Stobbe a second-time B.C. Winter Games qualifier

Stobbe a second-time B.C. Winter Games qualifier

Dynamic gymnast from Crofton was just 10 during her last Games appearance

Brooklyn Stobbe is one dynamic gymnast.

It’s rather appropriate then that the Grade 7 Crofton Elementary School student is a member of the Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club.

She’s putting her talents to the test on a regular basis in practice and competition and the results speak for themselves.

The Zone 6 trials for the 2018 B.C. Winter Games were recently held in the familiar confines of the Duncan Dynamics Gymnastics Club facility where Stobbe qualified for the Games in Kamloops Feb. 22-25.

She will be going with the rest of the Zone 6 gymnastics team as one of the three Level 8 girls plus three in Level 7.

At the trials, Stobbe placed first in the JO 8 division. She came first on the beam, second on bars, third on floor and seventh on vault to attain first all-around.

It’ll be the second time qualifying for the Games for Stobbe, quite an unusual feat. She’s now 12, but was only 10 at the time of the last Games two years ago, “quite a bit younger,” than the other athletes, according to mom Rowena.

Despite the age difference, Stobbe managed to win two silver medals last time at Penticton – one for the JO 7 individual all-around and another with the zone team.

“She just really loves gymnastics,” added Rowena.

Her talents were always obvious from a very young age.

Stobbe will be getting in as much serious practice as she can during the next month before departing from home by bus for the Games on Feb. 21.