Team Excel Amazing Success at the 2017 Combs-La-Ville International Gymnastics Tournament in France

Team Excel had a strong performance at the 21st Tournoi International in Combs-La-Ville.  The caliber of the Juniors and Espoir at this competition is very high and is well attended by many European countries.  Our Alberta Team consisting on Kyra Cato (Calgary Gymnastics Centre), Sophia King (Calgary Gymnastics Centre), and Ilka Juk (Calgary Gymnastics Centre) placed third all-around behind Russia and Italy.  Team Excel also had 4 athletes qualify for event finals.  Congratulations to all our Team Excel athletes for beautifully representing Alberta at this competition.  And a big thank you to Michel Arsenault for his leadership in planning this great opportunity for our Alberta Junior athletes.     


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Training in Arques

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Back row: Kelly Kelso (mentee), Cody Casey, Rachel Grenke, Moira Evans, Sophia King, Michel Arsenault, Emma Guthrie, Elizabeth Holmstrom, Kristi Cloman, Piper Johnson, Jaden Gorsline, Janna Ball, Ilka Juk, Judy Howard-Holmes, Valérie Oudin

Front row: Megan Andrews, Kyra Cato, Alex Keats, Savannah Holman, Savannah Sederski, Bryn Topham, Montana Fairbairn, Jenna Timmons


Welcome Reception in Arques hosted by the Mayor

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Team Excel, CGC and Champions at Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

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Team Excel, CGC and Champions at Vimy Ridge on November 13


Team Excel coaches Kristi Cloman and Judy Howard-Holmes


Team Excel in training in Combs-La-Ville


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Team Excel/Canada win Bronze in the Junior division