With remaining qualifiers and provincial championships now cancelled, members of the Jungle Gym women's artistic gymnastics team will have to hold tight to their memories of their most recent competition in Midland at the end of February - and that is not a bad thing at all.
Sending 17 athletes to the Gymfinity Challenge Qualifier, the local club produced an astounding dozen top three finishes, highlighted, in part, by a gold medal aggregate performance from Kiana Lampinen (Level 4 - 13 yrs), who took top spot in three of the four events and now ranks third in the province in her grouping.
Joining Lampinen with first place finishes in the overall aggregate were Milena Kulik (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs - C), Ella O'Shaughnessy (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs -B), Avery Hoffard (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs - A), Solene Delparte (Level 2 - 9 yrs) and Lea Berardi (Level 4 - 12 yrs - B).
Earning silver medals, in a similar manner, were Caileigh Ryan (Level 4 - 12 yrs - B) and Serena Studinski (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs - A), while Addison Montgomery (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs - A), Vienna Corsi (Level 3 - 10 yrs - B), Jorja Lefebvre (Level 3 - 12-14 yrs - B), Camille Landry (Level 2 - 9 yrs) and Kiersten Anderson (Level 2 - 11-12 yrs) all earned bronze.
Karlee Caruso (Level 2 - 11-2 yrs) was one spot back in fourth, with an event best silver medal performance on the balance beam, with Abby Ross (Level 4 - 12 yrs - B - silver in balance beam) and McLaren Gieselman (Level 2 - 9 yrs) both settling into fifth place.
Violet Boisvenue (Level 2 - 9 yrs) would register her top scores on the balance beam (9.300) and the vault (9.000), finishing just a hair back of both McLaren Gieselman and Alexis Sutherland (Georgian Bay Phoenix Gymnastics).
In terms of gold medals on the individual events, following is a complete listing of first place finishes for the Jungle Gym contingent:Kiana Lampinen - gold on vault, uneven bars and floor
Kiersten Anderson - gold on vault and uneven bars
Caileigh Ryan - gold on vault and floor
Avery Hoffard - gold on uneven bars and balance beam
Solene Delparte - gold on balance beam
Camille Landry - gold on floor
Lea Berardi - gold on balance beam
Milena Kulik - gold on balance beam
Ella O'Shaughnessy - gold on balance beam
Jorja Lefebvre - gold on floor
Serena Studinski - gold on floor
Addison Montgomery - gold on vault