Ultimate Gymnasts Capture Silver At Ontario Championships

Thunder Bay’s Ultimate Gymnastics enjoyed amazing success over the weekend at the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Ontario Championships, held April 9-12th at the St. Denis Centre in Windsor.

The club returned home with 2 Silver Medals around their necks, making several trips to the podium throughout the event.

Leading the way with Silver Medal finishes were Julie Bica (Level 6 – Age 13), who churned out a phenomenal performance on Floor, earning her a score of 9.625; and Aimee-Leigh Balec (Level 8 – Age 14+), who, in the Individual Event Finals for Level 8 Balance Beam, brought down the house with a near-perfect score of 9.95.

The five-member team from Ultimate officially put the gymnastics community on notice, as several other performances resulted in a trip to the podium.

Bica, also picked up a 7th place finish on Balance Beam with a very strong 9.60 score, while Balec ‘s 9.375 outing on Floor was good enough for a Top 10 finish.

Cassandra Boyer (Level 7- Age14/15), put forth an amazing effort earning herself a 5th place finish on Balance Beam with a score of 9.40, and 8th place on Vault after a strong 9.375 tally.

Emily Ukrainec (Level 8 Age 11), the team’s youngest member, grabbed herself a 5th place finish on Vault and 9th place with a solid 9.25 outing on Floor.

Kathleen Varey, enjoyed very strong showings on Vault and Floor, nailing down 13th place finishes on both with crowd-pleasing scores of 9.15 and 9.275 respectively.

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