Vaunted vaulters invade Alberta

Members of the Chilliwack Cheam Vaulters team brought home major awards from the Alberta/Prairie Provinces Championships, held Aug. 27-28 at the Haymaker Centre in Thorsby, AB.

Members of the Chilliwack Cheam Vaulters team brought home major awards from the Alberta/Prairie Provinces Championships, held Aug. 27-28 at the Haymaker Centre in Thorsby, AB.

Alisa Schmidt, with lunger Colin Schmidt and her Percheron mare Rosie, took top honors at the event, earning the highest scores overall in the four classes that each vaulter performs.

In other individual vaulting classes, Abigale Wynberg placed first in round two and second overall at the division C canter level.

In Division B canter, Ali McKitrick placed fourth overall, finishing second in her round two freestyle.

Liam Stucliffe, in his very first competitive class, earned third place overall in division D walk.

Raven Schmidt also took home a third place ribbon for her performance in division A canter.

Three Chilliwack native — Bailey Stucliffe, Alanna Stewart and Alexis Hamilton — competed for the first time out of province and attained solid scores in division C walk, by far the largest class in the competition.

The Cheam vaulters and counterparts from teams throughout western Canada and the United States will be competing in Chilliwack this weekend at the Canadian National Vaulting Championships.

The event will be held at Heritage Park and admission is free. The public is welcome to attend and watch vaulters in divisions ranging from tiny tots up to world championship.

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