Members of the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club, Kate Altwasser (from left), Nya Chutskoff, Kalli Campbell, Marajade Goertz, Allysia Irawan and Jazmine Crombie-Smith recently returned from the Quesnel Gold Pan Invitational where they picked up multiple medals in various events.

Members of the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club, Kate Altwasser (from left), Nya Chutskoff, Kalli Campbell, Marajade Goertz, Allysia Irawan and Jazmine Crombie-Smith recently returned from the Quesnel Gold Pan Invitational where they picked up multiple medals in various events.

Gymnasts bring home medals from Quesnel

Members of the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club bounced and flipped their way to multiple medals late last month in Quesnel.

Members of the Williams Lake Gymnastics Club bounced and flipped their way to multiple medals late last month at the Quesnel GoldPan Invitational.

For most it was the club’s first meet of the competitive gymnastics season, where gymnasts Kalli Campbell, Nya Chutskoff, Allysia Irawan, Jazmine Crombie-Smith and Marajade Goetz represented the lakecity.

In Junior Olympic Program level one it was a one, two, three sweep for the WLGC.

Irawan finished first overall to bring home gold, taking first in vault and beam, and capturing second on bars and floor.

Second overall was Crombie-Smith, while Goetz was third.

“The best part for me was getting the medals,” Irawan said.

“Vault and beam were my best events. I had awesome coaches and I practiced hard.”

Crombie-Smith agreed receiving their medals was fun.

“I stayed tight on the vault and had good form,” she said.

Goetz, meanwhile, enjoyed the competitive aspect of the meet.

“My favourite was competing,” she said.

“Gymnastics is really my thing and I like doing it a lot. I even practice in my living room.”

In the JOP level three division Campbell was fifth overall, and Chutskoff was eighth.

Campbell’s best even was floor, where she got second. Chutskoff, meanwhile, was fifth on vault and fifth on floor.

“Getting to meet new people from different places is fun,” Chutskoff said.

The WLGC also brought home two team awards from the competition.

In the JOP level one division the team placed first, while in the JOP level three division, the team finished second.

The team will now continue training for its next meet, coming up in April.

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