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Johnson and Jonathan Horton won the 2007

son American Cup all-around titles in Jacksonville, Fla., March 3. Fifteen-year-old Jo~ m s n was competing for the first time as a senior and Horton, 21, won his second co secutive title at this event. "This was an experience I'll never forget," said Johnson, the 2006 U.S. junior all-around champion. "I loved hearing the crowd and I love the pressure because it makes me want to do better." "I was more relaxed today and I tried to stay calm," Horton said. "I knew that if I was on, I could win. This win is different from last year because I knew I had the abili ty to win." 2006 team world silver-medalist Natasha Kelley of Katy, Texas,

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finished second in the all-around with a score of 61.450 to Johnson's 62.050. Mexico's Elsa Garcia was third with a 60.200. Kelley, 17, said, "It was a really good experience and helped my confidence level." Horton won with a 92 .750 and Takuya Nakase of Japan placed second with a score of 92.150. Russia's Maxim Devyatovs ky was third, fo llowed by 2006 pommel horse ~

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