The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Club hosted its inaugural “Over the Rainbow” regional gymnastics invitational meet on Saturday, March 19, 2022. This was the first Zone 7 competition since 2020, and was well attended with 79 gymnasts from the Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Quesnel and Smithers clubs.
“Returning to competition after two full years of cancelled events due to the pandemic was such an amazing experience. The joy on the faces of the young athletes from across the Northwest was so memorable, and it was so great to see everyone cheering each other on, and for parents to be able to watch their children compete again,” a press release from the Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Team (SSGT) said.
The SSGT won 21 gold medals and honourable mentions went to several athletes who scored 9 plus out of a possible 10 points from both the men’s and women’s teams.
Canadian Competitive Program Level 2: Kaiya Staplin, Gold Overall
Canadian Competitive Program Level 3a: Kathryn Leffers, Gold on Vault, 2nd
AA Overall. Sarah Lo, 3rd AA Overall.
Canadian Competitive Program Level 3b: Kynslee Butler, 2nd AA Overall,
Lumina Wilson, 3rd AA Overall
Canadian Competitive Program Level 4: Ella Opdendries & Ruby-Mei Meyer,
3rd AA Overall
Canadian Competitive Program Level 6: Emma Hols, 2nd AA Overall
Canadian Competitive Program Level 7: Peytanne Brockley, 3rd AA Overall
Men’s Provincial Level 1: Wylie Perry, Gold on Vault, Gold on Floor, Gold on Horizontal Bar.
Samuel Wright, Gold on Floor. Kian Staplin, Gold on Vault.