Competitive

TECHNICAL UPDATES

CONGRATULATIONS RICHARD IKEDA!

GymBC welcomes Richard Ikeda and Jason Burnett as new MAG and TG Provincial Program Advisors. Gymnastics BC (GymBC) is pleased to announce the addition of two Olympians to the roles of Provincial Performance Advisor. In the discipline of Trampoline, we welcome Jason Burnett, OLY and in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, we are excited to add Richard Ikeda, OLY, to our roster of passionate leaders. The Provincial Performance Advisor position is a fantastic opportunity created to enhance and motivate the athletes and coaches in BC. The addition of both Burnett and Ikeda to our GymBC technical team allows both to share their knowledge with the next generation of athletes. Welcome to the GymBC team, Richard and Jason! Click on image to read full article

International Competitive Program

Twisters has been the training home to half a dozen National Team members and three Olympians, Twisters Gymnastics also has a vibrant and successful competitive program for boys and girls starting as young as age 5.
We also have several High Performance athletes. Currently Twisters Gym is officially designated by Gymnastics Canada as a National Training Centre for men’s gymnastics.

Professional Training & Assessment

Selected athletes train from 4 – 25 hours per week in preparation for competition. Young gymnasts typically are tested for acceptance to join the girls Pre-Competitive and boys Pre-Comp programs where motor skills, co-ordination and basic skill acquisition are emphasized.

World Class Coaching

Twisters competitive programs are led by National MAG coaches Richard Ikeda, Ken Ikeda, and Mits Ikeda. Our National WAG coaches Lynne Éthier, Stephania Iliesu, Julie Isfeld. Twisters elite gymnasts include Olympic hopeful and Canadian National team member Zachary Clay, and former Olympians Richard Ikeda and 2004 Olympian Ken Ikeda.

Richard Ikeda

Club Director & Men's Head Coach - MAG

Richard has been a strong presence in gymnastics for 33 years and has competed as a Senior National Athlete for 13 of those years.

Richard attends many international meets and national training camps as team coach.

Experience

16 Years of  coaching

Level 4 Certified Coach

Achievements

  • 2003 National Champion,
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist (Team)
  • 2002 National Champion, 2001 National Champion
  • 1996 National Champion
  • 1996 Olympian.

Joined

1989

Ken Ikeda

Men's Coach - MAG

Ken Ikeda has been a strong presence in gymnastics for 19 years and has competed as a Senior National Athlete for 16 of those years.

Ken has competed in many International Meets including the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

Experience

12 Years of coaching
Level 4 Certified Coach

Achievements

  • 2010 Gold Medalist Pommel Horse
  • National Championships
  • 2009 Silver Medalist AA National Champion
  • 2007 Bronze Medalist AA National Champion
  • 2006 Gold Medalist Pommel Horse National Championships
  • 2004 Olympian.

Joined

1989

Lynne Éthier

Women's Coach - WAG

Lynne has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for over 30 years. 



Experience

Achievements

Joined

2021

2021 MAG Canadian Championships Results

A big congratulations to the following BC MAG athletes and their coaches for spectacular showings at the 2021 Canadian Championships!

JR14: Jack Martin (Campbell River)—2nd AA
JR 16: Kai Iwaasa (Phoenix)—1st AA, 2nd FX, 1st SR, 3rd PB, 1st HB
JR 16: Ethan Ikeda (Twisters)—1st PH
SR: Zachary Clay (Twisters)—2nd PH

2021 MAG Canadian Championships - Team Results

 

The team results for the 2021 MAG Canadian Champions are in, and a big congratulations is in order for our MAG athletes!

1st Place — Junior Team

  • Blake Morfitt
  • Carson Ogg
  • Ethan Ikeda
  • Jack Martin
  • Joshua Carroll
  • Kai Iwaasa

2nd Place — Open Team

  • Danny Chambers
  • Gage Reilly
  • Ian Burnett
  • Jack Dompierre
  • Josh Holmes
  • Parker Thomlinson
  • Tamas Juk
  • Tristan Fast

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Twisters Gymnastic Club has been home to many notable gymnasts during the 25 years they have been serving the Abbotsford community. Providing professional coaching, mentorship, commitment and a passion for visually beautiful and captivating sport, Twisters Gymnastics has produced gymnasts on the Men’s and Women’s Provincial, National and Global stage. 

KATE RICHARDSON
2003 NCAA All-Around Bronze medalist, Bars & Beam Gold medalist, 2002 Commonwealth Games Champion (All Around and Balance Beam), 2001 National Champion, 2000 & 2004 Olympian, 1998 Jr. National Champion.

RICHARD IKEDA
2003 National Champion, 2002 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist (Team), 2002 National Champion, 2001 National Champion, 1996 National Champion, 1996 Olympian.

KEN IKEDA
2010 Gold Medalist Pommel Horse National Championships, 2009 Silver Medalist AA National Champion, 2007 Bronze Medalist AA National Champion, 2006 Gold Medallist Pommel Horse National Championships, 2004 Olympian.

2001-2015 Ken Ikeda
2013-2015 Robert Watson
2008-2015 Zachary Clay
2013-2014 Steven Chaplin
2009-2013 Nicolas Garfias

2014 Robert Watson Sr
2013 Steven Chaplin Jr
2010 Zachary Clay HP Tyro

2016 Ethan Ikeda Elite 3
2016 Kyle Machibroda
2012 Steven Chaplin National Youth

2014 Brienna Gaspar Level 4 Tyro
2011 Marquita Morison Level 5 Novice
2009 Andry Friesen CPP Novice

2014 Tamara Skulstad P5 Tyro
2014 Brienna Gaspar P4 Argo/Tyro
2014 Jordis Kliewer P3 Argo
2013 Tamara Skulstad P4 Tyro
2013 Katrina Penner-Loat P2 Open
2013 Ashlynn Skultstad National Open
2012 Carissa Williams P4 Novice
2011 Emily Moorthy P3 Tryo
2010 Ashlynn Skulstad Level 5 Tyro
2009 Andry Friesen Level 5 Novice
2008 Makaila Lapointe Level 3 Argo
2007 Kendra Hromek Level 3 Argo
2007 Alicia Chan National Open

2016 Ethan Ikeda Elite 3
2015 Zachary Clay Senior
2014 Kyle Machibroda-Ames National Open
2014 Ethan Ikeda Level 2 (U10)
2013 Michael Frew Level 3
2013 Cohen Kiers National Youth
2013 Kyle Machibroda-Ames National Open
2013 Elijah Horner Level 4
2012 Steven Chaplin National Youth Provincial Champion
2012 Jeremy Gaspar Level 3 over 13
2011 Jonathan Oser National Open
2011 Nicolas Garfias HP Tyro
2011 Elijah Horner Level 3 over 13
2010 Steven Chaplin Youth
2007 Sky Leuba Level 3
2007 Max Vacca HP Tyro
2006 Charles Haycock Level 3
2005 Max Vacca HP Argo
2005 Zorya Kenned HP Novice
2005 Norihiko Horie HP Senior

2014 Brienna Gaspar L3
2012 Dawson Friesen
2010 Nicolas Garfias
2006 Max Vacca

2015 Cohen Kiers
2011 Nicolas Garfias

2015 Robert Watson Sr
2012 Zachary Clay Jr

BILL MACKIE OUTSTANDING HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2010 & 2012 - Nicolas Garfias

 

OWEN WALSTROM OUTSTANDING MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 Zachary Clay
2006 & 2008 Ken Ikeda
LIFE MEMBER OF GYMNASTICS BC
Richard Ikeda

KAREN KELSALL PROVINCIAL STREAM ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2011 Marquita Morison
SANDRA HARTLEY NATIONAL STREAM ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2007 Alycia Chan
KATE RICHARDSON OUTSTANDING FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2000-2002 & 2004 Kate Richardson
LIFE MEMBER OF GYMASTICS BC
Kate Richardson