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OROZCO

2011 World Championships Team Bronze Medalist

Jordyn

WIEBER

2011 World Championships Team and All-Around Champion

Danell

LEYVA

2011 World Championships Parallel Bars Champion and Team Bronze Medalist

Alexandra

RAISMAN

2011 World Championships Team Champion and Floor Exercise Bronze Medalist


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AT&T American Cup- USA Gymnastics March 2012 be a part of the 2012 AT&T American My colleagues and I at AT&T are honored to be an exciting day showcasing the Cup and welcome you to what promises to very best of USA Gymnastics. AT&T’s core values. As the first of four “Unleash Our Human Capabilities” is one of 2012, the AT&T American Cup is a in artistic gymnastics all-around World Cups a passion for high performance, when d plishe accom is powerful example of what er this event has included wond is no hard work and dedication are unleashed. It future ones. AT&T is proud many tless doub and countless past Olympic medalists athlete’s quest for the London 2012 to be a part of this competition and of each Olympic Games. t/teamusa to get behind-the-scenes As you enjoy the day, please visit us at att.ne capabilities. I also invite you to their shing footage of your favorite athletes unlea on Square Garden where you can visit the AT&T booth located here in Madis interactive experiences such as: experience the latest from AT&T and enjoy • • •

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PAST CHAMPIONS The AMERICAN CUP began in 1976 to celebrate the United States Bicentennial. The event has a rich history that includes the world’s greatest gymnasts among its champions. Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci were crowned the first champions in 1976 and went on to become Olympic Champions! Many gymnasts have vaulted from American Cup Champion to World and Olympic medal status, including former champions Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Mary Lou Retton, Peter Vidmar, Tim Daggett, Shannon Miller, and Carly Patterson, to name a few. This year’s AT&T American Cup will give spectators a glimpse of the stars to watch in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London. The athletes at this event are vying for the coveted AT&T American Cup all-around crown. The all-around champions for the men’s and women’s competition will receive $15,000 CHF each and the total purse for the AT&T American Cup is $100,000 CHF. Please enjoy watching some of the best gymnasts in the world right here in New York City at the 2012 AT&T American Cup! Jonathan Horton and Jordyn Wieber 2011 AT&T American Cup Champions

2010 Women

2006 Women

Rebecca Bross...................USA........60.550

Nastia Liukin......................USA........60.050

Men

Men

Maxim Devyatovsky........RUS........ 90.600

Jonathan Horton...............USA........92.500

2009 Women

2005 Men’s Event Finals

Jordyn Wieber...................USA....... 60.200

Floor Exercise Jeffrey Wammes.............NED........... 9.225

Men Fabian Hambuechen........GER.........90.650

2008 Women Nastia Liukin......................USA........ 63.425

Men

Pommel Horse Alexander Artemev........USA...........9.362 Still Rings Yuri Van Gelder................NED...........9.750

2011 AT&T American Cup Champions

Jordyn Wieber................. USA........... 59.899 Jonathan Horton.............. USA............90.198

Women’s Event Finals Vault Alicia Sacramone.............USA........... 9.387 Uneven Bars Chellsie Memmel............USA.......... 9.600 Balance Beam Zhang Nan.........................CHN........... 9.587 Nastia Liukin.....................USA........... 9.587 Floor Exercise Patricia Moreno...............ESP............. 9.587

2004 Women Carly Patterson..................USA........ 38.949

Vault Jeffrey Wammes.............NED...........9.456

Men

Paul Hamm.........................USA....... 94.400

2007 Women

Parallel Bars Kazuya Ueda.....................JPN............. 9.587

2003 Women

Shawn Johnson.................USA........62.050

Horizontal Bar Yann Cucherat..................FRA............. 9.612

Carly Patterson..................USA........ 38.662

Men Jonathan Horton...............USA........ 92.750

Jason Gatson.....................USA.........56.775

Men Blaine Wilson.....................USA........56.900


Shawn Johnson, ‘07

Jon Horton, ‘06, ‘07, ‘11 Nastia Liukin, ‘05, ‘06, ‘08

Paul Hamm, ‘08

Alicia Sacramone, ‘05

Blaine Wilson,

Carly Patterson, ‘03, ‘04

‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ‘01, ‘03

2002 Women

1993 Women

1984 Women

Tasha Schwikert................USA........ 36.899

Shannon Miller..................USA........ 39.268

Mary Lou Retton...............USA........39.500

Men

Men

Men

Eric Lopez............................CUB.........56.375

Vitaly Scherbo...................BLR.......... 56.950

Peter Vidmar......................USA........59.200

2001 Women

1992 Women

1983 Women

Elena Zamolodchikova....RUS..........36.755

Kim Zmeskal......................USA.........39.786

Men

Men

Blaine Wilson.....................USA........56.300

Jarrod Hanks......................USA........58.300

Peter Vidmar......................USA........59.000

2000 Women

1991 Women

1982 Women

Elena Produnova...............RUS.......... 38.461

Betty Okino.........................USA.........39.787

Men

Men

Eric Lopez ..........................CUB........ 56.624

Trent Dimas........................USA........ 58.250

1999 Women

1990 Women

Jennie Thompson.............USA..........37.861

Kim Zmeskal......................USA........ 39.599

Men

Men

Blaine Wilson.....................USA.........57.025

Alexander Kolivanov........URS..........57.650

1998 Women

1989 Women

Viktoria Karpenko.............UKR.......... 37.955

Brandy Johnson.................USA........39.640

Men

Men

Blaine Wilson.....................USA......... 57.325

Vitaly Marinitch................URS.........58.200

1997 Women

1988 Women

Elvire Teza...........................FRA..........36.574

Phoebe Mills......................USA ........ 39.510

Men

Men

Blaine Wilson.....................USA........55.900

Marius Toba.......................ROM.......58.450

1996 Women

1987 Women

Kerri Strug...........................USA......... 39.130

Kristie Phillips....................USA.........39.275

Men

Men

John Roethlisberger.........USA...........57.611

Brian Ginsberg...................USA......... 58.150

1995 Women

1986 Women

Kristy Powell......................USA......... 39.261

Kristie Phillips....................USA........ 38.770

Men

Men

John Roethlisberger.........USA......... 57.237

Alexsei Tikhonkin.............URS......... 58.350

1994 Women

1985 Women

Dominique Dawes............USA.........39.387

Mary Lou Retton...............USA........39.500

Men

Men

Men

Vitaly Scherbo...................BLR........... 57.075

Tim Daggett.......................USA.........57.350

Bart Conner........................USA........56.450

Mary Lou Retton...............USA........39.300

Men

Julianne McNamara.........USA........ 38.650 Zoya Grantcharova...........BUL......... 38.650

Men Bart Conner........................USA........58.700

1981 Women Julianne McNamara.........USA.........38.725

Men Bart Conner........................USA.........38.725

1980 Women Tracee Talavera..................USA.........39.100

Men Kurt Thomas......................USA........58.850

1979 Women Stella Zakarova..................URS......... 38.350

Men Kurt Thomas......................USA.........58.100

1978 Women N. Tereschenko..................URS......... 38.350

Men Kurt Thomas......................USA.........57.950

1977 Women Kathy Johnson...................USA........38.500

Men Mitsuo Tsukahara.............JPN..........56.800

1976 Women Nadia Comaneci...............ROM....... 39.750


AlexAndra RAISMAN

John OROZCO


Danell LEYVA

Jordyn WIEBER photos © John Cheng


MEN’S COMPETITORS WOMEN’S COMPETITORS

GEORGIA SIMPSON

#1

Birthdate: 10/19/1994 Club: WAIS (in Perth) Coach: Martine George Hometown: Perth, Australia

VICTORIA MOORS

#2 Birthdate: 11/05/1996 Club: Cambridge Kips Coach: Elvira Saadi Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada REBECCA TUNNEY

#3

Birthdate: 10/26/1996 Club: City of Liverpool Coach: Claire Duffy Hometown: Tameside, Great Britain

LISA HILL

#4

Birthdate: 07/16/1992 Club: Tus Chemnita Altendorf Coach: Rene Poutsma Hometown: Kiel, Germany

JOHN OROZCO

#11

DIANA CHELARU Birthdate: 08/15/1993 Club: C.S.M. Onesti Coach: Octavian Bellu Hometown: Romania

LARISA IORDACHE Birthdate: 06/19/1996 Club: CSS Dinamo Club Coach: Orban Gheorghe (ROU) Hometown: Bucuresti, Romania

#5

#6

ALEXANDRA RAISMAN

#7 Birthdate: 05/25/94 Club: Brestyan’s American Gymnastics Coach: Mihai and Silvia Brestyan Hometown: Needham, Mass., USA JORDYN WIEBER Birthdate: 07/12/95 Club: Twistars USA Coach: John and Kathryn Geddert Hometown: DeWitt, Mich., USA

#8

RYUZO SEJIMA

Birthdate: 12/30/1992 Club: Team Hilton HHonors /USOTC Gym. Coach: Vitaly Marinitch Hometown: Bronx, N.Y., USA

#15 Birthdate: 08/30/1991 Club: Nippon Sport Science University Coach: Yoshiaki Hatakeda Hometown: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

DANELL LEYVA

MARCEL NGUYEN

#12 Birthdate: 10/30/1991 Club: Team Hilton HHonors /Universal Gym. Coach: Yin Alvarez Hometown: Homestead, Fla., USA OLEG VERNIAIEV Birthdate: 09/29/1993 Club: Armed Forces of Ukraine Coach: Gennadii Sartynskyi Hometown: Donetsk, Ukraine

MYKOLA KUKSENKOV Birthdate: 06/02/1989 Club: Dynamo Coach: Yuliy Kuksenkov Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine

#13

#14

Birthdate: 09/08/1987 Club: TSV Unterbaching Coach: Andreas Hirsch Hometown: Munich, Germany

#16

DANIEL PURVIS

#17 Birthdate: 11/13/1990 Club: Southport YMCA Coach: Jeff Brooks Hometown: Southport, Great Britain JACKSON PAYNE

#18 Birthdate: 11/08/1991 Club: Capital City Gym Club Coach: Liang Cheng, Yves Hauglustaine Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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GABBY DOUGLAS

#9 Birthdate: 12/31/1995 Club: Chow’s Gymnastics Coach: Liang Qiao Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va., USA

PLACE

*USA ALTERNATE

CHRIS BROOKS

#19 Birthdate: 12/19/1986 Club: Team Hilton HHonors/Cypress Coach: Tom Meadows Hometown: Houston, Texas, USA


Savannah

vinSant

Danell

leyva

2011 Trampoline National Champion

2010 Pacific Rim High Bar & Parallel Bars Gold Medalist

JorDyn

Wieber

2010 Pacific Rim Junior All-Around Champion

Julie

Zetlin

2011 Pan American Games Rhythmic Champion Competing athletes to named at a later date.

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Beginnings

The current Garden – located between 31st and 33rd Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenues on Manhattan’s West Side – is the fourth building (third site) to be named Madison Square Garden. Garden I was located at Madison Square: 26th Street and Madison Avenue. It was originally opened in 1874 (at a cost of $35,000) by the legendary P.T. Barnum as “Barnum’s Monster Classical and Geological Hippodrome.” However, it was soon renamed “Gilmore’s Garden” when the lease was auctioned off to bandmaster Patrick S. Gilmore (the term “Garden” was used often during this period to denote a place of public gathering and entertainment). Garden II was constructed on the site of Garden I, opening on Jun. 16, 1890 at a cost of $1.5 million. It contained an 8,000-seat main arena, 1,500-seat concert hall, 1,200-seat theatre and the world’s largest indoor swimming pool. The Spanish Renaissancestyle structure was topped by its most famous feature: a 32-story tower and roof garden atop which stood Augustus Saint-Gauden’s gold statue of Diana, Goddess of the Hunt. Garden III - the “Old Garden” - was built in just 249 days at 49th Street and Eighth Avenue under the watchful eyes of promoter Tex Rickard and architect Thomas Lamb. The fabled 18,000-seat arena, built at a cost of $5.6 million, opened with a six-day bicycle race on Nov. 24, 1925, and for 43 years was America’s premier sports and entertainment showplace. Garden IV – on Nov. 3, 1960, Garden president Irving Mitchell Felt announced plans for a new Madison Square Garden to eventually be built at 33rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, atop Pennsylvania Station. Garden IV opened as a glittering sports and entertainment showplace, with its distinctive circular, cable-suspended roof above the 19,000-seat arena, its 5,000-seat Felt Forum, 48-lane Bowling Center, 500-seat cinema, Hall of Fame Club, National Art Museum of Sport, 50,000-square foot Exposition Rotunda and 29-story of-

fice building (Two Penn Plaza) attached by a pedestrian mall. The first element of the New Garden complex to open its doors was the Bowling Center, on Oct. 30, 1967. On Nov. 26, 1967, the Felt Forum opened with a performance of the Welsh and Scots Guards. The “New Garden” itself officially opened on Feb. 11, 1968, when Bob Hope and Bing Crosby hosted “The Night of the Century,” a star-studded salute to the USO.

And A New Era Dawns...

This year marks another historic event at Madison Square Garden as work commenced on the Transformation of the Garden. The comprehensive, top-to-bottom Transformation will provide a significantly enhanced experience for customers, athletes, entertainers, suite holders and marketing partners, from the first row to the last. The project involves over 2.6 million man hours of union labor, the equivalent of at least 1,300 full-time jobs, creating as many as 3,700 union construction jobs. It will also restore The Garden’s world famous ceiling and pay homage to the buildings storied history. Below is a timeline for when elements of the transformed Garden are planned to debut:

2011-12 Season:

• New Lower Bowl seating area with more comfortable seats and great sightlines • Expanded Madison Concourse (6th floor) with city views, enhanced concession stands with new menus featuring Coca-Cola products and MSG Signature Collection’s exclusive food items from leading chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Andrew Carmellini, renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent, Aquagrill’s chef and owner Jeremy Marshall, Carnegie Deli and Hill Country Barbecue, more restrooms and additional retail locations (Additional features including new


food offerings will debut throughout the 2011-12 Season on all levels) • 20 new Event Level Suites offering a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining and prime seating with menus influenced by Jean-Georges Vongerichten • New Delta SKY360° Club offering exclusive dining options and views of athletes entering and exiting the locker room area •  New 1879 Club Presented by J.P. Morgan will be a prestigious club featuring exclusive dining options, luxury amenities and the best seats in the house • Open 8th and 10th floor concourses with several new food options and direct views in to Arena bowl

2012-13 Season:

• New Upper Bowl seating area with more comfortable seats and significantly improved sightlines • Expanded Garden Concourse (8th floor) with city views, enhanced concession stands featuring Coca-Cola products and MSG Signature Collection, more restrooms and additional retail locations (Additional features including new food offerings will continue to debut throughout the 2012-13 Season) • 58 new Madison Suites that are larger, feature bowl seating, and are 50% closer to the action than before with menus influenced by Jean-Georges Vongerichten

• New all-inclusive Madison Club with seating in the Arena and exclusive club space available for corporations and individuals looking to entertain at Knicks and Rangers games as well as entertainment and other events at the Arena.

2013-14 Season:

• New Chase Square at Madison Square Garden’s 7th Avenue Entrance featuring interactive zones, retail locations, box office and a broadcast studio • Two spectacular new Chase Bridges that will be suspended above the court/ice for a one-of-a-kind view of the action • New Budweiser Fan Deck (10th floor) offering a selection of new food and beverage options and a unique social gathering space with direct views into the arena bowl • New state-of-theart GardenVision center-hung scoreboard • 18 completely remodeled Garden Suites (9th floor)

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Competitors

Competitors in the Nastia Liukin Cup qualified from a series of Level 10 invitationals, which comprised the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. The athletes are listed below with their competition number, club and qualifying invitational.

#19 CAITLIN ATKINSON Cypress Academy Lady Luck Invitational

#24

#15 LAUREN BANCROFT Twistars USA IGI Chicago Style

#12

EMILY BRAUCKMULLER Orlando Metro Lady Luck Invitational

LISA BURT ACE Gymnastics FlipFest Invitational

#17 NIA DENNIS Buckeye Gymnastics Buckeye Classic

#1 CHARITY JONES Dynamo Gymnastics WOGA Classic

#18 LAUREN BEERS Southern Tier Gymnastics Parkettes Invitational

#2 ALEXIS CAPPALLI Illinois Gymnastics Institute Circle of Stars

BRILEY CASANOVA WOGA Fiesta Bowl

#11

KENNEDI EDNEY Precision Gymnastics Long Beach Open

KATHRYN KLUZ Oakland Gymnastics CGA Coaches Spectacular

ALICIA BOREN North Stars Gymnastics WOGA Classic

#30

#28

#6

#9

KARI LEE Flames Gymnastics Academy Classic Rock Invitational

WYNTER CHILDERS Spearfish Gymnastics Academy Lady Luck Invitational

#7

ASHLEIGH GNAT ACE Gymnastics Presidental Classic

#13

#33

FELICIA HANO West Coast Elite Gymnastics Fiesta Bowl

#5 JESSICA LING Oakland Gymnastics CGA Coaches Spectacular

#23 LAUREN MARINEZ Orlando Metro Pikes Peak Cup


Competitors

Competitors in the Nastia Liukin Cup qualified from a series of Level 10 invitationals, which comprised the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. The athletes are listed below with their competition number, club and qualifying invitational.

#20 SYDNEY MCGLONE Universal Gymnastics Circle of Stars

#31 ALYSSA NOCELLA Silvia’s Gymnastics Wisconsin Dells Vacation Classic

#8 TAYLOR RICE Gymcats San Diego Classic

#4 ALYSSA SHERMETARO Olympia Gymnastics Buckeye Classic

#32 ALEXANDRA MCMURTRY Richmond Olympiad Atlanta Crown Invitational

#26 KRISTEN NOGAKI Wildfire Gymnastics San Diego Classic

#3 BAELY ROWE Auburn Gymnastics Center Charity Choice

#22 MEREDITH SYLVIA Parkettes Parkettes Invitational

#25 HOLLIE MINICHIELLO Orlando Metro Magical Classic

#34 CHARLIE OWENS Charter Oak Gliders Gymnastics Glider Invitational

#10 ALEXANDRIA RUIZ ACE Gymnastics Presidential Classic

#14 GRACE WILLIAMS Twistars USA IGI Chicago Style

#16 KENDAL MOSS Everest Gymnastics Atlanta Crown Invitational

#21 LAUREN RAMIREZ Gold Medal Gymnastics Classic Rock Invitational

#29 POLINA SHCHENNIKOVA TIGAR Pikes Peak Cup

#27 RANDII WYRICK Brown’s Las Vegas Long Beach Open


Nastia Liukin Fund within

2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, USA Gymnastics and the National Gymnastics Foundation have teamed up to support the achievements of athletes and gymnastics clubs promoting continued athletic success for gymnasts. Goals of the Nastia Liukin Fund include partnerships with fitness-orientated programs for young people and encouraging clubs that aid athletes who need financial assistance to remain or become involved in gymnastics.

“Gymnastics has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams,” said Liukin. “Now, I want to help others, and contribute back to the gymnastics community. The Nastia Liukin Fund is designed for this purpose.” Funds are intended to reach as many gymnastics participants as possible and to achieve a great outcome for the surrounding area. A committee of five individuals, including Nastia Liukin, will select recipients annually and allocate funds to organizations or clubs as deemed appropriate. If you would like to donate to the Nastia Liukin Fund or recieve more information, please visit www.usagym.org/foundation.


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The International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) scoring system for men’s and women’s gymnastics was instituted in January 2006 and incorporates credit for the routine’s content, difficulty and execution, as well as artistry for the women. In the U.S., this system is used at all elite level events. The FIG’s scoring system is governed by the Code of Points, which is revised for each quadrennium through re-valuing skills and adjusting individual apparatus requirements. Although the basic process is the same for men and women, some differences exist between the two. The men’s and women’s gymnastics scoring system is similar to those used in rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics. Under the current system, a gymnast’s total score includes values for both the routine’s content and his/her execution. Basically, the scoring procedure adds the Difficulty Score, which includes difficulty value for skills, connection value and element group/compositional requirements, to the Execution Score, which encompasses execution and technique — and for women, artistry on the balance beam and floor exercise — to determine a gymnast’s total score. Scores no longer have a maximum value of 10. DIFFICULTY SCORE: difficulty and technical content. The Difficulty Score includes credit for the specified number of skills performed in the routine, along with connection value (credit for connecting high-level skills) and element group/compositional requirements. The men use the term element group requirements, which are the basic categories of skills/elements that must be included in a routine. The women use composition instead of element group to describe this requirement. The element group/compositional requirements vary by apparatus. This score is determined by the D (Difficulty) Panel, which is a two-person panel. THE DIFFICULTY VALUE is determined by totaling values for the most difficult skills — eight for women and 10 for men, including the dismount. Each skill has a set difficulty value, as outlined in the Code of Points, and are divided into seven classifications. The difficulty value of a skill or element is not recognized if it fails to meet its technical requirements. Also, credit is only given once for a skill. For the women, they must perform a minimum of three dance elements and

a maximum of five acrobatic elements in their balance beam and floor exercise routines. CONNECTION VALUE is awarded when specific skills or skill types are executed successfully in succession. The women can earn connection values for beam, uneven bars and floor, while the men can earn it for floor and horizontal bar. For men and women, each connection value is either 0.1 or 0.2 points. No connection value is awarded if the gymnast falls. ELEMENT GROUP/COMPOSITIONAL REQUIREMENTS are the basic skills or elements that must be included in each routine and vary by apparatus. This area is similar to the special requirements in the past. If all five requirements are included, a maximum of 2.5 points is awarded. Each judge on the D Panel independently reaches his/her Difficulty Score and then the two compare and reach a consensus. After the score has been posted, a coach may inquire about the Difficulty Score, first verbally and then in writing. An inquiry may be resolved by using video review. The initial inquiry must be made prior to the completion of the next gymnast’s routine. The written inquiry must be submitted before the end of the rotation, and the Superior Jury reviews the inquiry. At FIG events, a fee is assessed for filing an inquiry; it is returned if the inquiry is upheld. EXECUTION SCORE: Execution and technique (plus artistry on beam and floor for women). The Execution Score, determined by a six-person E Panel, now begins at 10 and deductions are made for errors and faults in technique, execution and artistry. Each judge independently determines his/her score. The highest and lowest scores are dropped, and the gymnast’s Execution Score is the average of the remaining four judges’ scores. Deductions for neutral errors are subtracted from the sum of the Difficulty and Execution Scores. THE DEDUCTIONS for various errors range from 0.1 point for a small error to 1 point for a fall. Neutral deductions include those for stepping out of bounds or violating time requirements, as well as attire or podium violations. Inquiries are not allowed on the Execution Score. TOTAL SCORE. The gymnast’s final score is the total of the Difficulty and Execution Scores less any deductions for neutral errors.


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THANKS TO CLUBS Thank you to the following clubs who helped with the ticket sales program for the AT&T American Cup. They are listed in the order of tickets sold. GYM CLUB CITY, STATE NYC Elite Gymnastics...............................................New York, NY Mid Island Gymnastics.............................................East Meadow, NY Chelsea Piers...............................................................New York, NY World Cup Gymnastics.............................................Chappaqua, NY Bright Raven Gym.......................................................Rochester, NY GMGC - Gold Medal Huntington...........................Greenlawn, NY Gymnastics Revolution.................................................Newtown, CT Gymnastics Unlimited...............................................Flemington, NJ Summit Summies – The Connection........................Summit, NJ Eastern Gym Center..................................................Nesconset, NY Paragon Gymnastics..................................................Norwood, NJ Arena Gymnastics.....................................................Stamford, CT DC Gymnastics...............................................................East Greenbush, NY Aerials Gymnastics........................................................Eastown, NJ Indigo Gymnastics Center........................................New Providence, NJ Surgent’s Elite..................................................................Roselle Park, NJ AEON Gymnastics Team..........................................Hillsdale, NJ Bright Stars Gymnastics Academy.........................Egg Harbor Township, NJ Rye YMCA...................................................................Rye, NY Elite Gymnastics.............................................................Bellmore, NY Artistic Gymnastics.......................................................Hauppauge, NY

GYM CLUB CITY, STATE Madison YMCA Gymnastics...................................Madison, NJ Massapequa Gymnastics Academy.......................Massapequa, NY Staten Island JCC Gymnastics.................................Staten Island, NY Rising Stars Gymnastics Academy...........................Millstown Township, NJ Champlain Valley Gymnastics....................................South Burlington, VT Monmouth Galaxy.........................................................Manasquan, NJ Mr. Todd’s Gymnastics..............................................Poughkeepsie, NY Silver Stars Gymnastics............................................Mount Sinai, NY Saratoga Regional YMCA............................................Saratoga Springs, NY Team Inspirations...........................................................Scarsdale, NY Henderson’s Gymnastics Academy..........................Edison, NJ Northern Elite Gymnastics.......................................Flanders, NJ 4 Star Tennis....................................................................Williamsport, MD Cione Gymnastics..........................................................Philadelphia, PA Spirit Gymnastics.......................................................North Wales, PA Champions United Gym...............................................Shamong, NJ New Image...................................................................Edgewood, NY Vasi’s International Gymnastics.............................Newtown, CT Expertiess Gymnastics..................................................St. James, NY USA Gymnastics Member Clubs are in blue


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Wieber

2009 & 2011 American Cup Champion 2011 World & National Champion

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2011 World Team Gold Medalist

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2012 ACROBATIC

GYMNASTICS World Championships & World Age Group Competition

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Early Bird Discount – Deadline: March 5 2012 Acrobatic World Championships

Qualification I (April 16)....................................................... $15.50 Qualification II (April 17)...................................................... $15.50 Finals (April 18)................................................................... $25.00 Qualifiers & Finals All-Session (April 16-18)........................ $45.00

2012 Acrobatic World Age-Group Competition

Qualification I (April 20)....................................................... $12.00 Qualification II (April 21)...................................................... $12.00 Finals (April 22)................................................................... $20.00 Qualifiers & Finals All-Session (April 20-22)........................ $35.00 Ticket prices are per person • Discounted prices available only in advance

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ESPN Wide World of Sports – Hotel to competition venue • passes for either WCH (April 16-18) or WAGC (April 20-22) are available for $125 USD per person • passes that include both WCH (April 16-18) and WAGC (April 20-22) are available for $200 USD per person Non-refundable pre-payment required • Deadline: March 5

Buena Vista Palace Hotel • $135.00 USD plus tax of 12.50% (per room / per night) • rate based on single, double, triple and quad occupancy • free scheduled shuttle to and from Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks (approx 1 mile) • heated indoor / outdoor swimming pool / fitness center / children’s play area and arcade tax rates subject to change. credit card guarantee required / payment due upon hotel arrival.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD® THEME PARK DISCOUNTED TICKETS Discounted tickets available only in advance. Deadline: March 5 M M Ma Pa agic Wa agic g P F ter Yo ark ic Y un rk Ho Your gic Pa ur W & m pp W Ho our Yo r pp Wa ur k F ay ore er ®Way T er ® y Wa u T n & ick ate icke Tic yT ke r P t w/ mo et w ick t ark re / w/ et

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2 Day $137.00 $157.00 $157.00 $178.00 3 Day $182.00 $199.00 $199.00 $218.00 4 Day $222.00 $239.00 $239.00 $255.00

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5 Day $259.00 $275.00 $275.00 $290.00

Performances: 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. • Tuesday-Saturday – No shows Sunday or Monday

6 Day $270.00 $288.00 $288.00 $302.00

Cost (includes discount & tax): Adults......................................................... $61.62 Children (ages 3-9 yrs).............................. $49.85

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Th e Road To Lo nd on go es Th Ro ug h sa n Jo se! event schedule Thursday, June 28 2:00 pm - Men’s Competition – Day 1 Friday, June 29 5:30 pm - Women’s Competition – Day 1 saturday, June 30 12:00 pm - Men’s Competition – Final Day sunday, July 1 5:30 pm - Women’s Competition – Final Day Schedule is subject to change. All times are Pacific.

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