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JULY· AUGUST

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2009

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FEATURES

Editor Luan Peszek

12 Women's JO National Championships The best Level 10's in t he country competed in the JO National Championships in Puyallup, Washington. Congratulations to Region 5, th e overall team champions for the seventh consecutive year.

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14 Men's JO National Championships The 35th annual JO National Championships took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Region 1 won all three JO division regional team titl es.

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18 Women's Level 9 Championships The Level 9 Eastern Cha mpionships took place in Tupelo, Miss., and the Western Championships took place in Bartlesvi lle, Okla. Check out the results to see al l of the champions!

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26 Chicago Cup The inaugural Chicago Cup, an international rhythm ic gymnastics competition, took place in Chicago. The USA junior and senior el ite athletes won 19 meda ls in all!

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A U.S. women's team tra veled to Europe for a friendly competition in Germany and in France . The U.S. won both team titles and 2008 Olympic Team Silver Meda list Bridget Sloan won both all-around t itles.

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nside USA gymnastics USA Gymnastics is looking forward to its largest event of the year, the Visa Championships in Dallas, Texas, August 12-15. The event features the national championships for all five disciplines: men's gy mnastics, women's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics. Lots of excitement will surround the event, including the Visa FanFest at the American Airlines Center on both Friday and Saturday and a reunion of the 2008 Olympic Team on Saturday. We are also proud to host the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. As the showcase event for USA Gymnastics University, there w ill be three days of education with more than 170 sessions, providing educational information for everyone. Along with the sessions, the Trade Show Exhibit Hall will feature 200 booths of products and information from more than 90 industry member vendors. We are also excited to induct the Class of 2009 at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony and luncheon. The Visa Championships are the kick-off to the fall World Championships season, where the top U.S. athletes face off against the rest of the world. Our rhythmic athletes head to Mie, Japan, in September. The artistic individual event worlds will be held in London, host of the 2012 Olympic Games, in October. Trampoline and tumbling athletes travel to St. Petersburg, Russia, in November. The year following the Olympic Games is always transitional time, and this year's world championships will unveil the progress of the entire world. A great deal of work lies ahead as we keep ourselves focused on the journey. Keep your eyes open for event coverage on USA Gymnastics Web site, NBC Sports, and Universal Sports, both on television and on-line. You are guaranteed to see more coverage of gymnastics through these outlets than ever before. Good luck to all of our athletes competing at the Visa Championships and those who will move forward and represent USA Gymnastics at the World Championships this fall. Go Team USA!

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7. When a gymnast falls during his/her routine in elite competition, the score is deducted A. a half a point B. a full point C. 1.5 points D. 2 points

2. Who is the last female gymnast to win three consecutive senior national all-around titles? A. Shawn Johnson B. Nastia Liukin C. Shannon Miller D. Kim Zmeskal

8.ln men's and women's artistic gymnastics, when a gymnast takes a single step out of bounds on floor exercise, the deduction is A. 1 tenth of a point for each step out B. A general deduction of a half point C. Depends how far out of bounds he/ she is D. The gymnast is disqualified.

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D. 8 6. Acrobatic pairs or trios should be the same height and weight to make the routines easier to perform? A. TRUE

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B. 9 or 10 correct 7-8 correct 5-6 correct 3-4 correct 1-2 correct

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1. Noel Couch 2. Marissa Gutierrez 3. Kelsi Blalock 4. Hailey Gaspar 5. Petrina Yokay 6. Sarah Fiedler 7. Meaghan Biros 8. Rebekah Bennetts 9. Amber5ee 9. Kayla Nowak

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his year marked the 35th Men 's Junior Olympic National Championships which took place at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 7-10, and was hosted by Queen City Gymnastics. Than ks to Keith Pettit, Dara Brock, Patti Hawkins, Kirk TenEyck, Norm Stu ltz and all of the event volunteers for all of the ir hard work in hosting the event. Region 1 won all three Junior Olympic division regional team titles. Also congratulations to the all-around champions Alex N addour who won the Level 10 16-18 year old division; John O rozco who won the Level 10 14-15 year old division; and Allan Bow er who won t he Level 9 12-13 year old d ivision . A few special awards were presented at t he competition. The Mas Watanabe award was given to the Level 10, 16-18 year old division all around champion, Alex Naddour. The Frank Cumiskey Award was presented to Roger Baldwin, Region 1 3 Masdyoshi Mori Chairman . 4 (J Meastas This past year the 5 Christopher Stehl gymnastics comm unity lost 6 Dylan Akers 7 Josh Wokurka a dear friend , a devoted 8 Edward Mesa and successful coach and a 9 Jesse Silverstein 10 Christopher Turn., phi losopher of life. Roberto 11 Presten Ellsworth Pu mpido's passion for 12 Matthew Chelberg gymnastics tru ly inspired 13 Kyle Voissem 14 Donothan Bailey hundreds of ath letes and 15 Parker Raque coaches. The JO Program 16 Ben Rudolph 17 Cameron Rogers Committee created the 18 Matthew McGrath Roberto Pumpido Award to 19T Jeremy Adams be presented annually to 19T Eric Schryver 21 Jeffrey langemtein the coach of the Level 10, 22 Colton Wulf 16 to 18 year old division 23 Mario West all-around champion . The 24 Anton Gryshayev 25 Jesse Moravec first Roberto Pumpido 26 Alex Bubn"v Award went to M ike 271017 Craig Noreen 28 Mackenzie Dow Naddour. 29 AlexTighe Special thanks to GK 30 Christopher Schaar Elite Sportswear for its 31 Daniel Potemski 32 louis Klein continued support of the 33 Broderick Shemansky Junior Olympic Program . 34 Drew Moling

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20 Years of Service Da vid Klein, Region II Chairman, Oregon State Chairman & Jr. National Coaching Staff Barry Mattern, Pennsylvania State Chairman Chris Moon, Connecticut State Chairman 15 Years of Service Dave Contreras, Nebra ska State Chairman Tim Trimble, South Dakota State Chairman 10 Years of Service Ed Friedman, Washington State Chairman Doug Lubking, Virginia State Chairman Leonard Spivey, Oregon State Chairman Mike Tataru, Tennessee State Chairman S Years of Service Karl Abraham, Southern California State Chairman Shawn Clement, Michigan State Chairman Lorenzo Macaluso, Jr. National coaching Staff Member


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aces In the gym ,·.jQUSTON GYMNASTICS ACADEMY T&T Houston , Texas Houston Gymnastics Academy's Trampoline &Tumbling team qualified 100% of its athletes to JO Nationals since the program started in 2005. Top, Lto R: Nicole Miller, Maddie Spence, Makenzie McDonald, Megan Burgess, Sarah Burgess, Nicole Schwartz, Caitlin Manhews, Nel Klimas. Bonom, Lto R: Kyle Cragle, Jacy Jordan, Mallory Miller, McKinley Simatovich, Georgia Amold, Sam Spence. The athletes are coaches by Jimmy Dwen and Sherman Walker.

Sharon, Massachusetts Karen, 12, is aLevel 8rhythmic gymnast at NESA and iscoached by Varduhi Nahapetyan. She is afive-time Massachusetts State Champion, Silver medalist at the 2008 Region 4Championships, and two-time qualifier for Junior Olympics National Championships.

... DEMETRIUS BROWN Silver Spring, Maryland Demetrius, aLevel 8in the12-13 year old division, captured the Maryland State and Region 7 All-Around title. He won first allaround in all of the invitationals he competed this season. Demetrius will advance to Level 10 and train at the Fairland Sports &Aquatics Complex under coach Zhi Cheng liu.

LYNZIE BURMEISTER Jackson, New Jersey Northeast Elite's Lynzie Burmeister, 10, competed at the Twister's Beach Party Invitational, scoring aperfect 10.0 on vault. Burmeister also scored a9.575 on bars, a pair of 9.500's on beam and floor and a 38.575 all around. She placed first on each event and in the all-around.

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Annapolis, Maryland This is the first year for acro at 1st Class Gymnastics in Annapolis. At only their second competition, all 11 athletes came home with agold medal and qualified to the state competition. The team is coached by Amy Grear and Sarah Thomas.

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... TI-IE OSBORNS Indianapolis, Indiana This brother-sister duo areIndiana state champions. Taylor, 10, was the Level 6girls' Floor state champion. Her brother Eric, 8, was the Level 4boys'state champion on Parallel Bars, High Bar, Vault, and All-Around in his age group. Both train at Geist Sports Academy

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Dix Hills, New York Max, 9, is the LevelS New York State Champion on pommel horse and rings. He was third on high bar, parallel bars and in the all-around. Max is training Level 6at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center and is coached by Jason Grahman.

... TORI BEISI-IEIM Rochester, New York Tori, 11, wonthe New York State level 7Championships with an all-around score of 39.050. Tori won beam with a score of 9.975, and has been undefeated at Level 7for the 2008-09 season. She's coached by Youlia Penev of Rochester Gymnastics Academy. Tori has been amember of the TOPs A Team for the past two years.

Bentonville, Arkansas Taylor, 7, Is the 2009 level 4Arkansas State Champion for her age division with a37.75. Taylor eamed first place on all four events. Her 9.6 on bars tied her season high score on the event She topped off her individual event scores with a9.75 on floor. Taylor trains at Aspire Athletics.

NICI-IOLAS STIGALL ~ Knoxville, Tennessee Nicholas, 8, is aLevel 4at Tataru's Gymnastics and is coached by V1ad and Elena Kolosokov. Nicholas won theall-around at all of his meets this season and scored aperfect 16, six times - four times on parallel bars, once on rings and pommel horse. He won State with an all around score of93.7

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The second day of the junior all-around competition ended just like it began, with Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y.llsadora, Liudmila Grigoryeva of Russia, and Jasmine "Jazzy" Kerber of Highland Park, ilL/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center finishing one, two, three. Sereda won club (24.125), hoop (24.000), and ball (23.875) to take home the junior all-around gold medal with a score of 95.400. Grigoryeva held the top spot on rope (23.875) and placed second in the all-around with 93.325, while local favorite Kerber placed third with a score of 90.800. In senior competition, Tregubova finished first on all four apparatus- hoop (25.250), ribbon (24.600), rope


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(24.250); Grigoryeva took first place on ball with a score of 24.350 and clubs with a 24.775, along with second on hoop (24.525) and rope (24.200). Kerber was the bronze medalist on rope (22.325), ball (22.725) and clubs (23.150). Canada's Anastasiya Muntyanu was third on hoop (22.375). For the seniors, Tregubova swept the events, winning gold medals on rope (25.250), hoop (26.325), ball (25.700) and ribbon (25.525). The USA's Zetlin and Marmer each won two silver and two bronze medals. Zetlin was second in rope and ribbon with scores of 25.075 and 25.025, respectively, and third in hoop (24.650) and ball (24.725). Marmer took home the silver medals for hoop (25.325) and ball (25.300), and the bronze medals in rope (24.150) and ribbon (24.525).

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SLOAN CHAT How was your trip to Germany and France? The trip was rea lly good, long, but good . What was the highlight of the trip for you? The highl ight was winning team t itles back to back, hitting fo ur for four at both meets and visit ing the Eiffel Tower. What was your best event and why? My best even was vault in Germany and bars in France. How did it feel to win both team titles while representing the USA? It's an honor to represent the USA. It always fee ls great to win team titles, and wi nning back to back was even better. Did you get to do anything other than gymnastics while in Germany or France? We d id go to a coal mi ne in

Germany, the Rouen Cathedra l - a rea lly huge o ld church in France and some shopping .

You were gone about 2.5 weeks - how did you handle school work? Some homework I finished before leaving, I took a lot with me, but the rest I've been doi ng my best to get completed . My teachers are great and it's a good th ing sin ce I'm j ust back for the last nine days of school - six days of classes, three days of fina ls. What was the first thing you did when you returned home? First thing I did once the p lane landed in Texas was turn my phone on! First t hing once I got home was p icked up my dog, Lilly.

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USA posts seven top-10 finshes at Pesaro World Cup Juniors Rebecca Sereda and Jasmine Kerber (Highland Park, ilL/North Shore Rhythmics) earned seven top 10 finishes in the Junior Invitational Tournament, held April 30-May 2, in Pesaro, Italy. Sereda qualified for the finals in all four events, finishing fourth in rope and ball, fifth in hoop and sixth in clubs. Kerber qualified for the clubs finals, earning a seventh place finish. Sereda and Kerber finished fourth and ninth, respectively, in the all-around. Rachel Marmer of Los Angeles, CalifJEurogymnastics finished 29th in the senior all-around competition. The senior group from North Shore Rhythmics (Stephanie Flaksman, Marlee Shape, Sydney Sachs, Sofya Roytburg, and Megan Frohlich) finished 10th in the group all-around competition. ~

USA earns 10 medals at Portugal Tournament Led by sisters Serena and Cincy Lu of Blaine, Minn.!Twin Cities Rhythmic, the USA racked up 10 medals (six gold, two silver, two bronze) at the 7th International Tournament: Espinho, Portugal on May 2-3. In the age-group competition, Serena Lu won gold medals in the all-around, rope and ball. USA won two medals in the junior all-around led by Cindy Lu's gold medal, who also won gold medals in hoop and ball. Lyrica Okano of New York, N.Y.! Aviator Sports and Recreation, finished third in the all-around and won silver medals in rope and ball. Alexis Page of New York, N.Y.! Aviator Sports and Recreation rounded out the medal count for the USA, earning a bronze medal in rope. ~

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ent results Zetlin qualifies for World Cup finals in Maribor Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md., finished in the top lOin the all-around and competed in three of the individual event finals at the rhythmic gymnastics World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia, April 27. This is the USA's second consecutive event in 2009 where a u.s. gymnast has qualified for the finals at a World Cup. Zetlin, who trains at Rhythmflex, finished sixth in the hoop finals and was eighth in the rope and ball finals. Zetlin finished in the number-1 0 spot out of 28 in the all-a round. tJ

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Ava Gehringer of Evanston, III./North Shore Rhythmic, placed seventh in hoop and eighth in ribbon at the World Cup held April 2-5 in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is the first U.s. rhythmic gymnast to qualify for the finals at a World Cup since 2004. Gehringer posted a 23.875 in hoop and a 22.275 in ribbon to finish seventh and eighth, respectively. tJ

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Bhavsar wins silver medal at Moscow World Cup 2008 Olympic bron ze- medalist Raj Bh avsar of Houston Gymnast ics Academy won th e si lve r medal on t he parallel bars at t he 2009 World St ars at Moscow 's Olympic Sport Com plex, May 30. He also successfully executed his original skill on the parallel bars, which will be given his name in the FIG Code of Points. Bhavsar's 15.050 put him just behind Slovenia's Mitja Petsovsek, who posted a 15.625 for the title. Bhavsar successfully executed a new, original skill in his parallel bars routine. In accordance with FIG regulations, Bhavsar's new skill - a dynamic abovebar release move that starts on one end of the bars and flies almost to the other end - was reviewed by the FIG Men's Technical Committee in advance and recently received a preliminary ranking as an E skill. Having the skill named for Bhavsar is not official until it appears in the FIG Men's Technical Committee's newsletter. Bhavsar also has a skill named after him on still rings.

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"Raj's new skill was very exciting to see at this meet," said Mike Burns, the U.S. head coach."The crowd loved the skill, as did the other gymnasts in the meet. Raj got a lot positive comments on the new skilL" "The Moscow World Stars was one of my first international competitions almost eight years ago," said Bhavsar."And I'm excited to debut my new skill on parallel bars on the world scene." "Raj is good about thinking outside the box," said Kevin Mazeika, Bhavsar's personal coach and head men's coach for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team gymnastics."He's always coming up with ideas for new skills. He worked hard for this one on parallel bars and it's great to see it come to fruition." Bh avsa r also competed on the still rings, where he tied for fourth. Guillermo Alvarez of Minneapolis/ Minnesota Gymnastics, and David Sender of Arlington Heights, ilL/Sta nford University, also competed in the qualification round. tJ

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All-Around Standings 1. Fabian Hambuechen, Germany, 89.300 2. Marcel Nguyen, Germany, 88.475 3. Joseph Hagerty, United States 88.150 4. Flavius Koai, Romania, 86.525

5. Maxim Oeviatkovsky, Russia, 86.350 6. Niki Boeschenstein ,Switzerland, 86.125 7. Philipp Boy, Germany, 85.900 8. Benoit Caranobe, France, 84.125

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m update MORGAN HllMM TIED THE I{NOT MILLER EXPECTING FIRST CHILD Shannon Miller, the USA's most decorated gymnast with 16 total world and Olympic medals, and her husband John Falconetti, a Florida businessman, are expecting their first child (a boy) in early November. 13

Two-time Olympian Morgan Hamm of Waukesha, Wis., and Megan C. Shemanske were married on Saturday, May 23, at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center in Brookfield, Wis. Paul Hamm, 2004 Olympic all-around champion and Morgan's twin, was the best man. The couple will live in Chicago, where M. Hamm is interviewing to work in the stock market. 13

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