Chimo Gymnasts served a wake up call at their 14th annual Pajama Party Meet, held Feb. 8-9 at the Comox Community Centre. They were ready to show what all of their training has produced by way of clear performance prowess.
Topping the podium in the Level 1 Tyro category was Emma Wolfe with Brooke Vuorela right beside her in the silver medal position and Charlie Graham just about there with a strong fourth place overall ranking brought on by a win in the bars event. Nicolette Vinnedge scored a silver all around ranking in the Level 1 Novice category while teammate Dina Ivanova topped the podium in the Level 1 Open category all around competition.
In Level 2 competition Hannah Vallevand topped the podium in the Open all around category while Kira Magor snagged a bronze in the Novice all around category. Ariadne Greekus, Sydney Howe and sister Taylor Howe put in strong performances in Argo and Tyro categories with eighth, 10th and 11th placings all around respectively.
Level 3 competition saw strong performances put in by a number of Chimo gymnasts, making it a true pajama party on the podium! Kaylee Guignard and Isabella Pelletier snapped up gold and silver in the open category with Josee Jalbert and Kaitlyn Hillard chasing them to the top with fifth and sixth overall rankings in the same category.
Sophia Moss battled hard to bring home a fourth position in the Novice category missing the podium by a narrow margin. Lauren Carr and Sawyer Sturam brought in the final two podium spots with a silver and bronze all around in the Level 4 Open category.
All gymnasts performed well at this home meet and with their podium spots, Hannah Vallevand and Kira Magor secured spots to compete at the BC Championships in Kamloops in March. Many thanks to all of the coaches, judges and volunteers who make the Pajama Party Meet a success, with special thanks to the many generous sponsors.
– Chimo Gymnastics