Pac Rims, BC Champs and Future Plans

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

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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!

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2016 Trampoline Canada Cup

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.

2015 Canadian Trampoline Championships

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.

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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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What Can Gymspired Media Services Do For You?

While registered as a business for just over two months, Gymspired’s owner Catherine has been filming trampoline competitions for as long as she can remember. It’s the evolution of a hobby-turned-career that makes Gymspired the ideal source to cover your competition. With a lifetime of experience in trampoline and gymnastics as an athlete and coach, Catherine uses video to tell the story of the athletes and promote their achievements. Along with video Gymspired can write articles, blogs and use the social media platforms of Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube to promote your athletes and events.
So much could be written about the competitions covered and interviews, but the videos tell the story much more vividly than words can.
If you are looking to promote your gym, your athletes or your competition, look no further than Gymspired Media Services.

Here’s an online portfolio of sorts. All from The Get Gymspired YouTube Page

Pacific Rim Championships (Trampoline Pundit and Gymn.ca)

Trampoline World Championships (Trampoline Pundit)

Trampoline World Age Groups (Trampoline Pundit)

Aaron Johnson Memorial Invitational (Trampoline Pundit)

2015 Canada Winter Games Trampoline and Artistic Gymnastics (Sport Information Officer)

Canada Cup Trampoline (Trampoline Pundit)

2015 Artistic Gymnastics BC Championships (Gymnastics BC)

2015 Trampoline Gymnastics BC Championships (Gymnastics BC)

Not just for competitions, Gymspired can promote your gym, camp, event or athlete!

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Articles and Blogs have appeared on Trampoline Pundit, Gymnastics BC and Gymnastics BC’s Layout Magazine.

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Welcome Trampoline to the Canada Games

In just two days, young athletes from all over Canada will converge in Prince George, British Columbia for the Canada Winter Games. Since 1967 The Canada Games have been showcasing Canada’s young sporting talent. For Gymnastics fans, this year marks the first time Trampoline will be included, allowing  two males and two females from each province the chance to compete in a multi-sport event. Artistic Gymnastics features men’s and women’s all around and team as in previous years.

 Gymnastics Canada Trampoline High-Performance Director Stephan Duchesne knows the importance of the Canada Games and the impact it can have on the growth of the sport “It is highly important for trampoline to be included in these Games as they are the forefront window of all major sports in Canada. I hope this will stimulate all provinces and territories to increase or even start trampoline programs.”

Currently athletes from eight of the thirteen provinces/territories will compete in the 2015 Games.

” We were also given a place for 2019 in Red Deer, AB but the process was difficult and we were among the last sports to be accepted”

Despite having a World Championships dating back to 1964, the process has always been difficult for Trampoline. Previously seen by some as just a training tool for artistic gymnastics, Trampoline has come into it’s own with Olympic inclusion in 2000. With each Olympics, the sport becomes more mainstream and more respected, but certain misconceptions still remain. The sport of trampoline in no way resembles the backyard activity of trampoline!

When one thinks of Gymnastics superpower nations, USA, Russia, China often come to mind. However in Trampoline the only nation that has won a medal in every Olympic appearance  is… you guessed it… Canada. Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan became a household name when she won Canada’s only gold medal in London 2012

The future looks bright for the sport of Trampoline around the world and here in Canada. Inclusion in the Canada Games benefits the sport and the athletes tremendously. The athletes are excited to display their skills in a multisport event and the city of Prince George, which has a fairly new Trampoline team, is looking forward to seeing this sport at a high level. As the sport continues to grow with the help of events such as the Canada Games, we can look forward to even more Olympic success.

Artistic Gymnastics runs from February 15-19. Trampoline on February 24 and 25