitive team, a high-flying performance by the boy’s programs, the spirited performances by the younger kids, and the end of show tumbling demonstration.

In addition to the show, the coaches presented awards to the gymnasts in different groups.

Most Improved

Highflyers – Paige McKenzie

Springers – Anissa Ilham

Aerials – Caitlyn Goss

Rebounders/Interclub – Berti Beattie

Jr./Sr. Saltos – Tyler Welsh and Bradley Jansen

LEAP – Eve Van Rosen, Carlin Mann

Provincial – Lenka Prochazka, Hannah Raffler

Sportsmanship

Highflyers – Michael Murdoch

Springers – Jamie Gormley

Aerials – Christina Blair

Rebounders/Interclub – Anita Facundo

Jr./Sr. Saltos – Callum McKay

LEAP – Jessie Budge

Provincial – Avery Willis, Jasmin Budge

Hardest Workers

Highflyers – Rena Nakajima

Springers – Arnica Wight

Aerials – Mollie Greenfield

Rebounders/Interclub – Katrina Underhill

Jr./Sr. Saltos – Mitchell Wilson

LEAP – Martina Gershon

Provincial – Kristina Bell

The club also recognized the hard work of club president Jan Budge, fundraising committee chair Sandy Belczyk, and all the parents who volunteered their time to support Whistler Gymnastics.

The competitive girls will compete in their last meet of the season this weekend in Kelowna.

The club is now accepting registration for summer camp programs and pre-registration for returning gymnasts. For more information visit www.whistlergymnastics.com.

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