Gymnast nails spot at nationals

Spending 20 hours per week training for gymnastic has well paid-off for one youth on Team Alberta, making his way to the Canadian National Championships.

  • Feb. 17, 2010 11:00 a.m.

By Jasmine Franklin

Spending 20 hours per week training for gymnastic has well paid-off for one youth on Team Alberta making his way to the Canadian National Championships.

“I just really enjoy it,” gymnast Findlay McCormick said. “I was pretty surprised when I found out I made it, I wasn’t expecting it at all.”

The reason McCormick,12, was so surprised was because the event he won to secure his position on the team was his first high performance competition. He finished eighth, landing him a spot on the team.

“I just want to go with this and see where it all takes me,” he said.

Beginning training just three and a half years ago, McCormick is in the heart of competition season with Red Deer’s Exelta Gymnastic Club. His best category is the high bar.

“He really loves it and it came about naturally to him. I’m trying not to push him,” said Findlay’s mom, Susanne. “He hopes to just continue his sport as long as he can.”

With five children, Ms. McCormick said a lot of the other kids’ activities are in Red Deer because of the time commitment Findlay’s gymnastics takes.

“It’s nice that he has found something he really loves,” she said.

Provincials take place in April, and nationals in May.

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