Fraser Valley Rhythmic Gymnasts off to B.C. Winter Games

Four Chilliwack athletes will head to Kamloops in February to compete in the province-wide event.

Four rhythmic gymnasts from Chilliwack will represent the Fraser Valley (Zone 3) at the 2018 B.C. Winter Games, which run Feb. 22-25 in Kamloops.

Samantha Loeppky (13), Sage Benedictson (12), Daphne Koseruba (11) and Ella Marston (12) are members of Fraser Valley Rythmic Gymnastics.

They are all relatively new to the sport.

Most are in their second season of competition while Loeppky will compete for the first time just one week before she heads into the B.C. Winter Games spotlight.

But they have put countless hours into training and Marston is excited to see what they can do.

“I’m excited to be a part of this team because we get to compete as a group,” she said. “We get to work together and we have to work extra hard to make sure our timing is on.”

The girls will compete in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Group category, which features up to six gymnasts performing collaborative movements with one ball each, including tumbling, jumps and unique flexibility-based skills.

They will be accompanied to Kamloops by their FVRG coaches Mimi Pan and Tanya Van Papeveld.

See fvrhythmics.com or bcgames.org for more.

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