Falcon Gymnastics athletes with medals

Falcon Gymnastics athletes with medals

Gymnasts vault to medals

Local gymnasts win medals and ribbons at BC championships

Fifteen athletes from Falcon Gymnastics traveled to North Vancouver to compete in the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships.

The event brought together over 500 athletes from across British Columbia where some were competing to earn a spot on Team BC and to represent the province at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships in May.

Greater Victoria Falcon gymnasts rose to the occasion with an impressive display of talent, skill and discipline, earning them 17 medals and 22 top ten ribbon placements.

Medal and ribbon winners were:

Junior Olympic Level 6 (2005-2007)

Jaidyn Olynyk earned Bronze on Bars and a Bronze medal All-Around.

Junior Olympic Level 6 (2004)

Karley Telford earned Bronze on Bars and Beam and a Bronze medal All-Around. Ava Stewart earned a Silver medal on Bars and 8th place All-Around.

Junior Olympic Level 6 (2002-2001)

Leonie Solomons earned the Gold medal on Bars, Bronze on Beam and Silver All- Around.

Josée Simard earned the Gold medal on Beam and 9th place All-Around.

Junior Olympic Level 6 (2001-1997)

Abby Stamper took the Gold medal on Beam and 6th place All-Around.1

Junior Olympic Level 7 (2002-2003)

Mia Butcher earned the Silver medal on Bars and 7th place All-Around.

Junior Olympic Level 7 (2001-1997)

Kiana Pheiffer took the Gold medal on Vault.

Junior Olympic Level 8 (2000-2001)

Emily Schmidt earned a Gold medal on beam and Gold on Floor, placing 4th All- Around.

Junior Olympic Level 8 (1999-1997)

Sara Keating earned a Silver Medal on Bars and 6th All-Around

Junior Olympic Level 9 (2000-1994)

Emily Bolink earned a Bronze on Bars and 9th All-Around.


To finish up the 2015 session, Falcon gymnasts are training hard for their final competitions that include the 33rd Annual Garden City Invitational.  That event will  be held on May 16 to17 at the Panorama Recreation Centre where these athletes will be showing off their physical strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A GoFundMe has been launched in memory of an eight-year-old boy who drowned at a Hotel Zed pool in Victoria on March 24. (Jane Andema/GoFundMe)
GoFundMe started in memory of 8-year-old boy who died at Hotel Zed pool

Child drowned after wandering off to the pool alone

The family of Iris McNeil, shown here with members of her family, has launched a petition to deny parole for the man who murdered McNeil in 1997. (Family photo)
Family fights killer’s release from Metchosin institution

Shortreed serving an indeterminate sentence at William Head Institution

This image shows northbound traffic on Highway 17 looking to turn west onto Keating Cross Road (far right top corner), crossing the southbound lane on Highway 17. A new flyover overpass promises to ease delays and improve safety, but the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is calling for revisions in joining other critics. (Screencap/Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce calls for revisions to Central Saanich flyover overpass

Chamber deems current proposal necessary but insufficient in calling for full movement interchange

The Capital Regional Hospital District has approved awarding a tender to QM Environmental for the demolition and hazardous materials disposal of the Oak Bay Lodge. (Black Press Media File)
Winning bidder approved for Oak Bay Lodge demolition

Capital Regional Hospital District board approves $4.266 million budget for project

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
Driver stopped on Pat Bay Highway after road rage reports fails breathalyzer test: police

Several witnesses reported driver to Saanich police, school officer intercepted

Rainbow trouts thrashing with life as they’re about to be transferred to the largest lake of their lives, even though it’s pretty small. These rainbows have a blue tinge because they matched the blue of their hatchery pen, but soon they’ll take on the green-browns of their new home at Lookout Lake. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
VIDEO: Lookout Lake stocked with hatchery trout to delight of a seniors fishing club

The Cherish Trout Scouts made plans to come back fishing soon

Paper Excellence took over Catalyst Paper operations in B.C. in 2018. (Paper Excellence photo)
The plane blasted through an airport fence and down a hill, before stopping before a cement barrier on Highway 5A, right in front of a school bus. Photo submitted.
Student pilot crashes plane onto Highway 5A almost hitting school bus

Aircraft hit pavement right in front of school bus

Eight-year-old Piper and her family were raising money to help Guinevere, the bearded dragon, get a gynecological surgery. Sadly, the reptile didn’t survive the procedure. (Jackee Sullivan/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lizard fails to survive surgery, GoFundMe dollars help Langley family offset medical bills

Guinevere, a pet bearded dragon, underwent an ovariectomy on Tuesday

B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Premier John Horgan booked to get AstraZeneca shot Friday

‘Let’s show all British Columbians that the best vaccine is the one that’s available to you now,’ he said

Doses of the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine in a freezer trailer, to be transported to Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Pfizer to increase vaccine deliveries in Canada as Moderna supply slashed

Moderna plans to ship 650,000 doses of its vaccine to Canada by the end of the month, instead of the expected 1.2 million

Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks about the province’s COVID-19 vaccine plans during a news conference at the legislature in Victoria. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
P.1 variant likely highest in B.C. due to more testing for it: Dr. Henry

Overall, just under 60% of new daily cases in the province involve variants

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: Do you have a plan in place in the event of a tsunami?

Tsunamis have claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people between 1998… Continue reading

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of April 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Most Read