CONGRATULATIONS to all of the athletes who competed at the Fourth Annual National Acro Cup and the Third Annual Aerobics Invitational (NACAI) on
Friday, May 26th – Sunday, May 28th. Oakville Gymnastics Club hosted this competition at the Glen Abbey Community Centre in Oakville, Ontario and drew a huge crowd of spectators. This competition was the largest NACAI to date with 215 Acrobats, 92 Aerobic competitors, with 38 coaches from 21 clubs from 4 provinces and 2 countries.
Clubs attending from across United States and Canada included:
Legacy Acro (USA)
Emilia’s Acro and Gymnastics (USA)
Aerial Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics (USA)
Paramount Acro Gymnastics (USA)
Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio (USA)
Brown’s Aerobics Gymnastics (USA)
Okanagan Gymnastics Club (British Columbia)
Acrobatic Division (Québec)
Quebec Performance (Québec)
Les Gymnasts de L’ille (Québec)
Olympia Gymnastics (Ontario)
Georgian Bay Phoenix Gymnastics and Acro (Ontario)
East York Gymnastics (Ontario)
Woodbridge Gymnastics (Ontario)
Manjak’s Gymnastics (Ontario)
Brantford Gymnastics (Ontario)
Saltos Athletics (Ontario)
World Class Gymnastics (Ontario)
Oakville Gymnastics Club (Ontario)
This year’s event was a huge success and was largely in part due to the relentless efforts of the Meets’ Co-Directors Candice Pingol and Corinna Ceconi, Co-Facilitators Philippa Durbin and Suzie Owen, Volunteer Coordinators, Anna Attard and Karin Kacvinsky, the NACAI Planning Committee, as well as the countless number of Volunteers, our wonderful Hosts, Event Sponsors, Vendors and Judges..
Oakville Gymnastics Club
The Town of Oakville
Holmes Athletics Canada
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre
The Chopped Leaf
Dave and Busters
Royal Bank Canada
The UPS Store – Corporate
The UPS Store – Speers
The Dive Academy
Ann’s Flower Boutique
Holmes Athletics Canada
She’s got Legs
Glen Abbey Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Clinic
Be sure to visit our web and facebook pages for results, pictures and more!
There was never a dull moment at NACAI this past weekend with high energy performances by Aerobic Gymnasts and exhilarating routines by Acrobatic Gymnasts that captivated the audience with their extraordinary talent and physical abilities. There were the most FIG level Acrobatic judges ever assembled in Canada with 5 certified judges on the panel for the elite acro performances. The judges deserve a special thank you and recognition of their tireless efforts for the duration of the competition.
The judging of Aerobic Routines was based upon Execution, Artistry for Aero Dance (each scored out of 10) plus, in the individual aerobic categories, a value of difficulty was added.
Judging of Acro routines (JO level 5-7) were judged on Execution, Artistry, and Difficulty for a total score out of 40. The FIG Age Group levels performed Balance, Dynamic, and Combined routines and were judged on Execution, Artistry, and Difficulty for a total score out of 30.
Results to be officially posted on our website and on Gymnastics Ontario website.
Each year, the coveted NACAI trophy is awarded to the highest level, highest scoring Acrobatics Pair/Group. This year, and for the third consecutive year, the winning team of the National Acrobatics Cup was the Women’s Group (13-19) from Oakville Gymnastics Club and was comprised of Charlotte Penner, Erin OSwald, and Alexandra D’Souza with an overall balance+dynamic score of 54.91 and a total high score of 83.02!
CONGRATULATIONS ON SUCH A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT!!!
Submitted by Tracie Aaron