Our All-Star program focuses on working with our senior jumpers in order to encourage and promote leadership within the sport.
In order to become an All-Star, all of our jumpers must be 15 or older and heavily involved in their respective teams. From demonstrating leadership through coaching, running camps, performing in shows to showing their growth in skills throughout their years involved with jump rope is something our judges are looking for when selecting our All star group.
2019/2020 All-Star Application and forms
DUE SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
Meet Our All-Stars
Hi I’m Kaeli, I’m on the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations and have been jumping rope for 13 years. I have competed at world championships in Hong Kong and Florida, which have some of my favorite memories. Jump rope has given me so many opportunities not only to compete, but to coach and do shows. I love jump rope because of the friends I have made not only on my team but around the world. I also love how skipping is a challenge that is constantly growing. There is always new tricks to learn and ways to better myself in the sport.
I’m Faith from the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations. I am 18 years old and have been apart of the team for 12 years, and this is my 4th year being apart of the BC All-Star team. The sport of jump rope has given me the opportunity to coach, perform, compete, and not only see the world, but to become close friends with people from around the world. One of my favourite parts of jump rope is being able to coach and be a mentor for younger jumpers, as well as those new to the sport and not only make a difference in their lives but also in the sport of jump rope. My favourite memory was being able to travel to Thailand with my teammates to share the sport we love with children unknowing of the sport. Jump rope has played a huge part in my life, it has taught me to challenge myself, to be a leader, it has also brought me close with my teammates who share the same love for the sport as I do, and have helped me become the person I am today.
Brittany Vanherk - Alumni Hi I’m Brittany from the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations. I am 19 years old and this is my 12th year jumping with the team. Jump rope has been a huge part of my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today without it. Throughout the years, I have had the opportunity to compete across the world, perform in shows of all kinds and coach our younger athletes. I love sharing my passion for the sport by helping at camps and inspiring people who are new to the sport. My love for jump rope is not solely because of the sport itself, but because of the community that we are a part of and the connections we make with other jumpers around the world. I also love jump rope because of the friends that I have made. My teammates continually encourage and challenge me and I love that we share the same goals and passion. Skipping will always be part of who I am and I am excited to see how the sport continues to grow!
Hi I’m Sadie, a member of the Abbotsford skipping sensations and jump rope community for 11 years now. I have had the opportunity to travel and compete at many different competitions including worlds in Hong Kong and Florida. As a competitive person always striving to succeed, an important lesson jump rope has taught me is that winning isn’t everything. My fondest memory of jump rope was traveling to Thailand with my best friends and teammates to share our passion for the sport to underprivileged children. I enjoy working with kids and coaching/mentoring them as young jumpers one day to become national champions and in hopes that skipping will hold an important place in their heart as it does mine. The sport of jump rope and all that comes with it, coaches, teammates, parents, competitors, and campers have helped shaped me into the person I am today.
Hi my name is Arden, I am 20 years old, and I have been a part of the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations for 13 years. Some of my favourite aspects of the sport are inspiring and coaching the younger generation, and constantly growing and pushing this sport to new heights. I also love the social aspect of the sport, meeting new people from all around the world and learning different styles of jumping. One of my favourite memories was travelling to Thailand to teach jump rope to children in orphanages. Jump rope has shaped me into who I am today, and will always be apart of my life.
I’m Reagan Symonds from The Abbotsford Skipping Sensations and this is my 9th year jumping and my 2nd year being a BC all star. Jump rope has given me so many memories that I will keep for the rest of my life, like travelling to Thailand and sharing the sport I love to children in orphanages. I love being able to interact with the younger jumpers, and passing down all the skills I have learned over the years, just watching the sport grow. Skipping has brought me so many friendships, not only from my team but from around the world, and has turned me into the person I am today.
Hi, I'm Ellory Smith a 16 year old jumper & coach with Abbotsford RopeWorks. I have been jumping for 10 years and have been fortunate to compete in many Provincial, National, and world level Competitions. I have recently transitioned from more of a jumper to coach over the past 2 years, and have found it so rewarding to build relationships and mentor younger jumpers in the sport. When I'm not jumping, I attend Yale Secondary as a grade 11 student, as well as volunteer at our local hospital. I love being involved in the All-Star Program because of the skills that it teaches me and the opportunities that it can give me. I l look forward to continuing my role as an All-Star for years to come.
Gisela Kilian Accomplishments: Honor and Effort role in school First year as an Allstar Helping coach the younger jumpers this year Why do you love the Sport: Helps keep me fit Great sport – great way to meet new people Fun and unique sport Gives me opportunities to travel, and become more social Why would you encourage younger jumpers to stay in the sport It keeps them healthy It gives you a chance to perform at events It is fun, and others love to watch what we do
Izzy Accomplishments: Graduated from Penticton High School 2017 Honour roll student Allstar for 2 years Attended 3 National Competitions Jumping for 8 years Why do you love the sport: I like to challenge myself I love to finally achieve a trick I have been working on I like to meet and help other jumpers I like the competitions and the chance to travel to other parts of the province, country, and world Why would you encourage other jumpers to stay in the sport? It provides you with the chance to meet other jumpers all around the world You can make lifelong friends
My name is Thomas Cunningham and I have jumped for the Penticton Black Widow Rope Spinners for 14 years. I have competed nationally 11 times and this year will be my 12th time at nationals. I have placed first overall 3 times individually (2012, 2015, and 2017) as well as first overall in team events with the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations in 2016. I have competed in 5 world championships and will compete in my 6th this summer. I received a bronze and a silver medal at the World Jump Rope Championships in Portugal in 2016. My style of jumping is a bit different. I like to do tricks that other people don't. Even if it is only a few tricks in my routine that really stand out. The rest of my routine tends to be fairly unique as well as I like to make up my own manipulation sequences and releases. Most males in the sport focus a lot on strength and power moves. That is not my style. I like multiples and manipulation mainly. I can hold my own and do some good strength moves but I focus a lot on the other elements of the sport. I have been and always will be an advocate to introduce boys to the sport of Jump Rope. I would love to see an even amount of men and women at competition one day. I am now a student at Simon Fraser University, and trying to train when I can. Next year will be my final year of my Kinesiology degree. I want to go into the field of Strength and Conditioning with my degree. I want to be able to take athletes at their peaks and make them even better, no matter what sport I am working with. Finally, to any jumpers that are struggling to learn tricks or improve their speed or power scores. Don't give up. It took me 7 years in the sport to get my donkey kick. I had very minimal improvement in skill level until I was in grade 11 (my 7th year jumping), and then it just clicked and I started getting better tricks, and improving my scores. Do not feel discouraged by slow progression. If you love the sport keep working hard and eventually you will get it.
Hi I’m Casey McAvay from the Abbotsford Skipping Sensations I’m 15 years old and this is my first year on Allstars. I’ve been jumping for 8 years and some of my proudest moments in the sport are receiving the sportsmanship award at provincials in 2015 and coming in first with my pairs partner at Nationals in 2017. My favourite part of the sport is the friends and connections you make with fellow jumpers and the challenges I get to tackle along the way.
My name is Piper and I’ve been jumping with the Black Widow Rope Spinners for the past 9 years. In that time, I’ve gotten the chance to participate in demos at local schools, and to perform at local events such as Peachfest. I love getting to work on new routines and shows with my team, and seeing the excitement on our younger jumper’s faces when they get to perform. Skipping is a great sport to stay in shape, and to have fun putting together routines and practicing for competitions, and I encourage our younger jumpers to stick with it for all of the amazing opportunities that will open up for them through the sport in the future!
Hi my name is Natalie and I am a 16 year old jumped on Abbotsford RopeWorks. I am a grade 12 student as well as provincially ranked track athlete. I have competed in many provincial, national, and world level competitions and recently just travelled to Orlando, FL to compete. Over the past two years I have taken on a big coaching role with my team which has been so rewarding.