Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 Canadian Championships Youtube videos

Here are the final pics from the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships.  The event hosted Trampoline & Tumbling but also included the Women's Artistic gymnastics, Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics.   The Evraz Centre in Regina was like a four ring circus with events taking place all week and the best in Canadian Gymnastics showcased in one location.  The Oakville Gymnastics Club had athletes representing in WAG, MAG and TG.  Way to go OGC!

Novice 11-14 Tumbling finals line up missing the OGC's Mackenzie Dodd who had qualified to the event but chose  not to attend Nationals.

Rhythmic gymnast

The Canadian Olympic Women's Group for rhythmic warm up

Cirque du Soleil's talent scout Marceline Goldstein enjoying her new t-shirt.

Men's vault finals, ready to run.

the focus before the music starts rhythmic ball routine

numerous off colour jabs about the name of the host city something multiple Olympic Medalist Karen Cockburn (pronounce co-burn) knows something about and so do her teammates who made the shirts
You can see all of the OGC tumblers passes on my Youtube channel  at the following link: 

I have also added some rhythmic gymnastics, women's artistic and men's artistic gymnastics videos as well.  

2012 Canadian Championships REGINA Team Comp

The Friday Night Team final is one of the highlights of the Canadian National Championships with four representatives chosen from each province to compete in each discipline.  Tumbling was up first with the Ontario Girls picking up the gold.  The Men's tumbling team did a great job but landed in fourth spot.  Still the event had lots of excitement, great tumbling, and a whole lot of hooting and hollering.  Congratulations to the OGC's Michael Chaves who competed in the team final.  

The Men's Tumbling Team Competition line up.  British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Quebec

The Ontario Men's Tumbling team of Michael Chaves, Dakwan Henry, Jonathan Mitchel, and Will Bonn.

Team Ontario Man.

Waiting for it!

The Team Ontario Women placed first in the Women's Tumbling Team competition.

Run Team Ontario Man and crazy hair guy!

Team Ontario coach Nadia Bruno, Haven Swarts, Emily Smith, Alicia Russel, and Rebecca Zacard

Can you find the monkey in this picture.


Canadian Championships 2012

The Oakville Gymnastics Club Tumblers did their best to represent the OGC and the province of Ontario.  With Ben Senior capturing our only medal, a bronze in the Novice 15 and over men's tumbling category, we were still please with our finishes.  Most of our group were in their first season in higher categories and the competition was strong.  

Overall scores were as follows:

Youth Women
Dezember Treleaven Prelim 56.6 Final 54.8 Total 111.4
Savannah Wepf Prelim 51.7 Final 59.3 Total 111.0

Novice 15+ Men
Jack McGarr Prelim 55.6 Final 58.2 Total 113.8
Ben Senior Prelim 55.5 Final 59.0 Total 114.5

Senior Men
Michael Chaves Prelim 65.4 Final 64.2 Total 129.6

Savannah Wepf, Jack McGarr, Ben Senior and Michael Chaves all achieved the qualification standards to attend the 2012 Indo Pacific Championships to take place in Sydney, Australia this coming October but we will have to wait to receive the official team invitations after the Canada Cup competition set for mid July in Langley, BC.

OGC Tumblers Jack McGarr, Savannah Wepf, Dezember Treleaven and Ben Senior 

A little bit of acro.

The Novice 15+ Men's finals tumblers.

Novice 15+ Men's Tumblers results.  Ben Senior bronze medal.  Jack McGarr 5th.

Ben Senior with his bronze medal.  The OGC's only tumbling medal at this nationals.  Way to go Ben.

The Senior and Youth Women's tumblers lined up and ready to compete for the finals.

Youth Women's Tumbling final awards: Dezember Trelevan 4th and Savannah Wepf 5th

Michael Chaves competed in the Senior Men's category for the first time at a Canadian Championships and landed just outstide the medals falling behind the heavy weights Jon Schwager (AB), Vincent Lavoie (QC) and Junior Charpentier-Leclerc (QC).  Michael has his sight set to perform bigger skills at the Canada Cup in July.  Way to go Michael on your strong finish at the 2012 Canadian Tumbling Championships.

Senior Men's tumbling final.  Michael Chaves 4th in Canada in his first year as a Senior Tumbler.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

June Schedule some of it

Here is the first three weeks of the June schedule.  Mostly what you need to pay attention to here is the change of schedule for the first two weeks to accommodate for Tryouts and Retryouts.

If you are presently in the tumbling program you do NOT need to come to the OPEN Tumbling Tryouts.  You will have your athlete come to the "RETRYOUTS" that are scheduled over the week during their regular scheduled training.  Sorry for the confusion.

My apologies for the changes but the schedule is tight with the extra June competitions this year.

Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Open Tumbling Tryouts May 30th

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Canadian Nationals Champs Ontario Team

The 2012 Ontario Trampoline and Tumbling Team

GCG News 2012 Canadian Championships Day 2

May 22

Vaculik tops women’s field in qualifications at Canadian gymnastics championships

REGINA -- Olympic hopeful Kristina Vaculik of Whitby, Ont., led all competitors in the women’s qualification round at the 2012 Canadian gymnastics championships on Tuesday with a score of 56.350 points.

Former Canadian junior champion Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., placed second with 55.650 points and Ellie Black of Halifax was third at 54.900 in a field of 21 gymnasts.

Vaculik topped the field on beam and uneven bars and was fourth on floor and 11th on vault.

“There’s a lot of pressure right now and it’s really good to see how everyone is doing,” said Vaculik, who is vying to earn one of five spots on the Canadian women’s team heading to London this summer.

Results from the Canadian championships and a final selection meet at the end of June in Gatineau, Que., will count heavily towards the outcome.

“After we qualified a full team for the Games it’s been an amazing feeling,” said Vaculik. “We’ve done our job as a country to send a full team and it’s just great to be here knowing that we’re going to send five girls to the Olympics.”

Vaculik, a two-time Canadian all around champion taking a year off from Stanford University to pursue her Olympic dream, played a key role in helping Canada earn one of just 12 full-team berths at the final qualification for the Games last January.

Notably absent on the opening day of the championships was Toronto’s Peng Peng Lee, who was on her way home with a dislocated knee after a crash landing on vault during a practice session on Monday.

Lee, Canada’s top performer at the 2011 world championships in Tokyo, will undergo an MRI in Toronto on Wednesday morning to determine the extent of the injury to her left knee.

“It’s too early to speculate about whether Peng Peng can recover from this injury in time for the Olympics,” said Gymnastics Canada President and CEO, Jean Paul Caron of Ottawa.

“We are going to wait for the MRI results and hope for the best.”

The women’s senior all around finals take place on Thursday.

Competition continues Wednesday in women’s novice, men’s junior and argo classes and trampoline and tumbling.

GCG News Feed 2012 Canadian Championships Day 1

May 21

Canadian gymnastics championships set the stage for Summer Olympics  

REGINA -- Over 600 competitors will be vying for titles in all three gymnastics disciplines -- artistic, rhythmic and trampoline -- at this year’s Canadian championships May 22-26, including some who have already clinched a spot at the upcoming Summer Olympics and others still battling to qualify for the Games.

Highlighting the trampoline competition are three-time Olympic medal winner Karen Cockburn, 2008 Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett and two-time world medallist Rosannagh MacLennan, all of Toronto.

All three have already qualified for the Games and can use this year’s championships to hone the routines they hope will carry them to a record-breaking Canadian showing this summer in London.

Canada’s rhythmic gymnastics team in the group event will also give spectators a sneak preview of their Olympic routines after clinching its berth at the world championships last September.

It’s the first time Canada has qualified for the Olympics in the group event since it made its debut at the 1996 Games.

Team members are Rose Cossar, Anjelika Reznik, Anastasiya Muntyanu, and Alexandra Landry, all of Toronto, Kelsey Titmarsh of Thornhill, Ont., and Katrina Cameron of Mississauga, Ont.

Canada didn’t qualify any individual rhythmic gymnastics for the Games but rising stars Maria Kitkarska of Montreal and Nerissa Mo of Vancouver headline this year’s senior competition while Patricia Bezzoubenko of Toronto will be looking for her second straight national junior title.  

Unlike  the trampoline and rhythmic gymnasts, the pressure to qualify for the Games is still on for competitors in both men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics.

After falling just short of qualifying a full five-man team for the Games, Canada is restricted to sending just one male gymnast to London and competition is expected to be fierce for the lone spot up for grabs.

Among those in the running include 2011 world championship team members Nathan Gafuik of Calgary, Ken Ikeda of Abbotsford, B.C., Kevin Lytwyn of Stoney Creek, Ont., Jackson Payne and Brandon O’Neill, both of Edmonton, Hugh Smith of Halifax, Scott Morgan of Vancouver and a group of younger gymnasts aiming for the 2016 Olympics.

“They’ve all been working very hard on increasing difficulty in their best events to increase their chances,” said Canadian men’s program director Jeff Thomson of Vancouver.

“Some of the younger guys know they are a long shot at best but this is an opportunity to experience the pressure of qualifying for the next Olympics and the older guys with more experience know that they are going to fight it out to see who goes.”

In women’s gymnastics Canada has qualified a full team for the Games with the country’s top competitors vying for one of five openings.

Results from the Canadian championships and a final selection meet at the end of June will count heavily towards Olympic team selection.

“We’re expecting a high level of competition and ultimately a strong team for the Olympics,” said national team director Kyna Fletcher of Vancouver.

Competitors at this year’s Canadian championships include three-time Canadian all around champion Kristina Vaculik of Whitby, Ont., 2010 Elite Canada all around champion Peng Peng Lee of Toronto and 2011 Canadian junior champion Victoria  Moors of Cambridge, Ont. 

The Canadian championship also includes competition in non-Olympic tumbling and double mini trampoline events.

Among the medal contenders are Denis Vachon of Burlington, Ont., and Mariah Madigan in men’s and women’s double mini and Emily Smith of Burlington, Ont., and Jon Swaiger of Calgary in men’s and women’s tumbling.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Canadian Championships

The OGC tumblers are set to start their week of training and competition at the 2012 Viterra Gymnastics Championships in Regina, Saskatchewan.  

Good luck to the OGC tumblers: Ben Senior, Jack McGarr, Savannah Wepf, Dezember Treleaven, and Michael Chaves.  Go team!

For more information on the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships follow the link:



June 24th, 2012

Scarborough Gym Elites

All tumbling levels are invited 
(Demo, Interclub, Provincial & National).  

This is a really fun Retro Summer themed event.  Pull out the grass skirt, the big sunglasses, the floral prints and the sandals it's time for summer.

See the link to the competition information below.

We hope all OGC tumblers will participate as this a great way to finish off the year.

You can register with the office today.

If you are under 8 years old there is a demo category called Novice where the athletes perform the Novice level skills of round-off, back handspring and round-off , two back handsprings but they can be spotted as they are not permitted to be judged.  Registration fee for the Novice category is only $20.

If you do not attend this competition please note that there will not be any training on Sunday, June 24th at the OGC as all the coaches will be at the Retro Summer Invitational.  You might as well attend.   All the cool kids will be there.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ab Contest Winners!

Okay, so I'm way late with getting this posted.  My apologies.

Thanks to the 7 brave bodies who got in on the OGC Tumbling and Acro Ab Contest!  Great job everyone?

Here are the winners!!!
In the 17 & Under category we had two entrants:

Jack takes the win.  Check out the abs in the group shot below!

In the 18 & Over category we had Erik, Don, Ricardo (no photo) and Erik's dad, Robert (no photo).

Erik takes the win!
Michael just wanted to have his abs on the blog.  Thanks Michael.

During the Tumblers, Tiaras, and Tuxedos Interclub Tumbling competition my male ushers decided to do their tumbling show without shirts.  Nice abs!

 Some of us need to be creative to get our abs to pop!!!
Whatever works!

Erik's mom, Veronika ( when she was blond)
In the Women's category we had Veronika (Erik's mom, sadly no photo so I added one for her.)

Thanks to everyone who participated and hopefully even if you didn't join in, you took some time to workout a bit more and choose some healthier foods since the Christmas gorge.  Time to start preparing that beach body.  Good luck and healthy living!