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FUTURE STARS The 1999 Futme Stars National Championships was held in Colorado Springs, November 12. This competition features the best 10-11 and 12 year old gymnasts hom across the counhy

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Bela Karolyi is back in action in American gymnastics as the Women's National Team Coordinator.

USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMlnEE CHAIR: Sondy Knopp; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorossi; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Joan Moore Gnol; VICE CHAIR MEN: TIm Ooggell; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC Wendy Hilliord; VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Poul Porillo; SECRETARY Mork Grohom; FIG EXECUTIVE COMMITIEE: Jo y Ashmore, Ron Froehlich. FIG WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITIEE: Jockie Fie; FIG MEN 'S TECHNICAL COMMITIEE: George Becksteod; FIG RHYTHMIC TECHNICAL COMMITIEE: Andreo Schmid; AT LARGE MEMBERS: Peter Vidmor, Suson True; ATHLETE DIREaORS: Chori Knight·Hunter, Chris Woller, Vonesso Vonder Pluym, Korl Heger; USOC ATHLETE DIREaOR: Michelle Dusserre·Forrell. USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Sandy Knopp; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorossi; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Mike Donohue; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Mike Stonner; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milon; AMERICAN TURNERS Belly Hepner; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION· MEN: Doug Von Everen; NATIOtlAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Goil Dovis; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn Strowbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: Yvonne Hodge; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHlEllC ASSOCIATlON·MElt Roy Johnson; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Suson True; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Butch Zunich; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: John BrinkVlorth; U.S. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS ClUBS Lonce Crowley; US. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Fred Turoff; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·WOMEN: Gory Anderson, Roe Kreutzer; US. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: More Yoncey; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION Suzie DiTullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE USA: Jeonine MilinolZo; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHlEllC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Morie Robbins; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP OIREaORS MEN: Roy Guro, Jim Holt; RHYTHMIC: Tomoro Gerlock, Allo Svirsky; WOMEN: lindo Chencinski, Dovid Holcomb; TRAMPOLINE: Morsho Weiss, TIm Schlosser; ATHLETE DIREaORS: Chris Woller, choir; Vonessa Vonder Pluym, vice choir ond secretory; Michelle Dusserre·Forrell, USOC Athlete Rep.; Joir Lynch, Mihoi Bogiu, Brooke Bushnell, Chori Knight Hunter, Amondo Borden, Lorisso Fontoine, Korl Heger, Christie Hoyes; ASSOCIATE DIREaORS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lori Kotz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kote Fober·Hickie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, Howord SchVlortz; U.S. SPORTS ACROBATICS FEDERATION, Bonnie Dovidson. Unless expressly identified 10 Ihe (omrory, all articles, slolements ond views printed herein oreollribuled solely 10 the author and USA Gymnosli{s exples5es no opinionond

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TALENT OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM The Talent Opportunity Program, better known as TOP's, is in its eighth year and going strong.

The women's Talent Opportunity Program is in its eighth year and going sh"ong. Find out w hich athletes made the TOP's National Team.

PETER KORMANN NAMED 2000 OLYMPIC COACH FOR U.S. MEN

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its end, it seems an appropriate time to step back and review our progress. 1999 has been a year of both incremental and dramatic changes for USA Gymnastics. We have completed a total review and evaluation of all operations and personnel. We have raised expectations and accountability for all of our associates and they wi ll be measured against a much higher standard. But perhaps the most important effort undertaken has been in the area of strategy and in the communication of that strategy. No organization can thrive if the various components of that organization are not pointed in the same direction. Many of my friends in this sport have commented over the years about how USA Gymnastics has been too remote and its objectives difficult to comprehend. We have worked hard to ensure that all of our resources and programs have beewbetter aligned to-achieve our three major objectives: medals, growth and visibility. This means that, when our teams don't perform in the manner which we expect, they are held to a higher sta ndard and changes are made to ensure that standard will be met in the future. This means that our staff works constantly to help provide real support and value to our member clubs and gymnasts, which translates into the new web-based programs and health care opportunities announced this summer. And this means that we will have more network television events and better, more consistent public relations programs to better deliver the message of a thriving, exciting, wonderful sport to the general public. As we move into the next Millennium, our goals are only going to become increasingly ambitious. Expect that we will be approaching all of you to enter into partnership to help us help you promote your club, build your business, and build the USA Gymnastics brand. The first of these efforts was implemented in December as Bela Karolyi and I flew to two separate regions to promote our events as well as the clubs' role and participation in these events. I ask you to take a moment and review the activities and accomplishments of the past year. Our staff is trying even harder to earn your trust and respect, and we hope you don't hesitate to share any feedback, either positive or negative, with my office so we can continue this ongoing dialogue and ensure that we all understand the direction in which we are going. "hanks again to my staff for their hard work and to all of you for your continued support. Sincerely,

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HE'S By Courtney Cares

BeLa KaroLy; is back in action in American women's gymnastics. Bela, who coached legendary gymnasts including Nadia Comaneci , Mary Lou Retton, Kim Zmeskal, Kerri Strug and Dominique Moceanu, just to name a few, retired after the 1996 Olympic Team's gold medal success, but he's back in a newly created position as the USA Gymnastics Women's National Team Coordinator. Bela, along with the assistance of his wife, Martha, and the National Team Coaching Staff will lead the USA Gymnastics Team to Sydney, which is only a short nine months away. In his new role, Bela will design the overall training program and oversee the preparation of the team heading into the 2000 Games. He will also be availabll! as an advisor to the individual coaches of the national team athletes. He will play an integral role in the final composition of the Olympic Team . However, Bela will not be named as Olympic Coach, a title reserved for one of the personal coaches selected to the staff.

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Krisfle, age 7, fro ins of Tumbling On USA. In fhe pasf fwo years she has fwice swepf fhe USTA Sfafe Championships in fumbling, frompoline and double mini. She also has won fwo USTA and fhree AAU Nafionol Chompionships. She will be frying auf lor fhe AAU Nofionol Team in Februury 01 2000 and will begin compefing on fhe gymnosfics feom.

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA Sfephen frains of Suncoosf Gymnosfics Acodemy ond is cooched by Chrisfion Alguerro. In fhe Closs V,10路yeor-old division, Sfephen finished second oll-oround ond lirsf on pommel horse of fhe 1999 USA Nofionol Chompionships, held in Orlondo. He wos olso second oll-uround of fhe 1999 AAU Florido Sfofe Chompionships.

STACY SENKO AND VALERIE GULLEDGE

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Sfocy Senko (iel!) ond Volerie Gulledge (righ!) 01 Dono's Gymnosfics in Sanfa Fe, Texas, fook lirsf ond second ploces in fhe 10-yeur-old division 01 level 6 of fhe Nofionol Judge's Cup held of Karolyi's Ranch on Od 16. Sfocy ploced lirsf on beam ond second on vouh, bors and lIoor. Volerie ploced lirsf on bors ond fhird on vouh, beom ond lIoor. Their feom ploced lirsf in fhe lorge feom compefifion.

louren, 15, is 0 level 8 gymnasf who compefes in fumbling and frampoline. She compefed lasf seoson as 0 level 7 ond of fhe Soufh Texos Sfafe Meef she won lourfh ploce on fhe double mini frompoline. She also quolilied fa Nofionols in Colilornio. This is her lirsf yeor 01 compefifive gymnosfics. She fro ins of Mannings Gymnasfics Cenferplex in Vidorio, Texos.

MEGAN BURDA WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND Megon hos been in gymnosfics 11 yeors ond is 0 level 8 gymnosf. AI fhe 1999 level 7 Sfofe Meef she placed lirsf in fhe oll-oround with a score 0135.85 and won gold medols on vouh (9.30) and burs (8.975). She olso fa ok second on beom (8.675) ond floor (8.90). She's coached by Paulo Eichel of Unifed Gymnasfix.

CORTNEY GEISE TREVORTON, PENNSYLVANIA Corfney, 8, eorned her lirsf big medal of fhe Keysfone Sfofe Gomes in May 1999. Compefing of level 4, Cortney received on 8.70 ond earned 0 gold medol! She olso qualilied fo compefe in fhe 2001 Sfofe Gomes 01 Americo. She frains fwo days 0 week of Recreofion USA Gymnosfics Cenfer in Sunbury, Pennsylvonio.

ROBERT WOODWARD

SHELBY PRUNTY

HILLSBORO, OREGON

HANOVER PARK, ILLINOIS

Robert, 9, Irom Oregon Gymnosfics Acodemy, moves up fo Closs VI fhis yeur alter only fwo yeors in gymnosfics. He hod a remurkable Closs VII season losf yeur, which included scoring 0 9.8 on lIoor of fhe Rose City Chollenge. Robert won all six evenfs and fhe oll-oround of fhe 1999 Sfafe Championships. Roberf is coached by leonord Spivey ond Scoff Soyers. Roberf also excels in fhe clossraom ond is involved wifh piono, Taekwondo, archery and chess.

Shelby, 8, is a level 7 gymnosf fraining of Gymkhono Gymnosfics. Shelby hos been in gymnosfics since she wos 4. She compefed level 510sf yeor foking fhird oll-oround in sfofe wifh a score 0137.125. She's excifed obouf being 0 level 7 fhis yeur ond compefed her lirsf meef os 0 level 7, scoring a 35.025. She loves school. gymnosfics ond going fo comp in fhe summer.

KRISTA SCHMITT CHURCHVILLE, MARYLAND

VANESSA MAYEN

Krisfo, 12, is a gymnosf of ACPR (Aberdeen, Churchville, Parks ond Recreofion). She's cooched by Dr. Sfeve Cornelison. Af fhe 1999 levelS Sfafe Meef she fook lirsf in fhe oil-around ond won beom and lIoor, plus fook fhird on vaulf. She and her feommafes become fhe lorge feom division Maryland Stote Champions. She's currently training level 6 and prodices 10-15 hours per week.

ALTA LOMA, CALIFORNIA Vanesso, 12, fro ins of Churfer Oak Gymnasfics, home 01 fhe Gliders in Covino, Colil. In her lirsf fwo compefifions in 1999 os 0 level 6 she ploced lirsf on lIoor wifh scores 019.15 ond 9.4. She olso ploced lirsf ond fhird in fhe oll-oround. Af fhe 1998 Californio Sfofe Chompionships, Vonesso ploced lourth in fhe oll-uround.

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Ever wonder who makes up the Rhythmic National Team? Below you can read about each of the Rhythmic National Team members and find out where they train, where they go to school, what their hobbies are and much more. The gymnasts qualify to the National Team based on their ranking from the Rhythmic National Championships, which took place June 25-27 , 1999, in Downers Grove, Illinois.

JESSICA HOWARD HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Jacksonville, Florida DATE OF BIRTH: February 4, 1984 CLUB: International Rhythmic Gymnastics COACH : Efrossina Anguelova SCHOOL: Home School-1 0th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1994 FAVORITE EVENT: All HOBBIES: Reading , ballet, movies, beach, computer and church activities In September 1999 Jessica made the all-around finals at her first World Championships competition. She's the 1999 Rhythmic Senior National Champion and was the Junior silver medalist in 1998. She took second all-around at the 1999 Pan American Games and was sixth all-around at the Four Continents Championships, where she won the bronze medal for her hoop routine. She 's the oldest offour children.

TATYANA BRIKULSKAYA HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Staten Island, New York DATE OF BIRTH: February 2 , 1978 CLUB: Isadora Rhythmic Gymnastics COACH: Nataliya Kiriyenko SCHOOL: Kiev Academy of Physical Culture and Sports (completed 2 years)

BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1987 FAVORITE EVENT: Ball HOBBIES: Broadway shows

Tatyana was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. She emigrated to the USA with her family in 1996. Tatyana took fourth allaround atthe 1999 Four Continents Championships and won the silver medal on her ball routine. She won the 1999 Rhythmic Challenge and was the all-around silver medalist at the 1999 Rhythmic National Championships.

KATE JEFFRESS HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Rockville, Maryland DATE OF BIRTH : April 5, 1983 CLUB: Rhythmflex COACH : Olga Kutuzova

SCHOOL: Rockville High School 11th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1992 FAVORITE EVENT: All HOBBIES: Shopping, hanging out Witll friends, baking Kate is the 1997 Rhythmic Junior National Champion and bronze medalist at the 1999 Rhythmic Senior National Championships. USA

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MILA MARINOVA HOMETOWN: Sofia, Bulgaria RESIDENCE: Jacksonville, Florida DATE OF BIRTH: June 3, 1974 CLUB: International Rhythmic Gymnastics COACH: Efrossina Anguelova BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1983 FAVORITE EVENT: Ball HOBBIES: Swimming, music and dance Mila moved from Bulgaria to the USA in 1991 and now resides in Jacksonville along with her husband and son. She decided to make a comeback to the sport because she missed it! She won the all-around bronze medalist at the 1991 Rhythmic World Championships and silver medals in ball, hoop and clubs. She took second all-around at the 1992 World Cup and 1990 Goodwill Games. Mila was fourth all-around at the 1999 U.S. Rhythmic Championships.

BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1986-artistic, 1993-rhythmic FAVORITE EVENT: All HOBBIES: Baking, dancing and swimming

Meaghan was a member of the 1997 Rhythmic World Championships team. She placed eighth all-around at the 1997 Senior Pan American Championships. Meaghan placed seventh all-around at the 1999 Rhythmic National Championships. Meaghan was a Level 9110 artistic gymnast but switched to rhythmic in 1993 due to a shoulder injury.

HEILIE ISAACS HOMETOWN: Robbinsdale, Minnesota RESIDENCE: Glenview, Illinois DATE OF BIRTH: August 11 , 1984 CLUB: International Gymnastics Training Center COACH: Irina Kim

MEAGHAN MULLER

SCHOOL: Home School

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Roswell, Georgia

BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1989-artistic, 1994-rhythmic

DATE OF BIRTH: April 14, 1978

FAVORITE EVENT: Ribbon

CLUB: Atlanta Int'i. Rilythmic Gymnastics Center

HOBBIES: Pottery, swimming, reading , biking

COACH: Marina Davidovich

Heilie took fifth all-around at the 1997 Four Continents Championships and won the

SCHOOL: University of GeorgiaJunior

bronze medal in ribbon in the junior division. She placed eighth all-around at the 1999 Senior Rhythmic National Championships. Heilie is the youngest of three daughters in her family. She switched from artistic gymnastics to rhythmic gymnastics in 1994 when a coach

encouraged her to make the change. continued on page 50

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CHAMRION5HIPS The World Championships took place in Tianjin, China, USA WOMEN'S Oct. 8- 16. The event was TEAM: (I to r) extremely important because Jeanette Anlolin, Jamie Dantzscher, the top 12 teams would Jennie Thompson, advance to the 2000 Olympic Morgan White, Elise Ray, Games in Sydney. Kristen Maloney! The USA Men's World and Vanessa A~er. Championships team included Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger,Yewki Tomita, Sean Townsend, Chris Young, Steve McCain and Jay Thornton as the alternate. Peter Kormann was the head coach and Yoichi Tomita and Vitaly Marinitch were the assistant coaches. The U.S. men turned in solid performances at the World Championships, but were unable to move ahead of strong teams from Asia and Eastern Europe, finishing sixth. The team improved their consistency, scoring higher than their total from the qualifying round. "Our guys kept fighting:' said Yoichi Tomita of Gymnastics World in Tucson, Ariz. ''I'm most proud of the fact that we scored better in finals than in preliminaries, and that's pretty amazing. We certainly showed everyone that we belonged~' In the end, however, China captured the overall team victory with a total of 230.395 points. Russia won the silver with 228.1 45, and Belarus the bronze with 227.631. Japan was fourth (225.908), and Korea finished flfth (225.870). The U.S. team accumulated 225.l96 points in their effort. The U.S. team started strong on the vault, and was third after the first rotation. Wilson's 9.725 and YOlmg's 9.575 gave the team an early emotional lift. The team averaged 9.28 on their second event, the parallel bars, and was fifth after the second rotation. Young and Wilson bolstered the U.S. chances during the third rotation on the high bar, scoring a 9.60 and 9.537 respectively. The team was fourth heading into the second half of the evening. "Our goal was to go out there and hit 30 routines:' said Wilson. "I think we were pretty close to that:' The U.S. team struggled a bit on the floor exercise during the fourth rotation, but came back on pommel horse with three men scoring better than 9.5Wilson, Tomita and Roethlisberger. Wilson and Roethlisberger stayed strong through the fi nal apparatus, the rings, each scoring 9.612. McCain and Townsend both scored better than 9.2, but the effort was not enough to move ahead of Korea, who scored no less than 9.512 on the vault. COlltilllled 011 page 40

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1999 PHYSICAL ABILITIES REGIONAL AND NATIONAL TESTING TOP AVERAGES

7 yr old Regional 11.93

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7.72 17.4

8 yr old Regional 12.66

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45.28 3.47 51.54 3.55

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9 yr old Regional 13.87 National 36.43

9.62 9.27 11.70 11.21

20.63 21.02

10 yr old Regional 15.22 National 38.61

10.18 11.46

20.74 11.62 22.81 15.24

46.20 53.63

3.36 3.49

56.82 59.84

11 yr old Regional 16.17 National 39.92

10.86 10.18 12.30 11.98

21.19 24.05

12.51 15.60

45.65 54.52

3.27 3.45

56.84 59.81

12 yr old Regional 15.87 National 39.14

10.88 13.39

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12.41 47.99 14.91 47.21

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9.61 10.87

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Tell me about your school situation? I do a program called Abbington Hill over the computer. I have a tuto r via the Internet and my mom and dad help me, too. Although, most of the time I can fig ure it out myself. I started home schooling in 8th grade and I'm now a 10th grader. It would be very difficu lt for me to go to school and still trai n the num ber of hours I train so I like home schooling.

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What would you like people to remember about you even after you've retired from the sport? I would like people to think of me as someone who had something special about them-not just another gymnast. I want to be able to draw people into my routi nes and really leave an impression. With God's help, they wi ll think of me as one of the best. What lies ahead for you? In sport, the sky is the limit! In life, I would like to please God. I want to do something that makes a difference to people. I don't know what that something is yet, but when t he time is rig ht. everything will come together.

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19 76 OLYMPIC BRONZE ME DA LIST Peter Kormann has been named head coach of the 2000 U.S. Olympic men's gymnastics team. Kormann is the USA Gymnastics Men's National Team Coordinator, a position he has held since 1996. He will mai ntain t he coordinator position as well as the Olympic coaching position.

II I believe that Peter's vast experience as both a coach and a competitor, and his passion for the sport of gymnastics is invaluable as he leads the men to Sydney, " said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics. "I am very honored to have been selected as the 2000 Olympic coach," said Korma nn . "My goal for the team is to bring home a medal. This group of men is talented and experienced, and they are ready to show the world that the U.S. is a top contender." The role of gymnastics coach is nothing new to Kormann. He served as head coach of the 1996 men's Olympic Team, and head coach of the 1995, 1997 and 1999 World Championships Teams.

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Kormann coached the 1995 Gold Medal Pacific Alliance Team and the 1994 Bronze Medal Goodwill Games Team, just to name a few. Kormann was the first USA gymnast since 1932 to win an Olympic medal when he took t he bronze in the floor exercise at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. He is a two-time gold medalist at the Pan American Games. Kormann was a member of 20 U.S. National Teams, earned 20 All-American designations and won eight NCAA individual titles.

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"We had a good time;' said Roethlisberger. "We have a great bunch of guys and we are really proud of what we did. We knew we were an outside shot for a medal, and we went out there and gave it everything we had like the u.s.men do every time. We're one of the top six countries in the world and international gymnastics is more competitive than it's ever been:' The atmosphere in the competition hall was rowdy. Each collntry had fa n representation, with the Chinese reacting to every routine performed by the home team. The U.S. men reacted well, generating additional enthusiasm throughout their rotations. During the all-around finals, Blaine just missed earning the all-around bronze medal by .001 points, however, his fourth place finish was the best by a u.s.man since Kurt Thomas' silver medal in 1979. Plus, he bettered his fin ish from 1997 when he finished 10th. "These are all steppingstones for SydneY,' said Wilson, 25.'f\nd if this is what it's going to be like, then I'm just going to have to focus on the little things. I'm a little weaker than I should be:' Russia's Nicolay Krukov, 20, won the men's all-around title with a score of 57.485. Krukov, a member of the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal team, had high scores of 9.725 on vault and 9.712 on parallel bars to stay ahead of}apan's Naoya Tsukahara who finished second with a score of 57.337. Bulgaria's Jordan Jovtchev, who trains and coaches at Bart Conner Gymnastics in Oklahoma City, Okla., grabbed the bronze medal with a score of 57.212, while Wilson scored 57.2 11 for fourth place. Tomita also made the all-around finals in his first World Championships competition. He had high scores of 9.587 on pomnlel horse and 9.400 on parallel bars to finish tlle competition in 25th place with a score of 54.549. Defending World Champion Ivan Ivankov of Belarus fell off tlle high bar on his first routine, and withdrew fro m tlle competition with a pulled groin muscle. During event finals, Russia's Alexei won two gold medals on floor and pommel horse (9.787 and 9.775). China collected two gold medals as well, one by Dong Zhen on rings with a 9.775, and one by Li Xiaopeng on vault Witll a score of 9.668. Korea's Lee Joo-Hyung won parallel bars with a score of 9.75 and Spain's Jesus Carballo placed first on high bar witll a 9.762. The U.S. women finished fifth after the preliminary team competition but dropped to Sixtll in the final rankings. Considering the shuffling tllat took place assembling the U.S. women's team for the "Vorld Championships, sixth place was n't so bad! After

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the World Team Trials had concluded the team was comprised of: Kristen Maloney, Vanessa Atler, Jennie Thompson, Elise Ray, Alyssa Beckerman, Jeanette Antolin and alternate Jamie Dantzscher. However, a few days after the Trials, Beckerman had to withdraw from the World Championships competition due to a broken wrist. Dantzscher took her place on the team, while Morgan White became the alternate. Once in China, Thompson reinjured her left ankle while vaulting in practice and scratched from the competition and White took her place on the team. The U.S. team was yOUllg and inexperienced, with only Maloney having World Championships competition experience-the other five gymnasts were competing in their first World Championships event. "As a team, we had a few mistakes, but I think we came in here more focused than the otl1er night;' said two-time national champion Maloney after team finals. "I came in here to do the best that I could for the team. It just wasn't there tonight. Hopefully we can come back next year:' "I think we did a great job as a team;' added Ray. "There were a lot of distractions and things that we weren't expecting. But overall, we stayed determined on what we had to do. It's all a learning experience:' Romania narrowly won their fourth consecutive team title with a score of 153.527 when Svetlana Khorkina, 1997 World Champion from Russia, fell off the beam. Russia finished a close second with a 153.209, and China was third with a 152.423. Rounding out the top six were Ukraine in fourth (I 52.338),Australia in fifth (1 50.932) and the USA in sixth (1 50.213). The USA also finished sixth in 1997. During preliminary team competition, which was the qualifying event for the all-aroUlld and event finals, Atler finished seventh in the all-around, Ray was 12th and Maloney 15th, earning them spots in the aU-around finals. Ray did a great job, scoring 9.343 on vault, 9.637 on bars, 9.375 on beam and 9.662 on floor to score 38.017 in the all-around finals and finish in eighth place. She said, "It was such an exciting experience. You really can't know that UIltil you're really out there, and I just want to do it all over again:' Unfortunately, Atler was battling a sore ankle which affected her performance and Maloney was forced to scratch from the competition when she injured her knee in practice. Romania's Maria Olaru, 17, took the all-around gold with a score of 38.774 while Ukraine's Vyctoria Karpenko took the silver, 38.705, and Russia's Elena Zamolodchikova won bronze witl1 a 38.687. Olaru said, "I don't believe it, are you sure I am t11e world champion:' She won, she said, because, "I was simply more stable:' Ray qualified to event finals on bars and took seventh with a score of 9.687. Maloney qualified to beam finals and Atler was the first alternate, but both scratched due to injuries. Again, Atler and Maloney qualified to floor finals in fifth and sixth positions, respectively, but both scratched from the competition. Zamolodchikova won vault with a 9.718, while Khorkina took gold on bars with a 9.837. China's Jie Ling took first on beam with a 9.775 and Romania's Andreea Raducan was first on floor with a 9.837.

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PROCEDURES

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Overview Athletes may qualify for the Men's 2000 Olympic Team in one of three ways: A. finish among the top four gymnasts under the evaluations system identified in Section IV - Abelow; B. be the gymnast chosen by the Men's Program Commiffee as the fihh or sixth team member; e. successfully petition directly onto the Olympic Team through the process set forth in Section Vbelow.

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The 2000 Olympic Team will be selected as follows: A. The top four gymnasts using a combined total with 20%of the score taken from the U.S. Championships All-Around Preliminary, 20%of the score taken from the US. Championships All Around Finals, 30%of the score taken from the Olympic Trials All-Around Preliminary and 30%of the score taken from the Olympic Trials AII- Around Finals ("the Competitive Results") will be on the Team. In case of a tie for 4th place, ties will be broken in the following manner: 1. Highest AA total from both days of competition at the Olympic Trials; 2. Highest AA total from the second day only at Olympic Trials; 3. Highest individual event total at the Olympic Trials. B. The fihh and sixth member of the Team will be chosen, from among the competitors at the Olympic Trials, by the Men's Program Commiffee in consultotion with the Olympic Team coaching staff, and approved by the President of USA Gymnostics. e. Up to two alternates to the 2000 Olympic Teom will be chosen, from among the competitors at the Olympic Trials, by the

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Apetition onto the Olympic Team may only be submiffed by the athlete who is the highest ranking US. gymnast from the 1999 World Championships. If an athlete is petitioned directly onto the Olympic Team, this athlete would displace the fourth ranked gymnast from the Competitive Results, leaving only three athletes selected based on their score. In order to be considered by the Men's Program Commiffee, petitions must be submiffed in writing to USA Gymnastics' nationol office as soon as practical the athlete becomes aware of his inability to participate in the applicoble competition. The petition must state the specific injury, illness or unusuol circumstance, which prahibited the athlete from participating in the competitive process. In the cose of 0 petition bosed upon an injury or illness, the petition must be accompanied by a physician's statement, and the nature and extent of that injury or illness is subject to verificotion by a doctor selected by USA Gymnastics.

III. 2000 U.S. Championships A. Qualification to Participate in the Championships 1. An athlete may qualify to porticipate in the 2000 U.S. Championships through the USA Elite Regional meets and then the American Classic or the US. Classic. The American Classic is scheduled for February 18-19 in Reno, Nevada and the U. S. Classic is scheduled for July 6-9, 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 2. The 1999 World Championships Team (8) will automaticolly qualify into the 2000 US. Championships. B. TIme and place The 2000 US. Championships \~II be conducted in SI. louis, Missouri, July 25-30.

VI. Coaches Selection The head coach will be selected by the Men's Program Director, in consultation with the Men's Program Commiffee and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics based upon the follOwing criterio: • proven team leadership ability • international experience; and • ability to communicate to the othletes and follow the training plan. The assistant coach will be selected by the head coach, reviewed by the Men's Program Director and the Men's Program Commiffee and appraved by the President of USA Gymnastics. The assistant coach will be selected no loter than six months prior to the Olympic Games.

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VIII. Approval of the Selection Procedures These Selection Procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Men's Program Commiffee and USA Gymnastics.

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Olympic Trials A. Qualification to Participate 1. The top twelve (l2) finishers from the u.s. Championships will qualify for the Olympic Trials. In the case of a tie for 12th place, the athletes tying for thot place will each qualify for the Olympic Trials. Any athlete whose petition to participate in the Olympic Trials is accepted (see Section VI below) will compete at the Olympic Trials as an addition to the 12 athletes qualified through Championships. In the event an athlete who qualifies for the Olympic Trials from the U.S. Championships is unable or declines to participate in the Trials, she will be replaced in rank order from 13th at Championships only if the total number of participants drops below fourteen (l4) and her score is 36.00 AA or better. There will be no replacements for petitioned athletes. B. TIme and place The Trials will be conducted on August 15-20 in Boston, Massachuseffs.

VII. Removal An athlete or coach may be removed from the Olympic Team if he violates the USA Gymnastics Code af Ethics or fails to affend the Olympic Team Training Camp for the full duration of the compo An athlete may also be removed from the Olympic Team in the event of injury or illness, which inhibits peak performance at the Olympic Games. Verification of injury or illness will be by two doctors selected by USA Gymnastics in consultation with the USoe. Removal may only occur by action of the President of USA Gymnostics aher consultation with the MPC, USA Gymnastics Men's Staff ond an interview with the othlete and his coach. Any decision to remove an athlete or cooch is subject to review thraugh USA Gymnostics Grievance Procedures.

Scoring The all·araund score for each of the events which are port of this selection process • American Classic - one round of Optional Only scores • U.S. Classic - one round of Optional Only scores • U.S. Chompionships -two rounds of optional exercises, counting 40% • Olympic Trials -two rounds of optional exercises counting 60%

An othlete who petitions directly to the Olympic Triols will hove his Olympic Triols scores also count as his US. Championships scores.

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Petitions Petitions to enter the U.S. Championships, the Olympic Trials or to be placed onto the Olympic Team, other thon through the competitive process described above, will be considered by the Men's Program Commiffee.

A. Quolification to Porticipote in the Chompionships 1. An athlete may qualify to porticipote in the u.s. Chompionships through USA Gymnostics opproved qualifying competition{s). 2. Members of the Nationol Team selected at the 1999 John Honco(k U.S. Chompionships or 2000 Winter Cup Challenge will automatically qualify to participote in the 2000 US. Chompionships. B. TIme and Place The 2000 Jahn Hancock US. Championships will be conducted July 25-30, in SI. louis, Missouri. A. Qualification to Participate in the Olympic Trials 1. The tap 14 All-Around finishers, using combined scores from the All-Around Preliminory and the All-Around Finals, from the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Championships qualify for the Olympic Triols. In the case of a tie for the 14th place, the athletes tied for the place will each qualify for the Olympic Trials. There will be no substitutions or replacements of the top 14 All-Around finishers if they are unable to participote in the Olympic Trials aher the completion of the John Hancock U.S. Championships. 2. The top two five-event total and top two four-event total finishers (using combined scores from the All-Around Preliminary and the All-Around Finals from the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Championships) who are not among the top 14 AII-Araund finishers will also qualify for the Olympic Trials so long as their five-event totals or four-event totals are equal to or greater than the lowest five-event or fourevent totals from among the 14 top All-Around finishers. In the event of a tie for the five-event or four event finishers, the tie would be broken by the highest combined event total aher dropping the lowest single event score for each gym nasI. If still tied, this process would be repeated until the tie is broken. 3. Any athlete who petitions into the Olympic Trials will be in addition to the athletes qualified through the u.s. Championships. B. TIme and Place The 2000 Olympic Trials will be conducted August 15-20 in Boston, Massachuseffs.

one of the eight (8) members of the 1999 World Championships Team B. finishing in the top 3 All-Around fram the combined rank order completed at the conclusion of the Olympic Trials. e. be one of the gymnasts (hosen at the conclusion of the Olympic Trials by the Selection Commiffee (National Team Coordinator, the Athlete Representative, and up to (2) two neutral representatives voted on by the Internationol Program Commiffee) and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics.

Men's Program Commiffee in consultation with the Olympic Team coaching stoff, and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics. In the case of an injury to on Olympic Team Member prior to the Olympic Games competition, the Olympic Coach will determine which alternate{s) will be placed on the Olympic Team.

MEN'S SELECTION PROCEDURES

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Selection of the Olympic Team A. The combined All-Around scores from both rounds of competition at the 2000 US. Championships will count 40% and the combined All-Around scores from both rounds of competition at the Olympic Trials will count 60%in determining the top three gymnasts at the Olympic Trials. In order for an athlete to win the competition, she MUST compete in both US. Championships and the Final Olympic Trials. B. Subject to the petition process identified below, the remaining members will be (hosen from among the competitors at the Olympic Trials by the Selection Commiffee and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics.

VI. Petition Procedures WOMEN'S SELECTION PROCEDURES

2000 Olympic Games September 16-0ctober 1 Sydney, Australia I.

Overview The process for qualifying for the Women's 2000 Olympic Squad involves the following sequence of events: A. qualifying for the 2000 u.s. Championships either (a) through the American Clossic or the US. Classic, or (b) by being

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Notwithstanding the pracess identified in the preceding sections of these Selection Procedures, USA Gymnastics recognizes that extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances may occur which would cause an athlete otherwise deserving of a spot an the Olympic Squad because of her previous competition results, ta be unoble to participate in one ar more of the steps in that process. Accordingly, USA Gymnastics will allowathletes to petition USA Gymnastics far the right to (a) participate in the US. Championships, (b) participate in the Olympic Trials, or (e) be named as a member of the Olympic Squad. The procedures governing such petitians are as follows: A. Extraordinory and Unforeseen Circumstances


PROCEDURES 1. Before 0 petition may be granted, the petitioning athlete must demonstrate that: a. on injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstance exists which prevents her from competing in or completing one of the qualifying events and b. the petition was submitted as soon as practical alter the athlete became aware of the injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstance. 2. Qualification to Petition Only athletes who are current or former Senior Women's Notional Team members may petition to any port of the competitive process including as a member of the Olympic Squad. B. Petition Requirements 1. In order to be considered, petitions must be submitted in writing to USA Gymnastics as soon as possible alter the athlete determines her inability to compete. 2. The petition must state the specific injury, illness, or unusual circumstance which prohibited the athlete from participating in the competition. 3. Petitions for competition will be decided by the Women's International Advisory Board (Notional Team Coordinator, Coeching Expert(s), the International Elite Program Committee Chairman, the Athlete Representative and the Senior Director Women's Program in conjunction with the USA Gymnastics President.) VII. The six athletes named immediately after Olympic Trials plus up to two alternate(s) will travel to Sydney and will make up the Olympic Squad. The final determination of the six athletes who compete at the Olympic Games will be made by the Selection Committee and approved by the President of USA Gymnastics. The decision will be made 24 hours prior to the submission of the line-up based upon the criteria as listed in IX.

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Acknowledgement These Selection Procedures have been reviewed and approved by USA Gymnastics.

Each athlete and coech participating inthe process for selecting the Olympic Squad as outlined in these Selection Procedures has carefully reviewed, understands and agrees to the terms of these Procedures. That understanding and agreement is reflected by the signature of the athlete and coech on 0 copy of these Selection Procedures.

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RHYTHMIC SELECTION PROCEDURES 2000 Olympic Games SeJ)tember 16-October 1 Sydney, Australia

The USA currently holds the first olternate position to the Olympic Games. If the USA is granted the opportunity ta campete in the Olympic Games, these selection procedures will be eHective. I.

Overview The process for qualifying for the Rhythmic 2000 Olympic team in the individual competition involves three steps: 1. Quolifying for the Nationol Championships through one of two qualifying events; 2. Qualifying for the Olympic Trials by finishing among the top (8) gymnasts at the Notional Championships; 3. Finishing as the #1 ranked gymnast at the Olympic Trials.

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Olympic Team - Individual Competition A. Qualification to the 2000 Notional Championships 1. Eech athlete must be a USA citizen, a registered athlete member with USA Gymnastics, and a minimum of 15 years of age in 2000. 2. Qualification to the Rhythmic Gymnastics Notional Championships is through two qualifying events which are open to qualified level 9's, and all level 10 and Elite rhythmic gymnasts in the u.s. and are scheduled to toke place in the spring/summer of 2000. 3. The 1999 World Championships athletes will automatically qualify into the 2000 Notional Championships. 4. The Rhythmic Notional Championships will toke piece in the spring/summer 2000. 5. Based on the two day AII·around results from the 2000 Notional Championships, the top eight (8) senior gymnasts (including any 8th piece tie) will qualify into the Olympic Trials.

VIII. Selection of the Olympic Team Coaches The Head Coech and the Assistant Coach for the 2000 Olympic Team (one of whom must be a woman) will be selected from among the personal coeches of the team members, immediately alter the final Team Selection by the Women's International Advisory Board based upon the following criteria: • The team's needs • Ability to lead, organize and control under high responsibility and stress situations. • international experience and performance • fulfilling the necessary criteria established by USA Gymnastics, including: • professional member in good standing • current USA Gymnastics Safety Certificotion • attended all required meetings and training camps IX.

Removal An athlete or coach may be removed from the Olympic Team or from any step of the process for selecting the Team, if he/she vialotes the terms of the USA Gymnastics Notional Team Agreement (in case of the athletes) or Olympic Team Coaches' Agreement (in the cose of the coeches), including the Code of Ethics incorporated in each Agreement. An athlete or coech may also be removed from the Olympic Team inthe event of injury, illness or non compliance with the criteria listed in the Women's Team Responsibility Manual which inhibits performance at the Olympic Gomes. Verificotion of injury or illness will be by two doctors selected by USA Gymnastics and opproved by the United States Olympic Committee. Non compliance of the Team Responsibility Manual will be determined by the Selection Committee, with approval by the USA Gymnastics President.

An athlete who is named as the alternate(s) to the Olympic Squad by petition as a result of illness or injury must demonstrate her readiness to compete in the Olympic Gomes prior to the time of the Gomes and must agree to submit to on examination of her injury or medicol condition by doctors selected by USA Gymnastics and approved by the United States Olympic Committee. Removal may only occur by action of the President of USA Gymnastics after

Accordingly, USA Gymnastics will 01101'1 athletes to petition USA Gymnastics for the right to (0) participate in the Notional Championships, (bl participate in the Olympic Trials. The procedures governing such petitions are as follows: A. Extraordinary and Unforeseen Circumstances 1. Before a petition may be granted, the petitioning athlete must demonstrate that: a. on injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances exists which prevents her from competing in or completing one of the qualifying events ond b. the petition was submitted as soon as practical alter the athlete became aware of the injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstance. 2. Qualification to Petition a. To Olympic Trials: These petitions are limited to the top four (4) notionally ranked gymnasts based upon results from the 2000 Rhythmic Challenge. b. An athlete eccepted into the Olympic Trials by petition will be in addition to the eight athletes who qualified through the Notional Championships. c. At the Trials, there will be no petition process accepted for plecement onto the Olympic Team. B. Ellect of Participation/ Petition 1. An athlete who submits a petition may not subsequently participate in the competition which was the subject of the petition. For example, on athlete who files a petition to participate in the Olympic Trials, citing on extroordinary circumstance which prevents her from competing in the Olympic Trials, may not then participate in the Olympic Trials, if her petition is denied. 2. An athlete who completes competition in one of the qualifying events and does not qualify for the next step of the selection process, may not submit a petition seeking to be added to that next step of the process. C. Petition Requirements 1. In order to be considered, petitions must be submitted in writing to USA Gymnastics as soon as possible alter the athlete determines her inability to compete. 2. The petition must state the specific injury, illness, or unusual circumstance which prohibited the athlete from participating in the competition. 3. Petitions will be decided by the Rhythmic Program Committee, which includes on elected athlete representative, the Rhythmic Program Director and the USA Gymnastics President.

consultation with the Selection Committee and on interview with the athlete and her coach. Any decision to remove on athlete or coach is subject to review through USA Gymnastics Grievance Procedures.

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VI. The 2000 Olympic Team Individual Competitor will be named immediately followingthe Olympic Trials Competition. VII. A one week mandatory training camp will be held for the gymnast immediately prior to departure for the Games. VIII. If an athlete who has been named to the Olympic Team is injured or ill prior to the Games and this injury or illness requires the athlete to withdraw from the team, the replacement will be next ranked athlete from the Trials.

Olympic Trials 1. The Final Trials for the 2000 Olympic Gomes are scheduled to toke place in August, 2000 in Boston, Massachusetts. 2. Competition at the Trials will be a two-day all·oraund competition, with eech gymnasts competing four events each doy. 3. The judging panel will consist of seven (7) USA Brevet judges. The international judging rules and regulations will be followed.

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Team Selection The Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Olympic Athlete will be named as the #1 ranking fin isher based on a combined score from the two days of all-around competition.

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Petition Procedures Notwithstanding the process identified in the preceding sections of these Selection Procedures, USA Gymnastics recognizes that extraordinary and unforeseen circumstances may occur which would cause on athlete otherwise deserving of a spot on the Olympic Team because of her previous competition results, to be unable to participate in one or more of the steps in that process. USA

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These procedures have been approved by the Rhythmic Program Committees. Candace Feinberg, Executive Committee to USA Gymnastics Boord of Directors Andrea Schmid, FIG Technical Committee of USA Maureen Broderick, Rhythmic Technical Choir USA Suzie DiTullio, Jr. Olympic Program Committee Choir lana lasholl, Coach Representative Catherine Yakhimovich, Coach Representative Brooke Bushnell, Athlete Representative

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LINDSAY POWELL HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Jacksonville, Florida DATE OF BIRTH: February 28, 1985 CLUB: Intemational Rhythmic Gymnastics COACH: Efrossina Anguelova SCHOOL: The Bolles Schoof9th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1988 FAVORITE EVENT: Ribbon HOBBIES: Swimming, dancing, pointe Lindsay won the 1999 Junior Rhythmic National Championships. She also won two gold medals, a silver and two bronze at the 1999 Four Continents Championships. Lindsay danced the role of "Clara " in the 1996 production of the Nutcracker with the Jacksonville Symphony Lindsay has a younger sister and brother.

ERIN JEFFRESS HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Rockville, Maryland DATE OF BIRTH: June 23, 1985 CLUB: Rhythmftex

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ALEXANDRA HAIN HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan DATE OF BIRTH: July 17, 1985 CLUB: Oakland Rhythmics COACH: Charlene Negron, Ileana Vogelaar

HOBBIES: Reading , listening to music, watching TV, spending time with family

BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1989 FAVORITE EVENT: Clubs HOBBIES: Ballet and cheerleading

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SCHOOL: Derby Middle Schoof8th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1996 FAVORITE EVENT: All

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COACH: Olga Kutuzova SCHOOL: Earl B. Wood Middle School-8th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1992 FAVORITE EVENT: Clubs

COACH: Irina Vdovetsl Natasha Klimouk SCHOOL: Edgewood Middle School-7th grade

MARISSA PIERCE HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Highland Park, Illinois DATE OF BIRTH: November 26, 1985 CLUB: Illinois Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: San Rafael , Califomia DATE OF BIRTH: August 4, 1986 CLUB: MEGA COACH: Brooke Bushnell SCHOOL: Marin Primary and Middle Schoof-7th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1994 FAVORITE EVENT: Clubs HOBBIES: Anything athletic especially mountain biking, running , skiing and soccer

CLUB: Illinois Rhythmic Gymnastics Center COACH: Irina Vdovets/ Natalia Klimouk SCHOOL: Daniel Wright Junior High-6th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1993 FAVORITE EVENT: Clubs HOBBIES: Swimming, reading and ballet Brenann took fourth all-around in the junior group event at the 1999 Four Continents Championships. She also placed sixlh all-around at the 1999 Rhythmic Junior National Championships.

VALERY KHARINA

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Skokie, Illinois DATE OF BIRTH: August 9 , 1986 CLUB: Illinois Rhythmic COACH: Irina Vdovets/ lrina Polyachenko SCHOOL: Old Orchard Junior High -6th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1990 FAVORITE EVENT: Rope and clubs Jacquelyn took fifth all-around at HOBBIES: Reading, stretching, the 1999 Rhythmic Junior National ballet and writing Championships. Valery took fourth all-around in the junior group event at the 1999 BRENANN STACKER Four Continents Championships. She also placed seventh allHOMETOWN & --around atthe 1999 RESIDENCE: Rhythmic Junior Lincolnshire, National Illinois Championships. DATE OF BIRTH: January 3, 1987

EMILY TABINSKI HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Olney, Maryland DATE OF BIRTH: January 13, 1987 CLUB: Rhythmflex COACH: Olga Kutuzova SCHOOL: W illiam H. Farquhar Middle School-6th grade BEGAN GYMNASTICS: 1997 FAVORITE EVENT: Clubs HOBBIES: Collecting shells and beanie babies, playing outdoors Emily placed eighth all-around at the 1999 Rhythmic Junior National Championships.

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