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Notional Association for Girls and Women in Sport: Morilyn Strawbridge; National Association of Women 's Gymnastics Judges: Yvonne Hodge; National Collegiate Athletic Association: Carolyn Lewis, Tom Dunn; National Federation of State High School Associations: Susan True; National Gymnastics Judges Association: John Scheer; National High School Gymnastics Coaches Association: John Brinkworth; U.S. Association of Independent Gym Clubs: Lance Crowley; U.S. flite Coaches Association for Men's Gymnastics: Fred Turoff; U.S. flite Coaches Association for Women's Gymnastics: Gory Anderson, Roe Kreutzer; U.S. Men's Gymnastics Coaches Association:Morc Yancey; U.s. Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Association: Suzie DiTullio; Yaung Men 's Christian Association of the USA: TBA; USA Gymnastics National Membership Directors: Men's: Roy Guro, Jim Holt; Rhythmic: Tomoro Gerlock, Alia SVirsky; Women's: Lindo Chencinski, David Holcomb;

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TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING WORLD TEAM TRIALS The final of three World Trials events was held in Sacramento, Calif_, in conjunction with the USA Gyrrmastics National Congress. The World Championships teams in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini h'ampoline and tumbling were named and will represent tl1e USA at the World Championships in Sun City, South Africa, Sept. 24-26.

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ON THE COVER: Kristen Maloney and Blaine Wilson. Photography by Steve Lange.

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Ryan Weston and JemUfer Sans won the individual trampoline event at the 1999 Trampoline & Tumbling National Championships in Anaheim, Calif_ Tumbling, double-mini and synclu'onized trampoline champions were also named at the competition.

Chair: Sandy Knopp; President: Robert V. Colorossi; Secretary: Mork Graham; Vi,e Chair Men: Tim Doggett; Vi,e Chair Rhythmi': Wendy Hilliord; Vice Chair Women: Joan Moore Gnol; FIG Exe,utive Committee: Joy Ashmore; FIG Men's Te,hnicol Committee: George Beckstead; FIG Rhythmi' Te,hni,al Committee: Andrea Schmid-Shapiro; FIG Women's Te,hnicol Committee: Jackie Fie; At large Members: Peter Vidmor, Susan True; Athlete Directors: Tanya Service Choplin, Wendy Hilliord, Chris Woller; USOC Athlete Representative: Michelle Dusserre-Forrell; President Emeritus: Mike Donohue.

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Athlete Directors: Chris Woller, choir; Vanessa Vander Pluym, vice choir and sec; Mihoi Bogiu, Amanda Borden, Tanya Service Choplin, Joir Lynch, Wendy Hilliord, Kim Imesko!, Michelle Dusserre·Forrell, USOC athlete representative; Associate Members: Jewish Community Centers: Lori KOlz; Special Olympics, Inc.: Kate Fober-Hickie; USA Trampoline & Tumbling: Wayne Downing; U.S. Competitive Sports Aerobics Federation: Howord Schwortz; U.S. Sports Acrobatics Federation: Bonnie Davidson.

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ast year at the Congress President's Assembly I introduced three core objectives identified as the top priorities of USA Gymnastics: winning medals, growing the sport and increasing our visibility with the general public. At this year's Assembly I talked about how we've achieved some very significant accomplishments in each of our core objectives.

Win Medals. In the past year we have enjoyed much success at the international level and our developmental programs con tinue to shine. This year I am pleased to announce that we will introduce similar identification and development programs for Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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Visibility. National Gymnastics Day was held July 31 , 1999 for the first time. We created an entirely newjromotional platform, sprea it around to our key markets nationally, suph0rted it with some of our ighest profile personalities, and the end result is that we scored one of our most positive periods of gkmnastics reporting since I too office. Member Club Program Member Club communication and integration is an area in which we have focused much attention over the last several months. We are committed to enhancing the value of the relationship between USA Gymnastics and its member clubs and athletes. The more we sUfJu0rt the clubs, the more our in ustry will grow. I'm proud to announce that we have secured a program that will offer affordable health care to all of our members. In addition, this January USA Gymnastics will launch USAG.org. This will provide a free web site to every member club, state and regional director in the country. This new benefit of the member club

pro~ram will allow for instant exc ange of information between the national office and the club. And this isn't all. This Fall we will add a secured access F0rtion to our website that wil onl6 be available to member clu s. This area will be populated with the latest information, suggestions for lesson plans, marKeting calendars, downloadable press releases, special event offers, offers from our sponsors and the most up-to-date information on the club industry. We've come a long way in one year-expanded services for our clubs, new television deals, new events, new faces, and new goals. But make no mistake, I know how much more there is to do. As we enter into the excitement of an Olymfic year and the promise 0 a new millennium, it's all of our duties to do everything we can to make gymnastics, the sport, as fun and as exciting as it can possibly be-from our Je0ungest students to our prou est international champions. I was watching the movie remake of the classic novel, Great Expectations, and I was struck by a line from the movie, "The hardest thing in life is being given a chance ... " I encourage all of you to think about this every morning as you are about to start your day. We have all been ~ven a chance to do great t ings with the sport of gymnastics. Together we can take this great sport to a place where we can all realize the endless possibilities that exist.

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FT. WORTH, TEXAS Raymond, 8, is coached by ScaN Dickerson. He began gymnastics at age 6 and, eight months after he began, he took ninth in the all·around at the Class VII State Meet and his team taok first. This season 98·99, Raymond took first all· around in five meets and took first place, Class VII team, with his teammates Brian Cauthen and Drake Hurr. At State Meet, Raymond took second all·around and he and his teammates won first place in the Class VII 6·7 age division.

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BridgeNe, II, is 0 member of the Charleston Twisters at Davita's Funtastic Gymnastics. She's currently training level 7. In April 1999, at the State Meet, she was the level 6 all·around champion, scoring 35.575. In January 1998, she wos the level 4 state all·around champion with a score of 34.BO. She's also participat· ing in the TOP's program. In June, she went to Tallahassee, Fla., for regional TOP's testing. She trains 20 hours a week with her comhes Davita ond Tony Ivey.

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ROCHESTER, NEW Y O RK AUGUST 6 · 8 SENIOR INTERNATIONAL All-AROUND Cincinnati 38.437 I. lierrolopunor Gym Cois 37.275 2. Tosho Irhwikert Hills Gym. 36.662 3. Robin Phelps Wrighl's 36.162 4. Dono Piene 36.150 Porke»es 5. Aledo Ingrom Copilol 36.050 6. Monique Chong 35.937 7. Morie Fjordholm WoGA Cos<ode 35.712 8. Mylon Dodd River Oly 35.562 9. Chelso8yrd 35.537 10. Chelsea Kroll X·Cel Gym. Ricorhel 35.512 11. Ilephonie Corter 35.512 11. Annobelh Eberle 11m 35.462 13. Corrie Nogle Porke»es 14. Jennifer Orlando Koron·Burke 35.300 Worldwide 34.725 15. Krislie Phillips 34.662 16. Courtney 8umpers Allonlo 34.612 17. KrislenThome Champion 34.562 1B. Elizobelh KOller Flushing A(lofil 34.012 19. April Burkholder West Volley 34.012 19. Mondy Delgado Desert Devils 33.975 21. Chrislino Pelaez 1<ols-HB 33.800 22. Iheilo BUQ(k Dynamo 33.662 23. Torah Chellevold 10. Texos 33.162 24. IIQ(ey Mord"k The Gym 33.362 25. KoroWOlerhouse 32.675 26. Iheehon Lemley Porke»es A(lofil 29.575 27. Kinsey Rowe Hills Gym. 29.225 28. Elise Roy Brown's 27.750 29. Mirhelle Emmons 26.450 30. Kendoll8e<k Porke»es 80rt Conner 18.725 31. Angelo Beem Ex<olibur 18.610 32. Cory Frillinger Brown's 18.262 33. Marline Ilephens Hills Gym 9.100 34. lindsey Wing 8.100 35. Erinn Dooley Hills Gym 6.450 36. Krislen Uronsky Ex<olibur JU NIOR INTERNATIONAL All-AROUND Porke»es 38.112 I. Krislol UzelQ( Hills Gym. 37.762 2. Ashley Postell 3. lindsey 37.737 Vanden Eykel WOGA 37.275 Hills Gym. 4. Courlney Kupels HUGI 36.725 5. Brillney Kon<ok 36.625 6. Ashley Miles HUGI WOGA 36.450 7. KoillynWhile 36.112 ICEGA 8. RQ(helTIdd Greol Am. 35.612 9. Amanda Ilroud Bart Conner 35.450 10. Lorisso Ilewort WOGA 35.387 11. Hollie Vise Hills Gym. 35.250 12. Glyn Iweels 35.175 13. Brillony Thome Champion 14. Whilney FergulOn Porkelles 35.112 Noydenov 35.012 15. CoslOndro Jusino Greol Am. 34.725 16. Terin Humphrey 34.412 17. Brillony Tolberl WOGA 34.387 18. Ashley Miller North It. 19. Chrislino Copilol 34.262 GhoniwilkinlOn Mesquile 33.975 20. RQ(hel Riley 33.925 21. Ashley Kupels Hills Gym. 33.812 22. Brillney Williams Ricorhet Orlando 33.537 23. Melonie lindoir Infinily 33.362 24. RQ(hel Colon Brown's 33.337 25. Nino Kim 25. Krislen RiffonQ(hl Arena 33.337 WOGA 33.300 27. Megan Dowlen 33.075 WOGA 28. AIYlOn Thomos 32.987 Dynamo 29. Lori Winn 32.912 GreolAm. 30. Lauro Mil<hell 32.812 31. lilO Marzan Exper·1i Norlh Ilor 31.575 32. Mirhelle Ilg 31.100 33. TIffany Von ousen Rebound 30.175 34. Dono Filelfi o"on Tum. 10. Ind. 27.275 35. Jonce Cox A(los 24.125 36. Breosho Pruill 23.600 37. Kelly Mroonold Cos<ode 8.075 Orlando 38. 8riHony Viola

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In a field dominated by world champions and Olympic medalists, the u.s. women's team brought home a fifth place team finish and the men ended up 13th at the World University Games, which took place in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, July 2-13. The level of competition was exceptionally high, with many teams bringing their World Championships competitors in preparation for the 1999 World Championships. On the women's side, Russia took the title followed by Ukraine, China and Belarus. On the men's side, Japan grabbed the title followed by Russia and China. In the all-around competition, UCLA's Heidi Moneymaker from Santa Rosa, Calif., was the top all-around gymnast from the USA in 16th place with a score of 35.350 while Team Texaco-Houston's Sean Townsend was the highest male finisher in 19th with a score of 54.325. World Champion Svetlana Khorkina, from Russia, won the title over her teammate Elena Produnova, while Ukraine's Alexander Beresh won the gold over Russia's Nikolai Krioukov. Moneymaker was eighth on bars and seventh on beam, while teammate Heather Brink from Lincoln, Neb., was seventh on vault. The only U.S. male event finalist, Sean Townsend, stuck his handspring double front in both team Kathy Feldmann-Team Leader and finals competition . Judges: Julie Knight & Judy Dobransky Unfortunately, his second vault Coaches: Steve Gerlach & Cheryl Jarrett had a lower start value than Trainer: Brenda Goehring the other competitors and he finished eighth. cYr.,tvA515: Coach Kevin Mazeika said, Heidi Moneymaker-UCLA "It was invaluable experience to Mohini Bhardwaj-UCLA compete with athletes at this Heather Brink-Nebraska level. It will certainly contribute Wendy Ellsberry-Arizona State to our future." Megan Barcroft-Oregon State Julia Gore-Kentucky

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UKR RUS CU8 EIP CHN JPN KOR UKR JPN CHN RUS FRA CHN RUS Voronion, Beniomin FRA Orzolo, Rores lulion ROM Lomelos, Lozoro CU8 Cucherol, Yonn FRA Townsend, leon USA Cho, Seong Min KOR Dowrick, 8rennon AUS 8rewer, Ross G8R 13. Solberg, Flemmimg NOR 14. Oelsch, Korslen GER ITA 15. Molospino, 8runo 16. Bollmonn, Poscol SUI ESP 17. Cono, Vidor 18. Driggs, Abel CUB 19. Firl, Jiri CZE 30. Neczii, Andrej SVK 31. Rexo, Doniel CZE 31. Logk, Sielfen GER 33 Grigson, Doniel AUS FEDERATION

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Chino Koreo 8elorus Ukroine France

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170.750 170.075 169.675 168.715 167.975 167.875 166.800

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9.250 9.371 9.100 9.300 9.300 9.300 8.050 9.300 8.800 9.100 B.B75 9.300 9.115 9.115 9.000 8.915 B.BOO 9.150 9.100 8.850 8.815 8.650 8.500 8.500 8.875 8.350 8.800 8.150 7.550 8.000 8.400 8.150 8.700

9.615 9.550 9.350 8.815 9.515 9.350 9.575 9.175 9.175 9.600 9.625 9.515 9.315 8.650 9.400 9.400 9.175 9.115 B.400 8.575 9.100 8.950 9.350 8.150 8.850 8.175 6.800 9.375 8.800 7.750 8.350 8.550 7.950

9.415 9.475 9.600 9.500 9.500 9.400 9.375 9.500 9.475 9.475 9.450 9.150 9.415 9.175 9.150 9.150 B.950 9.300 9.100 9.150 8.900 8.800 8.300 9.200 9.050 9.350 8.950 8.875 8.100 9.150 7.650 7.900 8.100

9.600 9.550 9.525 9.300 9.575 9.450 9.700 9.450 9.300 9.250 9.100 9.400 9.175 9.150 8.900 9.350 9.350 9.050 9.500 9.100 8.800 8.975 9.100 9.050 8.600 8.300 9.350 9.615 8.975 8.815 8.500 8.450 8.600

9.600 9.100 9.450 9.700 9.550 8.950 9.600 9.400 9.300 B.300 9.400 9.100 9.600 9.400 9.500 8.800 8.900 9.400 B.900 9.550 8.300 9.050 8.650 8.550 8.850 9.100 9.150 7.150 8.550 8.550 8.550 8.400 8.050

9.700 9.550 9.450 9.700 8.750 9.500 9.515 8.850 9.515 9.515 B.700 8.650 8.450 9.300 9.000 9.200 9.100 8.350 9.315 8.300 9.415 8.900 9.300 9.450 8.150 8.900 9.100 8.700 9.350 8.600 8.715 8.700 8.600

57.100 56.600 56.475 56.315 56.100 55.950 55.815 55.675 55.575 55.150 55.250 55.115 55.200 55.100 55.050 54.915 54.375 54.375 54.315 53515 53450 53.325 53.300 52.900 51.475 51.175 51.150 51.075 51.415 50.875 50.175 50.150 50.100

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8. Ipoin 9. Cubo 10. 1I0ly II. Hungory 11. Romonio 13 Uniled Sioies 14. Germony

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164.325 163650 163.415 163050 161.175 161.115 158.750

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IS. Auslrolio 16. Czech Republic 17. Ilovokio 18. Croolio 19. Greol8riloin 10. lweden 11. KOlokhslon

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157.815 153.315 150.975 150.675 150.050 147.515 147.050

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11. 8rosil 13 Mexico 14. Finlond 15. Denmork 26. Turkey 17. Polond

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146.900 146.675 141.775 131.415 110.550 10l.115

1. 1. 3 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Khorkino, lYellono Produnovo, Eleno liu, Xuon Ihkorupo, lnho Korpenko, Vikloriyo Bi, Wenjing Pololkovo, Aliono Teslenko, Olho

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9.500 9.737 9.315 9.387 9.450 9.161 9.300 9.161 9.375 9.450 9.100 9.587 9.115 9087 8.987

9.850 9.771 9.600 9.550 9.700 9.700 8.875 9.150 B.600 8.100 9.375 B.815 9.100 B.415 9.015

9.750 9.615 9.615 9.475 9.350 9.350 9.300 9.100 9.400 9.650 9.150 8.775 8.515 9.000 8.450

9.700 9.175 9.550 9.415 9.175 9.300 9.600 9.515 9.475 9.615 9.050 9.115 9.075 8.975 B.975

38.800 38.711 38.100 37.837 37.775 37.737 37.075 36.937 36.B50 36.815 36.775 36.311 35.915 35.487 35.437

9.275 9.137 9.050 9.350 9.475 8.661 8.800 7.715

B.750 8.350 8.350 B.175 8.115 8.315 8.000 8.450

B.615 8.600 9.015 8.100 8.800 8.700 8.500 7.110 8.100

B.700 9.175 8.650 8.815 7.950 8.675 8.900 8.175 8.470

35.350 35.161 35.075 34.550 34.450 34.361 34.200 33015 16.675

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Russio Ukroine China 8elorus Uniled Iioies Jopon Greol8riloin Spoin Auslrolio

RUS UKR CHN 8LR UIA JPN G8R ESP AUI

18.187 17.814 17.199 17.111 17.962 17.087 16.149 25.799 8.775

29.100 19.100 18.775 27.315 27.400 17.500 16.015 14.115 11.650

18.350 17.550 18.115 18.050 17.175 17.000 13.975 14.650 13.700

17.750 18.500 16.975 18.075 16.475 16.515 15.511 15.700 8.650

113.487 111.974 111.174 110.661 109.011 10B.1l1 101.774 100.374 63.775

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18, finished third in the all-around, his highest finish yet in senior competition. Although there were plenty of good things happening, not many were celebrating after the event. The bad news-19-year-old Jason Gatson, who was leading the all-around after the preliminary round of competition and won both the floor and parallel bars events, tore his ACL ligament in his right

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proved he was back in action after rehabilitating from a knee injury that he sustained at last year's National Championships. John, who is coached by his father Fred, fought back strong to earn second in the all-around. Also, newcomer Brett McClure was cause for celebration. Brett, 1999

knee while dismounting from high bar, his first event, in the all-around finals. Shortly after the accident Gatson said, "Three weeks ago when I was in practice I was tumbling on floor and kind of tweaked my knee. I came here and after the first day my knee was fine. Then, I just did my high bar routine and as soon as I landed something continued on page 34


The drama was intense at the 1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Sacramento, Calif., August 25-28, as 29 of the best senior gymnasts in the country competed in a one-day all-around competition and attempted to eam a spot on the 20-person USA National Team. In addition to National Team status, the top 14 gymnasts would earn a trip to the World Team Trials in Kansas City, September 1518, in an attempt to make the team of six that would represent the USA at the World Championships in Tianjin , China. Stakes were high as the competition began in the Arco continued on page 35

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event was the top score for the junior division ages 16-18. Therefore, Ashe became the junior national champion in that division with Michael Evans from Team Texaco-Houston a close second and Jock Stevens from Bart Conner Gymnastics in third. Evans maintained first or second throughout the entire junior competition session to lead the competitors in the 16-

Ashe, who qualified into the senior competition, competed with the seniors and finished 27th in the allaround. He did not earn a spot on the 14-man senior team, however, the score that he earned in the senior

18 age division, which placed him second in the final ranking. Evans, coached by Kevin Mazeika, said following the junior competition, "Leading the competition is very special because I had neck surgery last September and my doctor said I may not be able to compete in gymnastics again. It feels great to be in the lead and let people know I'm back. God was truly with me tonight."

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experienced and we didn't know how she would do. As it turned out, Kristal is just an animal." Kristal, also coached by Bill and Donna Strauss and Robin Netwall, claims floor is her best event because she can get into the music. From the looks of her scores, the judges agree with Kristal, giving her a 9.70 during preliminaries and a 9.825 during finals. Kristal won three of the four event finals during preliminaries including vault, beam and floor and finished third on bars. Charter Oak Gliders' Tabitha Yim earned a solid second all-around scoring 73.737. Tabitha said, "I'm really happy. I wanted to hit eight for eight routines, and not just hit, but hit them the best I could." continued on page 28


Rounding out the 16-18 team included: Kevin Tan from Top Flight, Matt Abboud from Maine Academy, Patrick McFarlin from Daggett's Gymnastics and Dick Huntwork from Hocking. During the event finals competition for this age group, Evans took first on floor and parallel bars and tied for first on vault with Shannon Carrion. McFarlin

earned the top score on pommel horse, while Tan took gold on rings, and Stevens grabbed first on high bar. Ashe was not eligible for junior event awards since he competed in the senior session. In the 14-15 age group, Morgan Hamm from Swiss Turners competed with the seniors and almost pulled out a spot on the senior national team.

He finished 16th just missing a spot on the senior team by two positions. However, his score from the competition pulled him into the lead of the juniors. Hamm became the Junior National Champion in the 14-15 age division followed by Team TexacoHouston's Todd Thomton in second and Parkette's Adam Pummer, who was competing in his first national championships, in third. Hamm's coach, Stacy Malone}!, said, "I was extremely pleased with his performance. It's the first time he's won a major allaround title and it's great to see him shine. He went 12 for 12 routines during the competition and displayed his ability to compete with the very best gymnasts in our country. Our goal was to make the senior team but I think that will come shortly because he was very close." Maloney, who coaches both Morgan and his twin brother Paul, was awarded the Men's Coach of the Year

award at the banquet following Saturday's competition. Pummer, coached by Joe Stallone, led the junior men's all-around competition session in the 14-15 age division. However, Hamm and Thornton, who competed in the senior session, had higher all-around scores which placed Pummer third in the 14-15 year old ranking. Rounding out the seven member squad included: TexacoHouston 's David Henderson, Daggett's Steven Gaudette, Technique's Mike Kelly, and Justin Spring from Capital-Virginia. During event finals for the 14-15 age division, Pummer took top honors on floor, Kelly was first on pommel horse, Henderson grabbed the gold on rings and vault, Spring won the parallel bars title and Andre Hernandez was first on high bar. Hamm and Thornton were not eligible for event awards since they competed in the senior division.

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Tabitha's well-choreographed and beautiful floor routine was definitely her best event, scoring a 9.675 during preliminaries to earn the silver medal and scoring a 9.70 during finals. Coached by Steve and Beth Rybacki, Tabitha also earned the silver medal on bars, scoring 9.475. Hill's Gymnastics' Ashley Postell and Glyn Sweets pulled up from sixth and seventh all-around after preliminaries to finish third and fourth all-around during finals. Postell also earned the silver medal on bars with a 9.50. Courtney Kupets, also from Hill's, pulled up in the rankings as well, moving from 16th to eighth. 'They really pulled through," said coach Kelli Hill. "Glyn and

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Liukin said, "We are very happy that they made the national team. Our gym has been open for five and half years and these girls are the first group of gymnasts that we have developed. Of course they had mistakes and they all had falls but they are just beginning on their way up in gymnastics and we hope next time will be even better. It was the first Championships event for all of them ." Harris Unlimited Gymnastics' Brittany Koncak, coached by Mike Harris, took sixth all-around. Koncak was third after the preliminary round of competition, but had difficulties on beam which moved her down a few spots in the rankings. Rounding out the Junior National Team included: Bart Conner's Larissa Stewart in ninth; Harris' Ashley Miles in 12th; Great American Gymnastics Academy's Terin Humphrey and Amanda Stroud in 13th and 14th; Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy's Rachel Tidd in 15th; Dynamo's Ashlee Bradley in 16th; Southern Indiana Gymnastics' Janae Cox in 17th; Orlando's Melanie Sinclair in 18th; Parkette's Whitney Ferguson in 19th; and Exper-Tiess' Lisa Marzan in 20th.

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JUNIOR MEN ALL-AROUND AGES 14- 1 5

USA GYIMIASTI(S PHOIOGRAPHYI2J © STEVE WIGI

NAME

CLUB

I. Morgen Homm 2. Todd Thornlon 3. Adam Pummer 4. David Henderson 5. Sleven Goudelle 6. Mike Kelly 7. Juslinlprings

Swiss Turners Tex·Houslon Parkelles Tex·Houslon Ooggell Technique Copilol.Vo

FX

PH

SR

VT

PB

HB

AA

9.475 8.825 8.625 8.050 7.600 8.175 8.400

8.350 8.675 7.850 7.700 8.100 8.500 7.100

8.050 8.000 7.250 8.300 7.750 7.650 6.750

9.400 9.150 9.050 9.300 8.250 8.500 8.750

8.350 8.650 7.950 7.100 7.750 7.000 8.000

8.750 8.800 7.550 7.000 7.500 6.850 7.350

52.375 52.100 48.275 47.450 46.950 46.675 46.350

ALL-AROU ND AGES 16- 18 NAME

CLUB

I. 2. 3. 4.

Michoel Ashe Michoel Evens Jock Ilevens Kevin Ton 5. Moll Abboud 6. Polrick McFarlin 7. Dick Hunlwork

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ALL-AROUND FINALS NAME

I. BloineWilson

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2. John Roelhlisberger Minn. 3. 8reliMcCIure

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4. Guard Young

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5. lean Townsend

Tex·Houston

6. Joy Thornlon

Tex·USOTC

7. Yewki Tomilo

Gym World

8. Chris Young

Tex·UIOTC

9. Slephen McCoin

Tex·UIOTC

1D. John Mocreedy

Tex·UIOTC

II. Poul Homm

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13. Jim Foody

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PH

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PB

HB

AA

9.200 9.750 8.900 9.025 9.350 9.550 8.950 9.100 9.500 9.425 9.275 8.875 9.525 9.275 9.325 9.250 8.925 8.325 9.500 9.700 8.875 8.275 8.425 8.650 8.925 9.075 8.725 8.475

9.450 9.600 9.950 9.150 9.600 9.450 9.200 8.950 8.850 8.600 8.850 9.250 9.250 9.150 9.525 9.200 9.050 8.950 9.450 8.500 9.400 9.600 8.600 9.000 8.550 8.200 8.275 7.850

9.600 9.600 9.500 9.300 8.900 8.900 8.950 8.400 8.500 9.000 8.900 8.200 8.550 8.450 7.750 8.100 9.500 9.250 8.700 8.400 8.800 8.900 9.400 9.300 8.200 8.300 8.800 7.800

9.725 9.700 9.100 8.900 9.200 9.100 9.800 9.550 9.400 9.600 9.450 9.300 9.000 9.050 9.100 9.550 9.000 8.900 9.200 8.950 8.550 9.050 8.950 9.300 9.000 9.400 9.050 9.250

9.750 9.700 9.525 9.500 9.625 9.425 9.300 9.200 9.300 9.575 9.221 9.850 9.450 8.650 9.650 8.850 9.025 8.850 9.000 9.350 9.300 8.975 9.100 9.050 8.650 8.975 9.100 9.250

9.500 9.725 9.500 9.450 9.125 9.275 9.575 9.325 9.500 8.750 8.700 9.400 9.200 9.450 9.900 8.650 9.300 9.550 8.975 8.375 8.825 8.725 8.200 8.300 8.975 9.825 9.900 9.250

57.221 58.075 56.475 55.325 55.800 55.700 55.775 54.525 55.050 54.950 54.400 54.875 54.975 54.025 55.250 53.550 54.800 53.825 54.825 53.275 53.750 53.525 52.675 53600 52.300 53.775 53.850 51.875

EVENT FINALS FLOOR EXERCISE I. Joson Golson 2. Yewki Tomilo 3. lean Townsend 3. John Mocreedy 5. Margan Homm 6. 8rell McClure POMMEL HORSE I. John Roelhlisberger 2. Joson Golson 3. Sanjuon Jones 4. 8rell McClure 5. Chris Young 5. Jomie NOlolie STILL RINGS I. BloineWilson 2. John Roelhlisberger 2. Slephen McCoin 4. leoll Velere 5. Joson Golson 6. Mike Moron

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Tex· UIOTC Gym World Tex·Houslon Tex·UIOTC Iwiss Turners Tex· UIOTC

9.800 9.525 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.3S0

Minnesolo Tex·USOTC Gym Force Tex·UIOTC Tex· UIOTC Ohio Slate

9.950 9.650 9.625 9.600 9.525 9.525

Tex·UIOTC Minnesolo Tex·USOTC Michigen Tex·UIOTC Temple

9.600 9.500 9.500 9.400 9.300 9.100

VAU LT I. Guard Young 2. 810ine Wilson 3. Joson Golson 4. Joy Thornlon 4. Mike Moron 6. lean Townsend 6. Wolter Jaromillo 6. Morgen Homm PARALLEL BARS I. Joson Gotson 2. 810ineWilson 3. Chris Young 4. 8rell McClure 5. John Roelhlisberger 6. Yewki Tomito HIGH BAR I. Jomie Notolie 2. Chris Young 2. Doug Ilibel 4. David Kruse 5. Guard Young 6. Bloine Wilson 6. John Roelhlisberger 6. Sean Townsend

8YU Tex·UIOTC Tex·UIOTC Tex·UIOTC Temple Tex·Houslon Gold Cup Swiss Turners

9.800 9.725 9.500 9.450 9.450 9.400 9.400 9.400

Tex·UIOTC Tex·USOTC Tex·USOTC Tex·UIOTC Minnesota Gym World

9.950 9.750 9.650 9.625 9.525 9.450

Ohio Iiole Tex·USOTC Ohio Iiole Tex·UIOTC 8YU Tex·UIOTC Minnesota Tex·Houslon

9.950 9.900 9.900 9.600 9.575 9.500 9.500 9.500

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TOTAL

115.300 111.800 111.500 110.300 110.000 109.275 109.000 108.800 108.625 108.100 107.275 106.275 106.075 105.725

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FLOOR I. Adom Pummer 2. Justin Ipring 3. Andre Hernondez 4. Mike Kelly 5. Oovid Henderson 6. OJ. 8ulcher POMMEL HORSE I. Mike Kelly 2. Ileven Goudelle 3. Charlie Jones 4. Justin Loury 5. Adom Pummer 6. David Henderson STILL RINGS I. David Henderson 2. Juslin Loury 3. Ileven Goudelle 4. Mike Kelly 5. Greg Sline 6. Adom Pummer VAULT I. David Henderson 2. Adom Pummer 3. Chorlie Jones 4. Justin Spring 5. Juslin Loury 6. Andre Hernandez PARALLEL BARS I. Justin Ipring 2. Adam Pummer 3. Ileven Goudelle 4. Greg Itine 4. OJ. 8ucher 6. Chorlie Jones HIGH BAR I. Andre Hernondez 2. Adam Pummer 3. Ileven Goudelle 4. Juslin Spring 5. OJ.8ucher 6. Chorlie Jones

8.625 8.400 8.325 8.1 75 8.050 7.900

Technique Ooggell Allonto Parkelles Tex·Houslon

8.500 8.100 8.050 7.900 7.850 7.700

Tex·Houslon Allonlo Ooggell Technique Chompion Porkelles

8.300 7.900 7.750 7.650 7.500 7.250

Tex·Houslon Parkelles Copitol·VA Allento Coplilol.TX

9.300 9.050 8.900 8.750 8.600 8.550

Copilol·VA Parkelles Ooggells Champion Queen City Aurora

8.000 7.950 7.750 7.650 7.650 7.550

Copitol·TX Parkelles Ooggells Copilol·VA Queen City

7.800 7.550 7.500 7.350 7.325 7.250

Aurora

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PH

SR

VT

PB

HB

AA

8.700 8.700 8.400 8.200 8.300 9.100 8.000

8.600 7.850 7.950 8.650 8.200 7.500 7.400

8.800 9.200 9.150 9.100 8.700 8.900 8.900

7.800 8.350 8.300 8.250 8.100 8.100 8.250

9.250 7.900 8.475 8.025 8.075 7.150 7.450

51.475 50.800 50.575 50.075 49.625 49.1 00 48.550

EVENT FINALS 1 6-1 8

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FX

8.325 8.800 8.300 7.850 8.250 8.350 8.550

FLOOR I. Michoel Evons 2. Shennan Corrion 3. Jomey Houle 4. Don Gill 4. ~ick Hunlwork 6. Josh Lendis POMMEL HORSE 1. Potrick McForiin 2. Joh n Goodwin 3. Michoel Evons 4. Bob Rogers 5. Alex Weber 6. Jock Slevens STILL RINGS I. Kevin Ton 2. Moll Abboud 3. Jock Ilevens 4. Jomey Houle 5. Randy Monohon 5. Michoel Evons VAULT I. Shonnon Carrion I. Mich,,1 Evons 3. Jock Ilevens 4. Don Gill 4. Kevin Ton 6. Randy Monohon PARALLEL BARS I. Mich,,1 Evons 2. Josh Landis 2. Jock Ilevens 4. Healh Mueller 4. Dick Hunlwork 4. Kevin Ton HIGH BAR I. Jock Slevens 2. Rondy Monohen 3. Joseph Hoge~y 4. Ihonnon Carrion 5. Healh Mueller 6. John Goodwin

Tex·Houslon Gym Force Ooggell Copilol·VA Hocking 80rl Conner

8.800 8.750 8.600 8.550 8.550 8.450

Ooggell 8art Conner Tex·Houslon lwiss Turners Internolionol 8o~ Conner

9.100 8.850 8.700 8.500 8.450 8.400

Top Flighl MoineAc. 80~ Conner Ooggell Cenlrol Po. Tex·Houslon

8.650 8.200 7.950 7.900 7.850 7.850

Gym Force 80~ Conner Copilol·VA Top Flighl Cenlrol Po.

9.200 9.200 9.150 9.100 9.100 8.950

Tex·Houslon 80~ Conner 8arl Conner 80~ Conner Hocking Top Flighl

8.350 8.300 8.300 8.250 8.250 8.250

80~ Conner Cenlrol Po. Gold Cup Gym Force 80rl Conner Borl Conner

8.475 8.375 8.250 8.225 8.175 8.150

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ALL-AROUND NAME

I. Krisl,l Uzeloc

Porkell" 2. T,bilh, Vim Gliders 3. Ashley Poslell Hill's G!mnOSlics 4. Glyn Sweels Hill's Gymnoslics 5. lindsey Vonden Eykel w,rld Olym!ic 6. 8riNony Kon"k H,rris Unlimiled Gym. 7. 8rillony T,lberl World Olym!ic 8. C,urtney Kupels Hill's Gymnoslics 9. Lori",Sleword Hill's Gymnoslics 10. H,lIie Vise W,rld Olym!ic 11 . K,illyn While World Olym!ic 12. Ashley Mil" H,rris Gym. Unlimiled 13. Terin Humphrey Gre,l Ameri"n Gym. A"d. 14. Amond, Siroud Gre,l Ameri"n Gym. A"d. 15. Rochel TIdd S,ulhern C,lil. Elile Gym. A"d. 16. Ashlee Brodley

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SENIOR WOMEN A LL- AROUND FI NALS NAME

ClUB

I. Krislen M,lone! 2. Von"sa Aller 3. Jennie Th,m!son 4. Aly'" Beckermon 5. J,mie Donlzscher 6. Elise R,y 7. Morgon While 8. R,bin Phel!s 9. Tosh, Schwikert 1O. Sle~honie C,rter 11. Morline Sle!hens 12. Mylon D,dd 13. Erinn Dooley 14. lindsey Wing 15. Annobelh Eberle 16. Monigue Chong 17. Corrie N'gle 18. K,tie Hordm,n 19. Morie Fiordh,lm 20. Don, Pierce

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BB

FX

TOTAL

9.587 9.712 9.512 9.212 9.325 9.287 9.175 9.275 9.200 9.112 9.375 8.837 9.100 8.700 9.287 9.137 8.837 8.762 9.162 8.787

9.575 9.175 9.650 9.675 9.625 9.275 9.450 9.425 9.450 9.150 9.100 9.050 7.200 B.750 8.600 9.175 9.200 7.900 8.200 8.400

9.725 9.575 9.625 9.775 9.250 9.300 9.475 9.300 9.000 9.075 B.875 8.675 9.600 9.200 8.325 7.350 8.125 8.900 8.325 8.525

9.800 9.850 9.325 9.350 9.550 9.800 9.525 9.550 9.200 8.875 8.750 9.325 9.600 8.725 9.075 9.575 9.000 9.350 9.175 9.125

38.687 38.312 38.112 38.012 37.750 37.662 37.625 37.550 36.850 36.212 36.100 35.887 35.500 35.375 35.287 35.237 35.162 34.912 34.862 34.837

BEAM I. Von"sa Aller 2. Krislen M,loney 3. Jennie Th,mpson 4. Erinn Dooley 5. Elise R,y 6. Morgon While FLOOR I. Elise R,y 2. Morgon While 3. Monique Chong 4. J,mie Donlzscher 5. K,lie Hordmon 6. Erinn Dooley

9.675 9.425 9.212 9.075 8.987 8.962 9.675 9.675 9.550 9.550 9.500 8.425

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SE PTE M B E R / 0 C T 0 B E R

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UB

BB

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popped. I knew something had happened because of the loud pop. " Gatson added, 'This is going to make me stronger. I'm going to get it fixed and come back and be on the Olympic team in Sydney. And, we're going to bring back a medal to the United States." Gatson is a member of Team Texaco-USOTC and is coached by Ron Brant and Vitaly Marinitch. Gatson and teammate Wilson are friends and training partners but also great competitors, pushing one another every step of the way. Wilson said, "It's kind of a bittersweet victory. I'm glad I won. I hit six for six events today and did what I came here to do. But, I'm bummed about Jason. I know he'll come back stronger than ever though, I'll see to it." After the preliminary round of competition, Gatson had a slim margin over three-time National Champion Wilson-57.325 to 57.25. But after the first event, and Gatson scratching from the competition due to his knee injury, Blaine put his foot on the gas, winning the event with a score of 115.300 to Roethlisberger's 111 .800. McClure held on to third with a score of 111.500. McClure's coach, Ron Brant said, "We knew over the last year Brett has been doing well but just hadn't put it together completely. We modified his routines and he felt more comfortable with them. We knew it was just a matter of time for him to put it all together. He's put a lot of work into it and we're proud of what he's accomplished." McClure said, "I was happy with how I finished. My goal was to make World Trials and maybe sneak on the team so I obviously did a little better than I expected. I think the qualifier in Houston made me realize I could hit my routines. I was mentally prepared and everything came out all right. " Brigham Young's Guard Young, coached by Mako Sakamoto, had his best showing at a National Championships, placing fourth in the all-around and winning vault with a score of 9.80. "It feels awesome," said Young . "I wasn't worried about placement. I just tried to do my

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best and I figured everything else would take care of itself. " Team Texaco-Houston's Sean Townsend placed fifth in the standings and tied for third on floor with John Macready, scoring 9.50. Townsend, coached by Kevin Mazeika, said, "During preliminaries I hit four out of six routines. Today I hit five out of six routines. I'm looking forward to World Team Trials and moving up in the rankings!" Team Texaco-USOTC's Jay Thornton finished sixth all-around and scored an impressive 9.85 on parallel bars during all-around finals. Brant said, "He's had his ups and downs during the year and we've made some adjustments to his training. He's a really hard worker and it's great to see him succeed. He made some mistakes on pommel horse and high bar the first day but came back strong during all-around finals."

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on Kristen to hit her vaults. Kristen answered the challenge by hitting both vaults to win the title, 38.687 t o 38.312. Eighteen-year-old Kristen was asked about her win and said, "It feels pretty good. I was a little surprised because I didn't feel as ready this year. My shin's been bothering me and I haven't been able to train like I've wanted. It didn't come together as soon as I would have liked but I think the experience from the last two years helped me a lot." When asked if she knew

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Seventeen-year-old Vanessa was asked about her fall on bars and said, "Yes, I did it again. For some reason, I keep on doing it. No excuses. People keep telling me to change my bar routine. I guess I'm too stubborn. I make the skill all the time in practice but in meets it feels harder." Jennie Thompson, who is coached by Mary Lee Tracy, finished the event in third all-around with a score of 38. 11 2. The Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy 18-year-old threw a new vault, double twisting Yurchenko, plus hit solid routines on bars, beam and floor. Jennie said, "I thought I could have done a little better but I was shooting for top three. I knew I had to go in, be solid and hit all four routines." Also from Cincinnati Gymnastics, Alyssa Beckerman, 18, held tough scoring a 38.012 and grabbing fourth place in the all-around. Alyssa's best event was beam where she scored a 9.775. When asked how she felt about her finish she said, "I was ecstatic. I couldn 't believe I was up that high. I wasn 't watching the scoreboard so I didn't find out where I placed until they called us iln eup- and march out." Jamie Dantzscher, 17, had an outstanding and consistent competition, especially on bars scoring a 9.625. Jamie, from Charter Oak Gliders, used a relatively new first tumbling pass on floor, a double layout. She said, "I was really excited about finishing fifth. My goal was to hit my routines and finish in the top six. It would mean a lot to me to make the World Team. It's been my dream since I've been real young." Hill's Gymnastics' Elise Ray, 17, finished sixth in the all-around with a score of 37.662. Coach

was with Vanessa, she said, "I knew it was really close between us. I didn't see her fall on bars but I heard the crowd's reaction so I realized what had happened . I knew I had to hit both vaults to win." Coach Donna Strauss said, "I have the utmost admiration for Kristen . She had perseverance and hung tough . I'm very proud of her. We couldn't do repetitions in practice but she put it together in the heat of the battle."

Kelli Hill , who qualified the most athletes to the National Team including four seniors and three juniors, said, "I was relieved for her that she maintained the top six knowing that she blew bars and beam. I thought she was too cautious today. She didn't attack the set like she does in practice." Cincinnati 's 17 -year-old Morgan White, who won the 1999 Pan American Games all-around title, took seventh all-around and remained consistent throughout the all-around competition. Hill's Gymnastics' Robin Phelps, 17, was eighth all-around, scoring consistently on all four events. Coach Hill said, "Robin injured her knee last year at Championships. In February, at the re-ranking meet, she wasn 't 100%, but since around March she's been at 100% and is doing a wonderful job. I was extremely pleased with the way she was aggressive and attacked her sets both mentally and physically." Rounding out the national team included: Gym Cat's Tasha Schwikert, Ricochet's Stephanie Carter, Brown's Marline Stephens, Cascade's Mylan Dodd, Hill's Erinn Dooley and Undsey Wing , Starz Annabeth Eberle, Capital's Monique Chang , Parkette's Carrie Nagle, National Elite's:- - - - Katie Hardman, World Olympic's Marie Fjordholm and Wright's Dana Pierce. During event finals, Atler came back strong on the only two events she competed- vault and beam-to win both titles. She scored a 9.675 on vault and a 9.775 on beam. Marline Stephens and Marie Fjordholm earned second and third on vault w ith scores of 9.425 and 9.212, respectively. Thompson and Dantzscher tied for first on bars with a score of 9.675. While Beckerman and White tied for third on bars with a score of 9 .550. Maloney earned the silver medal on beam scoring 9.725 to Atler's 9 .775 and Thompson w on bronze with a 9.675. Ray took top honors on floor with a score of 9.775 followed by White with a 9.65 and Capital Gymnastics' Monique Chang in third with a 9.60.

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with a score of 53.575 to qualify for allaround finals . "One of my goals was to do well on all of my routines and not worry about the all-around competition tonight," said Dutka after the team event. Unfortunately, Mike was unable to put it all together !wo nights in a row and fell to 17th in the all-around after finals . However, Mike qualified to three event finals where he toak sixth on pommel horse and vault and seventh on parallel bars. "Mike really came through for the U.S. team when it counted and helped us edge Canada for the team medal," said Galimore. "Mike's been out of competition for a while but showed his great potential at the Pan American Games." Stephen McCain, who placed ninth overall in preliminaries, advanced to the all-around finals where he finished a very respectable seventh place. This event was Stephen's first since moving to the Olympic Training Center. He was very consistent and although he shows room for improvement he had no major mistakes throughout the competition. In fact, Stephen qualified for rings and parallel bars finals and finished fifth and eighth, respectively.

"I was very happy to make event finals," said McCain. "I was excited about my performance today, especially on the rings. Competition was just very steady." Young qualified to event finals In Aoor, but had to leave the competition early due to a family emergency. New to the senior ranks, Ashe and Bhavsar, rose to the challenge of international competition and competed with the maturity of senior gymnasts. Bhavsar even qualified to finals on floor and pommel horse and finished in seventh place on both events. "This event has been a huge confidence builder for me. I didn't expect do so well at an event of this caliber," said Raj Bhavsar, who was the 1998 U.S. Junior National Champion. Veteran Cuban gymnast Eric Lopez won the all-around scoring 56.275, followed by Canadian Alexander Jeltkov who scored 55.000. Lazaro Lamelas and Adonis Vazquez of Cuba placed third and fourth with scores of 54.950 and 54.325, respectively.

TEAM 1. 2. J. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Cuba Uniled Sioies Conod Venezuela Argenlino Puerlo Rico Brazil

222.375 216.000 215.150 207.625 204.825 204.400 202.925

MEN'S ALL-AROUND 1. Eric Lopez 2. Alexander Jehkov 3. Lazaro Lomelos 4. Adonis Vazquez 5. Diego lizordi 6. Krislon 8urley 7. Slephen McCoin 8. Eric Pedereini 9. Jorge Giraldo 9. Francisco Lopez 11. Richord Ikeda 12. Luis Vorgos 13. Pablo Copole 14. Michael Moron 15. Michel Conciengoo 16. Mosioh Rodrigues 17. Michael DUlko 18. Francis DeFreilos 19. Chorley Molewschik 20. Juan Ortiz

Cuba Conodo Cuba Cuba Puerto Rico Canada Uniled Sioies Argenlino Columbia

56.725 55.000 54.950 54.325 53.950 53.650 53.625 52.650 52.400 Mexico 52.400 52.200 Canada Puerto Rico 51.825 Venezuela 51.600 Uniled Sioies 50.950 Brazil 50.100 8razil 50.075 Uniled Sioies 49.975 49.950 80rbodos Brazil 49.475 Puerto Rico 49.200 21. Morlin BlHrionuevo Arge ntino 48.775 22. Sergio Erbojo Argenlino 48.700 23. Ronald GonlOlez Venezuela 47.525 24. Jesus Auguslo Romero Columbia 7.250 FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Eric Pedereini Argenlino 9.400 2. Yoondry Dioz Cuba 9.350 3. Viclor SoloronlO Venezuela 9.050 4. Marlin Borrionuevo Argenlino 8.900 5. Michael DUlko Uniled Sioies 8.875 6. Dorin Good Conodo 8.700 7. Raj 8hoVlor Uniled Sioies 8.500 8. Lozora Lomelos Cuba 8.200

POMMEL HORSE 1. Eric Lopez 2. Corycel8riceno 3. Jorge Giraldo 4. Richord Ikeda 5. LolOro Lomelos 6. Michael DUlko 7. Raj 8hoVlor 8. Guslovo Borrelo RINGS 1. Eric Lopez 2. Sergio Alvorino 3. Diego lizordi 4. Froncisco Diaz 5. Slephen McCoin 6. Kleber Solo 7. Jesus Pocheco 8. Juan Orliz VAULT 1. AbelOriggs 2. Yoondry Dioz 3. Krislon 8urley 4. Pablo Copole 5. Eric Pederici 6. Michael DUlko 7. Michel Conciengoo 8. Roshon Amendro PARALLEL BARS 1. Eric Lopez 2. Jorge Giroldo 3. Abel Driggs 4. Luis Vargas 5. Krislon 8urley 6. Gronl Golding 7. Michael DUlko 8. Slephen McCoin HIGH BAR I. Alexander Jehkov 2. Eric Lopez 3. Luis Vorgos 4. Corycel Briceno 5. Jorge Giroldo 6. Francisco Lopez 7. Roshon Amendro 8. Lozoro Lomelos

1999 MEN'S PAN AMERICAN TEAM

WOMEN'S PAN AMERICAN TEAM

Raj Bhavsar Michael Ashe Stephen McCain Michael Dutka Chris Young Michael Moran

Jeanette Antolin Alyssa Beckerman Jamie Dantzscher Erinn Dooley Jennie Thompson Morgan White

Cypress Gymnastics (Houston, Texas) Atlanta School of Gymnastics (Atlanta, Ga.) Team Texaco-USOTC (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Team Texaco-Houston Gym. Acad. (Houston, Texas) Team Texaco-USOTC (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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The Pan American Games is one of White's first international competitions as a senior gymnast. She was the Junior National Champion in 1998. Thompson was in a close race for the all-around gold medal, but a fall on the beam in the fourth rotation dropped her to third . "Overall, I did a good job in the allaround," said Thompson. "I have to learn from my mistakes on beam tonight. I think I just got a little ahead of myself. Although if there were anyone I'd want to lose the gold medal to, it would be my teammate, Morgan." U.S.'s Jamie Dantzscher placed eighth in the all-around with a score of 36.848.

EVENT FINALS After watching Thompson aggravate her ankle injury on vault, Morgan took control for the U.S., performing solid all evening. In fact, Morgan continued her

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winning streak to earn yet another medal FINAL TEAM 148.944 - a bronze on bars with a score of 9.537. 2.1. Canada Uniled Sioies 148.364 3. 8rozil 147.639 Thompson and Head Coach Mary Lee 4. Venezuela 144.019 Tracy decided after vault it would be best 5. Cuba 143.796 142.977 for Jennie not to finish the event finals com- 6. Argenlino 131.656 petition due to the upcoming rigorous com- 8.7. Chile Bermuda 114.658 petition schedule. 'We are unsure about WOMEN'S Jennie's ankle at this paint," said Tracy. "It ALL-AROUND Uniled Sioies had been bothering her all week so we 1. Morgan While 2. Michelle Conway Canada decided not to risk it any further. Jennie is J. Jennie Thompson Uniled Sioies Canada a strong competitor and I know she' ll 4. Yvonne Tousek Canada 5. lise Leveille bounce back." 6. Borboro Rivorolo Argenlino 7. Daniele Hypolilo Brazil Thompson was scheduled to compete on 8. Jamie DonlZlCher Uniled Sioies both bors and Aoor. Dantzscher was able to 9. Yureysis 8ermudez Cuba Mexico replace Thompson on Aoor, as she was the 9. Denisse Lopez II. Melina Sirolli Argenlino first alternate on the U.S. team . Danlzscher 12. Heine Aroujo Brazil Cuba performed a solid routine, placing fifth . She 13. Java Arozoy 14. Brenda Magana Mexico also competed in the beam event finals and 15. Comilo Comin 8ro,il 16. Jessico Her; Riera Argenlino placed seventh. 17. 80rboro Achondo Chile Canadian gymnasts won five event 18. Areodne Adrionzo Venezuela 19. Polricio Ibocoche Chile finals medals. Yvonne Tousek won gold 20. Yumoili Perez Cuba medals on both bors and Aoor; Lise Leveille 21. Melanie Carroll Somoyoo Guolemolo won beam; and silver medals were earned 22. Moria Del Cormen by Julie Beaulieu on bars and Michelle laurino Uruguay 23. Laura Murphy 8ermudo Conway on Aoor.

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UNEVEN BARS 1. Yvonne Tousek 2. Julie Beoulieu 3. Morgan While 4. Melina Sirolli 5. MorilioGomes 6. Borboro Rivorolo 7. MelillO Cesar BEAM 1. lise Leveille 2. Borboro Rivorolo J. Melino Sirolli 4. Morillo Gomes 5. Yvonne Tousek 6. Melillo Cesar 7. Jamie Donfzscher 8. Arlen Lovero FLOOR 1. Yvonne Tousek 2. Michelle Conwoy 3. Doione Sonlos 4. Morgan While 5. Jomie DonlZlCher 6. Borboro Rivorolo 7. Eddylin lobolelo B. Jessico Lopez

Cubo Brozil Venezuelo Mexico Uniled Sioies Cuba Brozil Uniled Sioies

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Conodo Canada Uniled Sioies Argenlino Brazil Argenlino Venezuela

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Canada Argenlino Argenlino Brazil Conodo Uniled Sioies Venezuelo

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Kate Jeffress of Rockville, Md. , ranked second on the u.s. National Team, placing fihh aher completing four strong routines. Jeffress scored 37.814.

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9.725 9.813

9.725 9.825

9.800 9.750

38.950 39.100

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39.055

9.625 9.800

9.625 9.700

9.800 9.738

9.550 9.725

38 .600 38.963

11. 580 27.274

38.854

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9.563 9.638

9.525 9.563

9.538 9.600

9.625 9.550

38.250 38.350

11.475 26.845

38.320

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Mila Marinova

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9.550 9.775

9.450 9.500

9.500 9.1 25

9.425 9.600

37 .925 38.000

11.378 26.600

37.978

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Alexsandra Chernenko Calif. Acad.

9.300 9.400

9.425 9.425

9.288 9.438

9.350 9.425

37 .363 37 .688

11.209 26 .381

37.590

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Suzanne Pearson

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9.350 9.450

9.125 9.313

9.250 9.375

37 .000 37.513

11 .100 26 .259

37.359

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AIRGC

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9.375 9.275

9.288 9.350

9.088 9.363

37.075 37.425

11.123 26.198

37.320

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Heilie Issacs

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9.425 9.200

9.113 9.375

9.350 9.250

37.013 37.238

11.104 26.066

37.170

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9.1 50 9.250

9.200 9.250

9.200 9.150

36.575 36.975

10.973 25.883

36.855

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3B.431 37.732 37.532 37.033

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9.350 9.225

9.125 9.338

9.250 9.125

36.813 36 .813

11.044 25.769

36 .813

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9. 175 8. 963

9.300 9.050

9.275 9.225

36 .750 36 .513

11.025 25.559

36 . 584

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9.250 9.138

9.225 9.063

9.150 9.000

36.663 36.450

10.999 25 .515

36 .514

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9.250 9. 188

9. 150 9.225

36.725 36.838

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Erin Jeffress

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36.804

8.975 9.063

9.000 9.150

9.000 9.100

8.950 9.200

35.925 36.513

10.778 25.559

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36.336

Oakland RSG

8.925 9.050

8.900 8.950

8.900 9.063

9.025 9.000

35.750 36.063

10.725 25.244

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8.775 8.913

8.900 9.000

8.625 8.888

8.875 9.000

35.175 35.800

10.553 25 .060

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8.650 8.775

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10 .530 24.780

35.310

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8.825 8.975

8.600 8.688

8.700 8.688

34.813 35.063

10.444 24.544

34.988

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8.550 8.825

8.575 8.638

8.625 8.825

34 .350 35.050

10 .305 24.535

34.840

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8.500 8.850

8.375 8.550

8.750 8.725

34 .325 34.913

10.298 24.439

34.736

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8.725 8.650

8.450 8.850

8.725 8.675

34 .050 34 .888

10 .21 24 .421

34.636

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8.650 8.575

8.525 8.600

8.525 8.350

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JR. ELITE-TRAMPOLINE Kallan Kampas Nick Marlin

Upsidedowners Lubbock, TX NGTC skysurfers San Juan Capistrano,CA

JR. ELITE-TUMBLING shayna Snider Frankie Hartman

Tumbling Tornados Pekin, IL Elmwood Gym . Acad Harahan, LA

JR. ELITE-DOUBLE MINI Kallan Kampas Daniel Walker

Upsidedowners Lubbock, TX Top of Texas Littlefield, TX

JR. ELITE-SYNCHRONIZED TRAMPOLINE Shelley Klochan Jenny Wescott Nick Marlin Peter Dodd

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heWOrld Championships was the focus of many trampolinists and tumblers at the 1999 National Congress in Sacramento, where the final World Trials event was held in order to select the USA Team. In fact, there were three World Trials events for trampoline and tumbling which occurred beginning in July and concluding at the National Congress. The third team trials was weighted heaviest in the rankings. The top four women and men in each event and an alternate were named to the World Team with the exception of synchonized trampoline, where only one men's pair and one women's pair were selected. Trampoline and Tmnbling Program Director Ann Sims said, "The World Trials event went very well in Sacramento and we feel that we have strong competitors on our world team. It was great having all the Congress attendees come and watch our event and cheer for our athletes. We hope everyone got excited about trampoline and tumbling events." The World Championships take place September 24-26 in Sun City, South Africa. The event is especially important because it is the qualifying event for individual trampoline at the 2000 Olympic Games.

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USA Gymnastics - September/October 1999