Dynamics wrap up competition with a big day at Garden City Invitational

Duncan Dynamics gymnasts brought home a huge medal haul as they wrapped up the competitive season at the Garden City invitational in Panorama last month.

In Argo 1 2005, all three Dynamics gymnasts earned at least one medal. Sophie Chernykh was second all-around (silver on floor, bronze on beam, fifth on bars, sixth on vault), Lola Owen was sixth all-around (bronze on floor, sixth on beam, eighth on vault, 13th on bars), and Chloe Schoyen was eighth all-around (bronze on vault, seventh on floor, 11th on bars, 12th on beam).

In Argo 1 2004, the Dynamics collected six medals, including gold all-around and on floor for Anna Akhurst, and gold on beam for Sadie Manley. Akhurst also finished third on vault and bars, and ninth on beam, while Manley was fourth on bars, eighth on vault and 12th on floor to finish fifth all-around. Also representing the Duncan club were Jenna Laughland (silver on beam, sixth on vault, seventh on bars and ninth on floor, fourth all-around), Weilee David (fifth on floor, sixth on beam, eighth on vault, 11th on bars, seventh all-around), and Amelia Cannon (14th on beam and vault, 15th on floor, 16th on bars and all-around).

The Dynamics claimed three of the top four all-around spots in Tyro 1, led by Claire Innes-Linge, who was first all-around (gold on bars and floor, fourth on vault and beam). In second all-around was Birkley Anderson (gold on floor, silver on vault, fourth on bars, fifth on floor), and in fourth was Trinity Page (silver on beam, bronze on floor, sixth on vault and ninth on bars). Two more Dynamics gymnasts earned medals: Mia Luna with silver on vault and bronze on bars, and Bailey McMillan with silver on floor. McMillan placed seventh all-around (sixth on bars, ninth on beam, 11th on floor), and Luna was eighth (sixth on floor, 14th on beam). Rounding out the contingent were Emma Bruce (seventh on bars, 10th on vault, 11th on floor and beam, 10th all-around), Mia Fahey (fifth on beam, 10th on floor, 14th on vault, 15th on bars, 13th all-around) and Sienna Quast (sixth on floor, 13th on bars, 14th on beam, 15th on vault, 14th all-around).

Chloe Oliveira placed first allaround in Novice/Open 1, taking gold on beam, silver on bars and vault, and bronze on floor. Behind her were Jaden Findlater (third on vault, bars and beam, fifth on floor, third all-around), Jasmin Wilson (gold on floor, fourth on beam, fifth on vault and bars, fourth allaround), and Gracie Innes (silver on floor, fourth on vault and bars, fifth on beam and all-around).

Brooklyn Stobbe earned silver on floor and bronze on beam in Argo 2 2005-2007, and was fourth on vault and 12th on bars to place fifth all-around.

In Tyro 2 2003, Tahara Brown finished third overall (bronze on beam, fourth on bars and floor, ninth on vault), and Cheyenne MacKeil was ninth (silver on beam, 10th on bars, 11th on vault, 12th on floor).

Sarah Deschamps took gold on vault and silver on floor in Tyro 2 2002, and was sixth on bars and ninth on beam to finish sixth all-around. In P2 Novice 2001, Gabrielle Austin took gold on vault, silver on floor, bronze on beam and fourth on vault to place second all-around.

In Novice 2 2000, Kylae Darby placed fifth-all around (silver on vault and floor, sixth on bars and beam), and in Novice 3, Trystinna Bailey was ninth all-around (sixth on floor, eighth on floor, ninth on vault and beam).

The Dynamics also had two PreArgo competitors: Avaling David (gold on vault and floor, silver on bars, bronze on beam, silver all-around), and Khrystyna Yaremyn (gold on floor, silver on vault, bronze on bars and beam, silver all-around).

Another local gymnast, Mia Butcher, who trains with Falcon Gymnastics in Victoria, performed well at the meet, winning four medals Tyro 2. Butcher collected silver on bars and vault and bronze on beam and finished eighth on floor to place third all-around.

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