The Festival City Twirlers had an impressive showing the the Canadian National Baton Twirling Association Canadian Championships held at Conestoga College in Kitchener last weekend.
In total, the club brought home 15 national group and individual titles.
The club’s junior beginner pom pon team won gold, and its senior advanced trio and junior beginner large dance twirls won silver.
Its pre-teen beginner dance twirl team finished fourth.
Individually, Ashley Renecker, 19, won the most coveted national pageant title, being crowned senior advanced Miss Majorette of Canada. She won gold in beginner rhythmic twirl, silver in advanced x-strut, and was fourth in advanced 2-baton and fifth in advanced solo.
Kaitlyn Buxton, 15, was awarded Canadian titles in beginner x-strut and 2-baton, and won silver in intermediate junior Miss Majorette of Canada and beginner rhythmic twirl. She was seventh in intermediate solo and first in open 2-baton.
Paige Zimmer, 13, won gold in intermediate solo and intermediate x-strut, and bronze in intermediate 2-baton.
Kimberly Satchell, 9, won novice juvenile Miss Majorette of Canada, and received a silver medal in novice solo and beginner duet with partner Allison Droog, 7.
Kaitlyn Satchell, 11, won silver in beginner solo dance and bronze in novice 2-baton. She was fourth in beginner pre-teen Miss Majorette of Canada and Ruby Cup. She finished ninth in novice x-strut and 10th in beginner solo.
Sierra Sauve, 12, won gold in novice 2-baton, silver in beginner solo and Ruby Cup, and was fourth in beginner x-strut. She placed fifth in the beginner pre-teen Miss Majorette of Canada competition and in beginner solo dance. She was first in open solo dance.
Cassandra Droog, 13, won the Ruby Cup competition and beginner solo dance, and took home silver in beginner pre-teen Miss Majorette of Canada, novice x-strut and novice 2-baton. She was fifth in beginner solo and second in open beginner military strut.
Her sister Allison won the beginner primary Miss Majorette of Canada title, beginner solo, novice x-strut, novice 2-baton and beginner open military march.
Taylor Sinclair, 12, was sixth in novice 2-baton, eighth in novice pre-teen Miss Majorette of Canada, ninth in novice solo and 10th in novice x-strut. She finished first in open solo, third in open 2-baton and sixth in open x-strut.
The competition wraps up the season for the club. Registration for the 2012-2013 season will be held in September.
Festival City Twirlers a force on the world stage
Stratford baton twirlers have proven they are among the top in the world.
Three members of the Festival City Twirlers -- Ashley Renecker, 19, Kaitlyn Buxton, 15, and Paige Zimmer, 13 -- returned this week from the World Baton Twirling Championships in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
The competition took place April 4-8 and featured hundreds of competitors from 15 countries.
Canada had one of its strongest showings in recent years, with many athletes making it to the final round of their respective events and winning Top 6 medals.
Zimmer won bronze in pre-teen duet, with partner Cassandra Smith, 13, of Brampton.Renecker, Buxton and Zimmer -- coached by Tori Sutton -- placed fourth in twirling corps, while the junior twirl team placed fifth. Renecker finished 15th in senior x-strut.
The competition came after years of training and preparation. The next world championships will be held in 2015 in Italy.
Stratford twirlers bring home gold from Disney
Five members of the Festival City Twirlers competed last weekend at the TwirlMania Championships at Walt Disney World in Florida, bringing home several gold medals and Top 10 finishes.
The prestigious contest, held Feb. 17-20 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex, featured hundreds of twirlers from around the world, including Canada, the United States, Australia, England, Ireland, Japan and Russia.
Cassandra Droog, 13, won gold in novice military strut, and was awarded the Mousecar award for earning the highest score in the event out of all competing age divisions. She placed seventh in the Miss TwirlMania pageant, eighth in novice x-strut, 13th in beginner 2-baton, 18th in beginner solo, 22nd in beginner best appearing and 24th in advanced basic strut.
Her sister Allison, 7, placed fifth in novice military strut, eighth in novice best appearing, 11th in novice solo, 16th in novice basic strut and 20th in beginner 2-baton. She placed 12th in the Miss TwirlMania pageant and won gold in beginner duet with partner Kimberly Satchell, 8. Satchell was 13th in the Miss TwirlMania pageant, 14th in novice best appearing, 17th in novice solo and 18th in novice basic strut.
Her sister Kaitlyn, 11, was sixth in beginner basic strut, 11th in novice best appearing and beginner 2-baton, 12th in novice x-strut, 15th in beginner solo and 19th in the Miss TwirlMania pageant.
Sierra Sauve, 11, won gold in novice best appearing and finished eighth in beginner dance twirl solo, ninth in beginner 2-baton, 15th in the Miss TwirlMania pageant, 16th in beginner solo and novice x-strut and 26th in novice basic strut.
Along with competing, the twirlers were featured in day and nighttime parades at the Magic Kingdom theme park.
The Festival City Twirlers compete next in Hamilton on March 4. Members of the club are also preparing to represent Canada at the World Baton Twirling Championships in Switzerland in April.
Festival City Twirlers kick off 2012 competition season
Eight members of the Festival City Twirlers hit the floor at their first contest of the season in Hamilton Jan.29.
Kimberly Satchell, 8, placed first in beginner basic, second in novice solo and first in beginner duet with her partner Allison Droog, 7.
Droog placed first in beginner basic, military march, novice 2-baton and novice solo.
Her sister Cassandra, 12, was first in beginner military march, novice 2-baton, novice x-strut and fifth in beginner solo.
Sierra Sauve, 11, was first in beginner basic, beginner solo dance and won the Snowflake Cup competition. She was third in beginner solo and fourth in novice 2-baton.
Kaitlyn Satchell, 11, placed third in novice x-strut and 2-baton, and fourth in beginner solo.
Paige Zimmer, 13, was third in intermediate solo and intermediate duet with partner Cassandra Smith, 13, of Brampton.
Kaitlyn Buxton, 15, was second in beginner x-strut and fourth in intermediate solo. Ashley Renecker, 19, was second in advanced solo and third in advanced x-strut.
In group competition, senior twirl corps and twirl team placed first.
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Stratford twirlers heading to the 2012 World Championships!
Three members of the Festival City Twirlers will represent Canada at the 2012 National Baton Twirling Association World Championships in Switzerland next April.
Paige Zimmer, 12, and Ashley Renecker, 18, will compete on the Junior International Twirl Team and will be joined by teammate Kaitlyn Buxton, 14, in Twirl Corps.
The teams feature members from Stratford, Brampton and Courtice and twirl under the banner of Starlight Eclipse City, a combination of all three teams’ names..
As well, Zimmer and partner Cassandra Smith of Brampton, will represent Canada in Pre-Teen duet. Renecker also qualified in Senior x-strut.
“The girls did a phenomenal job this weekend and performed excellent routines,” said Festival City director Tori Sutton, who also co-coaches the combined teams.
“I’m so proud of their accomplishments. They’ve worked hard this season and made many personal sacrifices to reach these goals.”
The World Trials were held as part of the Canadian National Baton Twirling Association’s 12th annual Canadian Championship, held over three days at Conestoga College last weekend.
In the National contest, Festival City Twirlers teams won gold – and the Canadian title – in Juvenile Novice Small Dance Twirl, Pre-Teen Novice Small Dance Twirl and Juvenile Beginner Pom Pon.
Starlight Eclipse City teams – with members Zimmer, Buxton and Renecker – won gold in Junior International Twirl Team, Senior Twirl Corps, and Junior Advanced Large Dance Twirl. Its Junior Advanced Small Dance Twirl won silver and Senior Advanced Small Dance Twirl took bronze.
Individually, the twirlers had strong results. Zimmer finished fifth in World trials solo and two-baton, sixth in rhythmic twirl and eighth in x-strut, all at the advanced Pre-Teen level.
Zimmer won gold in intermediate Pre-Teen x-strut, intermediate duet, and intermediate two-baton. She also won the Advanced Pre-Teen Solo Dance Twirl event ,which advanced her to compete in the prestigious Grand National twirl-off for the top title, where she placed third.
Zimmer also won silver in intermediate solo, and bronze in rhythmic twirl. She had many personal bests over the weekend. Buxton was eighth in World Trial two-baton, ninth in rhythmic twirl, 11th in x-strut and 12th in solo.
In the National contest, she won bronze in beginner solo dance twirl, and finished fourth in Intermediate Junior Miss Majorette of Canada. Buxton was also fourth in beginner two-baton, fifth in beginner x-strut, sixth in intermediate solo, and ninth in rhythmic twirl.
Renecker was fifth in World Trials two-baton, and sixth in solo and rhythmic twirl.
She won the Canadian beginner rhythmic twirl title, and won silver in the Miss Majorette of Canada competition and in advanced x-strut. She was fifth in advanced 2-baton, and eighth in solo. She placed first in open advanced two-baton.
Taylor Sinclair, 12, placed fourth in the novice Miss Majorette of Canada contest, fifth in novice solo and novice two-baton. She was second in open two-baton and seventh in open solo.
Danielle Bast, 8, twirled a personal best to place fourth in Canadian novice solo. She was sixth in open solo.
Paige Schoonderwoerd, 11, placed sixth in the novice Pre-Teen Miss Majorette of Canada competition and was seventh in novice solo.She was sixth in open solo.
Sierra Sauve, 11, was eighth in World Trials two-baton.She won Canadian silver in novice x-strut, and placed fourth in beginner solo dance twirl, seventh in Ruby Cup, ninth in novice two-baton, 11th in Beginner Pre-Teen Miss Majorette of Canada and 15th in beginner solo. She was second in open solo dance twirl.
Allison Droog, 6, won took home the novice primary solo title and won silver in the novice Miss Majorette of Canada contest and novice two-baton.
Her sister Cassandra, 12, won silver in Ruby Cup and bronze in novice x-strut. She was fourth in beginner Miss Majorette of Canada, sixth in beginner solo, and eighth in beginner solo dance twirl and novice two-baton.
Kaitlyn Satchell, 10, won bronze in beginner solo dance twirl, and placed fifth in Ruby Cup, seventh in beginner solo and 10th in novice two-baton.
Her sister Kimberly, 8, won bronze in novice solo and finished sixth in the novice Miss Majorette of Canada contest.
Shakespeare Field Day Parade
Members of the Festival City Twirlers were joined by their friends to perform in the Shakespeare Field Day parade on July 11, 2011.
Festival City brings home Provincial gold!
The Festival City Twirlers brought home team and individual championship titles from the Canadian National Baton Twirling Association’s (CNBTA) Ontario Provincial Championship held recently at Conestoga College.
The club’s novice juvenile small dance twirl, ABC, won gold, as did the novice pre-teen small dance twirl team, Rock This Town.
Combined teams – with local members Ashley Renecker, Paige Zimmer and Kaitlyn Buxton, and other twirlers from Brampton and Courtice – also won gold, including the senior advanced small dance twirl, junior freestyle world team, junior international twirl team, senior twirl corps, and the junior advanced large dance twirl team.
Individually, the twirlers had great results.
Sierra Sauve placed fifth in Sapphire Cup, 11th in beginner preteen Miss Majorette of Ontario, third in novice x-strut, and 10th in beginner solo dance.
Paige Zimmer won silver in intermediate 2-baton and took bronze in Provincial Cup, beginner rhythmic twirl and beginner x-strut. She placed fourth in intermediate solo and was second in open intermediate x-strut.
Kaitlyn Buxton finished second in the intermediate junior Miss Majorette of Ontario competition, and won bronze in beginner x-strut, beginner solo dance and beginner 2-baton. She was fourth in Provincial Cup and intermediate solo, and placed fifth in beginner rhythmic twirl.
Kimberly Satchell won silver in novice solo, while sister Kaitlyn was sixth in novice 2-baton, eighth in beginner solo and ninth in solo dance.
Taylor Sinclair finished fifth in novice solo and sixth in novice 2-baton. Danielle Bast was fifth in novice solo and second in open novice solo. Paige Schoonderwoerd placed sixth in novice solo and was fifth in open novice solo.
Cassandra Droog won gold in novice x-strut, and finished fourth in beginner solo and sixth in beginner solo dance. She was eighth in beginner preteen Miss Majorette of Ontario.
Her sister Allison won gold in novice 2-baton and silver in novice solo. She was second in novice primary Miss Majorette of Ontario.
Ashley Renecker won the intermediate senior Miss Majorette of Ontario title, and also won gold in beginner rhythmic twirl and intermediate x-strut. She won bronze in advanced 2-baton and intermediate solo. She was first in open advanced 2-baton.
Starlight Eclipse City wins $1,000 scholarship
The Festival City Twirlers -- along with sister clubs Starlight Destiny and Eclipse Performing Arts -- recently took the top spot in the BatonBiz.com online contest "We Know You Can Twirl." We won a $1,000 scholarship, which we will put toward costs associated with qualifying for and attending the 2012 NBTA World Championships in Switzerland.
The overall prize was determined by votes. Every day for a month, website subscribers had a chance to vote for their favourite routine. We were so proud to hear Starlight Eclipse City had come out on top. Thank you all for your amazing support and to BatonBiz.com for the great opportunity! And congratulations to the other three teams who won judges' choice categories for content, entertainment, and creativity.