Gymspired Media has had a busy month and momentum is building! As we prepare to offer videography sales at competitions let’s take a look back on the last month since Canada Cup.
April 8-10 we covered the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Everett WA. on behalf of Trampoline Pundit. Highlights of our coverage included a live-blog for finals and interviews with every trampoline medallist…
and even a few artistic gymnasts too…
The very next weekend we were in Langley BC doing social media, video and a summary article for Gymnastics BC
For three straight days we provided non-stop coverage on Instagram and Facebook, highlighting the all-around winners and featuring quick video and photo updates. Many champions were interviewed about their competition experience and several hundred routines were recorded. Chosen clips will be featured in three highlight videos to be posted this week. One for each discipline- WAG, MAG and TG. A “teaser” highlight video was released during the competition.
Next month is gong to be even busier with coverage of Best of the West Gymnastics Fest in Richmond BC, USA Gymnastics Championships of Trampoline and Tumbling in Providence RI and USTA Nationals in Knoxville TN. And those are just the confirmed events- there may be more to come!
Kamloops BC will once again play host to the country’s best athletes as Canada’s Olympic selection for trampoline begins. The Tournament Capital Centre has hosted this event for the past two years alongside a Trampoline Provincial Cup and WAG invitational.International guests Brazil, China and USA have sent athletes as well.
Olympians Karen Cockburn and Rosie MacLennan along with national team members Samantha Sendel and Samantha Smith will be fighting for Canada’s one Olympic spot. Jason Burnett and Keegan Soehn seem to be the frontrunners for a men’s spot, should it be earned at the Test Event in Rio in April.
With no world championships in the Olympic year, senior athletes in tumbling and double-mini are looking to make qualifying scores for the national team in the build-up to 2017 Worlds in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Double-mini team medallists from last year’s world championships in Denmark competing this weekend include Jon Schwaiger, Kyle Carragher and Douglas Armstrong as well as Tamara O’Brien, Arden Oh and Karine Dufour.
Notable international athletes include American national team members Austin Nacey, Brandon Krzynefski and Paige Howard.
Four Chinese athletes from a club in Shanghai will be competing in trampoline, giving the Canadian audience a rare chance to see the deepest team in the world in action. Despite not being member’s of China’s world championship team, they are impressive in training with the perfect form we have come to expect from the Chinese.
In Age-group levels this competition serves as the first trial for the Indo Pacific Championships which will be held in Napier New Zealand in October
Competition is held along the British Columbia Provincial Cup, giving BC’s provincial athletes the chance to see their Olympic heroes in action.
Gymspired Media is partnering with Gymnastics BC to provide coverage of this prestigious event. Subcribe to Gymspired Media’s YouTube
Check out the playlist of last years event here.
February 6-13 is Canadian Gymnastics Week, and it’s a busy week for Gymspired Media! Last weekend we covered the Aaron Johnson Memorial Cup- one of the British Columbia trampoline competitions for athletes to qualify for Western Canada Cup and Canadian Championships. This weekend we are covering our first ever rhythmic gymnastics competition, Elite Canada in Richmond.
Gymnastics Canada wants to know why you love gymnastics so we asked around at the AJM Cup. Athletes, coaches, parents and judges tell us why they love our sport. The answers vary but one thing is for sure.. gymnastics unites people of all ages and backgrounds in their love for the sport.
Gymspired Media is counting down the top 10 of 2015 with video montages from meet coverage of the following meets:
Aaron Johnson Memorial Invitational
Canada Winter Games Artistic and Trampoline
Canada Cup and BC 2nd Trials
Gymnastics BC Artistic Championships
Trampoline Gymnastics BC Championships
Trampoline Western Canada Cup
Canadian Trampoline Championships
There were so many great routines, memorable moments and inspiring athletes that choosing just ten will be difficult…
The top 10 will include previously unreleased footage and will feature all disciplines- trampoline, women’s artistic and men’s artistic as well as all levels- from Olympians to aspiring Olympians to the very beginners.
Check out the Top 10 Playlist which will be updated until New Years Day!
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you all!
Competition gets underway today at the Genesis Centre in Calgary Alberta, and Gymspired’s coverage will begin tomorrow afternoon with a focus on the final including Monday’s exciting Team Finals.
Fresh off Pan Am success, Keegan Soehn, Karen Cockburn and Jason Burnett will be at the championships, while Rosie MacLennan will take a well deserved break before November’s world championships.
Over 275 athletes from seven provinces will vye for titles of national champion in levels 5-Novice to Senior. Joining then in the competition are nine international guests from Japan, UK, USA, Britain and Uzbekistan.
It’s going to be a an exciting competition as we get closer to November’s Olympic qualification and Gymspired is going to bring you as much of the action as possible.
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