Young gymnast wins silver in provincial competition

Lauren Howse, 14, competed in the 2016 Alberta Trampoline and Tumbling Provincial Championships last month and won silver.

Silver Winner – Lauren Howse

Lauren Howse, 14, competed in the 2016 Alberta Trampoline and Tumbling Provincial Championships last month and won silver.

She is now preparing to go the Western Canada Cup May long weekend.

She was chosen from all the level three and four athletes from the provincials. She is one of nine that were chosen to represent Alberta at the WesternCanada Cup.

Local to Sylvan Lake, Lauren trains with the Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics in Red Deer.

She has been competitive on the trampoline ever since grade 3 and has been doing gymnastics ever since the age of 3.

Even as Lauren has been in gymnastics her entire life, her family were still rooting for her at the provincials.

Her mother Jennifer said it was a bit of a surprise and most definitely an honour for Lauren to be chosen to go to the Western Canada Cup.

She was one of the lucky ones chosen to go out of the many athletes at the provincials, from many different clubs all over Alberta.

To win silver in Provincials, Lauren had to compete on the trampoline and the double mini trampoline. On the regular sized trampoline she did two routines.

Upon winning silver Lauren was very happy and reacted how any athlete would react with a permanent smile.

“She was really happy. She was very proud of herself. She couldn’t stop smiling,” Jennifer said.

To get to where she is now Lauren trains for 12 hours a week at the Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics in Red Deer.

During these training sessions she warms up, practices her routines and conditions. Muscles strengthening is also a part of the training.

At the Western Canada Cup Lauren hopes to medal there as well.

“She’s training hard and she has to attend a training camp the first weekend in May with the other athletes on team Alberta,” Jennifer said.

Lauren continues to work hard and train well not just to win medals provincially or in parts of Canada, she hopes to go to the Olympics one day.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com

 

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