Aspire Training Camp, Vancouver

I dropped in for a day to observe the 6th in a series of Canadian Training Camps led by coaching legend Alex Bard.

Aspire gymnasts aspire to (eventually) make National Team. Canada already has lists for 2020, 2024 and even 2028.

Of course gymnasts this young can move back and forth between J.O. and the elite stream.


Thanks to host Omega Gymnastics.


Apparatus leaders included Michelle Arsenault, Barb Fraser, Julia Spivak, Laurie Henderson and Vladimir Lashin.


Kim Bui – 14.800 Bars

2012 Olympian Kim Bui, the 27-year-old who missed nearly all of 2015 due to injury, will make her competitive turn at Bundesliga this weekend, where she hopes to impress enough for a spot on the country’s European Championships team. …


How did that go for Kim?

55.800 AA. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via theallaround)

Spain v Romania friendly

1. Ana Perez ESP 56.55
2. Claudia Colom ESP 55.75
3. Maria Holbura ROM 54.6

ESP 166.65
ROM 164.05

full results

Gymmapstics was there posting a detailed report, happy that Cintia Rodriguez (54.05) is back from injury.

Romania did win the Junior friendly. They have some talented girls coming up. Neither team qualified for Rio so they’ll already be putting the priority on Tokyo 2020.

Ethan Ikeda defeats Ken Ikeda

Canada’s Ken Ikeda who recently competed at Test Event is age-34.

He’s a world class Pommel Horse man.

In the Cash and Carry Invitational gymnasts of different age divisions compete against one another for CA$H they carry away home.

Look who bested the Pommel legend. 🙂

U.S. Women’s L10 J.O. Championships conclude

The top three in each division are as follows.

Junior D: 1. Gabryel Wilson of MAG, 38.900; 2. Cassie Stevens of Arizona Sunrays, 38.475; 3. Nevaeh DeSouza of Dream Xtreme, 38.150.

Junior E: 1t. Payton Richards of Aerial Gymnastics, and Rachel Baumann of WOGA, 38.350; 3. Karley McClain of All American, 38.300.

Junior F: 1t. Abby Heiskell of Southeastern and Shaylah Scott of Metroplex, 38.575; 3. Jade Carey of Oasis, 38.475.

Senior D: 1. Kyla Bryant of Georgia Elite, 38.700; 2. Kyana George of Metroplex, 38.550; 3. Kennedi Edney of Precision Gymnastics, 38.375.

Senior E: 1. Taylor Houchin of GMG, 38.475; 2t. Kimberly Tessen of All American, and Paige Williams of Metroplex, 38.125.

Senior F: 1. Maddie Karr of Twin City Twisters, 39.025; 2. Cassidy Keelen of Texas Dreams, 38.575; and 3. Rachel Dickson of MEGA, 38.475.

Click PLAY or watch Gabby Wilson’s 9.8 FX on YouTube. Great amplitude.

I don’t see Gabby committed to any College team, as yet. 🙂