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TAISO HISTORY

    "Taiso" is the Japanese equivalent of our word "gymnastics". The Taiso Gymnastics Club was founded in 1979 when Keith Russell arrived at the University of Saskatchewan. A professor with the College of Kinesiology, Keith is still today an active coach with the club.

    Dr. Keith Russell received a prestigious National Award for his lifetime contribution to coaching development in Canada...(more)

      Taiso's Gymnasts
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      Athletic Achievements

    • 1984 - First Canadian gymnast Olympic finalist Warren Long

    • 1985 - World Championships team member

    • 1987 - World Championships team member

    • 1988 - Olympic Team member James Rozon

    • 1992 - Four coaches awarded highest certification level

    • 1995 - Canadian University Team Champions

    • 1996 - Canadian University Team Champions

    • 1997 - Canadian University Games (FISU) Team member

    • 1997 - Canadian University Team Champions

    • 1997 - Canadian World Championships Team member

    • 2002 - National Team Member: Rhett Stinson

    • 2005 - Novice National Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk and Anderson Loran

    • 2006 - Novice National Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk and Anderson Loran; Pan American Campionships Junior Team Member: Jayd Lukenchuk

    • 2007 - Junior National Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk and Anderson Loran
    • 2007 - Jayd Lukenchuk named Athlete of the Year
    • 2007 - Jayden Pantel named Provincal Athlete of the Year

    • 2008 - National Junior Team members: Jayd Lukenchuk and Anderson Loran

    • 2009 - National Senior Team member: Anderson Loran

    • 2010 - National Senior Team members: Jayd Lukenchuk and Anderson Loran; Team Member for World Championships: Jayd Lukenchuk;Team Member for Commonwealth Games (Silver on High Bar): Anderson Loran; ; Provincial Athlete of the Year: Curtis GravesKeith Russell and Warren Long were inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

    • 2011 - National Senior Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk, Anderson Loran; National Junior Team Member: Curtis Graves; National Age Group Team Member: Teague King

    • 2011 - Sask Sports Coach of the Year: Markos Baikas

    • 2012 - National Senior Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk, Anderson Loran; National Age Group Team Member: Wyatt Tyndall, Jesse Tyndall

    • 2013 - National Senior Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk, Anderson LoranTeam Member for Commonwealth Games: Anderson Loran

    • 2014 - National Senior Team Members: Jayd Lukenchuk, Anderson LoranTeam Member for Commonwealth Games: Anderson Loran


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