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USA GOLDEN GIRLS WIN 9 MEDALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS The U.s. women's team won nine medals at the 2005 World Championships in Australia, including four gold, four silver and one bronze, the most dominant performance by a women's team at a World Championships in recent history. Chellsie Memmel and Nastia Liukin went 1-2 in the all-around .

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T.J. MAXX TOPS NATIONAL TEAM The T.J. Maxx TOPs program has shown dramatic progress over the last 14 years and continues to be a big part of the success of the USA women's program. The T.J. Maxx National Team for 2005-06 features gymnasts from 22 states, representing 61 clubs. Texas has the most athletes at 28, followed by California and New Jersey at 11 each.

USA GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMlnEE CHAIR: Ron Froehli,h; PRESIDUIT: Sieve Penny; VICE CHAIR WOMUI: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoi,hi Tomho; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Androo S,hmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Poul Porillo; VICE CHAIR ACRO·GYMNASTlCS: Tonyo Cose; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; TREASURER: Bob Wood; FIG REPS: Bob Colorossi IExewlive CommiHee}, Ron Froehli,h IAudilorl, Tonyo Cose ISpo~s Auo Techni,,1 CommiHee} ond John Roelhlisberger IAlhlele Rep.}. AT LARGE MEMBERS: Sieve Bul,her, OOYid Hol"mb; ATHLETE OIRmORS: Shonnon Miller, John Roelhlisberger, Vonessa Vonder Muym, Korl Heger. USOC ATHLETE OIREnOR: [orissa Fontaine. USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ron Froehli,h; PRESIDENT: Sieve Penny; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sondy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoi,hi Tomilo; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andreo S,hmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLIIIE: Poul Porillo; VICE CHAIR ACRO·GYMIlASTlCS: Tonyo Cose; PUBLIC SmOR: Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Ron Ferris; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGAIlIZATlOII: Jerry Milon; AMERICAIl TURNERS: BeHy Heppner; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Fonds Allen; NATIOIIAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Mork Cook; IIATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn Strowbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMIIASTICS JUDGES: Corole Ide; NATIOIIAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Mork Willioms; IIATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATlOIIS: Becky Oakes; NATlOIIAL GYMIlASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATIOII· MEN: Bul,h Zuni,h; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Morgie Confield; U.S. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS CLUBS: Poul Spodoro; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·MElI: Thorn Glielmi; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·WOMEN: Sieve Ryb"ki; U.S. MEN'S GYMIIASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATlOII: TIm Klempnouer; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie DITullio; YOUNG MEII'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE USA: Cosey Koenig; IIATlOIIAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATlON·WOMEN: Meg Slephenson; IIATIOIIAL MEMBERSHIP DIRmORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Grossleld; RHYTHMIC: lvonko Kirov, Mi,helle Lorson; WOMElI: Kelli Hill, Tom Forsler; TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kemplon, Dr. George Drew; ACRO·GYMIIASTICS: Undo Po~er, Joy Binder; ATHLETES CDUNCI~ Vonesso Vonder Pluym, Coroline Hunl, Lorisso Fonloine, Shonnon Miller, Kim Zmeskol·Burdelle, Jamie Morshik, Korl Heger, Joy Thornlon, Sieve M,Coin, Mhur DOYis, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Lorisso Fonloine, Exewlive Boord Member John Roelhlisberger. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUIIITY CENTERS, Lori Kolz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kole Fober·Hi,kie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS FEDERATlOII, HowordS,hworlz

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10TH ANNIVERSARY FUTURE STARS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS This year was the 10th armiversary for the Future Stars Championships, which was held at the United States Olympic Training Center, November 19, 2005. The Future Stars Championships features the best 10, 11 and 12 year old boys in the United States performing special Future Stars competitive routines. Check out this year's results!

28 COMPULSORY CHECK-UP AND CORE SYMPOSIUM USA Gymnastics hosted its first Compulsory Check-Up competition for women Levels 46 in Zionsville, Ind., along with a Core Workshop of education for coaches. There were 348 gymnas ts partici pa ting from 24 teams, represen ting six sta tes. Congra tula tions to Gym -Nation from Ohio, who won the Level 4 title, and to California's Gym-Max, who won the LevelS and 6 team titles!

30 U.S. RHYTHMIC TEAM WINS 5 MEDALS AT PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS The U.S. rhythmiC team won five medals at the 2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships including the team gold. Olga Karmansky won the all-around title, the silver medal in clubs and the bronze medal in both ball and ribbon.

32 USA ATHLETES WIN 8 GOLD MEDALS AT FREEDOM CUP The 2005 Freedom Cup played host to competitors representing six countries: Australia, England, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Wales and the United States. Participants came to the Washington, D.C., area for a week of fun, friendship and competition. The Freedom Cup included three age divisions and was a big success for the U.S. Team.

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Happy New Year! As you will read in this issue of USA Gymnastics, the U.s. women enjoyed unprecedented success at the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. The pride that we all share in the accomplishments of this team should be celebrated by our entire membership. On the podium for every medal ceremony, the team of Chellsie Memmel, Nastia Liukin, Alicia Sacramone and Jana Bieger represented USA Gymnastics with great poise and dignity. All four women are to be commended for their exemplary performances and grace under pressure.

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won nine medals at the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, including four gold, four silver and one bronze, the most dominant performance by a women's team at a World Championships in recent history. The combination of veterans Chellsie Memmel and Alicia Sacramone with newcomers Nastia Liukin and Jana Bieger proved to be the formula for success. At the 38th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Nov. 23-27, the all-around competition was a close race between U.S. gynmasts Menmlel and Liukin, both coached by their fathers. The dynamic duo was nearly flawless in their routines and showed the enormous depth of the USA women's program. In the end, 17-year-old Memmel claimed the all-around gold medal by the most slender of margins, edging teammate Liukin by .001 points to win the women's all-around title. Memmel and Liukin went 1-2 in the all-around, scoring 37.824 to 37.823, respectively. The gap between first and second was the closest since the tie for gold at tlle 1985 World Championships.

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Nastia Liukin won the gold medal on balance beam and Chellsie Memmel won the silver.

Memmel started on vault, earning a 9.325. She pulled into the lead after scoring a 9.537 on the uneven bars. She earned a 9.425 on the balance beam, finishing with a 9.537 on floor. Sixteen-year-old Liukin's effort was equally impressive. After a 9.137 on vault, she posted two straight scores of 9.587 on bars and beam. Her beam score put her in first with a 0.024 lead over MemmeJ. Liukin, performing after Memmel in the final rotation on floor, needed 9.514 to maintain her lead and take the gold. Despite an excellent routine, Liukin scored 9.512, just short of the gold medal. On wiru1ing the alJ-around gold, Memmel said, ''I'm amazed right now. It hasn't sunk in yet, I can't believe it."


Nastia Liukin won the gold medal and Chellsie Memmel the silver medal on uneven bars .

When asked what advice he gave his daughter, Andy Memmel said, "I just told her to do every routine as best as she could. I told her if there was ever a time to do her best floor routine, tonight was the night." Liukin commented on winning the silver medal, saying, "It feels great. I've been working really hard for this so it's great to get the silver medal. To get a reward for all the training I have done, that's really good." Hometown favorite Monette Russo won Australia's first World Championships individual medal, the all-around bronze with a score of 37.298. During event finals, the U.S. gymnasts were equally as impressive, winning three of the four event gold medals and seven overall. Alicia Sacramone kicked off vault finals winning the bronze medal with a score of 9.412. This vault medal is only the second

in history for the USA. Brandy Johnson won the silver at the 1989 World Championships. China's Cheng Fei won her country's first gold on vault with a score of 9.656. The only gymnast to compete two vaults with a 10.00 start value, Fei used a unique round-off flip-flop half on with a salto forward stretch and one-and-a-half twists off for one of her vaults. At age 30, Oxana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan won a record seventh World medal when she took the silver behind Fei - becoming the most successful female gymnast on any apparatus at a World Championships. On bars, Liukin's line and execution were exquisite, claiming the World title with a score of 9.662. Memmel was close behind, earning the silver on bars with a score of 9.587 while Great Britain's Beth Tweddle won her second consecutive world bronze medal. Liukin was asked how it felt to win the gold medal on bars and said, "It feels great. I'm just so excited. I have been working so hard all this year. To win this is awesome. I've been working towards this for a long time." conffnued on page 15 USA GYMNASrlCS

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The nine-medal total ties the most medals won by a country at a single World Championships (Romania had nine in 1987 with four gold, one silver and four bronze) since countries were limited to two athletes in a final. Chellsie Memmel

This is the USA women's best performance at a World Championships, bettering the five medals collected in 1993 (three gold and two silver).


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Liukin's dad and coacl1, Valeri, commented on her win saying, "It's great to be a World Champion. It's the pinnacle. I'm very, very proud, especially when it's my baby." On beam, Liukin performed a clean and confident routine with incredible leaps and tumbling to win the gold with a of 9.612.

Memmel showed a difficulty-packed routine, including a standing Arabian and piked front salto with a half twist, to finish with a 9.512 and the silver medal. Olympic Beam Champion Catalina Ponor of Romania won the bronze medal, scoring 9.500 to edge out China's Zhang Nan by .013. On floor, Sacramone dazzled the judges with her difficult tumbling and dynamiC style to win the gold medal. Sacramone scored 9.612 and was followed closely by Liukin with a 9.425. The two gylID1asts showed completely different styles and were rewarded with the gold and silver medals. Sacramone said, "Oh I'm ecstatic, I was so nervous at first, I couldn't even watch Nastia although I wanted to. I'm just so happy right now."

Ali cia Sacramone

Liukin said, "It was a great result. The floor (exercise) is not my strongest apparatus. I was just so pleased to be able to participate in the floor final. Alicia's (Sacramone) getting gold is amazing, she executed her routine so well. The whole experience has been great. Our team has done very well overall. Another USA one-two finish on the floor. Four medals at a World Championships myself, there is nothing else I can ask for. " The Netherlands Suzanne Harmes won the bronze medal with a score of 9.212. Reigning World Champion Daiane Dos Santos of Brazil was a favorite to win a medal on floor, but missed her signature skill - an Arabian double piked front and finished in seventh place.

Australia's Monette Russo and Puerto Rico's Luis Rivera were awarded the 15th Longines Prize for Elegance.

The 2007 World Championships will be held September 1-9 in Stuttgart, Germany, and is the main qualification process for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Jana Bieger's bar score of 9.412 qualified to event finals (top 8). However, only two gymnasts per country were eligible to advance to finals. Nastia Liukin and Chellsie Memmel were the highest two scores for team USA.

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The gap between Memmel and liukin of 0.001 is the second closest finish behind the tie for gold in 1985 between the two Soviet gymnasts Yelena Shushonova and Oksana Omelianchik.

In the women's allaround, it is the first 1-2 finish by the USA and the first 12 finish at a World Championships since Russia did so in 2001.

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Japan's Hiroyuki Tomita and Hisashi Mizutori went 1-2 in the allaround scoring 56.698 and 55.349, respectively. This gold medal for Tomita was a belated birthday present since he turned 25 three days prior to the competition. It was also Japan's first 1-2 finish since 1970 when they swept the top three in the all-around. The last one-two finish in the men's all-arow1d final at a World Championships was the Soviet Union in 1991 -- when Grigori Misutin and Vitaly Scherbo came out on top in Indianapolis, ahead of teammate Valeri Liukin who won bronze.

hW1dredths of a point from making the still rings finals and Spring was only fivehW1dredths of a point from making individual event finals on both parallel bars and high bar. Also, Yewki Tomtia was on his first

Tomita, who was the all-around bronze medalist from the 2003 World Ch ampionships and finished sixth at the 2004 Olympic Games, had the top score on three of the apparatus -- pommel horse, rings and parallel bars. An interesting note, Mizutori scored an 8.325 on pommel horse but slowly climbed back up to the top to claim the all-around silver medal. Denis Savenkov of Belarus won the bronze medal with a score of 55.112.

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Todd Thorn ton, the only U.S. gymnast to compete in the all-around, advanced to the finals and finished 20th w ith a score of 50.948 in his first World Championships competition. "It's a learning process," said Thornton. "I've just got to get back to the gym and get better. That's it. I feel grateful for the opportunity to be out here and compete." Jason Gatson was the only U.s. gymnast to qualify to event finals scoring 9.650 in the parallel bars prelims. The U.s. men turned in a tremendous performance in preliminary competition. Although the rest of the world may not have recognized their names, the level of performance of this up-andcoming group put the world on notice that the U.s. men's program is alive and well as it transitions to a new group. Sean Golden competed in his first international competition, and Justin Spring and Kevin Tan were both competing in their second international competition. Tan was less than three-

Todd Thornton

international assignment since 1999, capping a remarkable return to the sport after rehabilitating injuries which sidelined him for more than four years. While it's extremely difficult for new faces to break into the upper levels of men's competition at the World Championships, every U.S. gymnast turned in a top 20 performance at the World Championships. Spring scored a 9.562 on high bar, an 8.912 on vault and a 9.600 on parallel bars. Golden scored an 8.962 on floor, 9.412 on rings and an 8.90 on vault. Tomita scored a 9.337 on pommel horse and a 9.425 on high bar. Tan scored an impressive 9.512 on rings, tying the second and third reserve scores on this event. These results show the continued depth of the men's program at USA Gymnastics and demonstrate to the world that USA Gymnastics will continue to be a major factor in team competition through out the quadrennium.

It was the second one-two finish by a country in two days at the 2005 World Championships, with Japan's Hiroyuki Tomita and Hisashi Mizutori finishing first and second in the men's all-around competition.

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National ifearn By Luan Peszek he TOPs program, which stands for Talent Opportunity Program, is now in its 14th year. The Program was developed by USA Gymnastics in 1992 as a way of finding talented young gymnasts in order to identify them early and provide education to the gymnast and her coach. The program is definitely working as evident by the number of former TOPs gymnasts making the National Team.

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TOP~ Fact~ and Figure~: 122 gymnasts were selected for the 2005 T.J. Maxx National TOPs Team. There are 51 members of the Diamond team (ages 7 and 8). There are 71 members who are ages 9, 10 and 11. Of the 122 members, 68 have qualified to their first team, 33 to their second team, 14 to their third team, five to their fourth team, and two to their fifth team.

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the summer of 2005 and approximately 3,100 gymnasts participated. From those who participated, the top athletes were named to the 7-8 year old National Team, called the Diamond Level. Of the 9-11 year olds, 300+ were invited to National Testing and 71 made the T.J. Maxx TOPs National Team. The National Testing was held in Houston, Texas, Oct. 21-23 at the Women's National Team Training Center. At National Testing the gymnasts perform physical abilities tests including pull ups, leg lifts, flexibility, sprint, rope climb, vertical jump, push ups and press handstands as well as the required skills on each of the events including vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The scores are tallied and the top gymnasts in each age division were named to the T.J. Maxx TOPs National Team. The camp was held Dec. 3-7 and was comprised of three days of educational opportunities for both the athlete and her coach on basics, sports science and general development of these talented young athletes. USA Gymnastics' National Coaching staff, along with coaching support personnel and sport science professionals, conducted the camp. An additional "B" camp was held for the next level of gymnasts at their own expense, Dec. 7-11. The TOPs program has shown dramatic success over the last 14 years and continues to be a b'g part of the success of the USA women's program.

Chelsea Howes of Coral Springs, Fla., and Meghan Kessler of Gainesville, Fla. made their fifth straight team! Five gymnasts have been named to four T.J. Maxx National TOPs Teams including Rachel Daum of Georgetown, Texas; Mary Jane Horth of Akron, Ohio; Gabrielle Spadaccia and Carol Byrnes both of Bethlehem, Pa.; and Jennifer Bazany of San An tonio, Texas. The T.J. Maxx National Team, including all age groups, features gymnasts from 22 states, representing 61 clubs. Texas has the most athletes at 28, followed by California and New Jersey at 11 each.

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na Allbrilten .................... 3............... 9.... .... Mesquile Gymnaslics Kalhryn Bagby ........... 5 ............... 10 .......... Buckeye Gymnaslics Kalie Bailey ..................... 8 ............... 10 . ........ C&B Flip Force Kennedy Baker . ....... 8.... ... 9 ............ GymSlars Gymnaslics Jennifer Bazany .............. 3............... 10 ......... Alamo Gymnastics Cenler Abby Beauchamp ........... 3 ............... 9 Texas Slar Gymnastics lauren Beers .... 6 .11 ........... Soulhern ner Desi Borgese .... 1 ...... 9 . Wesl Valley Gymnaslics School Mackenzie Brannan 3... ........ 9... . Capilal Gymnaslics Emily Briones ... 3 ...... 9............. HUGS Carol Byrnes ......... 7 ............... 11 .. Girls Co-Op Gymnaslics Sarah Caoili ... 7 ............... 9 ............ Excalibur Gymnaslics Melissa Chuang . ....... 1 ....... 11 .......... Wesl Valley Gymnaslics School Rebekah Conrad .............. 7... . ........ 10 ......... Excalibur Gymnaslics ClaireCoorough ........ 4 ............... 10 ..... Sallo Gymnaslics Maria Cross ..................... 7 ............... 11 ........... Excalibur Gymnaslics Rachel Daum. .............. .. 3 ............... 10 .... Acrolex nllany Dawson... ............. 8 ............. 11 .. ..... Suncoasl Gymnastics Academy Aziza Day ......................... B............... 11 .. .. Gwinnell Gymnastics Cenler Gabrielle Douglas ............ 7 ............... 10 .......... Excalibur Gymnaslics CaseyDreyer .................... 3 ............... 10 .......... Eagles Wings Gymnaslics Elizabelh Dzwierzynski .... 4 ................ 10 . ........ Sallo Gymnaslics Rachel Fielilz .................... 6. .10 ... Gymnaslics Revolulion Megan Finck . .......... 6 ............... 9 ............ Exper ness Gymnaslics Cortney Fittanlo ..... 5 ............... 10 . ........ Gymnaslics Academy of Rockford Jenna Filzpalrick .............. 4............... 10 .......... Swiss Turners Healher Foley ........ 4............... 11 .......... Sallo Gymnaslics Brittany Franklin .............. 3 ............... 10 ......... Texas Dreams Gymnaslics Jenna Frowein .. 2 ............... 11 ........... Hawaiian Island Twislers Anna Goldblall ................ 3 ............... 11 ........... Texas Dreams Gymnaslics Anna Gortner ................... 5 ..... 9 . Cincinnali Gymnaslics Academy Jade Gough.. .... .. 5 ....... .... 9.. ......... Gymnaslics Academy of Rockford Jorllyn Grace .................... 3 ............... 11 ... .. Dallas Gymnaslics Cenler Healher Hannon ............... 5 ........... 9... .... DeVeau's School of Gymnaslics India Hardaway ............... 1 ................ 9 ............ All Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler lillian Hardin ................... 8 ............... 11 .......... The Gym Company Sommerlyn Henry ........... 8 ....... 10 .......... Uniled Gymslars Mary Jane Horlh .. ' ........ 5............... 10 .......... Gymnaslics World Chelsea Howes ................ 8 ........... 11 .......... Classics Krysline Jacobsen ............ 7 ............... 11 .......... Excalibur Gymnaslics nllany James ................... 3 ............... 9 ............ Mesquile Gymnaslics Amanda Jeller .................. 5 ............... 11 ........... Cincinnali Gymnaslics Academy MaKyna Kancso ............... 7 ............... 10 .......... Excalibur Gymnaslics Meghan Kessler ............... B............... 11 ......... Sun Counlry Gymnaslics Kana Kobayashi . 1 ................ 10 .... Gymnaslics Training Cenler 01 Ulah Kelsey Kreider .................. 7 ............... 11 .......... Parkelles Gymnaslics Jade Kubilsky ................. 7 ...............10 ... ...... Girls Co-Op Gymnaslics Sarah Marquez 1 .......... . 11 ... Airborne Gymnastics Ariel Martin ................... 5 ........... 11 .......... lIIinois Gymnaslics Insliluele Hannah Meador .... .. .. 5............ 9 ........... Champion Gymnaslics Kamerin Moore ................ 5 .... 10 ......... Geddart's Twislars USA TaylorMoore .................... 3 ............... 11 ........... HUGS Hallie Mossell ........... 1 ................ 10 .......... All Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler Briel Muleslein .......... 1 ........... 9 ........... Rocky Mounlain Gymnastics Elizabelh Myers B .............. 9 ............ GymSlars Gymnastics Calalina Palma ................ 7. ............. 10 ......... Apollo Gymnaslics Rachelle Perry .................. 3............... 10 ...... MesQuile Gymnaslics Elizabelh Price ................. 7 ............... 9 ............ Parkelles Gymnaslics Andrea Prohaska .............. 2 ................ 11 .......... Hawaiian Island Twislers Alexandra Raisman .......... 6 ............... 11 .......... Breslyan's Gabrielle Roberts ........... 8 ......... 9 ............ Park Avenue Gymnaslics Heloise Ryfzell .3... .. ..... 9 ............ Zenilh Gymnastics Emily Schein ................... 3... . ...... 9.......... Dallas Gymnaslics Cenler Makenzey Shank ........ 1 ................ 9 ............ Flames Gymnaslics Academy Taylor Sockwell ... 8 .... 11 ........... American Gymnaslics Gabrielle Spadaccia ......... 7 ............... 11 ........... Girls Co-Op Gymnastics Braie Speed ..................... 3. ..... .. ..... 9 ............ Alamo Gymnaslics Cenler Kacie Traina .. 1....... ... 10 .......... All Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler Morgan Volpe ............ 7.. .. ........... 11 .......... North Slars Jordyn Wieber ................. 5 ............... 10 .......... Gedderls Twislars USA McKenzie Wollord 3 ................ 10 .......... Capilal Gymnaslics

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Samanlha Abad ............... B ............. Airborne Gymnaslics .. .. .... CA Molly Aldred ................... B ............. Gymnaslics Academy of Rockford ...... IL Jasmine Allen ................ 7 ............. World Class Gymnaslics .............................. VA AnakaBenink ... .. ........... 7 ............. Gymnastics Academy of Rockford ................ IL Courtney Bondanza ......... B ............. Gymnastics Unlimiled.. .. ....... NY Micaela Brewer ............... B .. Mesquile Gymnaslics ..... TX Reagan Campbell ............ 7 .. Texas Dreams Gymnaslics ... . ... TX Sydney Converse ........... 8 .. Gwinnell Gymnaslics Cenler .... GA Courlney Corrin ............ 8 ............. All Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler ................ CA Kelly Cummins... . .. .... 8 ........... Texas Dreams Gymnaslics ............................ TX lacy Dagen ...... B. . ... Bay Aeria~ Gymanastics ............................ CA Rachael Donovan ............ B ............. Parkelles Gymnaslics .. . ................. PA Rachael Donovan ............ 8 ............. Parkelles Gymnaslics ................................. PA Julianna Drapkin ............. 7 ............. Rebound Gymnaslics .............. NJ NaChelle FerKovich ........ B ............. Frederick Gymnaslics Club ........................... MD BaileyFilzpalrick .............. B ............ M & MGymnaslics ...................................... WI Hallie Gillam ................. B ............ GymSlars Gymnastics .............................. TN Tommi Goodman ............. 7 ............. Texas Dreams Gymnastics .. .. ................ TX McKenna Harris ..............8 ............ HUGS ........ TX Anwen Heibert-lewis ...... 7 ............. Chelsea Piers ............. NY Adeline Helland .............. 8 ............. US Gold Gymnaslics .................................... TX Amelia Hundley. .. .... 7 ............. Cincinnali Gymnaslics Academy .................. OH Jacqueline Jacobs ........... 8 ............ Top Conlenders ........................................... Fl TaylorJelierson .8..... Rebound Gymnaslics... .. .............. NJ Jacqueline Kessler .......... B.. .. .. Sun Courlry ............. . .. ......... Fl Sara King ......... 7 ............. US Gymnaslics Developmenlll .... .. ......... NJ Janelle Kopa ........... B ............. Inlinily Gymnaslics ............................ MI laurie Lacher .................. B ............. Worldwide Gymnaslics ................................. NJ Marsia lindis ..................8 ............. US Gymnastics Develepmenlll .......... NJ Caillin Luellgen ............... 8 ........... Parkelles Gymnastics ................. PA Nicole Macco .......... 8.. .. .. Rebound Gymnaslics... .. ............... NJ JUlia Mark ..................... 8 ............. US Gymnaslics Develepmenlll... . .............. NJ Saril May ...................... B ............. Capilal Gymnaslics ....................................... TX Slevanni McCray .. 7 . Gym-Nalion ..................................... OH Kelly McKay ...... ..B ............ Rebound Gymnastics ................................... NJ Skyler Memmel ... .. ... 8 ...... M & M Gymnaslics ...................... WI Hannah Miller .............. ..7 .. Gymnaslics Academy of Rockford ............... IL AlexisMonier ........... 7 ............. Gymnaslics World-Easl .... .. ...... Al. Rebekah Moomau .......... 8 ............. Texas Oreams Gymnaslics .................. TX Allyson Nied ................... 8 .............Texas Dreams Gymnaslics ............. TX Annika Norlhrop ............. 8 ............. Halvaiian Island Twislers ... .. ............ HI Becky Peoples ........ . .... B ........ Worldwide Gymnaslics ................................. NJ lexie Priessman ............ B .... Cincinnali Gymnaslics Academy .................. OH Gaia Robinson ... ........... 8 .. US Gymnastics Develepmenlll ..................... NJ Holloo Rogers . .. .......... 7 ............. Texas Dreams Gymnaslics. ... .... .. .. TX Sabrina Schwab.. .. .. 8 ............. Eagles Wings Alhlelics ... TX Niki Shapiro ................ 8 ............. AII Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler CA Chelsea Shu .................... 8 ............. All Olympians Gymnaslics Cenler ................ CA Kayla Smilh ................... B ............. DeVeau's Gymnaslics ............................... IN Morgan Wilson .. . ...... B............. Rebound Gymnaslics ....... MO Mary Frances Winlers ..... 8 .... Frederick Gymnaslics Club ..... MD Megan Zahursky .. 7 ............. All Around Gymnastics ................................. OH


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FU 1JJ RE ST ~ RS By Dennis McIntyre This year was the 10th anniversary for the Future Stars Championships which was held at the United States Olympic Training Center, November 19, 2005. The Future Stars Championships features the best 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds boys in the United States performing special Future Stars competitive routines. The Future Stars program has always been about education and preparation for the future . A major aspect of this concept has been to hold the annual Men's National Coaches Workshop in conjunction with the Future Stars Championships. The National

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Coaches Workshop provides the opportunity for hands-on development sessions with the athletes and for education sessions for both coaches and parents. This " team" approach of working with athletes, coaches and parents is intended to provide positive information to aide in the proper development and future success of the athlete. The workshop portion of the weekend exposes the participants to presentations from some of the best coaches in the country and specialists in the sports science field . Congratulations to all of our 10th Anniversary Future Stars competitors. Great job and good luck in the coming season!

ge Group: National Development Team (Top 18) exclu ing international guest athletes.

2005 Nati onal Future Stars Championships 10-Year-Old Division PL NAME Mellon, Sean Bower, Allan Thompson, Brian "Belanovski, Dmitri Johnsen, Andrew R. Zymball, Andrew S. Brooks, Aaron Kennith Watts, Kiwan McEwing, Ari Khaw, Nathan Foster, Matt DeClerk, Jordan Greenberg, Sam De La Cruz, Jordan Hewitt, Harrison Awisus, Mitchell Himmelsbach, Jesse Hodges, Austin Botto, Andrew Clippinger, Will Stephenson, Christopher Henglin, Mon Carlson, Hunter Cataldo, Casey Goecke, Kyle Rickly, Andrew Atsatt, Brennan DeCanio, Waller Simpson, Brandon Bennett, Cade Kusnitz, Samuel Ganz, David Ellant, Nate Tsuji, Nathan Moldauer, Yul

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2005 National Future Stars Championships 11-Year-Old Division PL NAME 1 Morris, Dominic Mayr, Maximilian 2 3 Swarlz, Zachary 4 Foley, Tale Moore, Darrion James 5 ' Hurlado, Ralael Enrique 6 80schull, Addison 7 Schermann, Tyler 8 Labeda-Sullon, Jesse 9 10 Maloney, Shane 11 Epperson, Auslin 12 Wolling, Kevin 13 Gonzales, Connor 14 Monroy, Emmanuel 15 Loochlan, Mallhew 16 Jiang, Mallhew 17 Ervin, Slacey 18 Mosley, Rodney 19 McFarland, Joey 20 Ackerman, Kealon 21 Lollman, Elhan A. 22 Dealon, Jonalhan P. 23 lies, Brandon 24 Johnson, Kevin 25 Cameron, Travis 26 Chamberlain, Samuel 27 Levreaull, Carler P. 28 Bryanl, George 29 Merrick, Devin 30 Camacho, Yair 31 Moreno, Angel R. 32 Pallerson, Ryan 33 Kojimolo, Dylan 34 Powarzynski, Alex 35 Melander, Logan 36 Spanier, David 37 Gelchell, Daniel 38 Shorl, Chrislopher D. 39 Ripoll-Bunn, Marcos • Denotes Intern ational

CLUB Black Hills Gym Universal Gymnaslics Capilal Gymnaslics NTC Jennings Gymnaslics Orlando Melro Gym Universal Gymnaslics Nebraska School 01 Gym TAGS Soulh Black Hills Gym Swiss Turners Gym TAGS Soulh Azarian U.S. Gymnaslics Tr Clr Palmer's Gymnaslics WOGA Bullalo Grove Chalfield Gymnaslics Mills Gymnaslics Ullimale Gymnaslics WOGA Penev's Gymnaslics Cahoy's Gym Tr Clr Tim Daggell G.M. Gym Mass Gym Cenler All-American Gym San Maleo Gym Gym Tr Cir 01 Ohio Tim Daggell G.M. Gym Gym Weavers LaFleurs Tampa Universal Gymnaslics Universal Gymnaslics San Maleo Gym San Maleo Gym Gym-Nesl Grace Gym Cenler Sun Counlry Gym Yellow Jackels Gym Naydenov Gym Clr 5280 Gymnaslics Guest Athlete

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PH 9.700 9.700 9.500 9.250 9.100 9.500 9.300 9.000 7.800 9.100 8.650 8.500 8.950 8.950 8.650 9.100 8.100 8.100 8.250 8.600 9.500 8.950 8.200 8.400 8.350 8.450 7.500 8.300 7.900 7.550 7.400 8.000 8.450 7.800 8.300 8.000 7.100 8.650 7.500

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PB 9.750 9.750 9700 9.500 8.400 7.550 8.300 8.700 9.050 8.200 8.550 8.600 7650 8.800 7.950 8.050 8.300 7.450 7.850 8.800 6.150 8.000 6.000 8.100 7.800 8.250 6.600 7.600 6.850 7.100 7.100 8.000 7.100 8.000 6.800 7.050 6.250 8.000 4.700

PBS 9.825 9.925 9.000 9.700 9.300 9.600 8.950 9.150 8.250 9.000 9.000 8.650 9.1 50 9.050 8.700 9.100 8.900 8.700 8.100 8.300 8.300 8.150 8.850 8.000 7.350 8.700 8.950 7.1 50 8.850 8.500 8.250 6.600 8.250 7.350 8.050 6.950 8.000 6.850 7.650

HB 9.450 9.100 7.850 8.950 8.950 8.050 8.600 8.750 9.350 8.550 8.800 8.600 7.650 7.100 8.450 8.050 7.600 8.150 7.300 7.550 8.300 8.000 8.800 8.400 7.650 8.550 8.400 8.300 6.350 6.350 6.300 7.300 6.400 7.300 6.400 5.950 6.150 6.650 6.600

FLEX 9.400 9.500 9.100 9.400 9.000 9.300 9.200 9.200 9.400 9.100 8.600 8.800 9.100 8.400 8.700 9.200 8.400 9.000 8.900 8.400 9.300 8.600 9.300 8.100 8.800 7.600 8.600 8.600 9.300 8.400 8.800 8.400 8.900 9.000 7.700 9.100 8.900 8.100 9.000

AA B5.425 85.200 80.850 80.725 79.375 79.275 78.700 78.450 78.075 77.450 76.950 76.650 76.050 75.950 75.750 75.675 75.525 75.050 74.300 74.150 74.000 73.850 73.550 73.100 72.100 71 .975 71.950 71.775 71.625 70.575 68.950 68.750 68.350 68.200 67.125 66.275 66.100 65.700 64.975


2005 National Future Stars Championships 12-Year-Old Division NAME Orozco, John Rubin, Jacoby Senlers, Sean Anderson, Michael Goodell, Thomas Hernandez, Craig Smilh, Spencer Hodges, Joseph Ungar, Joshua Adam Howard, Trevor Ackerman, Konner May, Corbin Mannon, Ellis Sumagpang, Taylor Khayal-Molid, Cyrus Berardini, Danny Ramos, S. Joshua Roselli, Anlonio Bradley, Logan Murray, Auslin Hoerslen, Alexander Landau, Milchell Cuslodio, Michael Prelorius, Michael Curran, Tyler J. Hampton, Paul Hill, Alex Smilh, Jamali Meyer, Bradley Carson, Trevor Appareli, Karl Cyr, Cody Roslund, Cody Thomas, Josiah

CLUB World Cup Gymnaslics Buffalo Grove Parkelles Parkelles Mass Gym Cenler Bulfalo Grove Black Hills Gymnaslics Penev's Gymnaslics Tim Daggell G.M. Gym Hocking Valley Gym Black Hills Gymnaslics Hocking Valley Gym Indy School of Gym Orlando Melro Gym Presion Gym Acad Bulfalo Grove Krafll Academy of Gym Yellow Jackels Gym Premier Gymnastics Cahoy's Gym Tr Clr Bulfalo Grove Iowa Gym-Nest Azarian U.S. Gymnaslics Tr. Clf. Gym Tr Clr 01 Ohio TIm Daggell G.M. Gym SI. Louis Gym Cenire Gym Force Gym Gym Force Gym Aerial Works Mesquile Gym Force Gym Yellow Jackels Gym Inlerslale Gym Gym ForceGym Mile High Gymnaslics

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PBS 9.300 9.650 9.250 9.450 9.m 9.400 9.150 8.500 9.250 9.000 9.400 8.650 9.400 9.050 8.050 8.850 8.750 8.850 7.300 8.950 8.500 7.100 6.400 7.000 7.700 8.250 8.650 7300 7.850 7.500 7.000 7.100 7.900 6.250

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Level 4 Team Results (top 5 out of 20) 1. Gym-Nation Ohio 2. Universal Ohio 3 . DeVeau's Indiana 4. Ultra Stars Indiana 5. Jody's Indiana

110.175 108.125 106.550 105.250 104.750

Level 5 Team Results (top 5 of 20) 1. Gym-Max California 2. Gym-Nation Ohio 3. Universal Ohio 4. DeVeau 's Indiana 5. Madison Indiana

112.450 106.800 105.250 104.650 104.550

Level 6 Team Results (top 1. Gym-Max 2. DeVeau 's 3. Cincinnati 4. Universal 5. Premier Ath- Excel Gym

115.175 109.050 107.775 107.450 107.275

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In the all-around competition, 19-year-old Olga Karmansky of Brooklyn, N .Y., won the all-around title with a score of 55.000. Mexico's Cynthia Valdez and Brazil's Ana Paula Ribeiro finished second and third, respectively, with scores of 54.350 and 52.217.

Karmansky, who also won the title in 2001 in Cancun, said, "Defending my Pan Am title was amazing! The competition was after World Championships, and it was the last competition of the season, so I was in peak shape and everything just came together. It was great! "

Lisa Wang, Olga Karmansky, Aline Bakchaiian and Brenann Stacker.

he u.s. rhythmic team won five medals at the 2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships including the team gold . The competition took place in Vito ria, Brazil, Nov. 11-13. The three-day competition is the qualifying event for the 2007 Pan American Games, July 13-29, in Rio de Janeiro. The U.S. team scored 128.950 to win the gold medal over Brazil's 124.450 and Mexico's 124.167.

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2005 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships Results Team 1. USA 2. BRA 3.MEX 4. CAN 5. ARG 6. CUB 7. VEN 8. CHI 9. BOL

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USA MEX BRA CAN BRA USA

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Event (top 3 plus U.S. finishes) Rope 1. Cynthia Valdez 14.467 MEX 2. Ana Paula Scheller BRA 12.933 3. Yenly Figueredo CUB 12.750 6. Olga Karmansky USA 12.633

Clubs 1. Cynthia Valdez 2. Olga Karmansky 3. Ana Paula Ribeiro 4. Lisa Wang

MEX USA BRA USA

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Ball 1. Cynthia Valdez 2. Ana Paula Ribeiro 3. Olga Karmansky 7. Aline BakchaJian

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Freedom Cup to competitors representing six countries: A us tralia, England,Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Wales, and the United States. Participants came to the Washington D.C. area for a week of fun, friendship, and competition. The Freedom Cup was held at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex from November 17-19. Competition took place in three age divisions: senior, junior, and age group. 2005

The USA contingent included a mixture of Senior National Team Members, Junior Olympic National Team Members and club representatives. This groups of athletes exhibited strong performances and finished the competition with a total of 19 medals, including eight gold.

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Justin Spring, 21 , is a gymnast at the Un iversity of Illinois and competed for Team USA at the 2005 World Championships. Justin scored a 9 .562 on high bar and a 9 .60 on parallel bars, just missing the finals in both events I

Chelsea Werner is 13 and has Down syndrome, but that doesn't get in her way. She's been doing gymnastics since age 5 and competed as a level 4 this past fall with much success. She'll be moving up to level 5 soon!

T.J. Maxx TOPs National Team members from Rebound Gymnastics in New Jersey include Kera Simone, Kali Zamkoff, Taylor Ryan, Dominiquea Troller, Courtney Boyle, Amy Vicidomin i, Anna Emslie, Alexis Gable and Danielle Bontempo. The girls thank Dione Farell for gelling them there and allowing them to 'take it to the Maxx '!

nie McAllister, 15, missed an entire year of gymnastics n 2003 due to an infection from mononucleosis that caused her system to stop function ing properly. After numerous doctor visits and being confined to bed, the level 10 gymnast slowly began her return to the sport she loved . Her first year back, 2004, she qualified to the JO National Championships. The next year, 2005 , she won the T.J. Maxx JO Notional Championships in the Jr. C division and hod a skill named after her on bars.

Mikayla Davis, 7 , is a level 2 on the Gym Gems Gymnastics Team a t the Bloomsburg SportsPlex in Pennsylvania. Mikayla 'tokes it to the Maxx' with her flexibility!


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Cole Eggenberger, 12, (right) won the 2005 levelS Senior C Illinois Slcrte meet with a score of 38.10. She olso pieced first on vauh, bars, and floor. Her teommllfe, Lauren Mikuie<ky, 11, won the Senior Bd"lVision with 0 37.85. She also pieced first on bars and floar. The girls train III Phenom Gymnastics and are coached by Jessico Holtz.

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Aleixa Zonfrelli become the Level 8 Regionol Gymnostics Champion in April '05. Lexi ~::::::::~~~~~~~=::::~----, Taylor Huey posed for a picture with O~mpic Gold Medalist Shannon offends Spectrum Gymnastics and won the all路around with a score of 37.00. She ond Miller, who presented on uplihing message on seffing goals to gymnasts her coaches are shown in the picture from Ito r: Michael Morrow, Michelle Farley, at Berks Gymncslics Acodemy, on November 5. Taylor ~ 12 years old Aleixa Zonfrelli, and Stephen Cudworth. and a Level 9. She's coached by Marty Amrich.

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Hope, 14, ploced second with a 37.075 III the 2005 Regionol Gymnastics Championships in FI. Lauderdale, Flo. She trains at Paris Schoal of Performing Arts in Stockbridge, Go. She's now training Level 9 with her coaches Sergey Zhukov and Roger Horrimon.

SCEGA Gymncslics qualified six gymnasts to the 2005 Level 10 Junior Olympic Notional Team. The gymnasts are Briffoni McCullough, Sophia Hocini, Toryn Brogden, Colleen r~her, Staci Schwitk~ ond Ashley Stoff. They are coached by Tim Garrison, Meredith Paulicivic ond Kothy Strate.

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Kimber~, 11, took second ploce in her age group in the Mosl(]chusells Spring State Meet in 2005. Her four-member Level 6 team finished in third place. Kimberly ~ currently a Level7gymnast. She trains in Dennis, Mo., ond ~ coached by Jen ond Joson WllIkins.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Taimaru, 8, trains at Los Angeles School of Gymnastics and is a LevelS. Aher trying gymnostics III summer comp he developed a passion for the sport. He is coached by famed coach Manvel Grigoryan (former Nillionol Team Coach of Armenia) and Darryl Thompson!

TAl LEE SORRENTO, FLORIDA Tai Lee troins ot Orlando Metro Gymnastics with his coach CCllimiro Suarez. Lee signed a leffer of intent to offend Ohio Stote and compete in men's gymnostics beginning in 2006. Lee ploced second in the oil-mound and first on rings at the 2005 ViI(] Chompionships in the junior division. He's 0 member of the USA Junior Notional Team.

SARAH BRUMBLAY SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA Sarah ~ 6 years old ond in her first year of competition. In her first meet, the Begonia Fest, she placed first oil-around. She also took first 011around at Tumble in the Jungle Meet in Larkspur Landing, Calif. She's coached by llic Vokos at Santo Cruz Gymnostic Center.

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COLLEDIATE CORNER Happy New Year! The coaches of the NCAA hope this finds you enjoying a great start to your 2006. The optional season is well under way and I've received a number of questions regarding recruiting and what high school juniors should be doing. There are four basic steps you should think about: • complete your first round academic package-have an unofficial transcript with your fall semester grades and a score from an ACf or SAT ready to send to any schools that interest you. Try to take one of those tests during the winter so you'll have the results by early spring and not have to schedule a test during championships season. • take as many unofficial visits as possible and try to work them into competitive trips-if you're going to an invitational out of town, try to visit a couple of schools during the trip. Meet with the coaches and athletes and get enough of a feel of campus so you can form your first impression. • communicate with schools-there is no restriction on emails, instant messages, written letters or telephone calls that YOU initiate to coaches (remember that we can't call you back yet). Spend as much time as you have to develop relationships with coaches at schools that interest you and help them to get to

, know your personality a bit. H they're very interested they may call you in March and visit you at your high school in April (this is the last year for the early phone call and visit). • attend college meets-you can learn a lot about a team by watching them compete, seeing how they treat each other, observing how the coaches work with the athletes, and learning how they deal with success and challenges. See meets in different settings at different size schools with different levels of resources if possible. We would like to encourage EVERY gymnast from Level 8 on up to consider continuing your gymnastics career in college. There are opportunities for even beginning level optional gymnasts who love our sport and want to stay involved, whether it be as an athlete or support person, in Division I, IT, and III collegiate gymnastics. H you're not a fairly accomplished Level 10, do not be discouraged but check into walk-on opportunities at Division I and IT schools or the wonderful competitive experience provided by the Division III programs. Being part of a college team is a terrific way to develop life skills that future employers seek and make your collegiate experience even more memorable-most people would agree that collegiate gymnastics is the most fun you can have in the sport. Mike Lorenzen President, NACGC/W mlorenzen@Woodwardcamp.com

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The American Cup is one of the most prestigious international competitions in the world . The event began in 1976 to celebrate the United States Bicentennial. The American Cup has a rich history that includes the world 's greatest gymnasts among its champions.

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This year's event will take place in Philadelphia, Pa., March 4, and will be aired live on NBC Sports. If you don't live close enough to enjoy the meet in person, make sure to tune in to NBC Sports or www.usa-gymnastics.org for updates on the competition.

Which athletes won the first American Cup title in 1976 at Madison Square Galiden? A) Kim Zmeskal and Chris Waller B) Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner C) Carly Patterson and Paul Hamm D) Cathy Rigby and Kurt Thomas Which athletes in the list below won an individual event medal in the 2005 American Cup? A) Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone B) Justin Spring, Alexander Artemev and Eric LaMorte C) Chellsie Memmel and Melanie Sinclair D) All of the above Which two American athletes won the American Cup all-around titles and went on to win the Olympic all-around title? A) Blaine Wilson and John Roethlisberger B) Mary Lou Retton and Carly Patterson C) Peter Vidmar and Kathy Johnson D) Dominique Dawes and Jason Gatson

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Chellsie Memmel Anastasia Liukin Monette Russo Elizabeth Tweddte Emilie Le Pennec Florica Leonida Anna Pavlova Daria Bijak Daniele HYPolito Suzanne Harmes Marina Proskurina Melanie Marti Monica Bergamelli Lenika De Simone Stefani Bismpikou Elena Zamolodchikova Daria Sarkhosh Marta Pihan Kyoko Oshima Shavahn Church Isabelle Severino 22. Ariella Kaeslin 23. Joanna Skowronska 24. Loes Linders

GIRLS COMPETITIVE CAMP JUNE 25 - JUNE 30~ 2006 USA Elite Team Members Melanie Sinclair Kassi Price Shayla Worley 2003-2005 Over 100 gymnasts qualified to Regionals & Nationals 2003-2005 Level 8, 9 & 10 State Champions

USA USA AUS GBR FRA ROM RUS GER BRA NED UKR SUI ITA ESP GRE RUS ITA POL JPN GBR FRA SUI POL NED

Women's Event Finals Vault 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Cheng Fei Oxana Chusovitina Alicia Sacramone Elena Zamolodchikova Anna Pavlova Olga Sherbatykh Joanna Skowronska Imogen Cairns

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9.425 9.587 9.362 8.737 8.725 8.975 9.362 8.875 9.225 8.312 9.012 8.350 8.737 8.350 8.750 8.350 8.687 9.175 7.912 8.11 2 8.800 7.962 8.100 8087

9.537 9.512 9.387 9.525 9.225 9075 9.075 8.900 9.000 9.125 8.812 8.862 8.650 8.825 8.475 8.812 8.587 7.587 9.012 8.062 8.887 8.125 7.887 7.762

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Floor Exercise 1. Alicia Sacramone 2. Anastasia Liukin 3. Suzanne Harmes 4. Elena Zamolodchikova 5. Monette Russo 6. Emilie Le Pennec 7. Oaiane Dos Santos 8. Isabelle Severino

9.612 9.512 9.500 9A87 9A62 8.762 8.350 8.025

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Floor Exercise 1. Diego Hypolito 2. Brandon O'Neill 3. Robert Gal 3. Fuliang Liang 5. Jeffrey Wammes 6. Eichi Sekiguchi 7. Marian Dragulescu 8. Hisashi Mizutori

BRA CAN HUN CHN NED JPN ROM JPN

9.675 9.625 9.587 9.587 9.537 9A37 9.212 9.125

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Leszek Blanik Alin Sandu Jivan Anton Golotsutskov Eichi Sekiguchi Filip Yanev Evgeni Sapronenko Jeffrey Wammes

ROM POL ROM RUS JPN BUL LAT NED

9.693 9.587 9575 9.568 9A74 9.362 9.256 9099

Pommel Horse 1. Xiao Din 2. loan Suciu Silviu 3. Takehiro Kashima 4. Alexei Ihnatovich 4. Krisztian Berki 6. Hongtao Zhang 7. P. Sellathurai 8. Hiroyuki Tomita J

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Parallel Bars 1. Mitja Petkovsek 2. Li Xiaopeng 3. Yann Cucherat 4. Valeri Goncharov 5. Manuel Carballo 6. Vasileios Tsolakidis 7. Jason Gatson 8. Tae-Young Yang

SLO CHN FRA UKR ESP GRE USA KOR

9.700 9.675 9.662 9.575 9.387 8.450 8.375 5.987

Rings 1. Yuri Van Gelder 2. Alexander Safoshkin 3. Matteo Morandi 4. Tatsuya Yamada 5. Danny Rodrigues 6. Andrea Coppolino 7. Mingyong Van 8. Yibing Chen

NED RUS ITA JPN FRA ITA CHN CHN

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High Bar 1. Aljaz Pegan 2. Yann Cucherat 3. Valeri Goncharov 4. Fabian Hambuechen 5. Vlasios Maras 6. XIAO Din 7. Damian Istria 8. Hiroyuki Tomita

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gymnasts had a wonderful time again. Thanks for the unforgetexperience." Jessica Stockley

facility and staff are second none and the bond with my girls stronger than ever! We love this TJ Mihan

"The V.I.P. treatment gets better and better every year. Thanks a lot Lake Owen for great gymnasticS and a great camp experience." Travis Cherrier

"This is the best gymnastics camp there is! We love Lake Owen! Our gymnasts can't wait to come back next summer!" Melissa Neigbauer

"Thanks Woodward for being such a big part of the Aim High family." Amy Nelson

Thank you for making all the necessary arrangements to make our week at camp possible and very helpful in our training process. The staff were able to take care of our needs from classroom students, to teaching the new compulsories, to athletes and coaches wonting to learn BIG new skills, to assisting our elite team in preparation for Championships. They get a 10.01 Mary Lee Tracy

~~~~o~~~~ can not tell you how many times I , 'Wow, this is so coo II' from my while we were here. We had a last and learned so much. My girls already asking when we can come to camp."

"This was our first summer at Lake Owen. WOW what a great time! Our gymnasts and staff learned so much. Thanks for everything!Donny Bent

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