Danica Signarowski has been excelling at gymnastics in recent events.
Signarowski is a JO8 athlete with the Springers Gymnastics Club in Yorkton, where she is a top athlete, and competed at Western Canadian Championships in Saskatoon on April 25-27.
Athletes from Western Canada participated in this competition and had to qualify in their provinces to attend this competition.
At the beginning of the season, Signarowski was training in a new level and this was her first year competing JO8, therefore she was unsure if trialing for Westerns was a goal for her, explained club coach Jessica Ronn. Throughout the season, she became stronger and competed well by hitting her routines, so after some discussion, Danica decided to trial in Regina at the end of March.
Signarowski was one of four who qualified for the JO8 (12 & under) Team for Saskatchewan.
During the Easter Break, Signarowski attended two training camps in Saskatoon with Team Sask to prepare for this level of competition. She was in Saskatoon from Tuesday-Sunday attending training, competing, and particiapting in team building activities with the rest of Team Sask.
Springers Gymnastics Club has not sent an athlete to Westerns since 2001, however, not only did Signarowski compete at this level, she absolutely crushed it, said Ronn. She hit all of her routines during the competition and medalled on two events, placing 4th AA. Out of 17 athletes from Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, she placed first on Balance Beam, third on Vault, 11th on Uneven Bars and 13th on Floor Excerice. Signarowski 's scores also contributed to the JO8 (12 & under) taking the Top Team award.
“Danica's success marks a new record for our club and words can't express how proud we are of Danica for her accomplishments thus far,” said Ronn. “Furthermore, we are equally proud of our entire competitive team this season and look forward to our continued success in our province and beyond.”