Exelta club make the top four

Three members of the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club finished in the top four in the boys’ national youth division of the Capital City Gym Power meet during the weekend.

EDMONTON — Three members of the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club finished in the top four in the boys’ national youth division of the Capital City Gym Power meet during the weekend.

Findlay McCormick took top spot in the first competition of the season while capturing gold in the parallel bars, second on the pommel horse, third on the horizontal bar, vault and rings and fourth on the floor.

Alan d’Assumpcao-Ng was third and Conner Trepanier fourth overall.

d’Assumpcao-Ng won the floor exercise, was second on the vault and parallel bars, fourth on the horse and rings and fifth on the horizontal bar.

Trepanier was second on the horizontal bar and floor, third on the parallel bars and horse, tied for fifth on the vault and was 10th on the rings.

In boys’ level 4 competition, Mitchell Kalan was fourth after winning the horse and parallel bars, finishing seventh on the vault, tying for seventh on the rings and taking eighth on the horizontal bar.

On the girls’ side, Kaelan Hayter was sixth, Kyla Jepson seventh and Erika Pearson ninth in the national open competition.

Hayter was fifth on the beam, eighth on the uneven bars, 10th on the floor and tied for 10th on the vault.

Jepson took sixth on the floor, tied for sixth on the vault and was ninth on the bars.

Pearson placed fourth on the vault, eighth on the floor, ninth on the beam and 10th on the bars.

The next competition is the Exelta Cup at the Collicutt Centre.

The womnen’s artistic competition goes Feb. 3-5 with men’s artistic Feb. 11 and tumbling and trampoline Feb. 12.

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