Young gymnasts displayed their skills at the Chimo club's PJ Party meet.

Chimos on podium at PJ Party meet

Talented gymnasts enjoyed Valentine Day weekend competition in Comox

Chimo gymnasts topped the podium several times over to make the PJ Party Meet a true party, not to mention a great Valentine’s Day present.

Chimo athletes in both male and female categories had a great competition for their first effort this season.  On the male side, in Level 1, Jarius Ball nailed down gold overall with first place in floor, pommel horse, rings and highbar, and second in parallel bars and vault.

Bryce Benton was right behind him with the silver overall, placing first in vault, second in highbar and pommel horse and third in rings and floor. Jasper Felbaum just missed the podium but placed a strong fourth overall with a tie for first in floor and the parallel bars and a tie for third in vault.

“Men’s gymnastics is growing quickly at Chimo and things are looking up for these young gymnasts,” a club spokesperson said.

On the ladies side, the Junior Olympic 3 Level athletes really shone with five top-10 overall placings in the two age groups. On top of the podium was Brynne Johnstone with first in vault, bars and beam and a tie for second in floor.

Jade Comeau placed fifth overall with a bronze on the bars and a fourth place on floor. Abby Landry placed sixth overall with a gold on bars and second on floor.

Monique Vinnedge and Taylor Parker placed ninth and 10th overall respectively while Ariadne Greekas and Emma Wolfe turned in great performances to put them in the top 20 overall.

In the Junior Olympic 7 session, Sophia Mossie brought home a silver in the overall competition with a first on bars, second on beam and fourth on vault while Kira Magor placed a strong fourth on bars, beam and floor for a fifth overall.

Sawyer Sturam also took the overall silver in Junior Olympic 8 competition with a first in vault, second on bars and third on beam. Isabella Pelletier turned in an excellent bar routine, taking the bronze medal for her performance.

Chimo Gymnastics Club would like to thank the great support of community sponsors such as Parmalat,  Fired Up Clay Works, Bodyworx Physiotherapy, Bayview Chiropractic, Rawthentic Eatery, Edible Island, Subway, QF, Thrifty Foods, Nighthawk Electric, Fitness Excellence, The Hub Cafe, Delicado’s Southwestern Restaurant, Gunter Brothers Meat Co., Courtenay Country Market, Clove’s Deli,Vasili’s Bakery, John’s Independent Grocers and Water, Pure & Simple.

Several sponsors made the party atmosphere extra special, such as the Black Fin Pub, McDonald’s (Crown Isle), Dynamic Spine, Sport and Wellness, Tim Hortons, Subway (Washington Park location), RSD Road Building, and Panago Pizza.

– Chimo Gymnastics Club


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