Saturday, May 29, 2010

Another National Champion

Jonathan Meehan picked up his first National Championship gold by winning the Youth Men's category yesterday in Kamloops.

Way to go Jonathan!

As well Jack McGarr, Luke Mackinnon and Jonathan all competed as part of the four man Ontario Tumbling team in the wild Team Final Competition. With solid performances the Ontario Men's team locked down the top place. Jonathan finished off the event with a stuck landing on his pass. Way to represent!

Ricardo Smith turned 20 yesterday at his first Nationals. Happy Birthday Ricardo.

Congratulations to all the OGC tumblers for their effort and great performances at Nationals.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Web Broadcast Nationals from Kamloops

2010 Canadian Gymnastics Championships will be broadcast live on the web!!!

Link to the broadcast:

Schedule of broadcast -

Friday, May 27th
6:00-9:30pm Trampoline & Tumbling (TG) Team Finals

Saturday, May 28th
2:30-6:00pm: WAG, MAG, and TT senior Finals

OGC's National Champion

Congratulations to Luke Mackinnon Canadian National Novice 15+ Men's Champion.

This is Luke's fourth National medal but his first gold. This is also the first Canadian Champion the OGC's tumbling program has ever had.

Other medalists were:

Michael Chaves 2nd in the Novice Men's 15+ category close on Luke's heels.


Jack McGarr 3rd place in the Novice 10-14 Men's category.

Congratulations to all of the OGC Tumblers for putting forth their best efforts and representing the OGC so well.

Results Day 2 Nationals

Today's Results:
Novice 10-14 Women
Kezia Allen 4th after Prelims and 4th after finals.
Novice 15+ Women
Lauren Rotolo 11th after Prelims
Novice 10-14 Men
Jack McGarr 2nd after Prelims and 3rd after Finals
Josh Sardella 5th after Prelims and 5th after Finals
Novice 15+ Men
Luke Mackinnon 1st after Prelims and 1st after Finals
Michael Chaves 2nd after Prelims and 2nd after Finals
Ricardo Smith 5th after Prelims and 6th after Finals

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 1 Competition Results

Here are results for the Novice 10-14 Men, Novice 15+ Men and Youth Men.

Novice Women compete tomorrow.

All Novice Men and Women have finals tomorrow as well.

I will post more soon.

Youth and Team Competition are Friday.

So far

Jack is in 2nd

Josh is in 6th

Luke is in 1st

Michael is in 2nd

Ricardo is in 5th

Jonathan is in 1st

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tumblers At Nationals

Good luck to the OGC Tumblers competing at National Championships this week in Kamloops.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Zacada Circus Spring Show

They've had great shows in the past and this year proves to be another spectacle to behold.

For discounted rate on tickets e-mail Don Holmes at

Hope to see you all there.

Summer Schedule

Though you may not know which group you will be placed in for the 2010/2011 season you will at least be able to make some plans using these schedules.

Note that the September Schedule is not yet definitive. We hope it will remain as such but there is a chance that there could be a change.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Schedule UPDATE

Here is the most up to date May schedule.

Please pay attention to the changes for next week while Niki and Don are away at National Championships in BC.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Victoria Day Weekend

Please note the following changes to the schedule for the Victoria Day weekend.

Sunday, May 23rd There is NO TRAINING

(Only those tumblers going to the Canadian National Championships will train on Sunday fro 4:30 to 6:30pm)

Monday, May 24th There is NO TRAINING

Don and Niki will be gone Monday the 24th until Sunday night May 30th so there will be an altered schedule. More information will be posted here for next week so stay tuned.

Parent Meeting Wednesday May 19

Just a reminder that there is a Parent Meeting tomorrow from 5:00 to 6:30pm in Meeting Room A here at the Glen Abbey Rec Centre for all CBA and National Tumblers over 12 years.

Athletes are expected to be part of the meeting. We will have guest speakers on Banned Substances and Nutrition for Elite Athletes.

The training schedule post the meeting is as such:

Provincial CBA Group 6:30 to 8:00pm

National Group 7:30 to 9:30pm

Thanks for your participation in this meeting.
Don and Niki

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ontario TU Team

Thanks to all of the Ontario Team Tumblers who visited us at the OGC for a Pre-Nationals Training.

Everyone looks strong, consistent and ready to lay down some solid routines at Nationals next week in Kamloops.

Go Ontario! Go!

Friday, May 14, 2010


If you are presently in the Tumbling Program (Developmental 1, 2, 3, Provincial D, Provincial CBA and National Group) your child needs to participate in the Re-Tryout sessions as indicated on the May Schedule (see earlier post for the schedule).

Some athletes will be trying out for higher level groups and need to participate in the tryout they are assigned. Those tryout assignments will be posted soon.

First you need to read over this information.

Feel free to ask questions of the coaches for any clarifications.

Summer Vacation Weeks

I know several people have asked what weeks the Tumbling Program will be taking off this summer. Here they are. Schedules are coming soon.

Developmental 1, 2, 3 and Provincial D group will have different weeks off than the Provincial CBA and National Groups.

Developmental 1, 2, 3 and Provincial D will have the following weeks off:

June 26th to July 4th

August 21st to September 7th

The Fall program for Developmental and Provincial D tumblers will start on Wednesday, September 8th.

Provincial CBA and National Tumblers will have the following weeks off:

July 19th to 25th

August 21st to September 7th

The Fall program for Provincial CBA and National tumblers will start on Wednesday September 8th.

The Provincial CBA and National Groups have the middle week of July due to the Canada Cup competition taking place the second week of July. (The Canada Cup is for National Tumblers only, we didn't want to take an entire week off just before the last qualification event for World Championships.)

More schedule information to come.

Tryouts, Retryouts and Groups for 2010/2011 will be coming soon.

2010/2011 Groups will be posted Friday, June 4th.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Parent Meeting MOVED

Parent Meeting for Provincial CBA and National Tumblers who are 12 years old and older and their Parents.

After finding out about a meeting room booking conflict we regrettably need to reschedule the Parent Meeting to Wednesday, May 19th from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

The meeting will now be one and a half hours as we will also be including an information session on Nutrition for Elite Athletes as well as information on Banned Substances.

So again:

The meeting is not this week.

It is next week Wednesday, May 19th from 5:00 to 6:30pm in meeting room A in the Rec Centre.

Sorry for the confusion and we look forward to you all attending.

The Tumbling Program Directors

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Update May Schedule

Here is an updated May Schedule which includes the Developmental RETRYOUT date on Monday, May 31st from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

As well there is an important Parent Meeting for the CBA and National Athletes who are 12 years of age and older. This meeting is mandatory. It will run from 6:00 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 12th and will touch on the subject of Banned Substances and Athlete Drug Testing. Our Guest Speaker will be Olympic Drug Tester John Smith.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Open Tryouts

(for new tumblers only)
if you are presently in the tumbling program you attend the designated ReTryouts as per the May schedule
will be held
Saturday, May 15th
12:00 until 2:00pm.
8 years and younger tryout between 12:00 and 1:00pm
9 years and older tryout between 1:00 and 2:00pm

You may register in the office at the OGC in advance. Please register as this facilitates the preparation for the tryouts.

Ages 4 and up are welcome to tryout.

What are we looking for:

Good listeners and hard workers.

Good cartwheels, round-offs, bridges, flexibility, strength and jumping ability.

You will receive an information package on the day of the tryouts that will answer pretty much every question you have so don't need to ask the office staff as they may not know the answers to some of your questions. You can look back to last year's posts about Tryouts to get a larger picture of what will happen (May 2009).



see the May schedule below, Retryouts are highlighted in green

DEVELOPMENTAL RETRYOUT DATE TO BE DETERMINED, it will be posted here soon, my apologies it was not posted on the May schedule