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Glacier gymnasts wrap up season with medal haul at Virtual Kootenay Zone Championships

By Contributor
May 30th, 2021

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics hosted the 2021 Virtual Kootenay Zone Championships, which due the COVID-19 restrictions, took more than a month to complete.

More than 100 gymnasts from Trail, Castlegar, Cranbrook and Kimberley participated in the event vying for individual all-around and event titles.

The Glacier Team won 93 medals, eight of which were first place All Around Championship Titles.

Glacier Gymnastics’ recent BC Provincial Championships Junior Olympic gymnasts continued their winning streak in the Junior Olympic Level 6 & 7 categories.

Medal highlights in the Level 6, under 13 category; Jersey Skolka claimed the All Around gold medal, just ahead of teammate Anni van Hellemond who won the silver medal, followed by Anika Denkovski winning the bronze. Sarah Stew captured the bronze on floor and Emerson Mandseth took the silver on beam.

In the Level 6, 13 & up category, Molly Anderson claimed the All Around gold medal followed closely by Selina Kromer-Anton winning the silver, Lumay Plautz taking the bronze.

In the Junior Olympic Level 7 – all ages category, Glacier once again swept the podium, with Dafni van Hellemond on the top with the All Around gold, Anouk Prud’homme capturing silver and Asia Szczepanski taking the bronze. Macy Loutit won the silver medal on bars.

“This is a great end to a successful season for our Junior Olympic competitors,” said Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach, Sandra Long.

A lot of our competitors added new skills for this competition. “With all the routine changes, the girls still looked polished and performed well.”

The 17 Glacier gymnasts competing in the Xcel category claimed all 5 of the all around titles. In the Xcel Bronze category, Luciana Brandao won the all around gold medal, Ella Morris taking the bronze.

In the Xcel Silver, under 12 age group, Teija Hartman vaulted to the top of the podium taking the Gold medal all around, Synnove Lansgard was right behind claiming the silver. Anni-Mae Bruce took home a bronze medal on beam.

Glacier cleaned up on the all-around podium in the Xcel Silver, 12 & up category, with Sasha Eaton winning the Gold, Moly Dool the silver and Emily Horn the bronze. Sophia With claimed the silver medal on bars.

In the Xcel Gold, under 13 age group, Jeanne Troutet capture gold all around, Elsa Troutet claimed bronze on bars, Adelaide Maley took the silver on the floor and Lillianna Mucha won silver on bars

Kallie Badry captured the gold all around in the Xcel Gold, 13 & up age group, Jazmine Mangapot took the bronze. Penelope Dawson won the bronze on bars.

The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the team’s Xcel competitors. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long. “If our new competitors continue their progress we will see a bigger and more successful team attending BC Championships next season.”

Glacier athletes, Juliet Leschuk (front), Amelia Kinsman, Kaitlin Georget (middle) and Rose Andrews (back row).

Glaicer medal results:

Junior Olympic Level 6
Under 13 years:

  • Jersey Skolka -gold all around, vault, beam, silver on bars
  • Anni van Hellemond -gold on floor, silver all around, bronze on bars, vault and beam
  • Anika Denkovski – gold on bars, silver on floor, bronze all around
  • Sarah Stew – bronze on floor
  • Emerson Mandseth – silver on beam
  • Rebecka van Hellemond – 5th on bars

13 & up:

  • Molly Anderson – gold all around, floor, vault, silver on beam and bars
  • Selina Kromer-Anton – gold on beam, silver all around and on floor, bronze on bars
  • Lumay Plautz – gold on bars, bronze all around and floor

Junior Olympic Level 7
All Ages:

  • Dafni van Hellemond – gold all around, floor, bars, silver on vault, bronze on beam
  • Anouk Prud’homme – gold on vault, silver all around, beam and floor
  • Asia Szczepanski – gold on beam, bronze all around and on floor
  • Macy Loutit – silver on bars


Bronze All ages:

  • Luciana Brandao – gold all around, vault and beam, silver on floor, bronze on bars
  • Ella Morris – gold on floor, silver on beam, bronze all around

Silver Under 12:

  • Teija Hartman – gold all around, vault and beam, silver on bars, bronze on floor
  • Synnove Landsgard – gold on beam, silver all around, vault and floor
  • Anni-Mae Bruce – bronze on vault and beam

Silver 12 & up

  • Sasha Eaton – gold all around, bars, and floor,  silver on beam
  • Molly Dool– gold on vault, silver all around, bronze on beam and floor
  • Emily Horn – gold on beam, bronze on vault, bars and all around
  • Sophia With – silver on bars
  • Ellen Christie – 4th on beam

Gold Under 13:

  • Jeanne Troutet – gold all around, floor, bars, silver on beam, bronze on vault
  • Elsa Troutet – bronze on bars and beam
  • Adelaide Maley – silver on floor
  • Lillianna Mucha – silver on bars

Gold 13 & up

  • Kallie Badry – gold all around and on vault and floor, silver on beam
  • Jazmine Mangapot – silver on bars, bronze all around
  • Penelope Dawson – bronze on bars and floor

Xcel Bronze Unranked

  • Hazel Anderson – Gold
  • Cassie Dosenberger – Gold
  • Kaitlin Georget – Gold
  • Amelia Kinsman – Gold
  • Kali Konken – Gold
  • Juliet Leschuk – Gold
  • Denali Davis – Gold

Xcel Silver Unranked

  • Keira Badry – Gold

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