Aysia Morgan of the North Valley Club competes in the recent Abbotsford Twisters gymnastics meet.

Aysia Morgan of the North Valley Club competes in the recent Abbotsford Twisters gymnastics meet.

Gymnasts face tough test at Twisters

Athletes from Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics recently faced a tough test for the second time in two weeks at the Twisters Invitational

  • Apr. 12, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Morning Star Staff

Athletes from Vernon’s North Valley Gymnastics recently faced a tough test for the second time in two weeks at the Twisters Gymnastics Club Invitational in Abbotsford.

The competition was a notch higher than at their last meet in Kamloops, but the team represented their club extremely well with boundless amounts of athletic spirit, drive and passion.

Tyra Green and Veronika Yacovelli competed in the JO 4-A category, while Aysia Morgan was in the JO 5 category and Brooklyn Ashby entered the JO 6-B category.

All around standings for their category were: Morgan 11th, Green 15th, Ashby 15th and  Yacovelli 17th.

“The competition field was much deeper here which was great,” said Vernon coach Naomi Rokus.

“It really put into perspective where the girls are excelling and where they need to focus. The girls also came home with a better idea of what their goals are, and the amount of effort it takes to achieve them.

“That said, for the amount of experience our girls have they are really doing well; and, even though gymnastics is an individual sport, they really pull together and work together as a team.”

The team is in Vancouver today for the Junior Olympic (JO) groups level 5 and higher, which will include national level athletes.

Aspiring gymnasts of all levels and ages are welcome to drop by North Valley gymnastics on 45th Avenue (near Canadian Tire) to experience the sport and fun of gymnastics.

Schedules and program information is available at nvgym.com, or by calling 250-558-5136.