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The Rhythmic World Championships took place July 12-14 in New Orleans, La., the first time on US. soiL The reigning World and Olympic Champions from Russia performed to near perfection in order to win the gold medal followed by Belarus in second and Greece in third.

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JUNIOR WOMEN In the junior women's competition, Carly Patterson won her first Junior

National All-Around title, followed by her teammate Hollie Vise and Chellsie Memmel, who finished third. The junior women were top-notch with amazing difficulty and will certainly prove their world-class potential as they move into the senior ranks.

JUNIOR MEN Sho Nakamori won the 16-18 junior men's title while Taqiy Abdullah won the 14-15 junior men's title. The top seven gymnasts from each group qualified to a position on the Junior National Team.

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RHYTHMIC In the Rhythmic venue there was a new name and face among the senior

competitors. Meet two-time Canadian National Champion Mary Sanders - the new US. National Champion. In the junior competition, Kristin Kaye finished first, winning her first national title.

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SPORTS ACROBATICS The 2002 Sports Acrobatics Team Trials took place in the Exhibit Hall of National Congress. This event, along with the National Championships held in New Orleans, selected the National Team, World Championships Team, and the World Age Group Games Team.

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TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLING The Trampoline and Tumbling action was incredible with gymnasts flipping, twisting, bouncing and bounding on trampoline, double mini, synchronized trampoline and tumbling. It was truly amazing to see the level of difficulty that took place. Jennifer Parilla and Ryan Weston won the trampoline competition and competed new skills as well.

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2002 SPORTS ACROBATICS ELITE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS The top 42 sports acrobatics athletes in the u.s. went head-to-head for the title of "National Champion" while competing in New Orleans. The competition was exceptionally intense and proved the depth of the US. Sports Acrobatics athletes.

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SENIOR MEN Paul Hamm won his first National All-Around title defeating five-time National Champion Blaine Wilson, defending National Champion Sean Townsend as well as other gymnastics powers Guard Young and brother Morgan.

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I'd like to begin by thanking each and everyone of the USA Gymnastics staff members for their commitment to excellence and hard work this summer. It is amazing what we have accomplished as a team: the organization and execution of five premier events including the Rhythmic World Championships, Congress and U.s. Gymnastics Championships with five diSCiplines, the Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup and the TJ Maxx International Gymnastics Challenge. The level of preparation of our athletes is superior and I'd also Like to commend the readiness of the member services and education department, the coverage on the web and in our publications, and the efforts of the marketing and PR department. It is truly a team effort and I'm proud of the job well done. The 2002 U.s. Championships and Congress in Cleveland were a success for all involved. Thank you to everyone who took part in the excitement. One of the highlights from the week Robert V. Colarossi that I'd like to point out was the Hall of Fame luncheon, which President of USA featured John Macready and John RoethLisberger as masters of Gymnastics ceremonies. H all of Fame inductees included George Beckstead, Dickie Browning, Nard Cazzell, Bil Copp, Trent Dimas, Jair Lynch, Alexandra Nicholson, Betty Okino, and Kerri Strug. More than 300 people attended the luncheon, which also recognized many hard working individuals as recipients of special awards. The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the city of New Orleans, once again, proved an outstanding host for a USA Gymnastics event. The 2002 Rhythmic World Championships took place July 12-14, the first time to be held in the U.s., and was a complete success. The u.s. Rhythmic Group team, who trained together in Lake Placid prior to the event, made a strong international showing. We plan to continue the national training program as a result of their performance and with hopes of the u.s. team being on the floor in 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens. USA Gymnastics also played host to the 2002 Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup, August 2225, in Greensboro, NC. It was a very exciting competition with a plethora of international talent. The u.s. competitors fared well as Ryan Weston and David Ford earned the bronze in synchronized trampoline while Weston also earned fifth in men's trampoline. I'm pleased to say that tumblers Casey Finley and Lindsey Blundell advanced to the prestigious World Cup Final this November in Hannover, Germany. This is an impressive accomplishment and I wish them good luck. National Gymnastics Day, which took place Saturday, August 24, 2002, proved successful for the fourth year in a row. Hundreds of clubs throughout the country hosted National Gymnastics Day events at their gyms, and several clubs helped raise money for the Children's Miracle Network through Cartwheel-a-Thons and other fund raising activities. I hope you caught Bela Karolyi and sports acro pair Kris Duncan and Megan Vaughn on NBC's "Today Show," on August 19. What great exposure for gymnastics and our newest discipline! Moving forward, the 2002 World Championships are coming up November 20-24, in Debrecen, Hungary. This competition will crown the individual event world champions on both the men's and women's side. The top athletes from the U.S. Championships will attend a selection camp to determine the 2002 World Championships teams. The women's selection camp is September 2227, at the Karolyi ranch in Texas, and the men's camp is October 9-13 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

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he Rhythmic World Championships took place July 12-14 in New Orleans, La. , the first time on U.S. soil. There were 20 groups competing in the competition and each country performed two routines, one using two balls and three ropes while the other routine utilized five ribbons. The reigning World and Olympic Champions from Russia performed to near perfection in order to win the gold medal with a score of 49.050. This title makes the fourth for Russia at a World Championships including 1992, 1994 and 1999. One of the Russian gymnasts said, "Coming into the competition, the grouping was difficult. Only two of us have been to big competitions. Yes, we made some little mistakes, but the new rules are much harder than the old. All the teams are growing. You must be able to deal with your nerves." The Belarus team, which has medaled consistently at the World Championships, including third in 1999, had to count one very small drop during day one of competition at the beginning of an otherwise very impressive routine. During day two, the Belarus team showed a high energy routine with a lot of tosses and good execution. Their final score was a 47.675 for second place. Greece was second after the first day of competition but dropped to thi rd after the final round . Greece had a clean overall performance with one small drop that moved

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KAYLOR KELLEY HAYLEY COOK HARLEYSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA Hayley won all four events with S(ores of 9.0 or beHer and the all·mound at the 2002 Region 7 Judges Cup in the 6·B year old age level. Hayley trains at Spir~ Gymnastics in North Wales. Hayley will compete LevelS in the fall.

GALAXY GYMNASTICS ORANGEBURG, NEW YORK Congratulations lindsay, Elyssa, Taylor, Alexandria, Kearstin, Maegan, Mollie, Gerra, Tara, Kristyn, Candace and Andrea (missing: Julia). These Level 6 gymnasts won first place team at the New York State meet in Latham, N.Y. th~ year. These Galaxy girls were New York State LevelS Team Champs in 2001 as well!

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE Kaylor, 7, ~ a LevelS who trains at Tataru's Gymnastics and Tumbling and ~ coached by Daniela Millsaps. Last season as a Level 4, 6·year-old Kaylor was the Tennessee State All-Around Champion plus won beam, floar and vauh. Kaylor obtained personal bests on vauh 9.65, floar 9.525, beam 9.3, bars B.6 and all-around 36.25 throughout the 2001-02 season.

LAUREN WIPF TOPEKA, KANSAS Lauren, 13, completed as a Level 5 last season (2001 -2002) and hopes to compete Level 6 th~ season. At her levelS State Meet she placed first on vauh (9.20), second on floor (B.B5), fifth on beam (9.05), and third in the all·clfound (34.65). Lauren trains at the C.A.G.E. (Cap~al Area Gymnastics Emporium).

SHANNON BARRETT OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS Shannon, 14, won the LevelBlllino~ State Championship in the all-around with a S(ore of 36.725. She alsa won beam with a S(ore of 9.175, toak second on bars with a 9.15, third on floor with a 9.275 and fourth on vauh, 9.125. She trains at Aerials Gymnastic Club and ~ coached by Patrice and Don McPherson.

KAELIBETH CAVINESS & MARY MAJEED SPRINGBORO, OHIO Kaelibeth, 6, and Mary, 11, compete in Sports Acrobatics and are working for the first time as portners th~ year. They were the Ohio State Champions and Mid·East Regional Champions. They've been undefeated th~ season in the 11 -13 age group of Level 6 women's poirs. They train at Hand 2 Hand Acrobatic Training Center.

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SHO NAKAMORI & GERRY SIGNORELLI ALBANY, CALIF. & COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Sho and Gerry, 16 and lB respeclive~, have been teammates at the O~mpic Training Center in Colorado Springs for two months. Ahhough Sho's main coach ~ h~ father, Kazuki Nakamari, he and Gerry are also coached by V-rta~ Marin~ch - ,_ _II!!!I'.... and Ron Brant. Sho and Gerry have lots of fun both in and out of the gym. They work very hard and aspire to be O~mpians one day.

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Out of more than 100 competitors, 33 advanced to the U.S. Championships based on their finish here.

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JUNIOR QUAUFIERS Class I: Paul Chumreonlert (Houston North), Curtis Kleffman (Parkettes), Dylan Carney (Somersault), Matthew Cohen (Top Flight), Tyler Yamauchi (HGAlGym Masters) and Jake Lee (USA Gym World). Class II: John Maurer (Mission Valley YMCA), Christopher Higgins (HGAlGym Masters), Scott Garner (Colorado Training Center), Nick Campagna (Cypress), Ralph Rosso (Surgent's) and Wes Aderhold (Gemini). Note: These gymnasts were the top qualifiers to U.S. Championships. Some gymnasts competing in the qualifier were already pre-qualified to U.S. Championships.

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TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING

Junior Olympic National Championships

Indianapolis, Indiana was the site of the 2002 Trampoline & Tumbling Jr. Olympic National Championships, held July 10-16. Over 1200 athletes participated in the event, as National Champions were named in Levels 5 through 10, ages 6 & Under to 17 & Over. "I think the event was very successful," said Ann Sims, Senior Program Director for T & T. "The venue worked out well for this event, the sessions were almost all on time and the athletes seemed to have a lot of fun. We saw a lot of improvement in the athletes this year, as well." Results are available on the T &T page of the web site: wvvw.usa-gymnastics.org .

2002 Rhythmic Westerns July 19-20, 2002 Portland, Ore.

JUNIOR DIVISION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lisa Wang Kristin Kaye Caroline Merz Bree McDonough Amanda Chivu B. Alexandra Licona 7. Aline Bakchajian B. Polina Kopman 9. Julie Zetlin 10. Rebecca Terzian 11. Marina Moskalenko 12. Ava Gehringer

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New to J.O. Championships this year was the Regional All-Stars competition. Each region fielded a team, comprised of their Level 10 champions in trampoline, tumbling and double mini. In a rousing display of regional loyalty, spectators from each region vied with each other to cheer the loudest, while the Regional All -Stars competed for first place in each discipline, as well as the overall Grand Champion Team. Region rv came away with the title of Grand Champion Team and also took first in Girl's Tumbling and Boy's Trampoline. Region III won the Girl's Trampoline and Girl's and Boy's Double Mini competitions and also finished second overall. Region II took first in Boy's Tumbling.

Shayna Javomicky Olga Karmansky Mary Sanders Traycie Dohzen Julia Itkina B. Danielle Lord 7. Caitlin Trainor 8. Monique ZLeriAg 9. Lindsay Powell 10. Krista Johnson 11. Jessica Dobis 12. Valery Kharina 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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In addition to all the other activity at J.O. Championships, the elite athletes provided some inspiring performances at the U. S. Elite Challenge, held July 14. Seventy-two Junior Elite and Senior Elite athletes competed for not only the Elite Challenge title, but for points that, combined with their U. S. Championships points, will determine funding for the coming year. Results from the Elite Challenge are also available on the web site.

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Lisa Wang Kristin Kaye Bree McDonough Alexandra Licona Aline Bakchajian B. Caroline Merz 7. Amanda Chivu 8. Rebecca Terzian 9. Polina Kopman 10. Marina Moskalenko 11. Julie Zetlin . 12. Ava Gehringer 12. Diana Mkhitaryan

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Level 9 Championships The 2002 Rhythmic Level 9 Championships took place in Kentfield, Calif., June 15-16. Congratulations to Junior Champion Bree McDonough and to Senior Champion Rita Greenspan.

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2002 WOMEN'S JR. OLYMPIC NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP The 2002 Women's Jr. Olympic National Team (the top 32 level 10's in the USAI and their personal coaches were invited by USA Gymnastics to participate in a tmining camp August 15·18 at the U. S. Olympic Tmining Center in Colomdo Springs. Thanks go again to Tom Forster and the Colorado Aerials for inviting the Team, staff, and personal coaches to train for three days at their fantastic facility. National Jr. Olympic Committee Chairman Tom Koll was the Camp Director, assisted by Connie Maloney, USAG Women's J.O. Progmm Manager. Amost knowledgeable and motivating coaching staff of Vladimir Artemov (Tumblingl. Neil Resni(k (Vault), Tom Forster (Bars), Tammy Biggs (Beaml. and Gheza Pazsar (Dance) gave both the athletes and personal coaches many new skills and drills to work on for the next season. The athletes were also treated for twa days with the presence of 1996 Gold Medal Team member Jayde Phelps, who assisted Tammy on Beam and also had a chance to share her experiences with the athletes in the "Ask Jaycie" session. Another highlight for the girls was seeing Olympic speedskater Apollo Ohno at the OTC! Congmtulations to the following athletes who were presented with special camp awards by the staff: VAULT: Jenny Deiley (Twin City Twisters·MN) for her tmnsformation from the "limbo" layout to a stmight body Yurchenko; Jamie Deetscreek (Ricochets·PA) for learning a Double twisting Yurchenko BARS: AJ. Mills (So. IN Gymn. Sch.) & Jen Deiley for learning a Khorkina; Lindsey Puckett (Gwinnett·GA) for her "Go for everything" attitude. BEAM: Adrianne Perry (GAGE-MO) - Best Flip-flop Ambian series; Kiara Redmond (Gliders-SoCal) and Samantha Cortez (North Stars-N]) - Best Side Somis; Melissa Chan (Airborne·NorCal) - Best Mount-Front tuck III to flip-flop, layout step-out; Kristi Esposito (Elite-LA) for the Best Front tumblingOnodi, Front Aerial, Side Somi. DANCE: Glyn Sweets (Hills-MD)-Most Elegant Dancer; Angela Walker (Cypress-TX)- Most Expressive Dancer; A.J. Mills- the "Mega-Jumper" award for her high jumps and leaps. TUMBLING: Lindsey Bourdon (Cartersville Twisters-GA) - Double award for learning a Double layout and a Double Ambian; Julie Dwyer (Westside-IN) for her great technique and height on Front & Back Tumbling; Kiara Reilmon~ for standing upaTriple I I SPECIAL AWARDS: Audrey Bowers (Gwinnett-GA) -Miss Sweetheart award for her polite and caring personality; Tasha Smith (Auburn-WAI-Best ovemll "Go for It" attitude. The other camp participants were: Alexandra Bro(kway (Parkettes-PAI, Lindsey Bru(k (Penev's·NYl. Allison Dama (Twistars-MIl, Jessica Guettler (Sf. Cloud-Fll. Alida Hat(her (GAGE-MOl. Heather Huffaker (Trevino's-TXl. Suzanne Hui (HUGS-TX), Kelly M(Donald (Cascade Elite-WAl. TIffany Murry (Orlando Metro-Fll. Dana Pierce (DeVeau's-IN), Fairen Plummer (Phoenix GA-All. Sasha Sullivan (Richmond GC-VA), Ni(ale Waiss (Cascade Elite·WA), Shelby Warner (Twistars-Mil and Kortny Williamson (Berks-PAl. Other members of the J.O. National Team who were unable to attend the camp are: Jamie A(kerman (Sterling Academy-MAl. Jana Bieger (American Twisters-Fl), Leah Concannon (Gym-Kinetics-Il), London Phillips (SCATS/HB-SoCal), Caitlin Sullivan (Twistars-Mil. Congratulations to 2002 JO National Team Member Carly Janiga (Desert Devils-Al) who has since qualified to the Jr. International Elite Team at the U.S. Championships!


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2002 SPORTS ACROBATICS

ELITE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS For the first ~me in nine years the Sports Acrobo~cs Elite No~onal Championships made its way back to New Orleans, la., ond the Pontchartrain Center. The top 42 sports acroba~cs athletes in the U.S. went head-ta-head for the ~tle of "Na~ona l Champion." The compe~~on was excep~onally intense and proved the depth of the U.S. sports acrobo~cs athletes!

Elite Women's Trio Balance iiam

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Morris, Heider, Schabow 15.987

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Grear, Madavo, Siavinsky 15.070

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Dovvns, Annonson, Knight-Yuporce Davis, Hegg, Hiltan

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5 EMPIRE Penteada, Bucknell, Olivencia

14.945 14.795 13.725

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Women's Pair The top two elite women's pairs went heod to heod in the compe~~on switching ron kings more thon Elite Mixed Pair Balance once. Defending Na~onal Champions Olivia Solo ond Clare Brunson earned the gold medal in balonce 1 EMPIRE Davis, B.OCJth and the silver in tempo and overoll. Marie Annonson and Brittany Horrell come to New Orleans 2 CATS Dunc;an, Vaughan looking for gold and they found it! The pair came home with the silver medal in balance and the 3 NCSA Rodrigue?, ยงanchez 4 ATA Lee, Fitzsimmans gold medal in both tempo and overoll. ... ... 5 CAG

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Women's Trio Top and middle Samantha Schabow and Holli Morris orrived in New Orleans as returning National Elite Mixed Pair OVerall Champions with Danielle Heider as their new base. The trio did very well coming away with a clean EMPIRE L)ayi~,BOCJt~ .... sweep of the gold medals! In the tempo compe~tion Courtney Davis, Erin Hegg, and Kaitlyn Hilton CATS Duncan, VaLJghan . earned the silver medal. While in the balance compe~~on Amy Greor, Emily Madavo, and Roksona NCSA Radrigue~, ยงanchez Siavinsky brought home the silver. Coming off of a recent injury Heather Downs, Tami Annonson, 4 ATA LeEl,Fitzsirnmans and Sabina Knight-Yuponce captured the overall silver medal. 5 CAG Paulos., PaLJI()~ . Complete results from the competi~on including the Jr. Elite sessions are available online now, check out the sports acrobatics page at www.us01}ymnastics.org/aero! Elite Women's Pair Balance 1 EMPIRE

Solo, Brunsan . . .--.", .....

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Grear, Madavo, Siavinsky 14.397.

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15.587 14.387 14.440 15.280 12.473 13.932

16.585 15.738 14.383 15.083 13.325 10.662

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Mixed Pair Elite Women's Trio Overall Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth completed an amazing triple pike dismount; the first ever to be 1 EMPIRE Morris, Heider,.. Schabow completed by ony US pair/ group I This along with their amazing one-arm handstand tronsi~ons in 2 CATS Downs, An~, Knight-Yuporce balance took them into the lead early on and led to a sweep of the Elite Mixed Pair Gold medals. 3 EAGC Grear, Madava, Siavinsky Kris Duncan and Megan Vaughan swept the silver medals and were honored for their contribu~ons 3 KAZ Akhmetava, .,t\jkeeva, Doukenbaeva to sports acroba~cs, interna~onal success, excep~onal performance and sportsmanship with the 4 EMPIRE Pentei3da, Bucknell,Oli\iencia 2002 Athlete's of the Yeor award! 5 EAGC . Davis, Hegg,. Hilton

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2002 SPORTS ACROBATICS

JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2002 USA Gymnas~cs Sports Acroba~cs Junior Olympic Na~onal Championships concluded were on July 18 in New Orleans, louisiana. Over 450 Junior Olympic athletes from around the U.S. came to show what their hours in the gym had earned them. The Pontchartrain Center housed this talent filled event. Event director Jeff Smith did an outstanding job with this competition. Complete results from the Junior Olympic Championships are online now, check out the sports acroba~cs page at www.usagymnastics. org/aero! Congratulations to the level 10 Champions: Women's Pair 18+: Bisgaard and Richard Women's Pair 14-17: Adreon and Weidmaier Mixed Pair 18+: Demyanyuk and Hiatt Mixed Pair 14-17: Solodor ond Wee Women's Trio 18+: Duncan, Duncan, and Miranda Women's Trio 14-17: Gillett, Zupancic, and Weisberg

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SCORE IIAM RRSI lASI 25.200 1. Kristin ... K?ye .. lIIinaisKhy 24.900 2. . Usa. . ... VY?Q9 }hr Gems 24.750 3. AlexandraUcClna . lASchool al Gymn, 23750 .. BreE3 . .... McDonough Inl.·1 Khy. Gymn 22.9!i0 L !:,lineBakchajian lA Schoolal GYJTin K()Prn?rl Caliiamia ~hythms .

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8. Justin Toman

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8.900 9.150

7. Todd Thomton Prelims ... Trom (he.~al>HGA .. . Finals

8.700 9275

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9.000 8.550

8.350 8.775

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Prelims Finals

8.800 8.850

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8.450 8.850 8.425 .. 8.750 9.300 9.300 8.400 9,000 8550 8.200 8.600 8.400 8.500 8.500 9.150 8.675

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8.575 9.000

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VAULT 1. P CiulH afTl.m 2. Kevi.n Dqnqhu8. 3. BI?ineWilsg fl 4. Todd Th()fTltofj 4. A(jampumfTler 8. S?njLJan Jones.

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Justin Toman from the University of Michigan finished sixth a I and won the th ird place medal on still rings. 2002 Nissen AwarCl Toman , 23, will receive his Masters Degree in Sport Manage 2003 and is coached by Kurt Golder and Mike Burns.

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Artistic Gymnast ics Men's Ath lete of the Year - Paul Hamm (L)

"Cyrmastics Excellence Through Education"

Rhythmic Gymnastics Sports person of the Year - shayna Javornicky (L) Artistic Gymnastics Men's Sports person of the Year - Blaine Wilson Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach of t he Year - Nat asha Klimouk (L) and Larissa Nikitina Trampoline & Tumb ling Male sportsperson of the Year - Ryan Weston Artistic Gymnastics Women's Coach of the Year - Todd Gardiner

Trampoline and Tumbling Athlete of the Year and James A. Rosanas Tumbling Coach of the Year - Brad Davis

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Spirit of the Flame - Kathy Kelly (ll

Artistic Gymnastics Men's Coach of the Year - Kevin Mazeika

Trampoline & Tumbling Service Award - Peggy Rayson (l)

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