On Thursday, The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Gymnastics Canada announced the trampoline athletes nominated to represent Team Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games from July 10 to 26.
The Canadian roster features two-time Olympian, London 2012 gold medallist, two-time Pan Am Games athlete and two-time Pan Am Games medallist, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan; four-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medallist, two-time Pan Am Games athlete and Rio 2007 gold medallist, Karen Cockburn; two-time Olympian, Beijing 2008 silver medallist, Rio 2007 Pan Am athlete and silver medallist, Jason Burnett; and Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games athlete and gold medallist, Keegan Soehn. Samantha Sendel and Kyle Soehn were named as alternates.
Rosie, Karen, Jason and Samantha all train at Skyriders Club in Richmond Hill, Ontario and are coached by David Ross. Keegan and Kyle train at Thunder Country Club in Red Deer, Alberta and are coached by their father, Ken Soehn.
Canada heads into the TORONTO 2015 Games with the goal of defending Rosie and Keegan’s gold medal wins from Guadalajara 2011.
The trampoline competition will take place at Toronto Coliseum July 18-19, with two events: women’s individual and men’s individual.
Canada will field the largest team in its Pan American Games history with more than 700 athletes expected to be named to the Team at the Games in Toronto. With TORONTO 2015 providing a “home Games” experience, as well as a number of qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, these Games will provide a tremendous experience for Canada’s high performance athletes.
The trampoline contingent who will represent Canada at the TORONTO 2015 Games are:
Rosannagh MacLennan, King City, ON
Karen Cockburn, Stouffville, ON
Jason Burnett, Nobleton, ON
Keegan Soehn, Red Deer, AB
Samantha Sendel, Aurora, ON
Kyle Soehn, Red Deer, AB
Team Coach: Dave Ross, Thornhill, ON
Team Coach: Ken Soehn, Red Deer, AB
Team Therapist: Stephen King, Sherbrooke, QC
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