Another successful Sunshine Classic was enjoyed by all this past weekend at the Gymtrix facility on Gormanville Road. Only 3 days into their newly expanded space, the local club hosted more than 400 athletes from 24 Ontario and Quebec clubs - entry level to National Stream.
At total of 37 local athletes competed and we were able to secure at a whopping 77 medals (overall and individual events). Head Coach Bill Rhoads was extremely pleased with the local results.
"This has been our best showing ever," said Rhoads.
"Our coaches Nicki and myself, along with Laura Liberty, Jessica Holliday, Robyn Grigg and Men’s coach Bryce Elliot, were more than thrilled with the results our team this past weekend."
Gold Medals overall were awarded to Erin Grigg (National Open), Tara Alger (Provincial Open 1), Katelyn Palfrey (Tyro A), and Jessica Holliday (Masters under 30 yrs).
Silver Medals overall went to Robyn Grigg (National Open), Katie Chase (Novice A), Bronwyn Sheppard (Cadette A), Courtney Simkins (Tyro A) and Jordan Pletzer (Men’s Provincial Level 2 & 3 combined).
Bronze overall medals were earned by Stephanie Carr (Provincial Novice 1), Melanie Nadon-Laglois (Precomp 8B), Genna Giorgetti (Argo B), and Tanner Rhoads (Men’s Provincial Level 2 & 3 combined).
Showcase athletes (entry level – no scores) were Dani McKnight, Mikeala Guillemette, Sophia Booth, Sydney Knight and Victoria Giesler.
This past weekend also marks a bittersweet time for Gymtrix as one of their top athletes will be graduating from Widdifield Secondary School and will be furthering her education. Robyn Grigg, a National Level athlete will be attending University on an Academic Scholarship in the Fall. A tribute to her was made during the weekend to celebrate all of her outstanding career accomplishments.
Another highlight of the weekend were the performances by National Trampoline Bronze Medalist Bourton Scott. Having just arrived from Nationals in Vancouver, Bourton entertained the audience with his high flying routines during the weekend.
Submitted to BayToday.ca