Kamloops hosting trampoline provincials
Two-hundred of B.C.’s best trampoline gymnasts are set to compete at the 2013 Trampoline Gymnastics BC Championships in Kamloops.
Hosted by Gymnastics BC and the Kamloops Gymnastics Trampoline Centre (KGTC), the championships will run from Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17, at the Tournament Capital Centre.
The gymnasts will be competing for numerous B.C. titles in trampoline, double-mini trampoline and tumbling and synchronized trampoline.
Among the competitors are 18 local gymnasts: Genn Bruno, Kristina Dodd, Benjamin Jacoby, Cole Lewis, Sam Kjeldsen-Trotter, Mario Bruno, Jordan Ferguson, Emily Schmidt, Aurora Lewis, Chloe Macus, Jaxson Coull, Jaeden Gorman, Hannah Walker, Meghan Allen, Gavin Dodd, Madeline Hart, Jean –Luc Larouche and Grace Dickinson
The opening ceremony runs on Friday from 1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Competition gets underway at 2:20 p.m. and runs through the weekend until Sunday afternoon.
KGTC is simultaneously hosting the annual Wild West Fest invitational competition, featuring 225 gymnasts from across the province in the artistic disciplines.
That starts Saturday morning and wraps up Sunday afternoon.
The Wild West West Invitational is also the Zone 2 trials for the provincial Level 2 category of women’s gymnastics.
Those athletes are vying for a spot to represent Zone 2 at the 2013 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships in Prince George in April.
Scott Nabata, KGTC’s senior competitor, will be competiting in Calgary at the Kyle Shewfelt Invitational on March 15.