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Championships The 20th Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships took place June 15-17, 2006, in Coimbra, Portugal. Michael Rodrigues and Clare Brunson won a bronze medal in mixed pair competition. Mariah Henninger, Tisa PeIU1y, and Allysha Kidd, represented the USA in the Women's Group competition and placed sixth.

16 Women's JO National Championships The Level 10 JO National Championships for women was hosted by Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla., April 2930, 2006. Congratulations to Region 5 who won the overall team champion for the fourth consecutive year! 20

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The 32nd aIU1ual Junior Olympic National Championships for men took place in Battle Creek, Mich., May 4-7 and Branch Gymnastics played host.

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I would like to start by congratulating our Acrobatic Gymnastics athletes who participated in the 2006 World Championships in Portugal. We are very proud of Michael Rodrigues and Clare Brunson's bronze medal performance, as well as the women's trio, (Mariah Henninger, Allysha Kidd and Tisa Penny), finishing in sixth place. These athletes turned in consistent performances throughout the competition and demonstrated that the next generation of acro gymnasts from the United States will continue the legacy of their predecessors. By now, many of you are well under way with the Tyson Fitness Challenge. This eight-session fitness program seeks to offer alternative summer programming for your clubs and establish USA Gymnastics and our professional community as leaders in creating a healthier lifestyle among our youth. So far, the response to the Tyson Fitness Challenge has been fantastic, including our kick-off on NBC's Today show on June 13. We hope you take advantage of this national platform as a way to highlight the great things you are doing in the gym. If you have not already done so, it is time to make your plans for National Gymnastics Day on August 5, 2006. USA Gymnastics has once again named the Children's Miracle Network as our official charity for National Gymnastics Day, and we hope to raise the bar on the more than $500,000 that we have cumulatively raised through the efforts of the Member Clubs. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Fitness" and we encourage all of you to incorporate fitness exercises into your fund-raising efforts. It is also that time of year where we enter our championships season. The Trampoline and Tumbling Junior Olympics and National Championships are in Schaumburg, ill., July 6-13, and the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships are scheduled for July 21-27 in Kansas City, MO. St. Paul, Minn., is the site of the Visa Championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show, Aug. 16-19. This year's gathering promises to provide memorable experiences for all attendees as we journey further down the Road to Beijing. St. Paul, the Xcel Energy Center and the RiverCentre offer a unique setting with all of the facilities under one roof. Be sure to catch the action from the Visa Championships on NBC Sports. The women's events will air on Aug. 19 and 20 in prime time, with the men's competition scheduled for Sept. 10. Check your local listings to confirm the dates and times of the broadcast. My best wishes to all of our athletes who will be competing this summer. I look forward to seeing you in the gym.

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tor women was hosted by Bart Conner ymnastics Academy In Oklahoma City, Okla., April 29-30, 2006. Many gymnastics legends were in town for the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Induction and were present at the JO Nationals' awards ceremonies. What an honor to receive your award from an Olympic or World Champion! Congratulations to Region 5 who w on the overall team champion for the fourth consecutive year! Also, congratulations to the top fo ur all-around in each age division who qualified to the Junior Olympic National Team and are invited to attend a training camp at the u.s. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, in August. Special recognition goes to Chari Knight Hunter, who at 33 years of age, competed in the 1986, 1996 and now the 2006 JO Nationals! In both 1996 and 2006, she finished in the top four allaround! Thanks, Chari, for the beau ty you've brought to our sport for so many years. Another highlight was that two sisters, Alecia and Sharaya Musser from Colorad o Aerials, both qualified to the JO National Team . Congratulations to these gifted siblings! 16

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The JO National Championships, once again, p roved to be an outstanding competition and all the athletes and coaches should be commended for their dedication and effort to qu alify to this event. A special thanks go to Bart Conner, Paul Ziert, Ben Fox and all the volunteers for m aking it a memorable even t for all.

2 Wieber, Jordyn 3 Musser, Aleda 4 Persinger, Sarah 5 Gassaway, Ka~cee 6 Gentile, Natelle

Twistars 37.975 Co orado Aeria s 37.675 Southeastern 37.600 Naydenov Gffil. 37.275 Wildfire 37.250 Cincinnati GY!I1. Acad 37.175 Midwest Acad-Il Aips-MN Dallas Gym. Ctr Club

lia DelPriore 5 Imy, Ashtyn

Williams, Kayla Drooger, Chelsea 6 Otuafi, Amanda 1 Region 5 2 Region 3 3 Region 1

Junior A All-Around 1 Matthies, Petra

Club

Score

Brestyans

3B.350

1 3 3 3

Gassaway, Kaycee Staples, Jessica Johnson, Keegan Peko, Asi

Score

Southeastern 9.750 Brestyans Colorado Aerials Parkettes 9.575 Dallas Gym. Ctr 9.550 Twistars 9.525 Wildfire 9.525 Bozhis Gym Nest 9.525 USA Champions - MI 9.525 Flips USA 9.525

NaydenovGym. 9.500 Cincinnati Gym. Aca~ 9.475 Midwest Acad-Il


Ma"hies, Petra Hawkins, Kailyn 6 Seay, Alyssa 9 Swart, Gabrielle 10 Woeber, Jordyn

Brestyans Southeastern River City Gym. Parleenes Twistars

9.425 9.425 9.425 9.400 9.375

Club Cincinnati Gym. Acad Champion Gym-KY Brestyans Colorado Aerials WOGA Wildfire Flips-MN Twistars Dynamo Dynamic-NY

9.650 9.575 9.550 9.550 9.550 9.475 9.475 9.425 9.425 9.425

Beam Staples, Jessica Brewer, Erica

6 8 8 8

Ma"hies, Petra Musser, Alecia Marenghi, Megan Gentile, Natelle Meyer, lucy Wieber, Jordyn Glover, Keara Bonner, Danielle

Store

Floor (Iub Brestyans 1 Ma"hies, Petra 2 Wieber, Jordyn Twistars 3 Musser, Aleda Colorado Aerials 4 Irby, Ashtyn Dallas Gym. Or 5 Williams, Kayla Bozhis Gym Nest 5 Christensefl, Alexandra Exper-TIess 5 Chavez, Cristina Oekchev Gym. 8 Gassaway, Kaycee Naydenov Gym. 9 Williams, Jordan SCEGA 9 McCartney, Kalliah Naydenov Gym.

1 Region 5 2 Region 8 3 Region 1

Scorf

9.675 9.650 9.575 9.475 9.425 9.425 9.425 9.400 9.350 9.350

7 Wilson, Davi 10 Dodds, Katy

Parlee"es Hill's Gymnastics

9.600 9.575

Bars Club 1 Salmon, Shelby DeVeaus Gymnastics 2 Blalock, Kelsi Gymnastics East 3 Jacob, Kimberly Gym Carolina 4 Hunter, Kytra Hill's Gymnastics 4 Mohr, Katelyn Byers Sacramento 6 Prunty, Shelby II. Gym. Institute 6 Prigge, Hannah Technique 6 Hylton, Erin Marvateens, Inc 9 Ouellene, Stephanie Docksiders 9 Brown, Meghan Cypress Acad. 9 Noteboom, Charis Triad 9 Kleeburg, Kymberlee Metroplex

ScOff

9.650 9.500 9.475 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.425 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.400

Beam (Iub 1 Jacob, Kimberly Gym Carolina 1 Spinner, Amanda Bay Aerials 3 Fiedler, Sarah libertyville Gym. 4 Biros, Meaghan Chicago Gym. Ctr 5 Hunter, Kytra Hill's Gymnastics 5 Caquano, Mackenzie Aerial Gym.-Il 7 Ouellene, Stephanie Docksiders 8 Bonincontri, Dana Gymnastics East 8 Habicht Abbey Orlando Metro 8 Moore, Megan Gymnastics East

Scorf

9.525 9.525 9.500 9.475 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.400

Floor 1 Jacob, Kimberly 2 Mohr, Katelyn 3 Salavee, Christina 4 Hunter, Kytra 4 Salmon, Shelby 6 Martin, Moriah 6 Rose, Catherine 8 Gaspar, Haliey 8 Prunty, Shelby 8 Brown, Meghan 8 Garcia, Janelle

Club Gym Carolina Byers Sacramento Gold Medal-NY Hill's Gymnastics OeVeaus Gymnastics Ace Parlee"es Am. Gym. Acad-CA Il Gym. lnstttute Cypress Acad. O~ando Metro

ScOff

9.600 9.550 9.525 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.425 9.350 9.350 9.350

2 Ellis, Nicole 3 Bosco, Marissa 3 lurales, Katie 5 Mahlich, Elizabeth 6 Musser, Sharaya 6 Beilstein, Natalie 8 Rogers, lauren 9 Taylor, Britney 10 Ding, Kathryn

Arena Gym.-Il Palmers Gym. Il Midwest Acad.-Il Twistars Colorado Aerials Butler Gym. Northeast Gym. Memphis Point Flips USA

9.775 9.750 9.750 9.725 9.700 9.700 9.650 9.600 9.575

(Iub Flips USA Hill's Gymnastics Arena Gym.-Il WOGA Twistars North Stars Hill's Gymnastics SCEGA Metroplex SCEGA

Scorf

(Iub Twistars Flips USA Colorado Aerials Brestyans Memphis Point Airborne-CA World Class-VA Wrights Gym. Midwest Acad.-Il Hill's Gymnastics

Score

Bars 1 Ding. Kathryn 2 Sandusky, Allyson 3 Ellis, Nicole 3 Breazeal, Kati 5 Mahlich, Elizabeth 6 Bensko, Whitney 6 Varela, Amy 6 Brogden, Taryn 6 Howdeshell, Mariah 6 Kearns, Taylor

9.575 9.525 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.425 9.425 9.425 9.425 9.425

Beam 1 Mahlich, Elizabeth 2 Ding, Kathryn 3 Musser, Sharaya 4 lhou, Ming Ya 4 Taylor, Britney 6 Skinner, Brinany 6 Duooc, Elizabeth 8 Magjuka, Meredith 8 lurales, Katie 10 Sandusky, Allyson

9.650 9.600 9.550 9.525 9.525 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.425 9.400

Floor 1 Beilstein, Natalie 2 lhou, Ming Ya 3 Musser, Sharaya 4 Riner, lauren 5 Douglas, Mykle 6 Magjuka, Meredith 6 Brogden, Taryn 8 Ding, Kathryn 8 SandusJ<y, Allyson 8 Harris, Brinney 8 Varela, Amy 8 Bruno, Janine

Club Butler Gym. Brestyans Colorado Aerials Cincinnati Gym. WOGA Wrights Gym. SCEGA

Score

9.650 9.625 9.500 9.450 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.350 9.350 9.350 9.350

9 Evenstad, lora 9 Eller, lauren

Red River Valley Byers Sacramento

37.425 37.425

Vault 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 9 9

Club Nuccio, Gina Arena Gym.-Il Parkenes Co"er, Julie Foster, Justine Atlantic-NH McAllister, Stephanie Wrights Gym. Kaveh, Kareen Hill's Gymnastics Cardenas, Rebecca Hawaiian Island Wagner, Hailey Krafft Acad. Johnson, Gloria Elite Gym. -LA Johnson, loya Hill's Gymnastics Teike, Shanthi Wrights Gym.

Scorf

9.775 9.750 9.725 9.700 9.675 9.650 9.650 9.650 9.625 9.625

Bars 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 8 8 8

(Iub Nuccio, Gina Arena Gym.-Il Eller, lauren Byers Sacramento Coner, Julie Parleenes McAllister, Stephanie Wrights Gym. Johnson, loya Hill's Gymnastics Evenstad, lora Red River Valley Berg. Jadyn Gym-Kinetics Teike, Shant hi Wrights Gym. Kaveh, Kareen Hill's Gymnastics Mercurio, Francesca Byers Sacramento Joseph, Kanlin U.S. Airboume-MI

Storf

9.700 9.625 9.575 9.525 9.500 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.425 9.425 9.425

Beam 1 2 3 3 5 6 6 8 9 9 9

(Iub Arena Gym.-Il Champion Gy.-TX Byers Sacramento Hawaiian Island Hill's Gymnastics Wrights Gymn. Queen CityOH Hawaiian Island Parleenes Deltchev Gym. SCEGA

Scorf

Club Browning, Michelle Champion Gy.-TX Foster, Justine Atlantic-NH Coner, Julie Parleenes McAllister, Stephanie Wrights Gym. Moyer, Molly Ricochets Johnson, loya Hill's Gymnastics Eller, lauren Byers Sacramento Teike, Shanthi Wrights Gym. Boyce, Cayla Idaho Falls Dudley, Jenna Burlee, Mary

Score

Nuccio, Gina Browning, Michelle Mercurio, Francesca Cardenas, Rebecca Johnson, loya Teike, Shant hi Fyffe, Kristin Pang, Becca Cipolloni, Paige Vandyke, Erika Mirreghabie, Nassim

9.600 9.525 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.450 9.450 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.400

Floor 1 2 3 3 3 6 7 8 8 8 8

9.700 9.550 9.500 9.500 9.500

187.250 186.550

Junior BAli-Around 1 Jacob, Kimberly 2 Hunter, Kytra 3 Salmon, Shelby 4 Martin, Moriah 5 Mohr, Katelyn 6 Ouellene, Stephanie 6 Biros, Meaghan 8 Bruce, Hope 9 Gaspar, Haliey 10 Prunty, Shelby

(Iub Gym Carolina Hills Gymnastics DeVeaus Gymnastics Ace Byers Sacramento DocksicIers Chicago Gym. Ctr US Gold Am. Gym. Acad-CA Il Gym. Institute

Scorf

Club Twistars Hills Gymnastics MGA U.S. Gold Byers Sammento Ace Am. Gym. Acad-CA Parleenes

Sc_

38.150 38.075 37.700 37.650 37.550 37.450 37.450 37.400 37.325 37.200

Vault I 2 2 4 5 6 7 7

Dayton, Nicole Hunter, Kytra Gutierrez, Marissa Bruce, Hope Mohr, Katelyn Martin, Moriah Gaspir, Halley Rose, Catherine

9.800 9.725 9.725 9.700 9.675 9.650 9.600 9.600

1 Region 5 2 Region 7 3 Region 3

Junior CAli-Around 1 lhou, Ming Ya 2 Ding. Kathryn 2 Mahlich, Uizabeth 4 Musser, Sharaya 5 Magjuka, Meredith 6 Ellis, Nicole 7 Bosco, Marissa 8 Rogers, lauren 9 Zurales, Katie 9 Sandusky, Allyson

(Iub Brestyans Flips USA Twistars Colorado Aerials Wrights Gym. Arena Gym.-Il Palmers Gym. Il Northeast Gym. Midwest Acad.-Il Hill's Gymnastics

ScOff

Clull Brestyans

ScOff

38.125 38.100 38.100 38.050 37.725 37.650 37.625 37.600 37.500 37.500

Vault 1 Zhou, MiogYa

9.800

Junior 0 Team 1 Region 5 2 Region 7 3 Region 3

Junior 0 All-Around (Iub

1 Nuccio, Gina

Arena Gym.-Il 2 Coner, Julie Parleenes 3 Johnson, loya Hill's Gymnastics 4 McAllister, Stephanie Wrights Gym. 5 Teike, Shanthi Wrights Gym. 6 Browning, Michelle Champion Gy.-TX 7 Kavth, Karren Hill's Gymnastics 8 Fyffe, Kristin Queen City OH

Sc.,.

38.450 38.200 38.075 37.975 37.900 37.875 37.700 37.525

1 Region 5 2 Region 3 3 Region 6

185.975 185.100

Senior A All-Around 1 Kesler, Jennifer

Club

ScOff

Gymnastics East

37.975

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10. Mantle, Mary 10. Turner, Kikara

Club

1 Brewer, Mallory 3 Iovino, Jennifer 4 Pearce, Kari 5 Taylor, Jennifer 6 Konsevick, Daryl 7 Beck, Teenie 8 Botterman, Kylee 9 Yontz, Brittany 10 Cheng, Stefanie

Twistars Hills Gymnastics Twistars Krafft Academy Galaxy Starlight Gym. Gym-Kinetics Neb, Sch of Gym. Airborne-CA

Score

37.715 37.615 37.600 37.550 37.475 37.415 37.375 37.3S0 37.31S

Vault 1 Kesler, Jennifer 2 Botterman, Kylee 3 Brewer, Mallory 3 Pearce, Kari 5 Taylor, Jennifer S Schwitkis, Staa 7 Alexander, Shelly 8 Iovino, Jennifer 8 Vontz, Brittany 8 Pearsall, Madison 8 Minion, Jasmine

Club

Sco..

Gymnastics East Gym-Kinetics Twistars Twistars Krafft Academy SCEGA USA Aerial Ath. Hills Gymnastics Neb, Sch of Gym. II. Gym. lnst. Memphis Point

9.650 9.625 9.600 9.600 9.5S0 9.550 9.515 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.500

Bars 1 Taylor, Jennifer 1 Schwitkis, Staci 3 Konsevick, Daryl 4 Cheng, Stefanie 5 Dziawura, Mallory 6 Kesler, Jennifer 6 Morris, Storey 6 Caudell, Elissa 9 Botterman, Kylee 10 Beck, Teenie

Club

Score

Krafft Academy SCEGA Galaxy Airborne-CA Al Sunrays Gymnastics East Texas East Gym. Great Am. Gym. Gym-Kinetics Starlight Gym.

9.525 9.500 9.47S 9.415 9.400 9.375 9.375 9.375 9.315 9.300

Beam 1 ferguson, Megan 1 Kesler, Jennifer 3 Brewer, Mallory 3 Garbarino, Kristine 5 Iovino, Jennifer 6 Miller, Taylor 7 Konsevick, Daryl 7 Vontz, Brittany 7 Nicolini, Stacey 10 Pearce, Kari 10 Canning, Katie 10 lipka, Jasmine

Club

Sco..

Eagles Gymnastics East Twistars World Class-NY Hill's Gymnastics Gym. East Galaxy Neb. Sch of Gym. Rohnert Park Twistars Brestyans Artie Gym.

9.725 9.550 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.37S 9.375 9.37S

Floor Club

Hill's Gymnastics 1 Iovino, Jennifer 2 Brewer, Mallory Twistars 2 Morris, Storey Texas East Gym. 4 Garbarino, Kristine World Class-NY 5 Konsevick, Daryl Galaxy 5 Hardiman, Brittney Orlando Metro 7 Sanders, Shenshakea Aubum Gym. 8 Botterman, Kylee Gym-Kinetics 8 O'Henley, Gretchen Head Over Heels 10 Kesler, Jennifer Gymnastics East 10 Pearce, Kari Twistars 10 Pearsall, Madison II. Gym. Inst. 10 laPerriere, lisa Olympia Gym. 10 Goodwin, Alicia Metroplex 10 lawson, Brooke Parkettes

Score

9.675 9.5S0 9.5S0 9.515 9.500 9.500 9.450 9.415 9.425 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.400 9.400

Senior B Team 1 Region 1 1 Region 3 3 Re<Jion 5

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GKs Gym. 9.4S0 Twin City Twisters 9.450

190.000 188.52S 187.500

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185.175

3 Re<Jion 1

Senior BAli-Around 1 Janiga, Carly 1 Robarts, Kyndal 3 Ikoma, Danielle 3 Phillips, london 5 londervan, Taylor 5 McComb, Cassidy 7 Sato, Mizuki 8 Ave, Devin 9 Rodriguez, Amanda 10 fernandez, Melissa 10 lyons, Nicole

Club

Score

Desert Devils-Al USA Aerial Athl. Arena Gym.-Il SCATSHB Twistars Gymcats Technique WOGA SCATS HB KDGCTwisters Northeast Gym.

38.350 38.100 38.000 38.000 37.950 37.950 37.700 37.650 37.625 37.5S0 37.550

Club

Score

SCATS HB SCATS HB Desert Devils-AZ Capital Gym. -TX Gymcats Northeast Gym. Arena Gym.-Il ASG-Tucker Michigan Acad. Haydens Gym.

9.750 9.715 9.650 9.650 9.600 9.600 9.57S 9.57S 9.57S 9.57S

Vault 1 Phillips, london 1 Rodriguez, Amanda 3 Janiga, Carly 3 Davis, Erin 5 McComb, Cassidy 5 lyons, Nicole 7 Ikoma, Danielle 7 Johnson, Naja 7 Argiros, Nicole 7 Mashbum, Me<Jan

Bars 1 Janiga, Carly 1 furukawa, Kristin 3 Phillips, london 3 londervan, Taylor 5 Rodriguez, Amanda 6 lyons, Nicole 7 Best, Rebecca 8 Ratcliff, Natalie 9 McComb, Cassidy 9 Doucey, Erin

Club

5(ore

Desert Devils-AI Diamond Elite SCATS HB Twistars SCAT5 HB Northeast Gym. Will-Moor Great Am. Gym. Gymcats Wrights Gym.

9.615 9.52S 9.500 9.500 9.415 9.400 9.375 9.350 9.325 9.32S

Club

Score

Arena Gym.-Il KDGCTwisters USA Aerial Athl. WOGA Twistars Capital Gym. Gymcats leading Edge-S. Brandy Johnsons Desert Devils-AI Cartersville

9.775 9.650 9.600 9.600 9.550 9.525 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.47S 9.475

Beam 1 Ikoma, Danielle 2 fernandez, Melissa 3 Robarts, Kyndal 3 Ave, Devin 5 londman, Taylor 6 Davis, Erin 7 McComb, Cassidy 7 Hughes, Jamie 7 Morris, lashlee 10 Janiga, Carly 10 Root Melanie

Floor 1 Robarts, Kyndal 2 Janiga, Carly 2 Davis, Erin 4 Sato, Mizuki 4 Baker, Alaina 6 londervan, Taylor 7 Ikoma, Danielle 7 McComb, Cassidy 7 femandez, Melissa 7 Glass, Amy 7 Coccia, Kristina

Club

Score

USA Aerial Athl. Desert Devils-AI Capital Gym.-TX Technique Great Am. Gym. Twistars Arena Gym.-Il Gymcats KDGCTwisters International Parkettes

9.675 9.600 9.600 9.575 9.575 9.550 9.515 9.515 9.525 9.515 9.525

Senior C Team 1 Re<Jion 1 2 Region 7

187.07S 186.600

Senior CAli-Around 1 Wright, Kara 2 Neff, Stephanie 3 Cowart, Nicole 4 Bryan, Danielle 5 Magee, Casey Jo 6 Hubbard, Summer 7 Khoshnood, Jessica 8 Russell, Alexis 8 Stout, Michelle 10 Scaffidi, Maria

Club

Score

World Class-VA Carters-AI Wrights Gym. Hills Gymnastics National Academy Tampa Bay Tumers Gymnastics East Perpetual Motion Southem Tier Gym lafleurs-WI

38.100 38.075 38.050 37.900 37.72S 37.625 37.575 37.315 37.315 37.27S

Club

Score

Ocean Tumblers Hill's Gymnastics Southem Tier Gym World Class-VA lafleurs-WI SCEGA GKsGym. Hill's Gymnastics Arena Gym. Carters-AI Wrights Gym. Maine Acad. SCATS HB Gymkhana Il GTC Rochester-NY

9.750 9.700 9.675 9.57S 9.550 9.5S0 9.550 9.550 9.550 9.SOO 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.500

Club

Score

Carters-AI Wrights Gym. Tampa Bay Turners World Class-VA Gymnastics East lafleurs-WI Maine Acad. Southern Tier Gym Hill's Gymnastics SCATS HB

9.575 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.450 9.400 9.400 9.350 9.315 9.32S

Vault 1 Robinson, Rochelle 1 Bryan, Danielle 3 Stout, Michelle 4 Wright, Kara 5 Scaffidi, Maria 5 Hocini, Sophia 5 Mantie, Mary 5 Cole-Diamond, Theresa 5 Custer, Jamie 10 Neff, Stephanie 10 Cowart, Nicole 10 Diodati, Helena 10 Day, Nicole 10 Buckley, Allison 10 Green, Emily

Beam 1 Magee, Casey Jo 1 Cowart, Nicole 3 Hubbard, Summer 4 Sexton, Jordan 5 Smith, Keeley 5 Stubblefield, Eryn 7 Buckley, Allison 8 Neff, Stephanie 8 Khoshnood, Jessica 8 Russell, Alexis 8 Wright, Alyssa

Club

Score

National Academy Wrights Gym. Tampa Bay Turners Southeastern Grace Gym. Willow Creek Gymkhana Il Carters-AZ Gymnastics East Perpetual Motion Victory

9.800 9.575 9.525 9.500 9.475 9.475 9.450 9.425 9.415 9.415 9.425

Floor 1 Wright, Kara 2 Neff, 5tephanie 2 Bryan, Danielle 4 Stout, Michelle 4 Scaffidi, Maria 4 Simoneau, Nicole 7 Cowart, Nicole 7 Hubbard, Summer 7 Russell, Alexis 10 Hocini, Sophia 10 Smith, Keeley

Senior 0 All-Around 1 Ishino, Allyse 1 Hunter, Chari 1 lebe<Jern, Ricki 4 Castillo, Amanda 4 Personett, Brandi 6 Taylor, Grace 7 Jackson, Susan 8 Curler, Nicole 9 Bames, Me<Jan 10 Smith, Kristin

Club

Sco ..

Wildfire Galaxy Capital GTe-VA Orlando Metro Champion Gym.-TX Aiken Gymnastics Stars Houston Twistars Olympus Dynamo

38.515 38.300 38.300 38.175 38.175 38.150 38.115 38.0S0 37.950 37.900

Club

Score

Wildfire Stars Houston Champion Gym.-TX Olympus Capital GTC-VA Aerial Gym-Il Galaxy Al Sunrays Orlando Metro Great Am. Gym.

9.800 9.77S 9.700 9.700 9.675 9.675 9.650 9.625 9.600 9.575

Club

Score

Vault 1 Ishino, Allyse 2 Jackson, Susan 3 Personett, Brandi 3 Barnes, Megan 5 lebegem, Ricki 5 Perchatsch, Kristin 7 Hunter, Chari 8 Voss, Kristina 9 Castillo, Amanda 10 Rogers, Kayla

Bars

Bars 1 Neff, Stephanie 1 Cowart, Nicole 1 Hubbard, Summer 4 Wright, Kara 5 Khoshnood, Jessica 6 Scaffidi, Maria 6 Diodati, Helena 8 Stout, Michelle 9 Bryan, Danielle 9 Defilippo, Amy

1 Region 1 2 Region 3 3 Re<Jion 7

1 Ishino, Allyse Wildfire 1 Hunter, Chari Galaxy 3 Castillo, Amanda Orlando Metro 3 Personett, Brandi Champion Gym.-TX 5 Taylor, Grace Aiken Gymnastics 5 flanery, Jackie Eagles Olympus 7 Bames, Me<Jan 7 Kourbatova, Alexandra Victors Gym. 9 Curler, Nicole Twistars 10 Smith, Kristin Dynamo 10 Dow, Hillary World Class-VA

9.700 9.600 9.515 9.515 9.500 9.SOO 9.475 9.475 9.415 9.375 9.37S

Beam 1 Taylor, Grace 1 lebegem, Ricki 1 Voss, Kristina 4 Jackson, Susan 4 George, Brandi 6 Hunter, Chari 6 Smith, Kristin 6 Southard, Allie 6 Bressette, Amanda 6 Medeiros, Alison 6 Suder, Jessica

Club

Score

Floor

World Class-VA Carters-AI Hill's Gymnastics Southem Tier Gym lafleurs-WI Gym Village-NH Wrights Gym. Tampa Bay Turners Perpetual Motion SCEGA Grace Gym.

9.750 9.575 9.575 9.500 9.500 9.500 9.475 9.475 9.475 9.450 9.450

1 Jackson, Susan 2 Castillo, Amanda 3 lebegem, Ricki 4 Curler, Nicole 4 Voss, Kristina 4 Southard, Allie 7 Personett, Brandi 7 Sweetin, Katie 9 West, Tenaya 10 Rogers, laura

Club

Score

Aiken Gym. Capital GTe-VA Al Sunrays Stars Houston Orlando Metro Galaxy Dynamo U.s. Gym. World Class-VA flytz-OH Butler Gym.

9.800 9.615 9.615 9.600 9.600 9.57S 9.575 9.575 9.575 9.575 9.575

Club

Score

Stars Houston Orlando Metro Capital GTC-VA Twistars Al Sunrays U.s. Gym. Champion Gym.-TX Eagles International KDGCTwisters

9.700 9.675 9.650 9.625 9.615 9.625 9.600 9.600 9.575 9.550


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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

;rms year marked the 32nd Junior Olympic ational Championships and Branch Gymnastics in Battle Creek, Mich., played host to this spectacular event. Congratulations to the All-Around champions: Bryan Del Castillo of Newhope Academy (Level 10, 16-18), Phillip Onorato of World Olympic Gymnastics Academy who won his second consecutive JO all-around title (Level 10, 14-15), and Joshua Wilson, also of World OlympiC Gymnastics Academy (Level 9, 12-13). Also, congratulations to the Regional Team champions: Region 3 won the Level 10, 16-18 year old division, and Region 1 won both the Level 10, 14-15 and the Level 9, 12-13 year old division. The Academic All-American Recognition Awards were presented to over 300 student-athletes at the Opening Ceremonies or mailed to the athletes who were not able to attend. These gymnasts are truly remarkable for their commitment to their academic endeavors and the sport of gymnastics. Bryan Del Castillo was presented with the Mas Watanabe Award as the top Level 10, 16-18 year old athlete in this competition. The Frank Cumiskey Award was presented to Gil Elsass. National Service Awards were presented to Tom Fontecchio for 35 years of service; Kevin Muenz for 25 years of service; Gerry Bellemere, Dan Coon and Chuck Chmelka for 15 years of service; Yuejin Sun for 10 years of service; and Dewayne Davenport, Aaron Temple, Tony Ivey, Tom Meadows, Juston Ziegler and Vince Miller for 5 years of service. Special thanks to GK Elite Sportswear for their continued support of the Junior Olympic Program.

1 Bryan Del Castillo 2 Mel Anton Santander 3 nmGentry 4 nmothy Pittman 5 Thomas Kelley

Club

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Newhope Academy Mass Gym Center WOGA CypressAcademy Buffalo Grove

55.250 53.800 54.225 53.250 54.000

51.950 52.725 51.925 52.300 51 .100

107.200 106.525 106.150 105.550 105.100

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6 7 8 9 10 11 11

13 14 15 16 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31 32 33 34 35 36

Ryan Lieberman Andre' Berry Steven legendre Jon Buese Torrance Laury Ben Baldus-Strauss KyleOi Andll'w Stover Ben Ketelson 5eung Tai lee Eric Hergenrader Nikolai KOlI'panov luke Stannard Paul Ruggieri, lII Josh Rusler Brandon Wynn Nick Virbitsky Patrick Mclaughlin Thomas O'Brien Allen Harris Mike Behles Chris Cameron Brian Liscovitz Ale, Buscaglia Eric Haeussler John Robinson lucas Hughes Daniel Ribeiro Chad Wiest Kinkuro Broden Steve Crabtree

Buffalo Grove 52.925 Cypress Academy 52.500 WOGA SO.675 Sun Country 49.575 The Atlanta School 51 .975 Bartlett Gymnastics 51.325 NewhopeAcademy 50.150 SCATS HB 51.425 Hocking Valley SO.150 Orlando Metro 50.300 WOGA 50.775 Gym Force 50.375 Ultimate Gymnastics 51.075 CNY Gymnastics Ctr 50.150 Bart Conner Gym 49.275 Will-Moor 50.200 Artistic Sports Plus 49.925 Rebounders 50.425 Surgent's Elite 49.525 Artistic Sports Plus 48.475 Bartlett Gymnastics 49.150 Sun Country 48.000 Surgent's Elite 48.750 Aerial Gymnastics 49.000 San Mateo Gym 48.775 Weyandts Gym. 48.250 5280 Gymnastics 47.325 US Gymnastics-NJ 48.300 Butler Gymnastics 45.500 Universal 46.175 Monmouth Gym. 45.425

51.650 51.450 51.675 52.425 49.700 50.075 51.250 49.950 51.175 50.750 49.825 50.22S 49.450 50.175 50.975 49.850 49.525 48.600 49.000 49.550 48.850 49.650 48.850 48.225 48.300 48.625 49.475 48.250 49.575 48.350 48.450

104.575 103.950 102.350 102.000 101.675 101.400 101.400 101.375 101.325 101.050 100.600 100.600 100.525 100.325 100.250 100.050 99.450 99.025 98.525 98.025 98.000 97.650 97.600 97.225 97.075 96.875 96.800 96.550 95.075 94.525 93.875

1 2 3 4 5 6

Ian Jackson Ale, Buscaglia Paul Ruggieri, lII Steven legendre Ben Ketelson Nick Virbitsky

1 2 3 4 5 6

Bryan Del Castillo Tim Gentry Timothy Pittman Brian Liscovitz lucas Hughes Nikolai Korepanov

1 Bryan Del Castillo 2 Thomas Kelley 3 Paul Ruggieri, III 4 Ryan Lieberman 5 Aaron Fortunato 6 Ben Baldus-Strauss

(Iub

Score

Artistic Sports Plus Aerial Gymnastics CNY Gymnastics Ctr WOGA Hocking Valley Artistic Sports Plus

9.950 9.875 9.725 9.550 9.525 9.200

( Iub

Score

Newhope Academy WOGA Cypress Academy 5urgent's Elite 5280 Gymnastics Gym Force

9.250 9.100 9.075 9.000 8.850 8.575

West Side Gymnastics Bartlett Gymnastics

8.475 8.350 7.450

10 Matthew Martin 11 Josh Di,on 12 Kyle Voissen 13 U Padera 14 Christopher Stehl 15 Patrick Piscitelli 16 Neal Thompson 17 Glenn McCuen 18 CJ. Maestas 19 Matt Chelberg 20 Tyler Mizoguchi 21 Michael Volpe 22 Jacob Swafford 23 Austin Phillips 24 Jacob Houder 25 Anthony Sacramento 26 Tony Bed 27 Eddie Penev 28 Tayler Scharman 29 lach Cazabon 30 Jake Hale 31 Joshua Grauke 32 Joel Uptrnor 32 Brandon Tinkham 34 Eli Richardson 35 Josh Wokurka 36 lance Alberhasky

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Natalie 10, trains at The GymnasticsSpot in Mundelein, III. As a LevelS, sheplaced first all-around (37725) at the 2005 tllinois StateMeet and also won the 2006 level 6 State Meet (37125) She's coached by Steve Bell, Kim Wa1czynski, Boglarka "Bogi" Gyorfi, and Michelle Merz.


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