LGF squad shines in Saskatoon

A handful of Langley Gymnastics Foundation athletes brought home hardware from the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships.

The meet was last weekend (April 24-26) in Saskatoon.

Men’s results were:

• Ben Strybos won a silver medal with Team BC in the team event for Elite 4.

• Ryder Croomes, Maddy Woznica, Trevor Ma, and Luke Vanharmlen earned bronze with Team BC in the team event for Elite 3.

• Victor Blaine finished eighth ath All around and won a Bronze medal in floor in Level 5.

• Tyler Welch won bronze all-around, to go with a silver on floor, bronze on pommels, fifth on rings, and first on the high bar final in the National Open Category.

Brandon MacDonald placed 10th all-around, sixth on pommel horse and parallel bars.

In total, LGF male gymnasts won seven medals.

Women’s Western results were:

• Sophia Walters (P5 Tyro) placed third on wault and 10th all-around.

• Emilie Hong (P5 Tyro) ended up seventh on vault and floor and 12th all-around.

• Lauren VanHarmelen (National Novice) tied for 15th all-around.

• Haley Biggin (National Novice) took 11th all-around, qualified for event finals for beam, and placed eighth.

• Allyson Armstrong (National Novice) finished 22nd all-around and qualified for event finals for vault, ending up seventh.

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