Eight of Manitoba’s top rhythmic gymnasts will take to the competition floor at the Canadian Championships in Markham, Ontario on Friday, May 17th. Team Manitoba will be represented by: Ella Burns (Novice, HPTCI), Aubrey Burns (JuniorO, HPTCI) Samantha Pfeil (JuniorHP, HPTCI), Grace Francis (SeniorO, HPTCI), Mamie Kroeker-Tom (SeniorO, Sapphires), Alexandra Yarema (SeniorO, HPTCI), Anastasia Kurakin (SeniorO, HPTCI), Alexys Purdie (SeniorHP, HPTCI).
Athletes from Manitoba are heading to the Western Regional Championships in Burnaby, BC from April 24-28. Manitoba will be represented by: 5B – Anna Fradkov; 6B – Emma Coughlan, Sara Johnson, Kaitlyn Childs; 6C – Caroline Coughlan, Madison Frost; Level 6 Duos – Madison Frost/Sara Johnson, Emma Coughlan/Caroline Coughlan; Novice – Athena Johnson, Ella Burns; Junior O – Festina Teneqja, Aubrey Burns, Veronika Yegorova; Junior HP – Samantha Pfeil; Senior O – Anastasia Kurakin, Alexandra Yarema, Anna Belle Richards, Grace Francis, Mamie Kroekor-Tom; Senior HP – Alexys Purdie. The team will be coached by Kaedyn Lashley, while Dana Maindonald, Lisa Smyrichinsky, Shari Hebert, and Zdravka Tchonkova will be judging the competition.
The Western Regional Championships serves as the highest level of competition for Provincial Stream gymnasts. It is also the final opportunity for gymnasts in National Stream to qualify for the National Championships this May in Markham, Ontario.
A rhythmic gymnastics judging course will take place on May 25 & 26 in Winnipeg for judges who are new to judging or looking to upgrade up to the club or provincial levels. Coaches interested in learning more about the code of points and choreography are encouraged to attend.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Recreational and Apprentice Coach of the Year. The deadline to submit nominations is May 6, 2019. We will be recognizing the winners of the categories during the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Provincial Gymnaestrada on June 1, 2019. Nominate a deserving coach today!