KGTC athletes strut their stuff
There was plenty on the line for four Kamloops Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre (KGTC) athletes at a pair of competitions at the end of March.
Scott Nabata competed in his first event — the Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival in Calgary — since qualifying for the junior national team in May.
He won silver all-around, capturing silver medals on the pommel horse and high bar, while winning bronze on the floor, rings and parallel bars.
Nabata placed fourth on the vault.
“A couple of nagging injuries kept him away from the competition scene for the first few months of the season,” KGTC artistic director John Carroll said.
“This was a strong showing for him in his 2012 debut.”
While Nabata was in Calgary, Emily Matthew, Jennaya Motokado and Kassia Gifford were competing at the Twisters Invitational Gymnastics Competition in Abbotsford.
On the line for the trio were Team B.C. roster spots at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships, which run from May 3 to May 5 in Langley.
Matthew, competing in the pre-novice aspire 12-and-under division, earned a spot on the provincial team by placing fifth all-around, capturing bronze on the beam.
Motokado placed sixth all-around in the pre-novice elite under-12 division.
She will likely compete at the Western Championships as an independent.
Gifford placed sixth all-around in the provincial level five 12- and 13-year-old division.
She will likely be an alternate member on Team B.C.
Next up for KGTC are the B.C. Championships, which run from April 13 to April 15 in North Vancouver.