Twisters bring home hardware

A number of Mission athletes medalled at recent gymnastics competitions

Eight Twisters gymnasts competed at the Canadian National Gymnastics championships in Regina last weekend.

Zachary Clay won the 2012 Canadian Men’s Junior Champion title, Steven Chaplin won silver all-around in the National Youth category, and Marquita Morison earned the best placing on beam from any National Open competitor in B.C.

The weekend before nationals, nine Twisters gymnasts from the women’s competitive team competed at the Garden City Invitational in Victoria. Between them, they won 14 gold, silver, and bronze medals.


At Nationals:

• Steven Chaplin, National youth: silver all-around and silver on high bar during event finals; fifth on vault and sixth on parallel bars.


At Garden City Invitational:

• Brienna Gaspar, Provincial level three argo: bronze on bars, silver on beam and floor; fourth all-around.

• Katrina Penner-Loat, Provincial level three novice: eighth all-around.