Gymnasts bring home hardware

Ponoka gymnasts show off their medals after the Lacombe Gymnastics Meet. Holding a front support on the bars is from left to right Shannon Bendera

Submitted

March was busy month for the Ponoka Gymnastics and Trampoline Club. Four gymnasts travelled to their first competition of the season in Sundre and everyone brought back at least one ribbon.

•Sarah Nicholson, Cangym3 Tyro, first in beam, third in floor and vault.

•Ferron French-Scott, Cangym 3 Novice, second in floor, vault, and bars, third in beam.

•Emma Bendera, Cangym 4 Argo, first in vault, second in bars and beam, and third in floor.

•Shannon Bendera, Cangym 4 Tyro, third on the beam

Six athletes competed in Lacombe. All of the gymnasts had an exceptional meet. Emily Butler, Cangym 3  Novice, competed for the first time and finished first on vault and bars, with second-place finishes on beam and floor and gold all-around.

Ferron Frech-Scott competing at the same age and level placed second on floor and first on the other events and gold all-around.

Sarah Nicholson and Mckenzie Henderson competed at the Cangym 3 Tyro level and received first-place finishes on vault, bars, beam and floor, as well as gold all-around.

Emma Bendera competed at the Cangym 4 Argo level, receiving first-place finishes on bars, floor and vault. A fall off the balance beam on a difficult skill gave her a second-place finish on the beam.

Shannon Bendera also competed at the Cangym 4 level but an age level above her sister. Shannon did her best bar routine of the season, placing first in this event as well as on vault, followed by second-place finish on floor and balance beam. Both girls received gold medals for their all-around scores.

Although the gymnastics club is finished training for the season, four gymnasts will travel to Lacombe and Wetaskiwin for extra training so they can attend another meet April 9 in Irricana.

Just Posted

PHOTO: Calnash roof underway

Work has begun on the covered connection between the barn and main arena

Motorcyclist airlifted by STARS after collision

Incident under investigation by Ponoka RCMP

“Visions of the West” Art Show and Sale

Dates and times for the art show and sale

Police searching for fleeing suspects

Ponoka RCMP looking into incidents involving two stolen pickup trucks

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will lead Ponoka Stampede parade

Marshall, floats, route and other parade information

VIDEO: 5 of the best fathers in film

From Finding Nemo to Taken, here are some great on-screen dads

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

Alberta Mountie found not guilty of dangerous driving causing pedestrian’s death

RCMP Const. Michelle Phillips also found not guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

Toronto Raptors and their diverse team celebrated worldwide

Team is made up of players from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Spain

Further murder charge laid after alleged targeted hits in two Alberta cities

Jimmy Truong, who is 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Louie Angelo Mojica

Stettler County denial of Paradise Shores permit upheld by SDAB

Developers refusal to provide needed information among reasons behind appeal decision

Pot edibles, topicals and extracts to hit shelves no earlier than mid-December: Ottawa

Health Canada wrapped its public consultation on the draft rules for cannabis products in February

We the North: Delirious fans celebrate as Raptors win NBA title

Supporters from all over Canada cheer Toronto’s triumph

Most Read