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Campbell River Gymnastics Association Athletes Make Team B.C.

Friday, May 13th, 2022 6:54am

By Meg Polson

The Campbell River Gymnastics Association saw four of its top athletes earn a spot on Team B.C. by shining at the provincial championships in April.

The Campbell River Gymnastics Association saw four of its top athletes earn a spot on Team B.C. by shining at the provincial championships in April.

Jordan Loock, Hannah Herschler, Carson Ogg, and Jackson Martin all performed excellently at the meet to claim their place on the squad, which will aim to beat the other provinces at the 2022 Canadian Championships in Richmond from May 21st to 31st.

While getting a chance to represent the province at the nationals is an honour, the real story is the dedication it took to come this far.

Head coach/ program director Todd Sader said the top gymnasts at the club train 4.5 hours a day, five days a week for 11 months of the year.

Many athletes weren’t willing or able to make that commitment over the last couple years, where training and competing was made even more difficult by the pandemic.

A final training camp with the other top gymnasts in the province takes place May 13-15.

The boys will workout in Abbotsford, and the girls will train in Port Coquitlam.

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