Langley Gymnastics Foundation’s Haileigh Cook and Hope Price cheered on their teammate as she competed on uneven bars.

Flip City, Langley Gymnastics athletes shine at B.C. meet

Some of the province’s top gymnasts gathered at the Langley Events Centre.

Flip City Gymnastics athletes did the host club proud at the Gymnastics BC championships, held inside the Langley Events Centre’s Fieldhouse this past weekend.

In trampoline and tumbling, Flip City boasted some provincial gold medalists including nine-year-old Sophie Kraushar in double mini trampoline (DMT), Connar Tomalty in senior men’s DMT, and 13-year-old Allyson Armstrong in women’s tumbling.

Allyson’s 14-year-old brother, Owen, won a pair of silver medals in DMT and trampoline, finishing second behind world champion Gavin Dodd, 13, from Kamloops in both events.

Flip City head coach Rusty Pierce was happy with the event as a whole.

“We received compliments from across the province about how well organized it was, and how much people loved the new facility behind the Langley Events Centre,” Pierce remarked.

Flip City highlights included:

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

JO 8 (2004-2005) – Makenna Guidish 3rd vault, 2nd bars, 1st floor, 1st all around (2016 B.C. champion)

JO 8 (1999-2001) – Alecksa Torrance 3rd vault, 2nd beam, 5th floor, 2nd all around

JO 8 (2002-2003) – Maya Crutch 1st vault, 4th bars, 3rd floor, 2nd all around

JO 8 – 1st all around Team Award

JO 5 (2000-2005)– Akaisha Torrance 4th beam, 3rd floor, 3rd all around

A few other women’s highlights on specific events:

Jennifer Hung – 1st bars JO9 (1997-2002)

Jacklynn Matthews – 3rd floor JO7 2003

Emma Schmor – 5th vault JO8 2002-2003

Courtney Smith – 4th beam JO8 2002-2003

Melody Hung – 6th bars JO8 (2004-2005)

Sammi To – 2nd beam, 4th floor JO8 (2004-2005)

Thalia Simpson – 2nd vault, 5th beam JO5 (2000-2005)

Chloe Hill – 3rd vault JO5 (2006-2008)

Kyra Sager-Hoffard – 2nd beam JO9 (2003-2005)

Lauren Van Harmelen – 3rd floor JO10

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Level 2 (8 to 10 yrs) Connor Fielding 2nd floor, 4th rings, 1st parallel bars, 7th vault, 7th pommel horse, 3rd all around

Level 2 (8 to 10 yrs) Owen Fielding 2nd rings, 2nd parallel bars, 5th floor, 4th all around

Level 3 (8 to 12 yrs) Noah Ichihara 3rd vault, 4th floor, 5th parallel bars, 7th all around

Langley Gymnastics Foundation had a host of athletes competing over the weekend.

LGF results from the Gymnastics BC meet, which ran April 15 to 17, included:

Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

Alexa Slipec, Amelia Van Andel, Kennedy Duke, Sage Bishop-Beaurone, Haley Biggin, Paula Urquidi, Emilie Hong, and Cathy Zhong qualified for the Western meet.

Members Haley Biggin, Paula Urquidi, Emilie Hong, Cathy Zhong and Angel Zhong qualified for nationals.

Grace Hernberg (JO 7 – 2004) 1st beam

Emma Nash (JO 7 – 2003) 3rd uneven bars, 3rd around

Alexa Slipec (JO 8 – 2003) 2nd uneven bars, 1st beam, 1st all around

Cassandra Principe (JO 8 – 2003) 3rd beam

Amelia Van Andel (JO 8 – 2004) 3rd uneven bars, 2nd floor, 2nd all around

Kennedy Duke (JO 8 – 2005) 1st vault, 3rd all around

Brooke Miller (JO 5 – 2005) 3rd beam

Madisyn Dunn (JO 5 – 2007) 1st vault, 1st beam, 1st all around

Haileigh Cook (JO 5 – 2006) 2nd vault, 1st on floor, 2nd all around

Amber Hildebrand (JO 5 – 2006) 3rd beam

Nicole Czerniakowski (JO 7 – 2002) 1st uneven bars, 1st beam, 1st all around

Sage Bishop-Beaurone (JO 9 – 2001) 3rd uneven bars, 2nd beam, 2nd all around

Haley Biggin (JO 10 – 2001) 1st uneven bars, 1st beam, 1st floor, 1st all around

Emilie Hong (JO 10 – 2002) 2nd vault, 2nd uneven bars, 2nd all around

Paula Urquidi (JO 10 – 2001) 3rd vault, uneven bars, beam, and all around

JO 7 LGF team – 2nd place

JO 8 LGF team – 2nd place

JO 10 LGF team – 1st place

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics

Tyler Welch, Victor Blaine, and Brandon Macdonald were named to the National Open team.

Nicolas Cruz was named to attend nationals in the novice category.

Tyler Welch (National Open) 2nd all around

Victor Blaine (National Open) 3rd all around

Brandon MacDonald (National Open) 3rd rings

Spencer Principe (Level 5) 3rd all around

Trevor Ma (Elite 4) 3rd parallel bars

Dylan Hehr (Level 4) 1st vault

Maddy Woznica (Level 4) 3rd vault, 3rd high bar

Brennan Utkhede (Level 4) 2nd rings

Daniel Kim (Level 2) 1st floor

Parker Thomlinson (Level 1) 2nd all around

For a full list of results, visit and the 2016 championships page.

For more photos from the meet, click here.

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