The Elite Canada all around competition was very intense. So many great gymnasts from all over our wonderful country with such possibilities and excitement!
“Novice athlete Madeline Sellars had many moments of firsts. Her first BIG event, her first time nailing lots of her moves and to top it off a first top 10 National rank (10th in FREE)
“First-time Junior Level athletes Ashlyn Andreotti and Elle Dockendorff were there to gain experience and both girls seized the opportunity perfectly. Ashlyn’s best placing was 39th in her hoop scoring 7.0 and Elle’s personal best was in hoop (8.75 for 29th).
“Halle Moger, one of our junior veterans, also shone brightest in the hoop event where she scored 9.55 and placed 18th (cracking that elusive top 20).
“Isabella Haldane has been a member of Canada’s High Performance Team for 2 years. She finished 6th in hoop,11th in clubs and placed 15th in the All Around which qualified her to the prestigious high performance finals. In finals she earned automatic entry to this year’s Nationals and another year of being a member of the High Performance National Team Pool.
“In Senior, Emmalee Holland was both charming and strong. Three/four routines had her on track to make the High Performance finals, but an unfortunate knot, and other mistakes in her ribbon made that possibility unreachable this time around.
“Jaedyn Andreotti, a first year senior, made the transition to senior with apparent ease. Despite a minor foot injury that cost her, her final week of training, she was able to qualify to the finals as the highest ranked athlete from Western Canada! In finals she showed courage and spirit to compete bravely.
She surprised us all by finishing 7th overall, fourth in the clubs final and for winning a bronze medal in hoop finals!
What’s next? These High Performance stars, Jaedyn and Isabella, will be joined by teammates Emmalee and Ashlyn to represent Canada at a tournament in Kalamata, Greece next week.
From there, the high performance duo will travel to Riga, Latvia for a major International event before Jaedyn continues on to Kiev, Ukraine for a training camp and Grand Prix competition.
I am so proud of our whole team. They handled themselves beautifully and had lots of shining moments. It was really exciting to have both junior and senior HP athletes performing in the finals. It speaks to the strength of the team and to the hours of hard work these girls have put in. I am eager to see them grow and improve as we take their programs overseas.
I wasn’t overjoyed with my performances at elite, but I was happy to try my new routines and see the errors in competition, so I can learn from my mistakes and now move on. I am very excited for Greece and Latvia because it will give me another chance to show my routines!
I was really happy with how I did that Elite. My main goal was just to go super full out and complete and look like a senior. I’m really excited for my trip! I’ve never been gone for a whole month before and I can’t wait! I have some amazing opportunities while I’m there. I really can’t wait.
Photo: Supplied Jaedyn Andreotti, Isabella Haldane