7:30 a.m., April 30)
Young Tumblers enjoy medal haul at provincial championships
By Mike Beasley
Tumblers Gymnastic Centre was front and centre when several
of its young members attended and came back winners at the
2018 Ontario Championships.
gymnast Samuel Cain, 9, displays the bevy
of medals he won at the provincial championships
in Windsor. All told, Tumblers gymnasts won
24 medals and 23 ribbons in the competition.
April 5-8, a total of 22 Tumblers gymnasts (14 male, 8
female) made the eight-hour trek to Rose City Gymnastics
in Windsor, Ontario.
was very proud of our overall performance in Windsor,”
said Josh Loucks, who serves double duty as the manager
of Tumblers men’s artistic and trampoline programs.
(Tumblers) have placed more emphasis on development and
coaching along with working for and achieving better results
with each event the gymnastic centre attends,” says Loucks.
the men’s side, nine-year-old Samuel Cain was the big
winner, finishing in a tie as the All-Around Champion
in the Level 1 category.
young Orléans resident instantly became a provincial champion
after placing first in the parallel bars with a perfect
routine score of 10.00, a second in floor exercise, third
in vault and a pair of fourth place finishes on rings
and the horizontal bar helped to catapault him into first
place in the all-round standings.
also placed 7th on pommel horse, giving him an all-round
score of 54.69 which is determined by the combined results
of all six events.
was the best day of my life,” the jovial youngster spouted.
“I had hoped to do well at the tournament and thought
what it may be like to win but nothing compares to hearing
your name called.”
Tumbler gymnast, 14-year old Christopher Farley, earned
himself a trip to the 2018 Eastern Canadian Champ-ionships
next month by finishing third on the pommel horse and
fifth in the all-round standings in Level 5.
strong performance in pommel horse definitely helped my
cause because I was so-so in the five other activities,”
admitted Farley, who will compete as a member of Team
excited to be able to participate in the Eastern Canadian
championship. I will do my best to prepare for the event
and represent Tumblers.”
Cain and Farley, several other Tumbler gymnasts came back
with medals to boast about. In total they won 24 medals
and 23 ribbons with every boy making it to the podium
(Top 8) at least once.
notables include Artemy Kharitonov who placed first in
parallel bars, first in pommel horse, and first in high
bar to earn himself a spot on the Level 1 podium in third
at Level 1, Louis Ruest placed third on floor; Sulivan
Gilchrest won the vault and placed second on pommel horse;
and Kieran Rosselli placed second on floor.
Level 2, Jacob Newton finished second in the All Around
competition with a first in pommel horse and a trio of
thirds in floor, rings and vault.
Gaudreau rode a number one showing in vault and a second
place performance on rings to finish third place in the
All Around standings behind Newton. And Logan Legg placed
second in vault and third in both the pommel horse and
parallel bars, also in Level 2.
the women’s side, Tumbler gym- nasts earned three medals
and nine ribbons, including a first place Level 6 floor
performance by Clara Ball. Mackenzie Nauss earned top
spot in vault and fourth All Around. Finally, Julie Bica
placed third in Level 8 parallel bars.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)