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Cameron Quinlan Medals In South Africa

Cameron Quinlan of Shasta Trampoline won't be at BC First Trials this weekend because he is in South Africa where he has been representing Canada at the Bumbo Gymnastics Cup. Cameron won a bronze medal in the Junior Trampoline category and captured 4th place in Junior Double Mini.

A HUGE congratulations to Cam! Word is today he gets some R&R by going on a Safari.

December Training Schedule

December 3-5  First Trials
December 6     No Training
December 7     No Training
December 8     Training as usual
December 9     Training as usual
December 10   Training as usual
December 11   No Training (gym not available)
December 13   Training as usual
December 14   Training as usual
December 15   Training as usual
December 16   Training as usual (Last Provincial athletes training
Christmas Break)
December 17   National DMT
December 18   No Training (gym not available)
December 20   National open training (2:00-4:00 pm)
December 27 -30 National training camp (Info to follow)
Regular training schedule resumes January 5, 2011.

Schedule First Trials


Shasta Attire


Shasta In Metz France at World Age Groups


Poppy Competes in France

Poppy's DMT passes.

Ben Competes in France!

Video of Ben's routine at World Age Group in Metz France.

Good Luck in France!

Shasta Trampoline Team members Benjamin Blais, Cameron Quinlan, Poppy Quinlan, and coach Bryan Milonja flew off to Metz France on Thursday to the 20th Trampoline World Age Groups Competition November 16th - 19th. Ben, Cameron, and Poppy were named to the Canadian Team and coach Bryan was named the Team Canada Trampoline coach for the WAGS team.

Ben will compete Tuesday at 10AM (France time) in flight 1 of 11-12 year old boys in individual trampoline.

Poppy will compete Tuesday on trampoline (between 10 and 4) and on Thursday on double mini at 10 AM. (15-16 year old Women)

Cameron competes Wednesday at 10:30 AM on trampoline in flight 4 13-14 year old Men.

We are proud of you all!

NO TRAINING Friday Nov 12 and Saturday Nov 13th.

A reminder there NO TRAINING Friday Nov 12 and Saturday Nov 13th.

Tramp Shoes

Coach Christie is ordering tramp shoes from Europe and Coach Bryan is going to pick them up at WAGS in France (So no shipping). If you would like to order shoes Christie needs your order by Saturday. The cost is $18 per pair.

To put the sizes in perspective, a ladies 7 is approx a size 36.

Bottle Drive

Our Final Total is: $1366.65

Parent Meeting

December is fast approaching which means First Trials is coming up soon. There has been allot of work for the competition already done and now it is time to move into final preparation phase. To facilitate all that needs to happen we will be having a parent meeting.

In recognition of the busy lives we all lead we are offering two meeting times. Each family must be represented at one of the following meetings:

Saturday November 6th at 2:00 PM at the Arenex
Monday November 8th at 5:30 PM at the Arenex

Way to Go Club!

A huge thanks to everyone that participated in the bottle drive! We raised $1242.41!

If anyone has outstanding donations hand them in to Carolyn at the gym.

Gym Takedown

Ever wonder how we at Shasta take down the gym? No need to wonder anymore.

Check out Brandon's take down video

No Training Thursday October 21

Due to a change in the coaching course many of our coaches are attending we have to cancel training on Thursday Oct 21st.

Bottle Drive

Date: Saturday, October 23rd Time: Drop-Off bottles between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: Arenex, New West
Welcome to our first fundraiser of the new season. You may have already heard that we are getting new Shasta Backpacks this year. 

Padded sleeve fits most 14” laptops Skate carry straps Insulated cooler pocket Organizer pocket and mesh side pockets Fleece lined sunglass pocket

It is our goal to have the proceeds of this bottle drive allocated towards the purchase of Team Backpacks for all competitive athletes so full participation by all Shasta Members is appreciated!

What does your athlete need to do? Pass out garbage bags with a notice in your neighborhood. Fill out the notice with a date and time convenient for you (but before October 23). You may also wish to have your athlete put their name on it. Sign up for a bottle drive time slot to help sort bottles. Time slots available will be on Saturday October 23 between 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. The sign up will be on the Sha…

Shasta Athlete to compete in South Africa

Cameron Quinlan of Shasta Trampoline has been selected by Gymnastics Canada to represent Canada at the BUMBO GYMNASTICS CUP. This competition will be hosted by the South African Gymnastics Federation at the JONIBACH Sportsentrum, in Pretoria, South Africa from November 29 to December 7th 2010.

Congratulations Cameron!

Gymnastics BC Awards Banquet

Shasta Trampoline is proud of its 2010 Gymnastics BC Award Recipients who were honored at the 2010 Gymnastics BC Awards Banquet held at the Langley Coast Hotel and Convention Centre October 2, 2010:

Sandra Comeault - 5 year Judging Service

Shannon Comeault & Chelsea Nerpio- athletes who were members of the National Team and National Age Group Team during the 2009/2010 season.

Liam Doherty - Provincial Level Male Athlete of the Year in recognition of the highest ranked Provincial Level male trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for BC.

Chelsea Nerpio - Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in recognition of the highest ranked Youth or Senior Level female trampoline gymnastics athlete who is training in and competing for BC.

Valerie Johnson and Christie Hayashi- National Level Trampoline Gymnastics Coach of the Year in recognition of the highest ranked coach(es) based on the success of the club's national level athletes throughout the season.

Shasta Trampolin…

Changes to October's Training Schedule

Shasta Training schedule CANCELLATIONS
The following training days are cancelled days during the month of October due to Thanksgiving weekend and the coaches attending a Level three Certification course.
Friday, October 8 Saturday October 9 Monday October 11
Thursday October 14 Friday, October 15(DMT training is still on) Saturday, October 16
Added training times for National athletes and Level A only
October 3rd 6:30-8:30 Quantum (let Curt know if you are going) Saturday October 910:00 -12:30 Monday October 11  10:00 -12:30

Form Clinic for All National Level Athletes

GBC is hosting a form clinic at our gym for all national level athletes and those who competed provincial A last year.

Date: November 11th, 2010 2:30 - 6:30 PM Place: Shasta Trampoline, New Westminster Arenex Cost: $10
All Shasta athletes wishing to participate need to give the fee to Carolyn by October 13th

Club Attire Sizing

A reminder that Saturday October 2 11:30-1:40 PM all athletes requiring attire need to be sized at the gym. NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED without cheques payable to Shasta Trampoline. 

The price list is as follows:

Men’s/Boys Club Singlet                 $30.00 matching red longs                            $25.00 matching red shorts                          $20.00 TOTAL                                                $75.00            (All Provincial &                                                                                        National level male                                                                                      athletes)

Men’s/Boys National Singlet      $35.00 matching black longs                         $25.00 matching black shorts                       $20.00 TOTAL                                                $80.00            (National men                                                                                       ONLY)

National Ladies Trainers         …

Watch Anita Compete at Loule World Cup in Portugal

We will be able to cheer on Anita from home! The World Cup in Portugal is being streamed live on the event website. These times are based on the  Work Plan Schedule  and Start lists  (Anita is in flight 3 ).

Here is the information you need:
Event Website Link

Thursday September 23 the Canadians train from 17:45 - 18:30 Portugal Time ( 11:45 AM  Vancouver time)

Friday September 24 Anita competes in flight 3 18:00 - 18:45 Portugal Time (10 AM Vancouver Time)

Uniform Fittings

Uniform fittings will be taking place for all team members Saturday October 2 from 11:30-2:00 at the gym. Please check you email for a notice with all the details.

What is in a provincial routine?

I had an email from a parent of a new competitive athlete. This parent asked, "Being new to competitive trampoline, I was wondering if is there a document available that describes the elements that are required in routines for Provincial levels A, B and C?" As I was answering her question I thought others might have the same question.

At BC Provincial Trials in the preliminary round all trampoline athletes do one compulsory routine and one optional routine. Compulsory routines are set for each level. To see what these are you can refer to these documents on the Gymnastics BC website.
10 and Under compulsory routineProvincial C, B, & A compulsory routinesOptional (referred to of voluntary routines) routines are created by the athlete's coach and have a required minimum and maximum degree of difficulty. 

After the preliminary round the top 10 athletes in the category move on to finals. Athletes that qualify for finals will do a second optional (or voluntary) routine. …

Meeting Reminder

A reminder that tomorrow we have a meeting for all Shasta parents.

When: Saturday September 18th 12-2 PM
Where: Centennial Community Center, 65 East 6th, New Westminster

Posted dated competition fee cheques are due at this meeting. See your email for further details.

Good Luck in Portugal!

Anita Cirillo, of Shasta Trampoline, has been named to Team Canada for the World Cup in Loule Portugal. This competition is being held September 21-25, 2010. There will be live streaming of this competition. Once I have a schedule and start lists I will post when we can watch Anita.

Congratulations to Anita for this great accomplishment and good luck in Portugal.

Are We Excited Yet?

Our National Athletes have been involved in a variety of pre-season training activities like:

a two day camp with Olympic Trampoline coach Dave Ross from Skyriders Trampoline.   Karen Cockburn (three time Olympic Medalist), Rosie MacLennan (2008 Olympics 7th) and Jason Burnett (Olympic Silver Medalist 2008) all train out of Skyriders with coach Dave Ross so this was an amazing opportunity for our athletes.a one day conditioning camp that concluded with kayaking in Port Moody at Rocky Point Kayakstime at Quantum Gymnastics using the pit and the four point bungee system (Thanks June!)
Now it is time for the entire team to begin training for the 2010-2011 T&T season. Regular training starts today so if you are in a Monday training group you are training today. Remember a water bottle and a healthy snack (or two).

For attire wear shorts (not baggy) and a t-shirt (not baggy). Or if you prefer a training bodysuit/singlet. Also no jewelery please.

We are looking forward to another great S…

Advance Notice of Parent Meeting

Parent Meeting September 18, 2010 12-2 PM Centennial Community Center 65 East 6th Ave, New West One family representative must be in attendance

Four of our Team Members Named to WAGs Team

Four Shasta members will be off to Metz, France for World Age Groups in November. We knew three were going; Ben Blais in TR 11-12, Poppy Quinlan in TR and DMT 15-16, and Cameron Quinlan in TR 13-14. But when Gymnastics Canada announced the composition of the Canadian Trampoline Gymnastics Team for the 2010 World Age Group Championships there was an additional member of our team on it, coach Bryan Milonja,  who has been named one of the trampoline coaches for the Canadian Team competing at WAGs. 
Congratulations to other TEAM BC members who made the WAGs team: Tamara O'Brien (TAG), Curtis Gerein (Okanagan), Kyle Carragher (TAG), Alexa McPhee (TAG), and coach  Barb Fraser (TAG). Also BC judge Karen Capel will representing Canada on the judging panels.

Training 2010-2011

Fall is coming and that means serious training time. Our national athletes have already been hard at work with their pre season training. Yesterday in the midst of intense heat one of our own did a triff!(This is BIG).

Val and our coaches have been hard at work creating the fall training schedule. With 40+ athletes this is not an easy task.  The schedule will be ready to distribute Monday, August 23 and will be sent via email to all Shasta parents and athletes.

3 Athletes Named to World Age Group Team

Congratulations are in order for 3 Shasta athletes. Gymnastics Canada named the team competing at World Age Groups in Metz, France, Nov 11-20 today. On the team are:

Ben Blais 11-12 - Trampoline
Cameron Quinlan 13-14 Trampoline
Poppy Quinlan 15-16 Trampoline & DMT

New West Parks and Rec Needs Your Vote!

The Youth Centre @ Moody Park fundraising campaign is one of 20 winning entries in the Kraft Celebrations Tour contest. To win one of the $25,000 grand prizes we must receive the most online votes. The youth centre campaign is only up against one other project in BC so we have a great chance of winning $25,000-but we need your help! Yes, it really is that easy! Voting for youth centre entry starts Friday, July 23 rd 9:00am PST until Saturday, July 24th 8:59am PST To vote, visit You only have 24hrs to vote so please save time in your calendar to vote on Friday, July 23rd beginning at 9:00am PST Please vote frequently and please add this to your facebook and distribute to all of your family, friends, contacts, etc (Votes from across Canada and internationally are encouraged!) For more information on the youth centre campaign, 10 communities (one in each province) will be profiled on TSN’s Sportcentre broad…

National Level Trampoline Camp

August 26-27 there will be a National Level Trampoline Camp held at Shasta Trampoline, Queens Park Arnex, New Westminster. The camp will run from 4-10 PM on both days.  This camp is open to all athletes competing at the national level.  The coach running the camp is Dave Ross, the Canadian National Team and Olympic coach.  Athletes will be given training blocks depending on skill level.Visit Gymnastics BC for more information and the registration package.

Shasta's Newest Canada Cup Champions and Podium Finishers

Shasta's synchro pair Ben Blais and Liam Doherty won the gold medal in Novice Men Syncro Trampoline to become the Canada Cup 2010 Champions. Defending champions Connor Doherty and Cameron Quinlan won the bronze medal.

Shasta sent 12 athletes to compete in Mississauga and came home with 19 podium finishes (top 6).

Cameron Quinlan
bronze Syncro - Novice Men
4th Trampoline Novice Men 10-14
5th DMT Novice Men 10-14
Ben Blais 
Gold Synchro Novice Men
Bronze DMT Novice 10-14 Men
5th Trampoline Novice Men 10-14
Connor Doherty 
Silver DMT Open Men
Bronze Synchro Novice Men
6th Novice 15+ Men
Jordan Wilmshurst 
Silver DMT Novice 15+
4th Trampoline Novice 15+ Men
Shannon Comeault   
Silver Synchro Trampoline Youth Women
6th DMT Youth Women
Liam Doherty  
Gold Synchro Novice Men
Olivia Bortolazzo
Silver DMT Open Women
Silver Synchro Youth Women
Bronze Trampoline Open Women
Anita Cirillo 
4th Synchro Senior W
Chelsea Nerpio 
4th  Synchro  Senior W, 5th DMT Senior Women
Poppy Quinlan 
4th DMT Youth…

Fly Away Home

After a successful Canada Cup our team takes off this evening for home. You can see great photo's at Grace Click the official photographer of the meet.

We are proud of our team!

Today was the second day of competition at Canada Cup 2010. This evening there were finals in all the synchro trampoline categories and some finals for double mini.

Ben Blais and Liam Doherty were reunited as synchro partners came away as Cananda Cup Champions by winning the gold. Connor Doherty and Cameron Quinlan also reunited and won the bronze. Both these medals came in Novice Men.

Shannon Comeault and Olivia Bortolazzo competed in Youth Synchro and won the silver medal.

Anita Cirillo and Chelsea Nerpio competed in Senior Women and came fourth.

In double mini tonight we had athletes in the Open Women, Open Men, and Novice 15+ category. Olivia Bortolazzo, Connor Doherty and Jordan Wilmshurst all won the silver in their categories.

Tomorrow will be trampoline finals and the remaining double mini finals.

Check out Gymnastics Canada for complete results.

Fun, Fun & More Fun

This morning was all about fun for our team at Canada Cup. Group One went go-carting and video gaming while group two went shopping.

(pictures of group 1)

Now it is rest time, healthy snacks, and getting ready to train 6-9 PM.

Tomorrow the competition kicks off with the synchro teams. A full schedule is available here.

Team Arrives in Toronto

Our 12 athletes representing Shasta Trampoline have arrived in Toronto. The trip went according to plan and the team enjoyed a dinner out together.

Tomorrow the team will spend some time having some R&R and then the real fun and hard work starts tomorrow evening with a 3 hour training session.

One of our Indo's Champions

Ben Blais won 10-12 Men Double Mini (Thanks to Poppy for use of the picture.)

T&T Canada Cup July 14-17

This year Canada Cup takes place at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Last year's edition was held in Okotokes Alberta and Shasta had some impressive results including: Gold Cameron Quinlan & Connor Doherty SYN Novice Men
Silver Chelsea Nerpio TR Open Women
Silver Anita Cirillo and Chelsea Nerpio SYN Senior Women
Silver Tristan Ranford and Poppy Quinlan SYN Novice Women
Bronze Tristan Ranford DMT 10-14
Bronze Ben Blais DMT 10-14 M
Bronze Chelsea Nerpio DMT Senior Women
Our Shasta team at Canada Cup 2010 is; Ben Blais, Liam Doherty, Cameron Quinlan, Tyler Edwards, Connor Doherty, Jordan Wilmshurst, Curt DeWolff, Shannon Comeault, Poppy Quinlan, Olivia Bortolazzo, Chelsea Nerpio, and Anita Cirillo. Our athletes will be coached by Val Johnson.
This year's competition will also feature international athletes. According to Acrobatic Sports the following international athletes will be competing. (As of now I have not been able to confirm this through other sources.)
World Champ…

Shasta Trampoline On the Web

Gymnastics Canada has posted two articles on their website about the Indo Pacifics that wrapped up yesterday in Japan. Both mention Shasta Trampoline athletes.

More medals for Canada at Indo-Pacific Trampoline and Tumbling CompetitionPosted Friday, July 2, 2010 

"Nerpio, the most experienced member of the Canadian team, came into the meet as the medal favourite in the over 17 double mini event and lived up to expectations.

“I had a few problems, but overall I’m happy with how things went, especially my last pass,” said Nerpio, a member of Canada’s silver-medal winning team in double mini at the 2009 world championships.

“Not all my four passes were as clean as I would have liked but I prepared really well for this event and it paid off with the gold medal.” "
Clemmer wins gold in over-17 tumbling at Indo Pacific ChampionshipsPosted Saturday, July 3, 2010 
"In other events on Satur…

2010 Indo Pacific Championships are a Wrap

Competition at the 2010 Indo Pacific Championships has wrapped up. Highlights of the final day include a 4th place finish for Cameron Quinlan on trampoline, a fifth place finish on double mini by Shannon Comeault, and an 11th place for Poppy Quinlan on double mini.

We are so proud of our Shasta Athletes! A recap of all their accomplishments at this meet are:

Ben Blais - Double Mini Men 10-12 Indo Pacific Champion 2010,  5th place synchro trampoline, and 6th place trampoline.

Cameron Quinlan -  4th trampoline, 5th synchro trampoline, 6th double mini trampoline.

Shannon Comeault - 5th double mini trampoline, 6th synchro trampoline, 8th trampoline.

Poppy Quinlan - 6th synchro trampoline, 9th individual trampoline, 11 double mini trampoline.

Anita Cirillo - 8th synchro trampoline, 10th trampoline.

Chelsea Nerpio - Double Mini Women 17+ Indo Pacific Champion 2010, 4th trampoline, 8th synchro trampoline.

There are also other Shasta Team members that should be recognized, our Shasta coaches. Shast…

Another Golden Day in Kakegawa

Ben Blais has added Indo Pacific Double Mini Champion to his growing list of titles. Ben won gold in 10-12 year old Men double mini trampoline in Kakegawa Japan.

Other Shasta athletes competing today were our 15-16 year old Women on trampoline. Shannon and Poppy both made finals and placed 8&9th. Also Chelsea and Anita made finals and finished 8th in 17+ Woman Synchro.

2011 Nationals May 23-28, 2011 Charlottetown PEI

Image courtesy of Sports PEI

According to the Gymnastics Coaching Blog T&T will take place in the MacLauchlan Arena on the University of PEI campus, Charlottetown.

Kakegawa is Golden

Kakegawa is Golden for one of our own! Chelsea Nerpio, competing in 17+ women double mini, has won gold. She also finished 4th on tramp. Congratulations Chelsea!

Other highlights for our athletes include: Poppy and Shannon 6th in Synchro Trampoline, Cam and Ben 5th in Synchro trampoline, Cam 6th on double mini, Ben 6th on tramp, and Anita 10th on tramp.

We are so proud of each of you!

Good luck in the rest of the competition.

For complete results see Japan Trampoline.

35 years of Shasta Trampoline

Tim put together a great slide show of Shasta over the years for the 35th reunion. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

35 Years of Shasta Part 1

35 Years of Shasta Part 2

35 years of Shasta Part 3

Gymnastics BC Scholarships

Gymnastics BC will award 3 scholarships of $500.00 for the pursuit of post-secondary education. These scholarships are for athletes who have:
Shown outstanding leadership traits and skills in gymnastics and within their community. Demonstrated a personal contribution to improve their community, school, club and in general, helping other people with their daily lives. Attained athletic achievements in gymnastics and other sports as well. Attained high scholastic achievements The scholarships will be presented at the 2010 Gymnastics BC Awards Evening on October 2, 2010 at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley.

Application Package

A Look at the Indo Pacific's Venue

Here is a look at the competition venue in Kakegawa. Thank you  to Shizuoka Trampoline Club Blog for the image.

They've Arrived!

I (Bryan Milonja, Anita Cirillo, Cameron Quinlan, Chelsea Nerpio, Shannon Comeault, Ben Blais and Poppy Quinlan) I've had word that our team has arrived!  They begin competition tomorrow at 6 PM Pacific time. Startlist are available:
Trampoline Start Lists
Double Mini Start Lists
Synchro Trampoline Start Lists

I still haven't managed to find any streaming video.

Good luck to all of Canadian Team.

Good Luck Shasta in Kakegawa!

Our Shasta 7 leave today for Kakegawa! We are proud of each of you!

I've been doing some digging and it appears the scores at Indo's are cumulative. There is a document on the GCG website that gives the following information:
all scores are cumulativeall finals are best 10 - 3 per countrySenior team event all individual disciplines
For Trampoline & Syncho
                   Preliminary                         Final      
10-12yrs     1 free vol                        1 free vol      
13-14yrs     1 free vol                        1 free vol      
15-16yrs     FIG B set + 1 free vol     1 free vol      
17+ yrs       FIG B set + 1 free vol     1 free vol      
Senior         FIG A set + 1 free vol     1 free vol     

For Double Mini
All levels will have 2 free passes for preliminaries and 2 free passes for finals.

I have not yet found a site that is streaming the competition, but I will keep looking.

Happy 35th Shasta!

Tim Cleave did an interview for New West Leader about the upcoming Anniversary celebrations.  I think all of Shasta would agree with Tim's statement, "Val has the ability to inspire people like nobody I’ve ever met ... Shasta created champions but it also created really good people. When people left Shasta they didn’t just leave with their medals, they left with a whole outlook on life.”

Friday night at 6:30 kicks off the festivities with a "jump-in" for the oldies.

Kakegawa Here We Come!

We are very proud to have 6 athletes and 1 coach flying to Japan on Saturday to compete/coach at the 2010 Indo Pacific Championships in Kakegawa Japan.

Poppy Quinlan, Cameron Quinlan, Shannon Comeault, Anita Cirillo, Ben Blais, and Chelsea Nerpio all qualified for Team Canada. This outstanding achievement by our Shasta Trampoline athletes qualified us to send coach Bryan Milonja as the Canadian Trampoline Coach.

Information for this competition can be found on the official 2010 Indo Pacific website.

Qualifications, finals, and awards are held on the same day. So far there has only been a general schedule published as follows:

Wed 30 June 10 AM Kakegawa - (Tuesday June 29 at 6 PM Pacific time)
Individual Trampoline – Chelsea and Anita
Sychro Tramp – Shannon and Poppy
DMT – Cameron

Thursday July 1 10 AM Kakegawa – (Wednesday June 30 at 6 PM Pacific time)
Trampoline – Ben
Synchro – Ben and Cam
DMT – Chelsea

Friday July 2 10 AM Kakegawa – (Thursday July 1 at 6 PM Pacific time)
Trampoline – …

Who is the athlete in the picture?

In a blog on the New West Record website there is a picture of a Shasta athlete performing on a trampoline at the PNE in 1973. Anyone know who it is?

Wind Up BBQ

A reminder that Saturday June 26 at 4:30 we are holding our windup BBQ in Queens Park. If you are coming you need to RSVP to Carolyn ASAP with the number of family members attending.


Welcome to the new Shasta Trampoline Club blog. We want to be able to share club information and celebrate the many accomplishments of our Shasta athletes and coaches.