Local gymnasts head to national competitions

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Members of the Loyalist Gymnastics Club will be heading to both sides of the country to compete in their respective Canadian championships coming up later this month and in July.

Clubmates Matteo Bardana and Sam Waller will be competing in the Elite 4 level at the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Eastern Canadian Championships from Thursday to Sunday in Summerside, P.E.I.

Spencer Beaubien also qualified but is not attending the meet.

Attending the MAG Canadian Championships in Ottawa, May 21-26, are juniors Justin Thompson and Xavier Olasz.

Bardana, Beaubien, Waller, Olasz and Thompson will all be competing at the Elite Canada event in Langley, B.C., on July 16-24.

Loyalist and Team Ontario coach Sasha Jeltkov will be attending all the meets with the Kingston-area athletes.