FALL RIVER: Kai Dwyer of Fall River has been named to the Canadian team for the 2018 FIG Trampoline Gymnastics, set to be held in Russia in mid-November.

Dwyer, who trains out of Titans Gymnastics, will don the Maple Leaf for Trampoline Boys 17-21-years-old age group. He is a student at Lockview High.

He was one of the throng of athletes named to represent the country at the World Age Group Competition, set for Nov. 15-18 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

“The World Age Group Competition gives us the opportunity to showcase our junior teams and the depth we have in this country. Canada will be well represented across all events and our athletes are looking forward to performing on the world stage,” said Karen Cockburn, national team director for trampoline gymnastics at Gymnastics Canada in a release.

Athletes to watch out for include Gavin Dodd of Kelowna, BC who was the silver medallist in the boys 15-16 double mini-trampoline (DMT) category last year, and Emily Harrison in the girls 15-16 tumbling category who is the reigning Canadian Junior National Champion and had the highest degree of difficulty across all age groups at Canadian Championships.

The selection process for the WAGC team included the 2018 Canada Cup in Montreal, QC in April and the 2018 Canadian Championships in Lethbridge, AB this past July.

Besides Dwyer, also named to the Boys 17-21 team were:

Boys 17-21

  • David Johnston, Mississauga, ON – Manjak’s Gymnastics
  • Benjamin Lagacé, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC – Virtuose Centre Acrobatique
  • Zachary Lavallée, Terrebonne, QC – Viagym