The Prince Albert Aerials Gymnastics Club continues to make leaps and bounds as the club recently returned from the provincial championships with seven members winning individual titles and the local contingent missing out on the overall team title by a mere .15 of a point.
"The girls exceeded my expectations," said women's artistic gymnastics team coach Mike Amouri. "They came away with not only just medals and trophies but they learned what we need to do for next year."
In addition to the dozen women's artistic team members there were another six competitors in the trampoline and tumbling discipline who made the trip to Yorkton.
Claiming provincial titles were: Caylin Leia – P3 Open (14-and-over) floor exercises; Laura Placsko – P3 Tyro (10-11 year olds) all around and floor exercises; Kiera Beauchesne – P2 Tyro floor exercises; Kelsey Hurl – P5 Open floor exercises; Corbyn Morgan – double mini trampoline and trampoline; Connor Pritchard – tumbling; Brent Ertman – tumbling, trampoline and double mini trampoline.
Hurl will be leaving for Langley, B.C. this week to compete in the Western Canadian artistic championships while Pritchard will be off to Edmonton next week for the Western Canadian trampoline and tumbling event. Hayden Gratias had also qualified for the Langley competition, but an injury has put her on the sidelines and is keeping her from attending the event.
One final weekend of competitions will be May 12-13 when the Aerials will host the Women's Artistic Team Cup for competitive gymnasts and provincial CAT championships which is for recreational and development participants.
The public is invited to attend either of these competitions, as it is a showcase for what the sport has to offer. The Aerials has competitors in both men's and women's artistic disciplines, trampoline and tumbling and also in rhythmic gymnastics.