The competitive gymnastics season has started with a competition in Kelowna last week.
Eight gymnasts from Nelson competed against a tough field of gymnasts from the Lower Mainland and Kelowna areas.
The girls all did well, showing promise for future competitions coming up in the season, ending with the BC Championships.
The results were as follows:
Provincial Level 2
Brianne Stefani won gold on beam by almost a full point, silver on vault and bronze in the all around.
Gwen McCrory had all solid performances in her first year as a Level 2, placing fourth on vault and floor.
Olivia Kelly also performed solid routines in her first Level 2 year, winning the gold on vault.
Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery came home with three silver medals for beam, floor and the all around.
Sara Tolles had an amazing competition, winning gold on beam and in the all around, silver on vault and bars and a bronze medal on floor.
14 and up
Hailey Lothrop performed all her routines with amazing confidence and swept up five gold medals for vault, bars, beam, floor and all around
Provincial Level 3
14 and up
Kylee Dyck brought home five medals, two gold for vault and bars, two silver for floor and all around and a bronze on beam.
Ella Keelan claimed three gold medals for beam, floor and all around and two silver medals for vault and bars.
Also, three gymnasts — Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery, Kylee Dyck and Ella Keelan — have won three spots on the Zone 1 (Kootenays) Team that will be competing at the BC Winter Games in Mission. The games take place February 21 to 23.