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Tri-City athletes compete at Abby event

TAG Sports gymnast Tamara O’Brien will be competing at the 2014 Trampoline Gymnastics B.C. Championship at Abbotsford’s Exhibition Park this weekend.

A record number of 207 athletes, including several from the Tri-Cities, are registered for the event, which will be hosted by Langley’s Flip City Gymnastics and Gymnastics BC.

The competitors, from 15 clubs from around the province, will be joined by another 200 athletes competing at the Flip City 2014 Invitational for artistic gymnastics.

“The Trampoline Gymnastics BC Championships are the largest provincial event held every year,” said Sandra Lewis, Gymnastics BC’s communications director.  “In addition to competing for the title Gymnastics BC champion, many of the athletes are vying for spots on Team BC to the Western Canada Cup and Canadian Championships.”

O’Brien will compete against national junior team members Cameron Quinlan and Kyle Carragher (Shasta, New Westminster); Danielle Gruber and Emma Tucker (DEKA, Kelowna); Douglas Armstrong (Flip City, Langley); and Trevor Stirling (Okanagan, Kelowna).

Competition gets underway on Friday, March 28 and runs through the weekend before wrapping up on Sunday, March 30. The event also serves as part of the trial process for Team BC to the 2014 Western Canada Cup and Canadian Gymnastics Championships later this year.

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