Abbotsford gymnasts qualify for Elite Canada event

Several locals excel at regional events

Twisters athletes excelled at a pair of recent events.

A handful of Twisters gymnasts have qualified to compete against the very best in Canada.

The gymnastics competitive season kicked off earlier this month, with two local male and four local female competitors making the cut to compete at the Elite Canada event in Halifax in February.

Men’s competitions were held at Twisters in Abbotsford on Dec. 4, with locals Zachary Clay and Steven Chaplin both qualifying.

The women’s competition was held at Flicka Gymnastics in Vancouver and saw Twisters athletes Marissa Engh, Jordis Kliewer, Mikhayla Rosenow, and Brienna Gaspar all qualify.

Women’s official results included:

High Performance Novice

Mikhayla Rosenow – eighth all-around, bronze on floor, fifth on bars, 13th on beam and fifth on floor.

Jordis Kliewer – tenth all-around, fourth on vault, seventh on bars, ninth on beam and 15th on floor.

Marissa Engh – 11th all-around, 13th on vault, 10th on bars, fourth on beam and eighth on floor.

High Performance Junior

Brienna Gaspar – silver all-around, seventh on vault, silver on bars, bronze on beam and fourth on floor.

The Elite Canada events are part of the high-performance pathway for gymnasts to pursue excellence and achievement at the highest national and international level.

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