Sydney McEachern takes 1st place at Manitoba Championships

Photo Credit: Claudine Gervais

This past weekend, Panther Gymnastics Club hosted the Manitoba Open Championships. Sydney McEachern captured first place honors and earned a spot on the “Team Manitoba”, which will compete at the Western Canadian Championships on May 21-27th.

Sydney won the vault title with a 13.7 competing her FTY. On bars Sydney competed a beautiful straddle yaeger to bail handstand, straight through to a clear hip handstand step down. She scored a 12.14 for 2nd place. On floor she opens with a huge full in! The height on this skill is amazing, in fact I watched it a few times, wondering if they gave her credit for a piked full in. She scored a season high of 13.4 for the first place win. On her final event, balance beam she mounts with a clean press handstand and goes into her series: where she sticks her layout solid. She does a beautiful switch leap to side somi and dismounts with a high-flying double pike dismount! A great routine scoring a 12.4 for third place. Sydney captured the all around title with a season high 51.64.

Sydney had a great meet, and she is peaking at the right time. I can’t wait to see how she does in May and the Championships!

If you would like more information on Sydney McEachern you can visit her website HERE or contact Sara Gill at Sg.gym.recruitment@gmail.com

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