Chaplin makes B.C. team

Several Mission gymnasts placed well at Twisters 17th annual invitational last weekend

Mission’s Steve Chaplin will be part of the B.C. team at the Western Canadian gymnastics championships in May after his performance last weekend.

Chaplin, a member of the Twisters Gymnastics Club, finished with a gold on floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, horizontal bars and all-around. He also earned a silver on parallel bars.

Other Mission gymnasts placed as follows:

• Jeremy Gaspar, Level 3: gold on pommel horse, vault, and all-around; silver on floor, rings, horizontal bars, and all-around; bronze on parallel bars.

• Vanessa Beckmann, Provincial 5 Tyro: silver on bars.

• Justine Robinson, Provincial 4 Novice: silver on bars.

• Katrina Penner-Loat, Provincial 3 Novice: bronze on beam

• Tamara Skulstad, Provincial 3 Argo: gold on floor, silver on beam and all-around.

• Lexi Gaspar, Provincial 2 Novice: gold on bars.

• Zoe Rumsby, KIP 2: gold on vault and all-around; silver on bars and floor.

Twisters hosted its 17th annual competition March 22-25 in Abbotsford, which attracted 650 B.C. athletes.