Gymnasts qualify for elite event

Pair of Abbotsford gymnasts excel at North Shore Invitational

Gymnasts Jordis Kliewer and Brienna Gaspar have qualified for the Elite Canada event in Halifax this February, after strong showings at a screening event during the North Shore Invitational in North Vancouver on Saturday.

Kliewer ranked sixth on the bars, 10th on the vault, and ninth all-around, while Gaspar was sixth on the beam and 11th all-around. The Twisters Gymnastics athletes were competing in the national novice division at the event. Also competing were Mikhayla Rosenow (16th all-around) and Marissa Engh (19th all-around).

The North Shore Invitational was also the Zone 3 trials to the BC Winter Games in Penticton in February 2016. Teams will be announced later this month, with the final roster for gymnastics to be determined in early January.

Twisters athletes who competed in the trial were: Junior Olympic 8 (2000-2002): Jadyn Ansell eighth all-around; JO 8 (2003-2005) Megan MacLellan gold on vault, silver on beam and fifth all-around; and Samantha Reitsema 10th all-around; JO 7 (2000-2002) Katelyn Cotterell silver on bars, fifth all-around; and JO 7 (2005-2007) Sierra Stobbe sixth all-around; and Eden Woodliffe silver on vault and 11th all-around.

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