Sean Melton wins UCIC

The annual University of Calgary International Cup was good this year. A high percentage of HIT routines.

1. Sean Melton USA 83.625
2. Jackson Payne CAN 83.275
3. Justin Karstadt CAN 81.450

full results

1. USA 325.30
2. CAN 322.60

Due to problems with the originally planned venue, the meet was moved to Winsport – International Arena at Canada Olympic Park. I talked to many gymnasts, coaches and parents. ALL liked the venue.

Apparatus finals go Saturday. The guys from the UCIC will be competing against qualifiers from the concurrent Senior division, some of whom had higher individual scores than did the UCIC competitors.

For example:

Floor – William Emard QC 13.500
Pommel – Thierry Pellerin QC 14.700
Rings – Ryan Oehrlein ON 14.450
Rings – Chris Kaji ON 14.375
Vault – Damien Cachia AB 14.800
P Bars – Joel Gagnon QC 13.725

full Sr results

I thought the judging was quite good. FIG scores are generally lower than in the NCAA, however, so I wouldn’t compare against their College scores.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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