Jordyn Beyer of Maple Ridge won a provincial championship at the 2014 Provincial Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held last weekend in Abbotsford.
Beyer was the overall winner of Level 1, 11/12-year-old trampoline division. She also had a fifth-place finish in double mini trampoline.
“Jordyn jumps so high and her form is immaculate. That’s why she soared above the competition,” said her coach, Shannon Moore, also of Maple Ridge.
“She is now eager to get back into the gym and learn some more difficulty and move up the levels for next season.”
Emily Christie, 12, and also of Maple Ridge was second in the level 3, 13-and-under tumbling division, as well as sixth in double mini trampoline and ninth in trampoline.
Both girls train at Club Aviva Gymnastics in Coquitlam.
Two local girls were among 69 artistic gymnasts from throughout B.C. who have qualified to complete at the 2014 Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships.
Marisol Zeballos, who trains at Omega Gymnastics of Coquitlam, and Stephanie Bedry of Langley Gymnastics Foundation, are both from Maple Ridge.
The Western finals will take place April 24-26 in Saskatoon. The gymnasts were selected to Team BC following trials held in Kamloops in March.
The Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships are hosted annually by the western provinces and territories. For many of the athletes competing at these championships, this is their first chance to compete as a member of Team BC. The event helps identify future high performance athletes and prepare them for competitions such as Canadian Championships, Western Canada Summer Games and Canada Winter Games. For other athletes, their participation in these prestigious championships may be the pinnacle of their careers.