Rogers to Compete at Elite Canada

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Brittany Rogers, the 2012 Olympian who kicked off her return to elite gymnastics with a trip to world championships last year, is one of the headliners on the list of gymnasts set to compete at next weekend’s Elite Canada.

“I’m lucky to be able to be a juggling act this weekend,” Rogers joked via Twitter. As a current member of the University of Georgia’s gymnastics team, Rogers contributes weekly on all four events, and will compete both in her collegiate meet against the number one-ranked Florida as well as at Elite Canada this weekend. Rogers stated last year that she was adamant about finishing off her collegiate career in 2016 alongside the freshman class she started off with in 2013, the first freshman class under current head coach Danna Durante, and this is one of the happy sacrifices she has to make on her journey to a second Olympic Games.

2012 Olympian Ellie Black, who also played an integral role in helping her team qualify to this summer’s Olympic Games at worlds last fall, is also expected to compete alongside fellow worlds team members Isabela Onyshko, Victoria-Kayen Woo, Sydney Townsend, and Audrey Rousseau, as well as worlds alternates Madison Copiak and Kirsten Peterman, though fellow reserve Maegan Chant, expected to compete at the Glasgow World Cup in March, is not on the list.

Shallon Olsen, Rose-Kaying Woo, and Megan Roberts will make their senior debuts at the meet. All three were among the top juniors in the country over the past couple of years and are expected to bring big things to the table in 2016. Aleeza Yu, who was injured at world championships in 2014 and hasn’t been seen since, will also make her comeback from injury, while Sabrina Gill is not expected to make it back just yet.

In the junior field, keep an eye out for Jade Chrobok, who should now lead the field alongside Gemini teammate Ana Padurariu, now making her junior elite debut after dominating at the novice level. Haley de Jong is another strong junior for Canada, and you may also recognize the name Brooklyn Moors. The younger sister of 2012 Olympian Victoria Moors qualified to Elite Canada last November, and like her sister, has some pretty big skills on floor.

Elite Canada is the first elite gymnastics competition of 2016, and will be held from February 4 through February 7 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, including the schedule and how to watch, visit our coverage guide. The full list of competitors is below.

SENIORS
Alyson Arcand, Capital City
Sofia Baggio, Kanata GymnoSphere
Marjory Bastien, Viagym
Ellie Black, Halifax ALTA
Shaelyn Brown, Capital City
Taylor Chan, TAG Sports Centre
Seina Cho, Omega
Madison Copiak, Calgary
Helody Cyrenne, Gym-Richelieu
Laurie Dénommée, Viagym
Amanda Dialluto-Perez, WIMGYM
Jessica Dowling, Dynamo
Emilie Dumont, Viagym
Victoria Jurca, GYM-FLY
Clair Kaji, Flicka
Maude Lebeau, WIMGYM
Madeline McLellan, Calgary
Shallon Olsen, Omega
Isabela Onyshko, Brandon Eagles
Mackenzie Parker, Pegasus
Jordyn Pedersen, Manjak’s
Kirsten Peterman, Revolution
Megan Roberts, East York
Brittany Rogers, Calgary
Audrey Rousseau, Equilibrix
Meaghan Ruttan, Calgary
Meixi Semple, Gemini
Sydney Soloski, Calgary
Sydney Townsend, Revolution
Laurie-Lou Vézina, GYM-FLY
Rose-Kaying Woo, Gym-Richelieu
Victoria-Kayen Woo, Gym-Richelieu
Charlie Wright, Marian
Aleeza Yu, Gemini
Angel Zhng, Langley
Sonita Zlobec, WIMGYM
JUNIORS
Zoé Allaire-Bourgie, Gymnix
Tehya Benjamin, Halifax ALTA
Amy Bladon, Bluewater
Jade Chrobok, Gemini
Haley de Jong, Flicka
Alexis Didomizio, Burlington
Megan DiPietro, Dynamo
Montana Fairbairn, Stampede City
Emma Guthrie, Champions
Goldie Harder, Calgary
Calle Inkster, Norfort
Kelly Johnston, Manjak’s
Alex Keats, Ortona
Jade Laforest, Equilibrix
Sophie Marois, Viagym
Charlotte McDevitt, WIMGYM
Éloise Monat, Equilibrix
Brooklyn Moors, Dynamo
Myrelle Morin, Gymnix
Jenna Murdock, Can-Am
Ana Padurariu, Gemini
Monica Palumbo, Viagym
Frederique Payn, Omega
Amanda Pedicelli, Equilibrix
Megan Phillips, Gymnix
Enya Pouliot, TAISO
Sophie Shaver, Unigym Gatineau
Stephanie Sim, Dynamo
Quinn Skrupa, Brandon Eagles
Kira Tardif, Pegasus
Annie-Pier Thériault, Viagym
Kristina Unhiem, Pegasus
Sayge Urban, Dynamo
Lauren van Harmelen, Flip City
Emily Walker, Marian
Alison Walsh, GYMNIKA
Cathy Zhong, Langley

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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