Manitoba Open 2004
 

 


             

 

 

 

 

Co-host: Panthers and MGA

Held at Panthers Gymnastics

 On March 27th & 28th, 2004

 

 

Congratulations to all winners of the Manitoba Open 2004 !

 

These Provincial Championships are for the National  and the Provincial level 4 streams .

Level 4 gymnasts can earn a spot for Western Canada Championships while National Stream

gymnasts can earn a spot for both Western and National Championships.

 

All 4 of Manitoba’s High Performance athletes automatically received a spot on the “Open” team for Westerns

which left only 3 spots open for the National “Open” gymnasts who were competing that day.

 

As always Panthers had the largest contingent of gymnasts participating.

 

This is a brief overview of Panthers gymnasts results:

 

Jholeen Ponce had a remarkable come back from her knee surgery last year. This was her first competition

since November 2002. This was her 5th win at the Manitoba Open.

 

Michelle Dewyn was a very close second (.05) to Jholeen. Nice Bars as always !

 

Stephanie Monkman started the competition super strong with her top notch vault  - a nice Luconi Pike !

but had some difficulties on her last event  and ended up 3rd AA.

 

 

Results

National Open:

 

Name 

Club

Vault

Rank

Bars

Rank

Beam

Rank

Floor

Rank

AA

Rank

Jholeen Ponce

Panthers

8.60

2

9.15

2

8.90

4

9.45

1

36.10

1

Michelle Dewyn

Panthers

8.60

2

9.35

1

9.20

2

8.90

4

36.05

2

Steph. Monkman

Panthers

9.15

1

8.10

3

9.05

3

9.15

2

35.45

3

Nicole Mulder

Panthers

8.05

6

7.95

4

9.30

1

9.05

3

34.35

4

Robyn Smith

Panthers

8.30

4

7.80

5

8.40

5

8.80

5

33.30

5

Sarah Flett

Raven

8.05

6

7.65

6

8.05

7

8.70

6

32.45

6

Bobi Jo Burkitt

Springers

7.85

8

7.45

7

7.15

8

8.30

7

30.70

7

Brooke Thomas

Panthers

8.15

5

injured

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8.10

6

injured

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In the National Novice Category, Panthers’ Jhonaleen Ponce did only 3 events because she was recovering

from  shoulder tendonitis. It was her first ever competition. She came first on Vault and Floor.

 

In the High Performance stream we had Ashlee deLeeuw in Senior and Alexandra Regier in Junior.

Their goal for this meet - trying out new difficulties in preparation for the National Championships.

 

Ashlee tried her new vault successfully - nice Luconi Pike.

She also tried a double Arabian. She warmed it up extremely well but in competition… she fell on it.

On Bars, she successfully added her new dismount - Toe on ˝ turn to double front salto.

Nice start value !     Keep those toes pointed !

 

Alex competed her stalder 1/1 turn on bars for the first time. Great !

 

In the Provincial stream category:

 

Lindsay Mirecki, took first place all around in her first attempt in the level 4 category. Excellent !

Also in the same situation, Jade Griffiths did quite well, especially on Floor. Beautiful artistry !

 

In preparation for next year, Keeley Edwards had a very good competition.

It was also her first attempt in this category..

 

                 

                    Panthers’ Provincial Level 4 and Pre Novice Gymnasts 2004

 

Here are the results:

 

Optional 4 Novice

 

Name

Club

Vault

Rank

Bars

Rank

Beam

Rank

Floor

Rank

AA

Rank

Linsay Mirecki

Panthers

8.60

1

7.80

1

8.60

2

8.95

2

33.95

1

Jade Griffiths

Panthers

8.00

2

7.70

2

8.90

1

9.15

1

33.75

2

Keeley Edwards

Panthers

7.50

3

7.40

3

7.50

3

8.65

3

31.05

3

 

 

Since there were no more spots available in the National Open Category for the Western Championships,

Robyn Smith had to compete on the second day to gain a spot on the Provincial Open Team.

A few other competitors had to do the same as well.

 

Robyn dominated the Provincial 4 Open, hitting 4 for 4 and a personal best All Around score !

Oh ! One more thing…she competed while being sick ! Robyn, you are a tough cookie !!!

 

                       

 

 

Optional 4 Open

 

Name

Club

Vault

Rank

Bars

Rank

Beam

Rank

Floor

Rank

AA

Rank

Robyn Smith

Panthers

8.80

4

9.00

1

9.55

1

9.45

1

36.80

1

Sarah Flett

Raven

9.15

1

8.25

2

8.75

2

9.30

2

35.45

2

Bobbi Jo Burkitt

Springers

8.50

5

8.05

3

8.75

2

9.00

3

34.30

3

Brittney Fehr

Winnettes

8.85

2

8.00

4

6.80

4

8.65

4

32.30

4

Solange Ries

Raven

8.85

2

6.55

5

5.55

5

7.95

5

28.90

5

 

 

 

Other Categories:

 

Pre-Novice

 

Manitoba had only one participant.

 

 Panthers Melissa Clark did quite well with a 33.45 All Around score.

 

                      

 

 

 

After two days of competition, the Manitoba Gymnastics Association will send the following team

members to the Western Canadian Championships held for the first time ever in Whitehorse, Yukon.

 

 

 

National Open                                                Provincial Level 4 Open

 

Jholeen Ponce              Panthers                       Robyn Smith                 Panhters

Michelle Dewyn            Panthers                       Sarah Flett                    Raven

Stephanie Monkman     Panthers                       Bobbie Jo Burkitt         Springers

Nicole Mulder              Panthers                       Brittney Fehr                Winnettes

Joeanna Leung            Winnettes                       Brooke Thomas            Panthers

Ashlee deLeeuw           Panthers          

Alexandra Regier          Panthers                                              

 

 

National Novice                                             Provincial Level 4 Novice

 

Jennifer More               Eagles                          Lindsay Mirecki            Panthers

Jhonaleen Ponce*         Panthers                       Jade Griffiths                Panthers

            *(declined to participate)

 

Pre-Novice

 

Melissa Clarke Panthers

 

Good luck to all at Westerns ! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The following gymnasts will represent Manitoba at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships

held in Mississauga Ontario.

 

National Open                        National Novice                     High Performance Junior & Senior

 

Jholeen Ponce                          Jennifer More                           Joeanna Leung

Michelle Dewyn                        Jhonaleen Ponce                       Ashlee deLeeuw

Stephanie Monkman                 Kristin Pratt-Chalmers              Alexandra Regier

Nicole Mulder                                                                          Jenna Kerbis

Robyn Smith                                                                            

Sarah Flett

Good Luck at Nationals !Brook Thomas

Toni Montanti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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