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FEATURES

10 Pacific Rim Championships

The Pacific Rim Championships took place in Melbourne, Australia, April 29-May 2. The USA men’s and women’s teams earned a combined 35 medals in both junior and senior competition. Rebecca Bross won the senior women’s title and John Orozco won the junior men’s title.

16 Taping Split Toes

Toe splits are a very painful problem for the female artistic gymnast. The forces a gymnast sustains on her feet are exceptionally high. Learn ways to treat and tape split toes. USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair: Peter Vidmar Vice-Chair: Paul Parilla Secretary: Gary Anderson Treasurer: Morris Jim National Membership - Women: Tom Koll National Membership - Women: Steve Rybacki National Membership - Men: Yoichi Tomita National Membership - Men: Russ Fystrom National Membership - Rhythmic: Brooke Bushnell-Toohey National Membership - Trampoline & Tumbling: George Drew National Membership - Acrobatic Gymnastics: Dr. Jay Binder Advisory Council: Mike Burns Advisory Council: Ron Ferris Advisory Council: Mike Lorenzen Athlete Director - Women: Kim Zmeskal Athlete Director - Men: John Roethlisberger Athlete Director - Rhythmic: Jessica Howard Athlete Director - Trampoline & Tumbling: Karl Heger Athlete Director - Acrobatic Gymanstics: Michael Rodrigues Public Sector: Bitsy Kelley Public Sector: Frank Marshall Public Sector: Jim Morris Public Sector: Mary Lou Retton

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18 Women’s Junior Olympic National Championships

The women’s JO National Championships and National Invitational Tournament took place in Dallas, Texas. Region 3 won the overall super team award, besting seven-time winner Region 5 which came in second.

20 Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships

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The men’s JO National Championships took place in Knoxville, Tenn., and Regions 8 and 1 won the Level 10 14-15 and 16-18 team titles, respectively. Region 3 won the Level 9 team title.

24 Women’s Level 9 Eastern and Western National Championships

The Women’s JO Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships were held in Charleston, W. Va., and Des Moines, Iowa. Region 5 claimed the most team and all-around titles at Easterns with 18 titles, while Region 1 earned the most at Westerns, winning 15

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A “rip” or avulsion laceration of the hand can set a gymnast back days not to mention the pain and reoccurrences that are sure to come. Learn how to prevent, treat, and avoid rips.

DEPARTMENTS 6 EDITORIAL 22 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY 34 EVENT SCHEDULE 36 EVENT RESULTS 42 GYMNASTICS UPDATE 48 FACES IN THE GYM 50 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

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inside USA gymnastics USA Gymnastics is focused on creating new opportunities for our Junior Olympic athletes. Earlier this year the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup was introduced, providing some of our top J.O. gymnasts a chance to compete on the same stage as the athletes in the Tyson American Cup. Beginning in 2011, USA Gymnastics will be hosting the USA Gymnastics Open Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports, featuring both individual and club team champions for girls in Levels 4-8, as well as an overall club team champion. The inaugural event is scheduled for June 2-5, 2011, on the Disney grounds in Orlando, Fla. This is a big step forward for the women’s program, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is the perfect place to host this event. A team will consist of a minimum of three gymnasts at each level. There are no qualifying scores, and clubs simply need to register to compete while space is available. To participate in the overall club team competition, each club must register a team for every Level (4, 5, 6, 7 and 8). This event provides a new opportunity to be crowned as a national champion at the various levels of USA Gymnastics. It also creates a club title, previously unrecognized in the sport. The plan is to create a family friendly atmosphere, combining a prestigious gymnastics competition, surrounded by the fun of the Disney experience. A National Elite Qualifier will be held in conjunction with the Open Championships, along with an elite compulsory session. Gymnastics clubs and booster clubs that are budgeting for the upcoming season should plan accordingly. In the very near future, we will have travel packages and entry fees established, along with a registration process. We will also be providing more information on the types of individual awards being given. USA Gymnastics is proud to offer more opportunities to our Junior Olympic athletes and is continuing to search for new ways to enhance the athlete experience within the sport. Have a great summer. And, be sure to tune into NBC Sports and Universal Sports for coverage of the Visa Championships, August 11-14.

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VISION  To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of gymnastics and in life.

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USA WINS 35 MEDALS AT THE 2010 PACIFIC RIM CHAMPIONSHIPS The Pacific Rim Championships took place in Melbourne, Australia, April 29 - May 2. The USA men’s and women’s teams earned a combined 35 medals in both junior and senior competition.

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he U.S. women won the team gold medal, with a score of 234.950. The team silver went to China with 219.450 points, followed by Australia at 215.450. Rebecca Bross of WOGA and Jordyn Wieber of Twistars USA, won the senior and junior all-around gold medals, respectively. In addition to Bross and Wieber, the U.S. women’s team included: Alexandra Raisman of Brestyan’s (senior); Kyla Ross of Gym-Max (junior); Bridget Sloan of Sharp’s Gymnastics (senior); and Sabrina Vega of Dynamic Gymnastics (junior). Bross and Raisman finished in the top two spots for the senior all-around. Bross tallied 59.150 for the all-around crown, posting the top scores for bars and floor. Raisman earned a total of 58.250 for the silver, which included the best score for vault. Sloan, who injured her ankle in training, only competed on bars as part of the team competition.

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The U.S. posted the three best all-around scores in the junior all-around, but the maximum two athletes per country rule limited the Americans to claiming only the gold and the silver. Wieber earned the highest scores on three of the four events to score 59.550 for the all-around title. Ross captured the silver medal with her 58.000 total. The USA’s Vega had the third highest score with 56.600, but the bronze medal went to Russia’s Anna Rodionova at 53.450. The U.S. women won a total of 12 event medals – five gold and seven silver. Bross and Wieber each won two gold medals, with Ross picking up the fifth. Bross won the senior beam and floor titles, along with the bars silver. Wieber took top honors in junior bars and floor, along with the vault silver. Ross won the junior vault title and finished second on both bars and floor. Raisman picked up the silver medal for the senior beam and floor, with Vega claiming the junior beam silver. WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS 1. United States, 234.950 2. China, 219.450 3. Australia, 215.450 4. Canada, 213.600 5. Malaysia, 193.400


WOMEN’S SENIOR ALL-AROUND 1. Rebecca Bross, USA, 59.150 2. Alexandra Raisman, USA, 58.250 3. Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russia, 57.450 4. Liu Fang Wu, China, 55.500 5. Emily Little, Australia, 55.350 WOMEN’S JUNIOR ALL-AROUND 1. Jordyn Wieber, USA, 59.550 2. Kyla Ross, USA, 58.000 Sabrina Vega, USA, 56.600 3. Anna Rodionova, Russia, 53.450 4. Madeline Gardiner, Canada, 53.400 WOMEN’S SENIOR EVENTS VAULT 1. Dominique Pegg, Canada, 13.850 avg 2. Emily Little, Australia, 13.737 avg 3. Alexa Moreno, Mexico, 13.675 UNEVEN BARS 1. Qiushuang Huang, China, 15.450 2. Rebecca Bross, USA, 14.7 3. Ksenia Afanasyeva, Russia, 14.250 BALANCE BEAM 1. Rebecca Bross, USA, 14.925 2. Alexandra Raisman, USA, 14.675 3. Liu Fang Wu, China, 14.625

Rebecca Bross Photo by John Geddert

Top 3 Seniors L to R: Alexandra Raisman, Rebecca Bross, Ksenia Afanasyeva

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Rebecca Bross, USA, 15.175 2. Alexandra Raisman, USA,14.625 3. Kristina Vaculik, Canada, 13.925 WOMEN’S JUNIOR EVENTS VAULT 1. Kyla Ross, USA, 15.1 2. Jordyn Wieber, USA, 14.925 3. Qiaohong Zhou, China, 14.325 UNEVEN BARS 1. Jordyn Wieber, USA, 14.835 2. Kyla Ross, USA, 14.250 3. Sigi Zheng, China, 13.925 BALANCE BEAM 1. Sixin Tan, China, 15.350 2. Sabrina Vega, USA, 14.475 3. Madeline Gardiner, Canada, 14.425 FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Jordyn Wieber, USA, 14.600 2. Kyla Ross, USA, 14.200 3. Sxin Tan, China, 13.95 3. Amelia McGrath, Australia, 13.95

Top 3 Juniors L to R: Jordyn Wieber, Sabrina Vega and Kyla Ross

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2010 PACIFIC RIM CHAMPIONSHIPS

USA Men’s Team L to R: C.J. Maestas, Chris Cameron, Steven Legendre, John Orozco, Danell Leyva and Dylan Akers. USA Women’s Team L to R: Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Rebecca Bross, Kyla Ross, Bridget Sloan and Sabrina Vega.

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he U.S. men’s team won the men’s team title led by 2009 U.S. junior all-around champion John Orozco of World Cup Gymnastics who won the junior allaround title with a total that would have captured the senior crown. Scoring a team total of 345.950, the U.S. men earned the team title. China took second with a score of 340.500 and Canada rounded out the top three with a 337.250. The U.S. men’s team, which was comprised of three seniors and three juniors, included: seniors –Chris Cameron of University of Michigan, Danell Leyva of Universal Gymnastics, and Steven Legendre of Univ. of Oklahoma; and juniors –Dylan Akers of Cypress Gymnastics, C.J. Maestas of Gold Cup Gymnastics, and Orozco. Both Cameron and Legendre competed in the event a week after NCAA Championships. Orozco led the U.S team, posting the highest all-around score of the meet with 86.450, winning the junior all-around

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title and finishing first on pommel horse and high bar. Teammate Maestas, the 2009 Junior Pan Am Championships rings champion, earned the silver medal in the all-around with 84.300. Maestas finished first on rings. Nathan Gafuik of Canada won the senior all-around title with a score of 86.250, followed by Australian Sam Offord with 85.850 and Yuguo Huang of China with 85.550. USA’s Cameron, the 2010 NCAA all-around champion, took fourth with a 85.200. In the senior competition, Leyva won two gold medals (parallel bars and horizontal bar), along with the still rings bronze. Cameron captured the pommel horse title, along with the floor silver. Steven Legendre was the floor bronze medalist. For the juniors, Maestas took top honors on both rings and pommel horse, as well as third on parallel bars. Orozco was the high bar gold medalist and the silver medalist on pommel horse, rings and parallel bars. Akers claimed two bronze medals, vault and horizontal bar.


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Nathan Gafuik, Canada, 86.250 Sam Offord, Australia, 85.850 Yuguo Huang, China, 85.550 Chris Cameron, USA, 85.200 Leyand Zhang, China, 84.250

OTHER U.S. FINISHERS 7. Danell Leyva, USA, 83.750 10. Steven Legendre, USA, 82.900

MEN’S JUNIOR ALL-AROUND 1. John Orozco, USA, 86.450 2. C.J. Maestas, USA, 84.300 3. Shixiong Zhou, China, 84.250 4. Xiaodong Zhu, China, 83.750 5. Jaylan Birl, Canada, 82.650 Other U.S. finishers 6. Dylan Akers, USA, 82.150

MEN’S SENIOR EVENTS FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Yuguo Huang, China, 15.600 2. Chris Cameron, USA, 15.200 3. Steven Legendre, USA, 15.050

POMMEL HORSE 1. Chris Cameron, USA, 14.775 2. Leyang Zhang, China, 14.425 3. Ronbgbing Liu, China, 14.375

John Orozco

STILL RINGS 1. Sam Offord, Australia, 15.225 2. Kiu Chung Ng, Hong Kong, 14.950 3. Danell Leyva, USA, 14.775

VAULT 1. Yuguo Huang, China, 16.050 avg 2. Nathan Gafuik, Canada, 15.725 avg 3. Wai Hung Shek, Hong Kong, 15.662 avg

PARALLEL BARS 1. Danell Leyva, USA, 15.175 2. Yuguo Huang , China, 15.150 3. Nathan Gafuik, Canada, 14.800

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Top 3 Juniors L to R: C.J. Maestas, John Orozco, Shixiong Zhou

VAULT MEN’S TEAM RESULTS 1. USA, 345.950 2. China, 340.500 3. Canada, 337.250 4. Australia, 333.000 5. Russia, 325.400 6. New Zealand, 313.900 7. Singapore, 294.175

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1. Jaylan Birl, Canada, 15.950 2. Shixiong Zhou, China, 15.875 3. Dylan Akers, USA, 15.325

PARALLEL BARS 1. Shixiong Zhou, China, 14.400 2. John Orozco, USA, 14.250 3. C.J. Maestas, USA, 14.175

HORIZONTAL BAR 1. John Orozco, Bronx, USA, 14.725 2. Tyson Bull, Australia, 13.625 3. Dylan Akers, USA, 13.575

1. Danell Leyva, USA, 15.050 2. Ronbgbing Liu , China, 14.925 3. Luke Wiwatowski, Australia, 14.575

MEN’S JUNIOR EVENTS FLOOR EXERCISE 1. Shixiong Zhu, China, 14.575 2. Xiaodong Zhu, China, 14.5 3. Alex Ruzhitskiy, Russia, 13.8

POMMEL HORSE 1. C.J. Maestas, USA, 14.350 2. John Orozco, USA, 14.150 3. Jack Richards, Australia, 13.700

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TAPING SPLIT TOES

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oe splits are a very painful problem for the female artistic gymnast. The forces a gymnast sustains on her feet are exceptionally high. So high in fact that the force of impact of the gymnast’s toes can create a sudden tear in the skin at the attachment of the toes to the foot. Most commonly, this happens at the big toe (see Fig 1). However, this can occur at any toe and sometimes at more than one toe at a time. It is important to properly care for these splits to allow them to heal as quickly as possible because they are a very painful and annoying condition for the gymnast. Treatment of split toes begins with cleaning the split to prevent infection. Wash the area with warm soap and water. Make sure you clean all the chalk and dirt out of the split. A topical antibiotic cream can then be applied. Bacitracin® is a good choice to use. A bandage may be applied to keep the area clean out of the gym. In the gym, the use of a bandage is not very practical because it commonly rolls into the wound or slips off. The author has tried suturing the split, gluing the split, suturing and then applying glue over the split, however, all of these methods have failed to keep the split closed. As soon as the gymnast attempts to tumble (especially on the balance beam) the forces on the toe just rip the wound open again. Waiting until the wound fully heals before tumbling again is an option. However, this may not be practical if the gymnast splits the toe in a competition or just before a competition. Taping the toe for practice/competition is very difficult. If done improperly, the tape slides into the wound. A technique that has the best results for taping the toe requires the following supplies. (Fig 2) 1. One roll of Leukotape P®. This is a very sticky type of tan tape that can be purchased by searching the web. It usually costs about $8 to $10 a roll. One roll is enough to tape the toe long enough for it to heal. 2. One can of a taping base (Cramer Colorless Tuff Skin® is a good choice). The taping base is a sticky spray that keeps the tape from sliding on the foot.

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Split Toe Tape Application: Step 1: Spray the foot with the taping base being careful not to get it into the split as it will sting. The spray may be applied to a cotton tip applicator first instead. Then rub the applicator over the toe and foot. This may help keep the split from stinging. Once the taping base dries and is sticky to the touch, apply the tape. Step 2: Apply a strip of tape around two toes. By taping two toes together, the split is better supported then with taping a single toe. (see Fig 3a and 3b) Step 3: Apply a strip of tape around the arch. Step 4: Apply a series of tape strips from the toe to the arch. Overlap the strips as you apply 2 or 3 strips Pull the tape firmly but do not cause the toe to flex. Keep the toes straight in alignment. If the toe flexes too much it is uncomfortable for the gymnast. (See Fig 4) Step 5: Apply a strip of tape around the toes and another at the arch again to hold the vertical strips in place. (See Fig 5) Remove the tape after practice and clean the toe again. The use of skin softener creams/lotions can be beneficial outside of practice. It is important to keep the skin soft and pliable. If the skin hardens too much it has a tendency to tear again. The more pliable the skin the more it can stretch without tearing. It is best not to use a lotion that has perfume in it since they have a tendency to create a burning sensation. The same lotion that is used for rips on the hands may be used for the split on the foot. Sometimes it is helpful to reapply the tape after bathing and cleaning the split after practice. By taping the toe outside of practice, it may help to close/heal the split sooner. To download a video of this taping procedure log on to GymnasticsDoctor.com Good luck and remember to stay healthy and train hard.


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early 450 of the USA’s best Level 10 gymnasts were in Dallas for the 2010 Women’s Junior Olympic National Championships held at the Dallas Convention Center. Region 3 won the Overall Super Team Award, besting seven-time winner Region 5 (2003-09) which came in second. Region 4 was third. Congratulations to the top four all-around gymnasts in each division who earned a spot on the Junior Olympic National Team. Level 10, the highest level in the Junior Olympic program, is just under the elite level. The Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament (NIT)

was held in conjunction with the JO National Championships. The JO-NIT was developed to allow an additional 192 athletes an opportunity to compete at the national level and features gymnasts who ranked eighth, ninth and 10th in the all-around in each of the eight age divisions at the Regional Championships. For full results on both competitions go to www.usa-gymnastics.org/results Special thanks to GK Elite Sportswear and American Athletic for their continued support of the Junior Olympic Program. Also, thanks to Metroplex Gymnastics for the superb job as host club.

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JUNIOR A 1 Grace Williams 2 Alex McMurtry 2 Jenna Bresette 4 Maddi Desch 5 Maggie Nichols 6 Samantha Partyka 7 Haley McDowell 8 Sarah Finnegan 9 Danielle Dessaints 9 Wynter Childers 9 Heather Hannon

Gedderts’ Twistars Richmond Olympiad Great American Great American Twin City Twisters Champion Texas Great American Great American Gym Cats Spearfish Wright’s

JUNIOR A TEAM 1 Region 4 2 Region 5 3 Region 3

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38.175 37.775 37.775 37.700 37.675 37.625 37.475 37.450 37.400 37.400 37.400

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Jessica Howe JUNIOR B 1 Jessica Howe WOGA 2 Brittany Franklin Texas Dreams 3 Taylor Harrison World Class VA 4 Megan Jimenez Precision 5 Rebecca McRobbie WOGA 5 Kara Lovan Triad 7 Dana Ho WOGA 8 Desiree Palomares Charter Oak Gliders 9 Baely Rowe Auburn Gym. 10 Lauren Li Metroplex 10 Isabelle Castillo Bay Aerials

JUNIOR B TEAM 1 Region 3 2 Region 1 3 Region 5

152.600 151.350 151.125

38.300 38.000 37.825 37.750 37.725 37.725 37.700 37.675 37.600 37.575 37.575

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Rachel Spicer JUNIOR C 1 Rachel Spicer 2 Shealyn Farley 3 Asi Peko 4 Megan Marenghi 5 Sarah Lokos 6 Amanda Wellick 7 Kathryn Kluz 7 Ashleigh Gnat 9 Maggie Dunn 10 Erin Buchanan 10 Ashlyn Broussard 10 Stephanie Miceli

Texas Dreams Prestige Brown’s Las Vegas WOGA Hill’s Gymnastics Legacy Elite Oakland MI Ace Brestyans Capital VA WOGA Gold Medal NY

JUNIOR C TEAM 1 Region 3 2 Region 5 3 Region 7

152.850 152.500 152.325

38.475 38.425 38.375 38.325 38.150 38.125 38.000 38.000 37.875 37.825 37.825 37.825

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Brandie Jay JUNIOR D 1 Brandie Jay 2 Holly Blanske 3 Ariel Martin 4 Randii Wyrick 4 Breanna Hughes 6 Taylor Rice 7 Austin Sheppard 7 Carley Sims 9 Tori Wilson 10 Lexi Mills

GK’s Twin City Twisters Illinois Gymn. Inst. Brown’s Las Vegas Twin City Twisters Gym Cats Golden Grip Jamjev Gold Cup WOGA

JUNIOR D TEAM 1 Region 3 152.875 1 Region 4 152.875 3 Region 1 152.550

38.425 38.375 38.300 38.250 38.250 38.075 38.000 38.000 37.875 37.825

D

Jessie DeZiel SENIOR A 1 Jessie DeZiel Twin City Twisters 2 Ciera Perkins Gym Cats 3 Samantha Musto Atlantic Coast 4 Kassandra Lopez Tumbleweeds 5 Haley Watts Southeastern 6 Sachi Sugiyama Top Flight 7 Haley Scaman Illinois Gymn. Inst. 8 Alina Cartwright Legacy Elite 8 Alexandra Witt La Fleur’s Tampa 10 Haley Bodenheimer Salem

SENIOR A TEAM 1 Region 5 2 Region 1 3 Region 8

151.100 150.800 149.550

38.100 38.000 37.825 37.800 37.775 37.600 37.575 37.500 37.500 37.325

A

Katherine Grable

Joanna Sampson SENIOR B 1 Joanna Sampson 2 Lloiminicia Hall 3 Cerise Witherby 4 Rebecca Tutka 5 Erica Oswalt 6 Diandra Milliner 7 Rachel Updike 8 Hayden Ward 9 Ana Jaworski 10 Amiah Mims

Ricochets Texas Dreams Wildfire Parkettes Gym Cats Folger’s KGDC Dynamo Airborne CA Wright’s

SENIOR B TEAM 1 Region 3 2 Region 7 3 Region 1

151.650 151.550 151.250

38.200 38.025 38.000 37.975 37.700 37.625 37.575 37.425 37.400 37.375

B

Kimberly Jacob & Alaina Johnson SENIOR C 1 Katherine Grable 2 Bailee Zumwalde 3 Aliza Vaccher 4 Brittany Harris 5 Kaylan Earns 6 Sarah Zoldos 7 Hope Sloanhoffer 8 Betsy Zander 9 Scarlett Williams 9 Henrietta Green

Oshkosh Twin City Twisters Desert Devils Krafft Academy Arena IL La Fleur’s Tampa Gym Revolution Docksiders Elite Gym LA Charter Oak Gliders

SENIOR C TEAM 1 Region 4 2 Region 8 3 Region 3

150.925 150.475 150.250

38.200 38.000 37.975 37.950 37.900 37.675 37.475 37.450 37.375 37.375

C

SENIOR D 1 Alaina Johnson 1 Kimberly Jacob 3 Sarah DeMeo 4 Amber See 5 Diahanna Ham 6 Brittney Noble 7 Olivia Carisella 8 Sarah Fiedler 9 Katie O’Rourke 10 Moriah Martin

Texas East Superior NC Eagles MO TAGS South Gym Cats Orlando Metro Elite Gym LA Libertyville Capital VA Ace

SENIOR D TEAM 1 Region 8 2 Region 4 3 Region 5

152.725 151.825 150.600

38.500 38.500 38.450 38.250 38.000 37.825 37.675 37.625 37.575 37.525

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MEN’S JO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Sam Mikulak

Jesse Silverstein

Christopher Turner

Photos by Champion Images

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ore than 700 of the USA’s top Level 9 and 10 gymnasts competed in the 36th Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships, May 6-9, at the Knoxville (Tenn.) Convention Center. The event was hosted by Premier Athletics and the co-directors of the meet were Steve Butcher and Phil Savage. Regions 8 and 1 won the Level 10 Junior Olympic 14-15 and 16-18 team titles, respectively. Region 3 won the Level 9 team title. Congratulations to the all-around champions Sam Mikulak of SCATS who won the Level 10 16-18 year division; Jake Martin of Orlando Metro who won the Level 10 14-15 year old division; and Yul Moldauer of 5280 who won the Level 9 12-13 year old division. Special thanks to GK Elite Sportswear and American Athletic for their continued support of the Junior Olympic Program.

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Level 10 16-18 All-Around Winners (top 36) 1 Sam Mikulak 2 Jesse Silverstein 3 Christopher Turner 4 Wyatt Aycock 5 Colton Wulf 6 Trevor Howard 7 Jacoby Rubin 8 C.J. Schaaf 9 Matt Fellemen 10 Jesse Glenn 11 Cyrus Dobre-Mofid 12 Wasef Burbar 13 Josh Ungar 14 Cameron Rogers 15 Alex Strait 16 Eric Schryver 17 Drew Moling 18 Jordan Valdez 18 Justin Morinishi 20 Brian Knott 21 Cale Robinson 22 Joseph Hodges 23 Dylan James 23 Danny Berardini 25 Alexander Barrera 26 Michael Strathern 27 William Clement 28 Andy House 28 Raymond White 30 Steffen Beck 31 Nicholas Hunter 32 Robert DiRugeris 33 Kyle Banks 34 Jeffrey Treleaven 35 Jeffrey Becker 36 Landon Funiciello

SCATS U. S. Gym. Dev West Coast Orlando Metro 5280 Hocking Valley Buffalo Grove Cypress Acad. NEAG SCATS Hanover YMCA Buffalo Grove Daggetts Zenith Champion WOGA Hocking Valley Champion St. Louis G.C. Chelsea Piers Premier Athl. Rochester JAG Buffalo Grove Universal Bartlett Cal Sports

181.450 180.800 174.550 171.350 171.300 171.000 170.550 170.150 170.050 169.700 169.400 169.350 168.950 168.500 168.400 168.300 168.050 167.000 167.000 166.800 166.350 166.200 165.250 165.250 165.000 164.950 164.400 Houston Gym Ctr. 164.150 Crenshaw Athletic 164.150 LaFleur Tampa 163.900 Gym.World 163.600 Will-Moor 163.350 Diamond Elite 162.800 Bartlett 161.150 Intl. Boys 159.650 G. C. 2 126.600

FRANK CUMISKEY AWARD WINNER Dan Coon & Roberto Pumpido 2010 USA GYMNASTICS MEN’S PROGRAM SERVICE AWARDS 35 YEARS OF SERVICE Bill Foster, Colorado and New Mexico State Chairman, Region 9 Chairman, JOPC 30 YEARS OF SERVICE Gene Watson, Jr. National Coaching Staff Bob Witmer, Region 5 Chairman 20 YEARS OF SERVICE Paul Gebauer, Alaska State Chairman 10 YEARS OF SERVICE Ron Ferris, Ohio State Chairman Doug Burton, Kentucky State Chairman 5 YEARS OF SERVICE Jerry Fix, Wisconsin State Chairman George West, New Hampshire State Chairman Ben Stern, North Carolina State Chairman


Jake Martin

Sean Melton

Stacey Ervin

Level 9 12-13 All-Around Winners (top 36) 1 Yul Moldauer 2 Marty Strech 3 Marvin Kimble 4 Colin Van Wicklen 5 David Jessen 6 Tristan Burke 7 Hunter Justus 8 Ryan Wangler 9 Michael Burns 9 Marcos Gatinho 11 Yaroslav Pochinka 12 Lukas Texeira 13 Favian Valdez 14 Jack Kramer 15 Jonathan Tang 16 Connor Lewis 17 Alex Magsam 17 Noah Beeman 19 Rafael Javellana 20 Jalon Staggs 21 Bobby Baker 22 Seth Cannon 23 Phillip Campos 24 Jacob Barrus 24 Wongsai Heur 24 David MacDonald 27 JJ Litster 28 Jacob Silvestri 29 Fabian Deluna 30 Uriel Chartrand 31 Alex Diab 32 Luke Sturm 33 Anton Stephenson 34 Tanner West 35 Ryan Dunning 36 Drew Burton 37 Trevor North

5280 166.100 Azarian Gym. 163.600 Swiss Turners 163.400 Cypress Acad. 163.350 RISE 162.750 WOGA 162.400 Cypress Acad. 161.350 TAGS South 159.900 Hocking Valley 157.450 Universal 157.450 WOGA 157.150 SALTO 157.000 Orlando Metro 156.500 Zenith 156.300 Upper Merion 156.150 Integrity 155.900 North Valley 155.850 Queen City 155.850 Universal 155.750 Jill’s Gym. 155.250 Aerial 155.100 Dynamo 155.000 Platinum Gym. 154.600 Ridgewood 154.300 Infinite Gym 154.300 Bartlett 154.300 Arete 154.050 New Hope 153.750 WOGA 153.400 VSSG 153.250 Premier Downers 152.800 Orlando Metro 152.350 DeVeau’s School 151.250 Alamo Gym Ctr. 150.750 Eagle Ridge 150.550 CTC 147.250 Hocking Valley 137.350

Level 10 14-15 All-Around Winners (top 36) 1 Jake Martin Orlando Metro 177.600 2 Sean Melton Orlando Metro 176.700 3 Stacey Ervin Mills USA 173.850 4 Adrian De Los Angeles SCATS 173.350 5 Jonathan Deaton Daggetts 170.800 6 Maximilian Mayr Universal 170.150 7 Dmitri Belanovski** Swiss Turners 169.800 8 Donnell Whittenburg Ultimate 169.600 9 Rodolfo Bonilla** Gym ETC 169.400 10 Jacob Dastrup Arete 169.300 11 Timothy Wang South Coast 168.450 12 Nick Spiro New Hope 167.800 13 Alex Johnson Integrity 167.250 14 Daniel Lucas Branch 166.850 15 Kanji Oyama SCATS 166.400 16 Jack Boyle Premier Acad.W. 166.100 17 Kevin Wolting Azarian Gym. 165.800 18 Alec Robin Victory 165.650 18 Danny DiBenedetto Daggetts 165.650 20 Ryan Patterson** San Mateo 165.100 21 Alex Powarzynski SCATS 164.750 22 Joshua Yee HITS 164.650 23 Grant Perdue Gymmasters 164.400 24 Travis Gollott West Coast 163.650 25 Delvecchio Orozco Buffalo Grove 163.550 26 Kevin Baker Queen City 163.300 27 Jordan Gotro Byers Elk Grove 162.700 28 Brandon Beckhardt Hot Shots 162.650 29 David Frankl U. S. Gym. Dev 161.800 30 Jesse Himmelsbach Queen City 161.750 31 Joe Peters Parkettes 160.900 32 Samuel Chamberlain Gym TC of OH 159.600 33 Jacob Hill-Seaton Cahoys 159.400 34 Antonio Castro FGTC 159.300 35 Andrew Rickly Hocking Valley 157.550 36 Adam Dean Roch 155.350

Yul Moldauer

Marty Strech

Marvin Kimble

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Photos by John Cheng

CELEBRATE THE DAY THAT CELEBRATES YOUR SPORT!

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et’s celebrate! Join USA Gymnastics and hundreds of gymnastics clubs in a nationwide effort to bring awareness to the sport of gymnastics. This summer, gear up to participate in National Gymnastics Day by suggesting funfilled fitness activities to your club for athletes, staff, and family members. You can reach out into your community and spread the word about why gymnastics is FUN, and how it builds strong bodies and strong character!

CHALLENGING FOR CHARITY

Challenge your gym club to help those in need! Celebrate National Gymnastics Day with a fundraising activity and support Children’s Miracle Network. Remember, 100 percent of fund raising efforts go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in your community. Here are a few great ways National Gymnastics Day has been celebrated in past years: •

Summer Fun Leap’n Log – Athletes kept an exercise log that included goals, then performed flips, cartwheels or any fitness activity they choose to meet that goal. Each athlete found sponsors, friends or family members to donate a set amount of money for each activity accomplished. A penny per cartwheel certainly added up!

Flip-a-thons/Cart-wheel-a-thons/Balance Beam Madness - Athletes and gym clubs invited community members to watch the skills contest, charging entry for the competition or taking pledges for how many flips or cartwheels each athlete can do in a set period of time. All proceeds go to support your local Children’s Miracle Network.

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Utilize your imagination! Make posters or flyers to generate interest; bake cookies or host a car wash to start the fundraising campaign. Create an activity and get involved! Ask your gym club to contact local business owners or healthcare facilities and challenge them in a Tyson Fitness Challenge activity. Your local newspaper or television station just might share your story, telling others how you combined fitness and fundraising to make a difference in the lives of many children in your area. For information on these activities or more ideas for National Gymnastics Day, please visit: www.usa-gymnastics/nationalgymnasticsday

SHARE YOUR SUCCESS

Share your National Gymnastics Day photos with USA Gymnastics and shine in the spotlight! Show us how creative you are by sending us your photos! We will publish your photos on our web site and in our USA Gymnastics magazine. Also include stories of how much money your club raised for Children’s Miracle Network, how your gym club celebrated as a team, or how you involved your local community in celebrating National Gymnastics Day. Send your pictures and stories to Clubservices@usa-gymnastics.org

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting National Gymnastics Day and USA Gymnastics! Our efforts will help improve the lives of many children throughout the Children’s Miracle Network.


Women’s

Level

9

Eastern Championships JUNIOR

Junior 1

The all-around champion of each age group is shown below

CLUB

SCORE

1 Lexi Graber Southern Starz 36.975 2 Jenna Swartzentruber Buckeye Gymnastics 36.850 3 Lauren Kent Sonshine Gymnastics 36.725 4 Anaka Benink Gym. Acad. of Rockford 36.700 5 Deanna Chesnok Southeastern 36.675 6 NaTori Robinson World Class - VA 36.375 7 Ryan Stach Galaxy Gymnastics 36.275 7 Ashley Smith Northwind 36.275

Junior 4 1 Sabrina Garcia 2 Alexis Brawner 3 Francesca Swoboda 4 Elizabeth Nand 5 Skyler Lyons 6 Nicole Stevens 7 Savannah Gorisek 8 Olivia Bauer 8 Haylie Hendrickson 8 Mimi Traore

The 2010 Women’s JO Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships were held April 30-May 2. Eastern Championships took place at the Charleston, W. Va.; and the Western Championships were held in Des Moines, Iowa. Region 5 claimed the most team and all-around titles at the Eastern Championships with 18 titles, while Region 1 earned the most at the Western Championships, winning 15 titles.

CLUB

SCORE

Prestige Cutting Edge Gold Medal - NY Parkettes Balance Institute Brestyan’s Gym Dandys United Gymnastics SET-10 Nashoba

37.450 37.325 37.075 36.775 36.750 36.725 36.650 36.350 36.350 36.350

Junior 2 1 Julianna Cannamela 2 Kaitlyn Szafranski 3 Brittini Chappell 4 Chloe Cluchey 5 Cortni Baker 6 Madison Killay 7 Abby Mullett 8 Rose Piorkowski 8 Carly Teska

Junior 5 1 Macey Hilliker 2 Tyler Burkett 3 Margaret McAvoy 4 Casey Neeley 5 Angelina Giancroce 5 Mackenzie Cripps 7 Kelly Martin 8 Machaela Romito

CLUB

SCORE

Southeastern Parkettes AGA Gymnastics Capital Gymnastics Brestyan’s Elite Gymnastics - MA Elite Gymnastics - LA Gymnastics Plus 10.0 Acad. of Gym.

37.275 37.100 37.000 36.950 36.850 36.650 36.625 36.525 36.525

CLUB

SCORE

Midland Wright’s Gymnastics Southeastern E.T.C. Gymnastics Aiken Gym Magnitude 10.0 New Eng. Gym Express Gymnastics Works

37.150 36.975 36.925 36.375 36.125 36.125 36.050 35.975

Junior 3 1 Megan Hultgren 2 Claire Kern 3 Sydney Snead 4 Rachel Cutler 5 Katie Menzione 6 Olivia Karas 7 Erica McClain 8 Jessica Ling

Junior 6

CLUB

SCORE

Gym. Acad. of Rockford 37.575 Southeastern 37.425 Sonshine Gymnastics 37.325 Geddert’s Twistars 37.150 Balance Institute 37.050 Lake Shore Academy 36.975 Aiken Gym 36.825 Oakland Gymnastics 36.700

CLUB

SCORE

1 Corinne Rechenmacher Premier Gym. Academy 37.550 2 Jessica Myers World Class - VA 37.225 3 Chelsea Grimison Chelle Stack’s 37.000 4 Kaylee Dowell Shooting Stars 36.750 5 Fanny Migliore Gold Medal - NY 36.725 6 Jacquelyn Bryden Gym America 36.700 7 Kelsey Hood Olympia Gymnastics MI 36.550 8 Morgan Marks La Fleur’s Gym. - Largo 36.500

TEAM RESULTS

Junior 7 1 Sarah Faller 2 Eboni Jackson 3 Abbott Llewellyn 4 Julia Konner 5 Katy Clements 6 Sloane Smith 7 Courtney Pickett 8 Krista Walberer

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CLUB

SCORE

Sunshine Gymnastics Georgia Gym Acad Gym Acad. of Altanta Apollo Gymnastics Georgia Gym Acad Girls Co-Op Mountain Brook Alpine Gymnastics

37.475 37.125 37.050 37.025 36.550 36.300 35.975 35.750

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Junior 8 1 Brianna Higgins 2 Kelly Huseman 3 Marissa Beucler 4 Emily Brauckmuller 5 Jessica Fillbin 6 Savannah Borman 7 Summer Burr 7 Marissa Deangelo

CLUB

SCORE

Geddert’s Twistars 37.100 La Fleur’s Gym. - Tampa 37.050 Cincinnati Gym. Acad. 36.900 Orlando Metro 36.700 Olympia Gymnastics MI 36.600 World Class - VA 36.475 Harbor City 36.350 Gymnastics Revolution 36.350

JUNIOR 1 1. Region 8 147.100 2. Region 5 145.975 3. Region 6 145.125

JUNIOR 5 1. Region 5 147.100 2. Region 8 146.400 3. Region 7 142.350

JUNIOR 2 1. Region 8 148.025 2. Region 7 147.175 3. Region 6 146.800

JUNIOR 6 1. Region 5 148.275 2. Region 8 146.900 3. Region 7 145.625

JUNIOR 3 1. Region 5 149.450 2. Region 8 148.625 3. Region 7 144.725

JUNIOR 7 1. Region 8 148.250 2. Region 7 144.900 3. Region 5 143.150

JUNIOR 4 1. Region 7 147.425 2. Region 6 147.250 3. Region 5 146.800

JUNIOR 8 1. Region 5 147.600 2. Region 8 146.850 3. Region 7 145.900


Women’s

Level

9

Eastern Championships SENIOR

Senior 1 1 Rachel Haines 2 Kelly Martin 3 Bridget Steffen 4 Aubree Horn 4 Whitney Stoops 6 Caroline Fitzpatrick 7 Karina Schoenfeldt 8 Meghan Quinn

Senior 4 1 Chloe Presley 2 Jasmine Zambrana 3 Megan Lamphere 4 Megan Bastuba 5 Melissa Idell 6 Stacy Allen 7 Christine Shrager 8 Corey Holman

The all-around champion of each age group is shown below

CLUB

SCORE

Geddert’s Twistars 38.150 ACE Gymnastics - FL 37.125 World Class - VA 36.600 Prestige 36.375 Great Lakes Gymnastics 36.375 Arena Gymnastics - CT 36.225 IGI 36.100 Aero Gymnastics 35.975

CLUB

SCORE

Oakland Gymnastics 37.125 Nina’s Gymnastics 36.900 Grand Blanc Gymnastics 36.800 Olympia Gymnastics MI 36.700 First State 36.600 Frederick Gym Club 36.300 Sonshine Gymnastics 36.050 Walker’s gymnastics 35.900

Senior 2 1 Alexandra Chretien 2 Mikayla Walsh 3 Sarah Krulish 4 Chloe Wight 5 Kara Witgen 6 Monika Looney 7 Ashley Belanger 7 Amy Arevalo

Senior 5

CLUB

SCORE

Oakland Gymnastics 37.150 Phenom Gymnastics 36.925 Atlantic Coast 36.850 Let It Shine 36.450 Olympia Gymnastics MI 36.300 Fairland 36.175 Atlantic Gymnastics 36.150 Arena Gymnastics - IL 36.150

CLUB

1 Meghan Brannon La Fleur’s Gym. - Largo 2 Katie Freese Shoreline 2 Cara Cianci Atlantic Coast 4 Jessica Powell Atlantic Coast 5 Gretchen Donovan CGA 6 Olivia Labs Central Bucks 7 Joelle Crisan Universal 8 Cally Elkin Deveaus

SCORE 36.150 36.000 36.000 35.925 35.775 35.550 35.525 35.475

Senior 3 1 Arlyn Amor 2 Victoria Caputo 3 Madison Fantin 4 Brittany Wenzel 5 Annie Labrie 6 Rachel Chambers 7 Alexandra Zimmermann 8 Ryann Anderson

Senior 6 1 Samantha Lutz 2 Parker Beattie 2 Mallory Moreau 4 Kelci Schulz 5 Rachel Berkstresser 6 Alyssa Burns 7 Erin Murphy 8 Alexa DuCharme

CLUB

SCORE

Geddert’s Twistars 37.725 Gold Medal - NY 37.175 Olympia Gymnastics MI 37.125 Universal 36.750 Geddert’s Twistars 36.625 Buffalo Grove Gym. 36.375 Rebounders 36.350 Southeastern 36.325

CLUB

SCORE

Elite Energy Richmond Olympiad Ocean State Ultimate Gymnastics Gym Dandys New Image Energym World Class - NY

36.675 35.675 35.675 35.650 35.625 35.600 35.550 35.525

TEAM RESULTS

Senior 7 1 Maria Hayden 2 Amber Mirski 3 Chelsey Baker 4 Emily Kelly 5 Brooke Hyman 6 Jenna Marchi 7 Ashlan Milikan 8 Jessica Rockafellow

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CLUB

SCORE

Gymini 36.650 American Acad. of Gymn. 36.300 Gymnastics Plus 36.250 Georgia All Stars 36.150 Harford Gym 36.000 Gymnastics Michiana 35.950 Anderson Gymnastics 35.925 Grand Blanc Gymnastics 35.775

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Senior 8 1 Olivia Chiu 2 Kayla Heator 3 Danielle Perry 4 Kayla Sheets 5 Casey Addis 6 Lauren Gabriel 7 Paige Carper 8 Maria Bryant

CLUB

SCORE

Grand Blanc Gym. Tri-State Gymnastics Universal Ocean Tumblers Atlantic Coast Pittsburgh Northstars South Florida Gym. Gymnastics Unlimited

36.550 36.175 36.125 35.850 35.525 35.400 35.375 35.250

SENIOR 1 1. Region 5 147.725 2. Region 8 145.775 3. Region 6 144.375

SENIOR 5 1. Region 7 143.900 2. Region 8 143.400 3. Region 5 142.550

SENIOR 2 1. Region 5 147.350 2. Region 7 145.600 3. Region 8 145.125

SENIOR 6 1. Region 8 143.750 2. Region 7 142.575 3. Region 5 142.100

SENIOR 3 1. Region 5 149.200 2. Region 6 146.475 3. Region 7 144.000

SENIOR 7 1. Region 5 144.825 2. Region 7 144.275 3. Region 8 142.775

SENIOR 4 1. Region 5 147.025 2. Region 7 144.700 3. Region 6 144.575

SENIOR 8 1. Region 7 143.825 1. Region 5 143.825 3. Region 6 139.000


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Women’s

Level

9

Western Championships JUNIOR

Junior 1 1 Alyssa Baumann 2 Megan Tripp 3 Adriene Miller 4 Autumn DeHarde 5 Tara Catour 6 Kaitlyn Hall 7 Veronica Hults 7 Madison Howard

Junior 4 1 Elizabeth Yu 2 Haylee Roe 3 Corinne Belkoff 4 Makenzie Anderson 5 Amanda Stelea 6 Emily Howe 7 Krissi Aker 8 Lindsay VanRooyen

The all-around champion of each age group is shown below

CLUB

SCORE

WOGA WOGA Texas Dreams LaFleur’s – WI Desert Lights KGDC Twisters All Olympia McCracken’s

37.725 37.550 37.375 37.025 36.875 36.800 36.625 36.625

CLUB

SCORE

West Coast Elite Texas Dreams Tumbleweeds Twin City Twisters Great Amer. Gym Exp. WOGA Dynamo WOGA

37.750 37.500 37.475 37.250 37.075 37.000 36.975 36.675

Junior 2 1 Tess McCracken 2 Sierra Hassel 3 Emily Halter 3 Monica Riley 5 Evanni Roberson 6 Nicole Steele 7 Sofie Seilnacht 8 Nicole Shapiro

Junior 5 1 Natasha Trejo 2 Allie Ziober 3 Emily Briones 4 Amy Enright 5 Natalie Brown 6 Kaylee Adams 7 Courtney Soliwoda 8 Ginaphr Seat

CLUB

SCORE

WOGA Chow’s – IA Gymnastics Pacifica Top Flight Gym. Grace Auburn GC Bay Aerials All Olympia

37.925 37.500 37.400 37.400 37.175 36.925 36.900 36.675

CLUB

SCORE

Tumbleweeds US Gold Gymnastics Aerial Athletics Rising Stars – MN WOGA Platinum Gymnastics Scherbo SG Conoco Phillips Gymn

37.825 37.525 37.450 37.375 37.350 37.100 37.050 36.875

Junior 3 1 Lacy Dagen 2 Allison Bower 3 Misty-Jade Carlson 4 Nykaela Dodson 5 Catelyn Orel 5 Alexis Lawrence 7 Aubree Rosa 8 Kendal Watts

Junior 6 1 Jamy Garcia 2 Emily Robbins 3 Jade Cottrell 4 Randi Heyer 5 Symone Griffin 5 Ariana Harger 7 Alana Polfuss 8 Emma Roush 8 Lauren Wilson 8 Melissa Jordan

CLUB

SCORE

Pacific West Desert Devils Auburn GC Gym East Great Amer. Gym Exp Auburn GC Gliders Leading Edge

37.575 37.150 37.125 37.075 37.000 37.000 36.950 36.925

CLUB

SCORE

West Valley National Elite Gymna Auburn GC Rohnert Park Leading Edge Bay Aerials Twin City Twisters KGDC Twisters Diamond Academy WCGC – WI

37.500 37.400 36.850 36.775 36.675 36.675 36.650 36.625 36.625 36.625

TEAM RESULTS

Junior 7

CLUB

1 Hannah Tennyson Tumbleweeds 2 Brittany Hadj-Romdhane Rising Stars – MN 3 Casey Bell Woodlands Gym Acad. 4 Amber Helternes Twin City Twisters 5 Jaimyn Trimboli National Academy 6 Vinnesa Narvaez Edge 7 Allison Lewis US Gold Gymnastics 8 Haley Fleck Premier – NE

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SCORE 37.775 37.325 37.225 37.150 37.100 37.075 36.950 36.875

Junior 8 1 Emily Clearman 2 Lexi Tenenbaum 3 Emily McLemore 4 Molly Reiter 5 Kiana Gordon 5 Rebecca Sledge 7 Anneke Klaver 7 Lauren Rizzi

CLUB

SCORE

Achievers Gymnastics Gleasons - Maple Grv East Texas Twisters Waller’s Gym Jam Acad Pacific West MO Valley – MO Byers Elk Grove National Elite Gym

37.250 36.725 36.700 36.625 36.600 36.600 36.450 36.450

JUNIOR 1 1. Region 3 149.900 2. Region 1 148.100 3. Region 4 146.975

JUNIOR 5 1. Region 3 150.025 2. Region 1 148.825 3. Region 2 146.125

JUNIOR 2 1. Region 3 149.275 2. Region 1 148.225 3. Region 2 147.300

JUNIOR 6 1. Region 3 148.075 2. Region 1 148.050 3. Region 4 146.550

JUNIOR 3 1. Region 1 148.775 2. Region 2 148.725 3. Region 4 147.425

JUNIOR 7 1. Region 4 148.150 2. Region 3 148.000 3. Region 1 147.825

JUNIOR 4 1. Region 1 149.375 2. Region 3 149.250 3. Region 2 146.375

JUNIOR 8 1. Region 3 148.025 2. Region 1 147.400 3. Region 4 146.400


Women’s

Level

9

Western Championships SENIOR

Senior 1

The all-around champion of each age group is shown below

CLUB

1 Selynna Felix-Terrazas Tumbleweeds 2 Haleigh Shepard GymStars – Modesto 3 Logan Williams Rohnert Park 4 MiKaela Jones All American-UT 4 Hannah Finnegan Xtreme - L.S. – MO 6 Mc Kenna Bird BroncoElite 6 Julia Dressler Grace 8 Madison Rich NASA

Senior 4 1 Danielle Landry 2 Morgan Fairman 3 Jordan Garza 4 Randi Schorzman 5 Alexa Okamura 6 Opua Calucag 7 Montana Whittle 8 Ginny Ebker

SCORE 37.350 37.250 37.150 36.750 36.750 36.700 36.700 36.575

CLUB

SCORE

Auburn GC Cedar Valley – IA West Coast Auburn GC Gym East West Coast Elite Nebraska Sch. of Gym Team Central – MO

37.275 37.200 37.125 37.050 36.775 36.625 36.525 36.500

Senior 2 1 Nicole Wangler 2 Kiah Venzon 3 Brice Mizell 4 Krysten Howard 5 Aleksei Dingel 6 Grayson Esslinger 7 Makayla Betz 8 Austen Fankhouser

Senior 5 1 Cheyenne Gavino 2 Alicia Floyd 3 Paige Bottano 4Alexis Cox 5 Madeline Nilsson 6 Rachel Loder 7 Camilla Opperman 8 Brittany Lee

CLUB

SCORE

Tags South – MN West Coast Elite Athletic Edge Oasis BroncoElite Oshkosh GC Olympus Airborne Colorado

37.200 37.075 36.625 36.600 36.575 36.500 36.475 36.425

CLUB

SCORE

Metropolitan Bay Aerials AGA-SoCal Adrenaline Gymnastics Adrenaline Gymnastic Tumbleweeds Bay Aerials Gym East

37.500 37.000 36.975 36.925 36.675 36.625 36.425 36.325

Senior 3 1 Melissa Feuerborn 2 Tiara Phipps 3 Caitlin Fovenyessy 4 Ashlyn Gibson 5 Tiffany McCarthy 6 Jessica Nesis 7 Michelle Fong 8 Diana Walters

Senior 6 1 Crystal Paz 2 Rachel Adams 3Alyssa Montalban 4 Jennifer Silver 5 Karina Starling 6 Melanee Pfautz 7 Tess Wagner 7 Sydney Hinton

CLUB

SCORE

KGDC Twisters Aerial Athletics San Mateo Zenith Elite Aspire Gymnastics R3 Gym East San Mateo Crenshaw Athletic Club

37.650 37.375 37.200 36.950 36.925 36.825 36.775 36.725

CLUB

SCORE

Bay Aerials Conoco Phillips Gym. Byers Elk Grove West Coast Black Diamond Twin City Twisters Desert Lights Auburn GC

37.050 36.750 36.650 36.625 36.350 36.325 36.225 36.225

TEAM RESULTS

Senior 7

CLUB

1 Victoria Mar Head Over Heels 2 Ynez Lacson Genesis 3 Michelle Padilla All American-UT 4 Tauny Shearer Precision Gymnastics 5 Ashley Follett US Gold Gymnastics 6 Mc Kenna Page Gym East 6 Samantha Vander Putten Gym East 8 Amy Crawford MN Flyers – MN

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SCORE 37.575 37.125 36.975 36.700 36.525 36.325 36.325 36.250

Senior 8 1 Hailey Wells 2 Brittany Deziel 3 Jenna Martin 4 Caitlin Mc Bride 5 Briana Bradley 6 Dawn Parrett 7 Lisa Goodhew 8 Samantha Grimmer

CLUB

SCORE

Emerald City Twin City Twisters Team Rev Mid Columbia Byers Elk Grove Conoco Phillips Gymn Flyers/Boulder Scamps – WI

36.425 36.400 36.350 36.325 35.775 35.600 35.350 35.325

SENIOR 1 1. Region 1 149.500 2. Region 2 148.350 3. Region 4 143.600

SENIOR 5 1. Region 1 147.625 2. Region 2 145.900 3. Region 3 143.125

SENIOR 2 1. Region 1 147.650 2. Region 4 146.575 3. Region 2 146.550

SENIOR 6 1. Region 1 147.300 2. Region 3 144.850 3. Region 4 143.325

SENIOR 3 1. Region 3 149.475 2. Region 1 148.125 3. Region 2 145.425

SENIOR 7 1. Region 1 148.775 2. Region 2 144.500 3. Region 4 143.150

SENIOR 4 1. Region 2 147.775 2. Region 1 147.750 3. Region 4 146.900

SENIOR 8 1. Region 2 145.250 2. Region 4 143.550 3. Region 1 139.975


NOT ANOTHER RIP

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Alicia Lysiuk LAT, ATC, MS St. Vincent Sports Performance

t’s the dreaded part of your bar workout that every coach and athlete would like to avoid. A “rip” or avulsion laceration of the hand can set a gymnast back days not to mention the pain and reoccurrences that are sure to come. My goal is to give you some tricks of the trade on how to prevent, treat, and avoid rips.

So, what causes these annoying rips anyway? Friction on the hand as the gymnast swings a bar set causes tears in the flesh of the hand. If we know the cause of the wound, then how do we prevent it? There are several things a gymnast can do. First, maintain good grooming of calluses. A beginner, might not have much callus within the palm of his/her hands but as the gymnast grows into the sport, calluses form underneath each of the fingers and sometimes even in the middle of the hand. These calluses are how the body protects the hand with extra tissue. If the callus gets too large or thick, then rips can occur more often. Gymnasts can use different instruments to shave down their calluses. Most of these instruments can be found in your everyday grocery store. Pumice stones, callus razors, and even most podiatric sanders can be used on the calluses of the hand. The secret is to shave the callus down until there is enough protection for the palm, but not until the tender pink skin underneath is approached. Callus grooming can be done weekly to prevent the excess skin from growing.

Dry skin also leads to rips. Chalking up the gymnasts’ hands helps to decrease the friction, but it also leads to drying out. Finding a daily moisturizer is key to preventing reoccurrences in rips and helping maintain good skin pliability. Some of my favorites are Eucerine and Cetaphil which can be found in the grocery store. Bag balm is also a great moisturizer with a little bit more oil, and is found in the livestock area of your hardware stores.

Once you have a rip, it’s a whole different story! Taking care of a rip is just like taking care of any type of wound. You need to practice the two C’s - Clean and Cover. Clean out the wound with antibacterial soap or wipes to prevent infection. Covering the wound seems to be the difficult part. It is hard to get a standard bandage to stay on the palm of the hand let alone stay on while continuing a bar workout. It is important to cover the wound to allow it time to heal and to protect it from further damage. A simple tape grip over top of a bandage can help to both prevent infection and allow the gymnast to get on with their training. I suggest “H” shaped bandages for the rips underneath the fingers. Loop the top two strips around the finger and place the bottom two into the palm. Once the bandage is on all you need is a roll of tape and you are ready to make a protective grip. Have the athlete open his/her hand as wide as it goes and measure from the finger above the rip down to the wrist. Tear two strips of tape at this length. Make sure to spread his/her fingers wide to ensure that the gymnast can maintain full extension of his/her hand. The third and final strip of tape will go over his/her finger. Take a two or three inch piece of tape and fold it in half length wise. Form a tear drop shape with the small piece of tape and adhere it to the two longer strips. Sandwich these together and you have your very own tape grip! Keep it covered for the next 3-5 days or until the wound is healed. Remember to keep the wound clean and help keep it moist with antibiotic ointments or the daily moisturizer of your choice. By grooming your calluses and having good post care, you should see a dramatic decrease in the amount of rips your gymnasts have and healthier hands in the long run! Good luck and keep swinging.

St. Vincent Hospital and St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis, Ind., are official service providers to USA Gymnastics. Call 317-415-5747 or visit sportsperformance.stvincent.org

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2010 JULY 2-4 National Elite Qualifier (W) 9-11 Acro Gymnastics World Age Group Competition 10 U.S. Men’s Qualifier (M) 16-18 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 17 Rhythmic National Qualifier 23-25 CoverGirl Classic (W) 24-28 Acro National Championships AUGUST 10-14 Visa Championships 11 Annual Business Conference 12-14 National Congress and Trade Show 14-26 Youth Olympic Games (M/W/R/TR) 20-22 Region 1 Congress SEPTEMBER 1-5 Senior Pan Am Championships (M/W) 10-12 Region 5 Congress 18 National Gymnastics Day 17-19 Region 2 Congress 19-26 Rhythmic World Championships TBD Senior Pan Am Championships (R) OCTOBER 1-3 TOPs National Testing (W) 17-24 World Artistic Championships (M/W) NOVEMBER 4-7 Future Stars Championships/Coaches Workshop (M) 11-13 Trampoline World Championships (TT) 17-19 International Age Group Championships (TT) DECEMBER 1-5 TOPs Camp (W) 5-9 TOPs B Camp

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EVENT RESULTS

Gluckstein, Dooley win Nissen Cup synchro gold

Glenn to represent USA at Youth Olympic Games

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esse Glenn of Northridge, Calif., will represent the USA in men’s gymnastics at the firstever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, August 14-26.

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teven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., won the synchronized trampoline gold medal at the 2010 Nissen Cup, the second World Cup event of the Trampoline World Cup series, held in Switzerland. Scoring a 49.80, Gluckstein and Dooley won their second World Cup synchro gold. The duo won the USA’s first men’s World Cup gold medal when they clinched the synchro title at the 2009 Ostend World Cup. Dooley finished seventh in individual trampoline.

The 2009 Visa Championships junior 14-15 vault champion, Glenn, who trains at SCATS, finished first in the all-around at the 2010 Youth Olympic Team Trial, held on June 15 as part of the 2010 Junior National Team Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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EVENT RESULTS Alex Naddour

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Tim McNeill

Paul Ruggeri

USA wins 3 medals at 2010 Moscow World Stars

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he USA won three medals at the 2010 World Stars, a World Cup event, in Moscow, Russia. Alex Naddour of Mesa, Ariz., won a silver medal. Tim McNeill of Falls Church, Va., and Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y., each brought home a bronze medal. Naddour, who competes for the University of Oklahoma, posted a 15.075 to earn the silver medal on pommel horse. Saso Bertoncelj of Slovenia won the gold with a 15.275. Russian Andrei Perevoznikov took the bronze with 14.925. McNeill finished just off the podium, tied for fourth at 14.775. McNeill, who trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, recorded a 15.150 to earn the bronze medal on parallel bars. Jin Hyok Kim of the People’s Republic of Korea scored a 15.500 to win the gold. Anton Fokin of Uzbekistan took the bronze at 15.250. The University of Illinois’ Ruggeri earned a 15.075 to take the bronze medal on horizontal bar. Aljaz Pegan of Slovenia won the

gold with a 15.500. Nikolai Kuksenkov of Ukraine posted a 15.375 to take the silver. Russia claimed the gold and silver medals on rings with Alexander Balandin (15.700) and Konstantin Pluzhnikov (15.300). Ali Al-Asi of Jordan took the bronze (15.275). Brandon Wynn of Vorhees, N.J./Ohio State University, finished eighth. Anton Golotsutskov of Russia won the vault title (16.337). Diego Hypolito of Brazil took the silver (16.025), and Ri Se Gwang of the People’s Republic of Korea earned the bronze (15.950). Ruggeri finished in seventh place. In the floor exercise, Hypolito captured the gold medal (15.550), while Golotsutskov finished second (15.475). The Netherlands’ Jeffrey Wammes landed in third (15.225). Ruggeri finished fifth (14.775). For complete results, go to: www.usa-gymnastics.org/results

Dalton places 7th in all-around at Memorial Blume

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ake Dalton of Sparks, Nev., finished seventh in the all-around finals at the XXXV Memorial Blume in Barcelona, Spain, June 5. Dalton, who trains with the University of Oklahoma, earned a total score of 82.500. Great Britain’s Samuel Hunter won the all-around at 85.450, followed by France’s Arnaud Willig in second and the Ukraine’s Mykola Kuksenkov in third. Dalton posted the second highest score on floor (14.650) and vault (15.950), and the third top score on parallel bars (14.050).

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USA Acro Athletes Earn 2 Bronze Medals in Volkov Cup

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he Volkov Cup, an international acrobatic gymnastics competition, took place May 8-10 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Brian Kincher and Nicky Faubert, of West Coast Training Center in Livermore, Calif., a senior elite mixed pair, were competing in their first international competition together and earned a bronze medal scoring 84.584 overall. The senior elite women’s trio of Savannah Shields, Megan Muehlberger, and Mallory Henthorn of Acro Explosion in Missouri also earned a bronze medal with an overall score of 77.187.

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EVENT RESULTS

USA wins two medals at 2010 Frivolten Cup Jeffrey Gluckstein

Logan Dooley

March 4 - 6, 2011 Coral Springs, Florida

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effrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., won the men’s junior and senior trampoline bronze medals, respectively, at the 2010 Frivolten Cup in Herrljunga, Sweden, May 15. The Frivolten Cup also had a “for fun” two-trick competition. Dooley won the men’s competition for the second straight year, and Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/ Acrospirits, was second overall. Earnest, in her first senior level international competition just missed the medal podium finishing fourth in senior women’s trampoline. Gluckstein, who trains at Head over Heels, posted a 36.400 in the junior men’s trampoline competition, which put him behind Russia’s Oleg Talskiy and Alexey Yashchenko, who took first and second, respectively. In senior competition, Dooley also placed behind two Russians. Sergey Azaryan and Alexey Ilichev both posted a 40.000, but Azaryan took the gold on a tie-breaker. Dooley, who trains at World Elite Gymnastics, was third at 39.300. Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J & J Tumbling and Trampoline, also competed in the event final. For complete Frivolten Cup results, go to www.usa-gymnastics.org/results.

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1980 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team will be recognized at ’10 Visa Championships USA Gymnastics will celebrate the accomplishments of the USA’s 1980 Olympic Gymnastics Team on Saturday, Aug. 14, as part of the final day of the 2010 Visa Championships in Hartford, Conn. Thirty years ago, the 1980 USGF International Invitational, the alternate Olympic competition for gymnastics, was held at the Hartford Civic Center, now known as the XL Center, after President Jimmy Carter decided the United States would boycott the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Soviet Union. The members of the women’s 1980 Olympic Team are: Luci Collins Cummings of Inglewood, Calif.; Marcia Frederick Blanchette of Assomet, Mass.; Kathy Johnson Clarke of Longwood, Fla.; Beth Kline Rybacki of Upland, Calif.; Amy Koopman Enxing of Village of Lakewood, Ill.; Julianne McNamara Zeile of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and Tracee Talavera Kent of Tallahassee, Fla. Ernestine Weaver was the head coach, and Paul Ziert was the assistant coach. The men’s team is comprised of: Phil Cahoy of Omaha, Neb.; Bart Conner of Norman, Okla.; Ron Galimore of Indianapolis, Ind.; Larry Gerard of Fort Worth, Texas; Jim Hartung of Lincoln, Neb.; Peter Vidmar of Coto de Caza, Calif.; and Mike Wilson of Plano, Texas. Francis Allen was the head coach, with Bill Meade as the assistant. .

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GYM UPDATE

Kerri Strug ties the knot

Spring ties the knot

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1996 Olympic team gold-medalist Kerri Strug married attorney Robert Fischer on April 24 in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz. Both currently reside in Washington, D.C., where Strug is a program manager at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Fischer is an attorney currently working for a Member of Congress. “Robert always wants to make me happy,” Strug happily told PEOPLE magazine of her husband, whom she met through mutual friends in Washington, D.C. “He’s a little old-fashioned. He really courted me…To this day, he still gives me flowers on a regular basis.” Strug graduated from Stanford University and Fischer from the University of California, Berkeley and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

2008 Olympic Team Bronze-Medalist Justin Spring married Tori Tanney on May 29 in Champaign, Ill. Spring is the associate head coach of the University of Illinois-Champaign Men’s Gymnastics Team. The new Mrs. Spring will also work at the University as a Career Services Coordinator in the College of Business. Both Spring and Tanney graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign with degrees in Speech Communications, and Tanney recently finished her Masters degree in higher education administration.


USA Gymnastics national advertising insert will appear in Parents magazine

Life Needs Confidence. Gymnastics is in our nature. A gymnastics club provides a safe, fun, and supportive environment where kids of all ages can develop the skills they need to achieve their potential. Want to help your child get the hang of a healthy, happy life? Join a club. Visit USA-Gymnastics.org to find a USA Gymnastics Member Club near you.

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IGC SIGNS ON AS EVENT PARTNER FOR 2010 VISA CHAMPIONSHIPS USA Gymnastics recently announced that International Gymnastics Camp of Stroudsburg, Pa., is an event sponsor of the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14, in Hartford, Conn. IGC will be the exclusive summer gymnastics camp identified as an event partner for the Visa Championships, which are the national championships for USA Gymnastics. “IGC has been a valuable member of the gymnastics community for many years, and this increased involvement is an extension of the commitment that IGC and the Klaus family have to growing the sport,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Event partners like IGC are important for the overall success of the championships, and we are glad to have them on board in Hartford.” www.internationalgymnastics.com

This fall, USA Gymnastics is publishing a national advertising insert in the September 2010 issue of Parents magazine, expanding the message delivered in the 2008 advertising insert – gymnastics is a part of our human nature, and gymnastics clubs are the very best place for young people to learn about fitness and a healthy lifestyle. The magazine should hit the newsstands in mid-August 2010 and has a reach of approximately 15 million people! Targeting parents, the insert promotes gymnastics and reinforces the notion that some of the most common functional skills for young people are based in gymnastics. The 2010 insert features new taglines, “Life Needs Confidence” and “Life Needs Agility”. The insert will direct readers to the USA Gymnastics website www.usa-gymnastics.org where they can locate a USA Gymnastics Member Club in their area. CLUB OWNERS - If your club is not yet a USA Gymnastics Member Club, sign up now so that your club will be listed in the club search and you can take advantage of the national advertising insert. Call 800-345-4719.

BELLA TUCKER FUND Phantom Gymnastics’ student Bella Tucker, 8, came down with a near fatal infection of Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC on Easter. Doctors gave little hope for this third grader’s survival, but after five days in a coma, she miraculously survived. Unfortunately, the infection caused extensive tissue damage, and Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery with extensive rehabilitation to follow as she learns to live life without her limbs. Phantom Gymnastics in Hampstead, N.H., has created the Bella Tucker 10.0 Campaign. If you or your club would like to help go to the BellaTucker.org or FriendsOfBella.org.

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San Jose, Calif., to host 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee have awarded the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics for men’s and women’s gymnastics to San Jose, Calif. The event will be conducted at HP Pavilion at San Jose, June 28-July 1. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be staged at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics. “San Jose has presented a fantastic plan for hosting the 2012 Olympic Trials,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Over the years, the Bay Area and San Jose in particular have been outSteve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, in San Jose standing hosts to USA Gymnastics. We are confident this will be one of the best Olympic Trials ever conducted for any sport. All of the partners connected to this effort are committed to producing a memorable event and one that showcases our country’s top athletes at the highest level.”

THANK YOU FROM CAL STATE FULLERTON

On behalf of Cal State Fullerton’s gymnastics program and USA Gymnastics, we want to thank you for your donation, to support the women’s gymnastics program. With your help, CSF has raised $280,000, which will support the program for the 2010-11 competitive season and enables them to continue to raise funds to secure an ongoing endowment. The generosity of the gymnastics community has been incredible, and we appreciate your joining in the effort to retain the CSF women’s gymnastics program. For more information go to www.usa-gymnastics/college

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SUPER SHOTS

Do you have a cool gymnastics shot you’d like to share? Check this one out… This is 17-year-old Sam Mikulak from SCATS Gymnastics at the Men’s JO National Championships where he won the all-around title for the 16-18 year olds. If you have a shot you’d like to share in our magazine and online send it to: publications@ usa-gymnastics. org and call it your super shot. Make sure you tell us who is in the photo and give us a few facts like name, gym, age, etc.


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FACES IN THE GYM t Nia Merriweather

t Curtis Chang

Lakewood, New Jersey

Sugar Land, Texas

Nia, 7, is coached by Ryan Goen and Eric Duquette at NortheastElite Twisters. Nia is the Level 4 Open State Champion and placed first in 10 out of 10 meets, scoring 38.00 plus in nine out of 10 meets. The highlight was her perfect 10 on floor at the Starlight Invitational in Cambridge, Mass.

Curtis, 10, won the Level 7 (age 10-11) all-around title at the 2010 Region 3 Championships. He also received first on pommel horse. His victory qualifies him for the USA Gymnastics Level 7 Junior Development Team. He’s coached by Dimitar “Mitci” Dimitrov at Iron Cross Gymnastics.

t Leslie Potruch West Hills, California Leslie, 15, is the 2010 state and regional champion for Level 8 senior. She is coached by Iryna Zhurenko and Tatyana Itkina at California Rhythms.

Austin, Texas The Star Center Level 4, 7-yr old team won first place at the Michael Sims Memorial 2010 South State Championships. The team also won first place at the other five meets they entered this year. The team included: Hunter Peevey, Joshua McCormick, Oliver Zavala, Bruno Beschorner and Josh Perlmutter.

p Oscar Gonzalez Rochester, New York Oscar, 9, is the Level 5 Region 7 champ on rings and runner up on pommel horse. He’s also New York State Champ on rings, pommel horse and all-around runner up. He’s coached by Ivo Grahovki and Gary Schnitzler of Rochester Gymnastics Academy.

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Liese, 8, is a Level 5 and trains at Olympic Gymnastics. She’s coached by Greg Mutchler and Tori Smieja. She took first in the all-around at all seven meets this season. Her personal bests included a 9.8 on bars, 9.8 on beam, and 38.00 in the all-around.

t Katie Breland Nashville, Tennessee Katie, 12, is a Level 6 rhythmic gymnast at Nashville Rhythmic Academy and is coached by Vita Bachman. She took first in the all-around at the 2010 Beachside Invitational in Florida.

t The Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center Aliso Viejo, California The Azarian team won the prestigious Iron Man “Club of the Year” and “Compulsory Club of the Year” awards at the 2010 Southern California State Meet. Eduard Azarian and Tim Klempnauer were honored with Coach of the Year Awards.

Liese Watson

Silverdale, Washington

p Zoe Byl SanFrancisco, California Zoe, 15, is a Level 8. She took home first in the all-around at the Spirit of the Flame Challenge and also won vault (9.250) and beam (9.325), was second on floor, and seventh on bars. She finished fifth in the all-around at State.

Would you like to be included in USA Gymnastics or the USA Gymnastics website for Faces in the Gym? Send a photo and a paragraph of information to: publications@usa-gymnastics.org and we’ll select 10 gymnasts to publish in each issue of the magazine and a few more to post on the website at 48  USA GYMNASTICS JULY • AUGUST 2010 www.usa-gymnastics.org


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EDUCATION AVAILABLE NOW! The NEW GYMCERT Gymnastics training manuals (Levels 1, 2, 3, & the NEW Skills & Drills for the Compulsory Coach Level’s 4, 5 & 6) a must for training your staff; cut your lesson planning time significantly; use to coordinate class progressions and skill training methods; and, best of all have a quick reference that is easy to use which includes Lesson Planning Forms and Class Evaluation Forms by level. The GYMCERT manuals provide concise instruction, clear illustrations, and several coaching, spotting, and safety tips. Will your staff be ready for your fall students? Order direct by calling toll free: 1-866-591-8500 or online: www.GYMCERT.com.

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