Gymnast’s hard work pays off with dual silvers

Duncan Dynamics gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe came home from the BC Winter Games last month with two medals.

Duncan Dynamics gymnast Brooklyn Stobbe came home from the BC Winter Games last month with two medals.

The Crofton gymnast claimed the all-around silver medal in Level 7, and played a huge part in helping the Zone 6 (Vancouver Island/Central Coast) team to silver in the team competition.

The team and all-around events were held on the first day of competition in Penticton, and those who qualified moved on to the individual event finals on the second day.

On the second day, Stobbe finished sixth on beam and floor, eighth on bars, and 10th on vault.

At the age of 10, and competing in her first big multi-sport event where she didn’t know many of her teammates, Stobbe admitted it was intimidating to be there, early on at least.

“At first it was, but as the days went on, it went away,” she said.

The BC Winter Games were just one step on the way to where Stobbe wants gymnastics to take her.

“My goal is to get to nationals,” she said. “And if I can get there, I’ll try and go to the Olympics.”

According to Stobbe’s dad, Vince, Brooklyn is the driving force behind her own success.

“She pushes herself,” he said.

To reach her goals, Stobbe trains four hours a day, four days a week, which she says is worth it.

“It’s really fun. Every time you get a new skill, it motivates you to do more.”