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Features

10 White wins silver medal at 2010 World trampoline & tumbling Championships The USA had a strong showing at the 2010 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, qualifying eight athletes into five finals and Austin won a silver medal for men’s double minitrampoline.

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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: Carole Ide Athlete Director - Women: Terin Humphrey Athlete Director - Men: John Roethlisberger Athlete Director - Rhythmic: Jessica Howard Athlete Director - Trampoline & Tumbling: Karl Heger Athlete Director - Acrobatic Gymanstics: Michael Rodrigues

USA Gymnastics’ Talent Opportunity Program is in its 19th season and going strong. Fifty-four athletes participated in the three-day National TOPs Team Camp at the Women’s National Team Training Center and an additional 58 athletes participated in the TOPs B Camp.

18 Future stars National Championships

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The 14th Future Stars National Championships was held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and featured the USA’s best 10-, 11- 12- and 13-yearolds in the country who perform special Future Stars competitive routines.

28 Donations to Children’s Miracle Network exceed $1.3M

For the fourth consecutive year, the top fundraising club is Gymnastics World Inc. of Broadview Heights, Ohio, for Children’s Miracle Network this year. The club’s efforts once again were led by Abby Villenauve, the individual fundraising winner for the last two years. Meet all of the winners!

32 Pan american Championships & Cup The United States won a total of eight medals at the 2010 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships and two medals at the Pan American Cup for trampoline.

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appy New Year!!! As we head into the New Year, our eyes are already set on the promise of the London Olympic Games that are just 19 months away. USA Gymnastics is confident we are on track to achieve our goals and continue to succeed on the international stage. The gymnastics season goes into high gear in January, with events for gymnasts at all levels, both nationally and internationally. The second annual Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series kicks off the second week in January, with a total of 18 invitationals involved in the selection of the field for the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. Thirtysix young female gymnasts will have the opportunity to compete in the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, scheduled for March 4 in Jacksonville, Fla., the day before the AT&T American Cup. Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup benefit the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation. The 18 invitationals included in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series are: • CGA Parents Club Coaches Spectacular, Covington, Ky., Jan. 14-16 • Folger’s New Year Invitational, Wichita, Kan., Jan. 14-16 • Lady Luck Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 14-16 • Macready & Roethlisberger Flip Fest Invitational, Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 14-17 • Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 21-23 • Wisconsin Dells Gymnastics Vacation Classic, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Jan. 28-30 • Metroplex Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 29-30 • Parkettes Invitational, Allentown, Pa., Jan. 28-30 • 2011 Rock-n-Roll Classic, Broadview Heights, Ohio, Feb. 4-6 • Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 4-6 • 37th Annual Fiesta Bowl, Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 4-6 • IGI Chicago Style, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 11-13 • Buckeye Classic, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 18-20 • Cereal City Classic, Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 18-20 • Presidential Classic, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 18-20 • Excalibur Cup, Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 18-20 • WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas, Feb. 19-20 • Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 19-21 The AT&T American Cup is part of the FIG’s Category A World Cup series in 2011. The AT&T American Cup is one of the most prestigious gymnastics meets in the world and returns to Jacksonville on March 5. Shannon Miller will serve as the co-host of this event, which will feature a star-studded international field. January also marks the start of the collegiate gymnastics season. Go to the collegiate section of men’s and women’s gymnastics at www.usagym.org to check out this year’s schedule. We wish all of our collegiate programs the best of luck as they compete this year. Be sure to visit www.calgymnasticsforever.com for UC Berkeley and http://sports.fullerton.edu/ for CSF to see how you can help these two important gymnastics programs. Collegiate gymnastics is a vital part of our sport, so please support collegiate gymnastics in your area. Have a great beginning to the New Year! See you in the gym,

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White wins silver medal at 2010 World Trampoline & Tumbling Championships

The USA had a strong showing at the 2010 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, qualifying eight athletes into five finals. Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif., won a silver medal for men’s double mini-trampoline. The competition took place in Metz, France, Nov. 12-14. Austin White, 22, of World Elite Gymnastics, earned a 35.000 for his first routine, which had an error on his landing, but came back with a very strong second pass to post a 38.000 for a 73.000. Portugal’s Andre Lico just edged out White by 0.400 for the gold. The bronze went to Russia’s Evgeny Chernoivanov at 72.700. The USA’s Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive Academy, came in fourth with a 72.100. 10

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“(Winning a medal) was incredible,” said White. “It’s been a goal of mine for almost five years now. I had a really hard time in warm-ups, but once I got up to compete, I pulled everything together and went for it. I am super excited and proud to bring home a medal for the USA.” Yuliya Hall of Pocatello, Idaho, and Karly Judkins of Tulsa, Okla., finished fourth and seventh place, respectively, in the women’s tumbling final. Hall, who trains at Team Revolution, scored a 61.600 and moved up three positions from prelims. Judkins, who trains at Xtreme Elite, earned a 60.000 and moved up one spot from prelims. Russia’s Anna Korobeynikova and

Alexander Renkert

Elena Krasnokutskaya went one-two, with France’s Marine Debauve finishing in third. Mckenna Kurz of Encinitas, Calif./Bounce California, finished fifth in women’s double-mini. She earned a combined 64.000, posting a 32.800 on her first pass and 31.200 on her second. Canada’s Corissa Boychuk won the gold medal with a 70.500, with South Africa’s Bianca Budler and Russia’s Svetlana Balandina in second and third, respectively. Kalon Ludvigson of Sterling, Utah/Team Revolution, scored a 58.500 in men’s tumbling. Struggling with height and landings. Ludvigson placed eighth,

FIG photo Volker Minkus.

Men’s Double Mini

Women’s Double-Mini

1. Corissa Boychuk (CAN) – 70.500 2. Bianca Budler (RSA) – 70.300 3. Svetlana Balandina (RUS) – 70.200 4. Galina Goncharenko (RUS) – 66.700 5. Mckenna Kurz (USA) – 64.000 6. Silvia Saiote (POR) – 34.200 7. Adeva Bryan (GBR) – 33.000 8. Robyn Osborne (GBR) – 32.400

FIG photo Volker Minkus.

1. Andre Lico (POR) – 73.400 2. Austin White (USA) – 73.000 3. Evgeny Chernoivanov (RUS) – 72.700 4. Alexander Renkert (USA) – 72.100 5. Jack Penny (AUS) – 70.700 6. Alejandro Ruiz-Cuevas Quintero (ESP) – 69.900 7. Alexander Seifert (CAN) – 68.600 8. Alexander Zebrov (RUS) – 60.400

Men’s Tumbling

1. Viktor Kyforenko (UKR) – 76.300 2. Song Yang (CHN) – 75.400 3. Andrey Krylov (RUS) – 74.600 4. Yi Tao (CHN) – 72.800 5. Tagir Murtazaev (RUS) – 70.300 6. Dzmitry Darashuk (BLR) – 69.900 7. Artem Pysaryev (UKR) – 67.100 8. Kalon Ludvigson (USA) – 58.500

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Women’s Tumbling

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1. Anna Korobeynikova (RUS) – 68.200 2. Elena Krasnokutskaya (RUS) – 65.500 3. Marine Debauve (FRA) – 63.400 4. Yuliya Hall (USA) – 61.600 5. Zara McLean (GBR) – 61.400 6. Kyla Phillips (RSA) – 61.300 7. Karly Judkins (USA) – 60.000 8. Emily Smith (CAN) – 58.000

1 Tu Xiao / Dong Dong (CHN) – 53.800 2 Gregoire Pennes / Sebastien Martiny (FRA) – 51.700 3 Nikolai Kazak / Viatchaslau Modzel (BLR) – 50.300 4. Tetsuya Sotomura / Masaki Ito (JPN) – 51.300 5. Diogo Ganchinho / Nuno Merino (POR) – 47.600 6. Steven Gluckstein / Logan Dooley (USA) – 30.000 7. Sergey Azaryan / Mikhail Melnik (RUS) – 25.300 8. Peter Jensen / Daniel Praest (DEN) – 10.400

Women’s Synchronized Trampoline event

1. Irina Karavaeva / Victoria Voronina (RUS) – 47.500 2. Carina Baumgärtner / Anna Dogonadze (GER) – 46.800 3. Tatiana Piatrenia / Katsiaryna Mironava (BLR) – 46.800 4. Mika Futagi / Ayana Yamada (JPN) – 46.200 5. Marine Jurbert / Marina Murinova (FRA) – 46.000 6. Ekaterina Khilko / Anna Savkina (UZB) – 45.100 7. Amanda Parker / Bryony Page (GBR) – 43.300 8. Zhong Xingping / Li Dan (CHN) – 42.500

FIG photo Volker Minkus.

Men’s Synchronized Trampoline

Men’s Individual Trampoline event 1. Dong Dong (CHN) – 43.100 2. Ye Shuai (CHN) – 43.100 3. Yasuhiro Ueyama (JPN) – 42.400 4. Nikita Fedorenko (RUS) – 41.400 5. Dmitry Ushakov (RUS) – 41.300 6. Gregoire Pennes (FRA) – 41.300 7. Tetsuya Sotomura (JPN) – 41.300 8. Martin Gromowski (GER) – 9.000

Women’s Individual Trampoline

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FIG photo Volker Minkus.

FIG photo Volker Minkus.

1. Li Dan (CHN) – 40.300 2. Huang Shanshan (CHN) – 39.800 3. Rosannagh MacLennan (CAN) – 39.100 4. Bryony Page (GBR) – 38.600 5. Tatiana Piatrenia (BLR) – 38.300 6. Irina Karavaeva (RUS) – 38.200 7. Anna Dogonadze (GER) – 37.300 8. Luba Golovina (GEO) – 4.200

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earning a 27.800 and 30.700, respectively, for his two passes. Viktor Kyforenko of Ukraine won the men’s tumbling title with a 76.300. China’s Yang Song and Russia’s Andrey Krylov joined him on the medal podium. Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./ Head Over Heels, and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite, finished sixth in men’s synchro finals with a score of 30.000, due to an unfortunate mishap on skill seven. Dong Dong and Xiao Tu of China finished first with a 53.800. France and Japan (2) finished in second and third.

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TOP Talent TOPs National Team

ToPs is A TAlenT seArch And educATionAl ProGrAm For FemAle GymnAsTs AGes 7-11 And Their coAches. USA Gymnastics’ Talent Opportunity Program (TOPs) is in its 19th season and is still going strong. Fifty-four athletes participated in the three-day National TOPs Team Camp at the Women’s National Team Training Center, held at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, Dec. 1-5. An additional 58 athletes participated in the TOPs B Camp, Dec. 5-9. For the first time in the program’s history, 8-year-old gymnasts participated in the training camps with tremendous success. The athletes were instructed in all four Olympic events and dance by the National Team Developmental Coaching staff. Lectures were also given by the staff to the coaches on training techniques. During the months of June and July, 2,800 gymnasts ages 7-11 were evaluated on physical abilities at the state level. From there the top 7 year olds were named

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to the Diamond Level team. The best 280 8-11 year old athletes were invited to participate in the National TOPs Testing in October, where they were evaluated on the same physical abilities tests and basic gymnastics skills. From National TOPs Testing, 54 athletes were named to the TOPs National Team and invited to participate in the National TOPs Training Camp in December. Former TOPs athletes include Carly Patterson, Chellsie Memmel, Courtney Kupets, Tasha Schwikert, Alicia Sacramone and Samantha Peszek, just to name a few. Gary Warren, the USA Gymnastics Elite Program Director who oversees the TOPs program, said, “The training camps were, without a doubt, the most productive camps in our 19 years of existence and the inclusion of the 8-year-old athletes was a tremendous success.”


Photos by Rachael Tracy

2010 Averages and National Best 10 yr. 10 yr. Reg Nat

11 yr. Reg

11 yr. Nat

Shoulder Flexibility-Average 4.28 4.56 4.98 4.76 4.93 4.74 4.94

4.74

4.86

National Best

5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00

5.00

5.00

Right Leg Split-Average

10.43 11.26 12.64 11.71 12.69 11.99 12.32 12.23 12.50

National Best

15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 14.00

Left leg Split-Average

9.80 10.96 11.81 11.18 12.24 11.52 11.71 11.75 12.08

National Best

15.00 15.00 14.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 14.00 15.00 14.00

Leg Lifts-Average

11.15 13.34 19.40 15.08 18.95 15.35 18.47 15.99 19.47

National Best

20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00

Cast Handstand-Average

4.21 5.66 6.77 4.46 6.20 5.10 5.18

National Best

10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

Vertical Jump-Average

12.53 14.13 13.97 15.72 15.86 16.91 16.75 18.36 18.49

National Best

19.00 22.00 16.50 24.00 20.00 24.50 23.00 26.00 22.50

Physical Abilites

7 yr. Reg

8 yr. Reg

8yr. Nat

9 yr. Reg

9 yr. Nat

Press Handstand-Average 1.55 2.30 7.55 4.07 5.78 5.10 6.78 National Best

5.67

5.44

7.08

TOPs B Team

7.39

2010 TOP Averages and National Best

10.00 5.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

Photos by Rachael Tracy

Handstand Hold-Average 6.21 12.73 22.40 27.31 44.84 35.52 47.09 40.95 51.61

8 yr. Nat

9 yr. Nat

10 yr. Nat

11 yr. Nat

National Best

30.00 30.00 30.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00

Skills

20 Meter Sprint-Average

3.79 3.60 3.31 3.43 3.16 3.34 3.05

3.26

2.93

Vault

9.11 6.78 6.65 8.00

National Best

3.25 3.60 3.05 2.75 2.85 2.74 2.18

2.72

2.66

National Best

9.80 9.50 9.00 9.70

Rope Climb-Average

6.30 5.21 3.58 11.8 10.32 10.78 9.22

9.79

8.38

Bars

7.94 7.26 6.55 7.71

National Best

2.63 2.31 1.82 5.47 6.12 5.20 6.10

4.30

5.88

National Best

9.20 9.40 9.60 9.50

PA Total-Average

46.25 53.17 69.35 53.47 69.41 56.43 67.85 59.57 73.75

Beam Acro

8.49 8.57 7.94 8.07

National Best

85.50 85.00 82.00 87.00 87.00 88.00 86.60 89.00 85.50

National Best

9.80 9.50 9.60 9.40

Beam Dance

8.42 8.29 8.37 8.74

National Best

9.70 9.30 9.70 9.40

Floor Acro

7.60 7.51 7.55 7.18

National Best

9.10 9.30 9.60 9.00

Floor Dance

8.19 8.25 8.14 8.36

National Best

9.45 9.40 9.70 9.20

Skills Total

33.24 30.40 28.88 30.46

National Best

37.09 36.10 37.26 37.46

Overall Adjusted Total 80.68 75.84 73.16 77.31 Adjusted National Best 91.36 90.82 93.87 93.25

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TOP Talent 2010 TOPs National Team Name

Club

2010 TOPs Diamond Team Age

Name

Club

Age

Mackenzie Barile

Desert Lights Gymnastics

9

Karina Ashton

Olympic Dreams

7

Madison Benzor

Hawaiian Island Twisters Inc.

10

Nikki Beckwith

Buckeye Gymnastics

7

Makayla Black

Gymnastics Power House

10

Sydney Bowan

USA Aerial Athletics

7

Pixie Brock

Perfection Gymnastics School

9

Olivia Fernandez

Universal Gymnastics Inc.

7

Aria Brusch

Cincinnati Gymnastics

9

Emery Forney

Arizona Dynamics Gymnastics

7

Hannah Cantwell

Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta

8

Kalyxta Gamiao

HITS

7

Cosette Carranza

Pacific West Gymnastics

8

Grace Goodson

Stars GYM Training Center-Hous

7

Camrynne Cruz

Brown’s Gymnastics-Las Vegas

11

Maya Jacobs

Gymnastics Olympica USA

7

Jenna Domingo

Island Tumblers Gymnastics

9

Savannah Miller

Oakland GTC

7

Jordyn Fitzell

North Stars Gymnastics Academy

11

Emi Reed

Head Over Heels Gym/AL Starz

7

Colbi Flory

Texas Dreams Gymnastics

8

Brooke Siter

Indigo

7

Rebecca Fuselier

Texas Dreams Gymnastics

10

Emma Truty

Arizona Sunrays

7

Jasmine Harris

SCEGA Gymnastics

9

Cassia Weston

Northeast Elite

7

Destinee Henderson

Airborne GYM Training Center

10

Rhiannon Will

Bieger International GYM

7

Annie Hilton

SCEGA Gymnastics

10

Mya Wilson

North Bay

7

Alexis Hooks

Novaks Gymnastics Center Inc.

9

Madison Lanuzzo

Cincinnati Gymnastics

10

Riley Juarez

Precision Gymnastics

8

Jasmine Kauffman

LaFleur’s Gymnastics Largo

10

Adeline Kenlin

Iowa Gym-Nest

8

Olivia King

Girls Boys In Co-Operation G

9

Haven Lanzador

Buckeye Gymnastics

11

Rebecca Leach

Texas Dreams Gymnastics

8

Madison Leistra

HUGS GYMNASTICS

9

Kelsey Lemaster

Prattville YMCA

8

Hope Masiado

Girls Boys In Co-Operation G

11

Nia Merriweather

Northeast Elite

8

Lily Olson

World Class Gymnastics

9

Abby Paulson

Twin City Twisters

10

McKinley Pavicic

Brown’s Gymnastics-Las Vegas

11

Gabrielle Perea

Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC

8

Kayla Perez

Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC

10

Ashlee Peterson

Novaks Gymnastics Center Inc.

8

Dani Petrousek

Gymnastic Academy of Rockford

9

Adriana Popp

Girls Boys In Co-Operation G

9

Khyla Pottenger

Arete Gymnastics

11

Madilyn Probst

Desert Lights Gymnastics

11

Mallory Puscheck

Rochester Gymnastics Academy

9

Grace Quinn

Texas Dreams Gymnastics

10

Lauren Ramirez

Gold Medal Gymnastics

11

Aubrey Ray

Desert Lights Gymnastics

9

Annalie Roecker

Gymnastic Academy of Rockford

10

Cienna Samiley

Gold Medal Gymnastics

8

Alyona Schennikova

Stars National GYM Village

9

Deanne Soza

Arete Gymnastics

9

Fiona Stemmelin

Airborne GYM Training Center

10

Carleigh Stillwagon

Head Over Heels

10

Anna Stone

Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics

8

Jenna Swartzentruber

Buckeye Gymnastics

11

Tamara Thomas

Paragon Gymnastics of VA

9

Jasmine Vallejo

Precision Gymnastics

10

Megan Verceles Carr

West Valley Gymnastics School

11

Jordyn Watson

United Elite GYM N Cheer

8

Tori Williams

Desert Lights Gymnastics

10

Brooke Wrage

Triad Gymnastics

11

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Future Stars National Championships

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he 14th Future Stars National Championships was held at the United States Olympic Training Center, Nov. 5, and featured the USA’s best 10-, 11- 12-, and 13-year-olds in the United States who perform special Future Stars competitive routines. Based on the results at the championships, USA Gymnastics identified the Future Stars Developmental Team, which includes the top 18 gymnasts in both the 10- and 11-yearold divisions, 14 gymnasts in the 12-year-old division, and the top six gymnasts in the 13-year-old division. The top nine athletes in the 10- and 11-year-old divisions, the top seven athletes in the 12-year-old division, and top three athletes in the 13-year-old division will be invited to a special Future Stars camp to be held at the USOTC in the summer of 2011. The Future Stars National Championships are held in conjunction with the National Coaches Workshop, the premier educational event for the men’s program. In addition

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to the competition, Future Stars athletes and their parents participated in workshop activities that feature lectures, technical presentations, and hands-on coaching sessions. Presenters include Junior National Coaching Staff members, National Team coaches, sports science personnel, USOC staff and special guests. The Future Stars program is designed to identify talented athletes and to get them started on the right developmental path to national and international success. The program uses a special competitive routine format to evaluate the skill, strength and flexibility development of the athlete. The top all-arounders in each of four age divisions, 10-, 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old, were recognized. Dillan King of Arete Gymnastics, Davis Grooms of Champion Gymnastics Academy, Favian Valdez of Orlando Metro, Cory McFann of Hocking Valley Gymnastics, and Grant Breckenridge of Buffalo Grove each had the highest all-around totals in their respective divisions.


2010 National Future Star Championships 10 Year-Old Division NAME 1. King, Dillan 2. Suarez, Jonathan Lazaro 3. Webb, Carter 4. Jackson, Khalil 5. Kramer, Patrick 6. Leon, Angel 7. Yehling, Jacob 8. Giese, Joseph “Taka” 9. Penev, Kevin 9. Pressimone, Dmitry 9. Hughes, Dylan 12. Johnson, Zachary T. 13. Goodell, Spencer 14. Davis, Joshua Mathew 14. Wilson, Blake 16. Manning, Christian 17. Nguyen, Noah 18. Randolph, Matthew 19. LaRoche, Gavin 20. Liu, Jonathan 21. Perreault, Evan 22. Clark, Daniel M. 23. Lutchman, Dhiren 24. Cook, Tyler 24. Yamamoto, Brady 26. Urbano, Gehrig 27. Young, Dylan 28. Davis, Blaine 29. Seacat, Racer 30. Lyubovsky, Andrew 31. Rabaja, Joe 32. Camillus, Alan 32. Phillips, Curran 34. Gunther, Ian 35. LeClair, Dylan 36. Brown, Stewart 37. Riker, Jack 38. Williams, Nathan 39. Green, Jacob 40. Fletcher, Michael 41. Las, Brennigan 42. Mitchell, Zachary 43. Resendiz, Alexander 44. Lenz, PJ 45. Szot, Matthew 46. Gerber, Max 47. Kuenzi, Colton D. 48. Nuno, Elijah 49. Ganser, Christopher 50. Drury, Will 51. Rodriguez, Andy 52. Hastings, James

CLUB Arete Gymnastics Orlando Metro Oregon Gym Acad Champion Gymnastics Roswell Gymnastics Gym World Central Bartlett Gymnastics Azarian Gymnastics Rochester Gym. Acad. Classic Gymnastics Queen City Gymnastics Dynamite Acad, of Gym, OMEGA Orlando Metro SCEGA Sportsplex Gym. North Valley Gym. Payke Gym. Acad. Aspire Jr Sun Devils New England Academy Bartlett Gymnastics New Eng. Sports Acad. Fairland Gymnastics Vitaly Scherbo Sch. o G Aspire Jr Sun Devils Azarian Gymnastics Gymnastics Olympica Acrovision Sports Ctr. Empire Gym. Acad. Capital Gym. NTC Orlando Metro Empire Gym. Acad. Prairie Gymnastics HGA/GymMasters Gymnastics Village Foothills GTC Rapid City Gym. Acad GK Legends Gymnastics Gymnastics Village JETS Gymnastics World Class Gym. Acad. Scamps Gymnastics Minn. Valley Gym. Ctr. Prairie Gymnastics Gold Medal Gym. Ctr. Olympia Hills Gym. Liberty Gymnastics Flip Force Gym. St Louis Gym Centre Universal Gymnastics St Louis Gym Centre

FINAL 81.300 81.100 80.650 79.350 78.200 77.200 76.800 76.450 76.400 76.400 76.400 76.300 75.500 75.100 75.100 74.850 74.800 74.750 74.350 74.300 74.250 74.100 73.600 73.550 73.550 73.200 73.100 72.850 72.600 72.400 71.950 71.650 71.650 71.600 71.500 71.350 71.200 70.900 70.800 70.550 70.500 70.000 68.800 68.650 68.550 68.250 66.900 66.650 66.100 64.950 64.750 62.900

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2010 National Future Star Championships 11 Year-Old Division NAME 1. Grooms, Davis 2. Bolotsky, Nikita 3. Wiskus, Shane 4. Andrioushenko, Maxim 5. Clayton, Parker 6. Merryman, Nicholas 7. Bock, Cameron 8. Pava, Cobey 9. Sun, Blake 10. Sadighi, Shane 11. Johnson, Russell 12. Bauer, Nicholas 13. Toussaint, David 14. McSparren, Dylan 15. Davis, Brady 16. Huang, Bennet 17. Valrie, Calvin 18. Philpott, Henry 19. McDivitt, Luke 20. Vernyi, Alexei 20. Fordney, Nicholas 22. Pantazis, Brennan 23. Nielsen, Zachary 24. Duffy, Erick 25. LaBarre, Danté Jay 26. Zoromba, Zeyad 27. Allen, Jacob 28. Solomon, Samuel 28. Alpizar, Ivan 28. Stockton, Jack 31. Moore, Jacob 32. Davis, Justin 33. Chung, Addison 34. Brady, Nicholas 34. Haro, Angel I. 36. Maigné, Keeley 37. Zimmerman, Jared Patrick 38. Mitchell, Jacob 39. Meeker, Henry 39. Eager, Colton 41. Pennock, Jenner 42. Jepsen, Justin 42. Skweres, Jack 44. Shaw, Ryker 45. Luecke, Noah 46. Lopez, Tristan 47. Peterson, Zachary H. 48. Wilson, Corky 49. Feder, Robert 49. Page, Braden Kevin 51. Urwiler, Noah 52. Harris, Ray 53. Wilkinson, Jacob 54. Ward, Jeb 55. Perez III, Richard J.

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CLUB Champion G. Acad-TX Vitaly Scherbo S. of G. North Shore Gym. Lake Shore Academy DeVeau’s S. of G. Gymnastics Village New Hope Gymnastics Lake Shore Academy Alamo Gymnastics Azarian Gymnastics DeVeau’s S. of G. Premier Gym. Acad. W Olympic Dreams Gym. Aim High Gymnastics Oregon Gym. Acad. California Sports Center Eric Will Gymnastics Houston Gym. Center Azarian Gymnastics Cypress Acad. of Gym. Cypress Acad. of Gym. Gymnastics Nevada Arete Gymnastics Legends Gymnastics USA Flairs New Eng. Sports Acad Gym Quest Gymnastics Sportsplex Gymnastics Eric Will Gymnastics GK Twistars USA Gym. DeVeau’s S. of G. New Eng. Sports Acad. DeVeau’s S. of G. Payke Gym. Acad. La Fleurs Tampa Roswell Gymnastics Empire Gym. Acad. Minnetonka Hopkins Empire Gym. Acad. SCEGA Arete Gymnastics FGTC Madison Gym. Ctr. Minnetonka Hopkins Capital Gymnastics Empire Gym. Acad. Queen City Gym. FGTC Didion Athletics Pioneer Gym. Acad. GTC/Rochester OHG Austin GymForce OHG Austin

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FINAL 84.150 82.650 81.550 81.250 80.600 80.500 79.950 79.550 78.950 78.550 78.550 78.000 77.150 76.450 76.350 76.200 76.000 75.950 75.800 75.750 75.750 75.500 74.650 74.300 73.950 73.600 73.050 72.550 72.550 72.550 72.200 72.050 72.000 71.900 71.900 71.800 71.400 71.200 71.100 71.100 71.000 70.950 70.950 70.300 70.000 69.650 69.400 67.550 66.700 66.700 64.700 63.100 62.650 60.850 59.100

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2010 National Future Star Championships 12 Year-Old Division NAME 1. McFann, Cory 1. Valdez, Favian 3. Lewis, Connor 4. North, Trevor 5. Lubian, Mario 6. Wenske, Matthew D. 7. Chan, Michael 8. Blahyj, Matthew 9. Zeal, Josh 10. Perez, Bailey 11. Rachuba, Mitchell 12. Wang, Jonathan 13. Redmond Jr., Jerome 14. Herrador, Andrew 15. Snyder, Jasen 16. Mandozzi, Mitchell 17. Ringer, Joey 18. Debner, Jared 19. Peachee, John “Jack” 20. Job, Truman 21. Graham, Danny 22. Dalisay, Christian James 23. Alexander, Kalden 24. Munoz, Carlos 25. LeBoeuf, Alexander 26. Vacek, Evan 27. Raftopoulos, Austin 28. Ochsenschlager, Zachary 29. Maynard, Max 30. Carlson, Ty 31. Zheng, Jeffry 32. Winneg, Nate 33. Stephenson, James 34. Metcalf, Adrian 35. Suarez, Alejandro 36. Martin, Josh 37. Lee, Jesse 38. Boulineau, Nicholas 38. Tokhi, Hakim 40. Guy, Nicholas 41. LeRoy, Ben 42. Olis, Griffin 43. Rogers, Ryan 44. Devine, Ethan 45. Rosenthal, Harrison

CLUB Hocking Valley Gym. Orlando Metro Integrity Gymnastics Hocking Valley Gym. Universal Gymnastics Cypress Acad. of Gym. Champion Gymnastics Rochester Gym. Acad. Buffalo Grove Premier Gym. Acad. Sportsplex Gymnastics New Eng. Sports Acad. Chicago Park District California Sports Center Arete Gymnastics New England Academy Azarian Gymnastics Alamo Gymnastics Cypress Acad. of Gym Buffalo Grove Premier Gym. Acad. Prairie Gymnastics New Hampshire Acad. Florida GTC Empire Gym. Academy Oregon Gym. Acad. CATS Gym. of Jupiter Oregon Gym. Acad. Platinum Gymnastics Florida GTC Buffalo Grove New England Academy USA Gym World Buffalo Grove California Sports Center Buffalo Grove Ultimate Gymnastics Cypress Acad. of Gym California Sports Center DeVeau’s S of G spire Jr Sun Devils Gym. Training Center High Performance Gym. Gymnastics Nevada Houston Gym. Center

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FINAL 82.500 82.500 81.950 80.400 78.450 78.100 77.600 77.300 76.850 76.700 76.150 76.000 75.650 74.750 74.550 74.400 74.250 74.100 73.800 73.750 73.250 71.750 71.650 71.450 71.000 70.850 70.600 70.550 70.500 70.450 70.300 70.200 69.750 68.900 68.600 67.800 67.550 67.500 67.500 67.250 66.750 66.700 65.650 65.600 64.850

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2010 National Future Star Championships 13 Year-Old Division NAME 1. Breckenridge, Grant 2. Javellana, Rafael 3. Gatinho, Marcos 4. Diab, Alex 5. Jacobson, Johnny 6. Fein, Kyle 7. Havelind, Josh 8. Gornto, Mitchell 9. Mahler, Kimble 10. Snyder, Corey 11. Sockwell, Jeremy

CLUB Buffalo Grove Universal Gymnastics Universal Gymnastics Premier Gym. Acad. USA Gym World Sportsplex Gymnastics Oregon Gym. Acad. Flip Force Gymnastics Arete Gymnastics Buffalo Grove Reflex Gymnastics

FINAL 81.800 80.300 80.150 79.600 78.200 73.250 72.900 71.900 71.700 70.800 68.300


Regional Future Stars

Development Team

Region 1 8-year-old team Top Row L to R: Jeremy Bischoff, Kiran Bhat, Samuel Phillips, Bottom Row L to R: Luca Famulari, Evan Young, Jacob Avery.

Region 1 9-year-old team Top Row L to R: Jeffrey Smith, Jordan Williams, Matthew Geuy. Bottom Row L to R: Evan Bock, Brandon Briones, Devin Smith.

Region 2 8-year-old team L to R: Gavin White, Christopher Lambert, Kai Nontavarnit, Trenton Nesbitt, Juanito Kresl, and Grant Balsbough

Region 2 9-year-old team L to R: Sheldon Vacek, Austin Kirk, Troy Jenkins, and Garrett Braunton

Region 3 8-year-old team L to R: Bryan Woffinden, Noah Kozakis, Adan Berreles-Luna, Oliver Zavela, Fuzzy Benas, Lucas Manuel.

Region 3 9-year-old team L to R: Blaise LeBlanc, Dalex Potts

Region 4 8-year-old team: Adam St. John

Region 4 9-year-old team L to R: Jens Christensen and Tyler Schmidt

Region 5 8-year-old team L to R: Murun Jamiyankhuu, Tyler Pomposelli, Evan Ng, Cody Troha, Sebastian Ingersoll, Rithik Puri

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Regional Future Stars

Development Team

Region 5 9-year-old team L to R: Matthew Region 6 8-year-old team L to R: Collin Bellick, Jack Gordon, Ryan Benson, Grayson Zinni, McSparren, Griffin Silver, Henry Paulson, Ian Andrew Kasper, Cyrus Matthews, Tyler Rockwood Lasic-Ellis, Billy Champagne, Syam Buradagunta, Dillon O’Connor.

Region 6 9-year-old team L to R: Isaac Tracey, Thomas Andrews, Christoph Buhler, Michael Mitelman, Brett Balser, Jakob Murray

Region 7 8-year-old team L to R: Jacob Shuboney, Martin Tchamov, Aleksandr Kuzmenchuk, Khoi Young, and James Mattison

Region 7 9-year-old team L to R: Oscar Gonzalez, Kazuki Hayashi, Matthew Chao, and Joey Perri

Region 8 8-year-old team L to R: Travis Wong, Dennis Young, Trent Bawcom, Rudy Berry, Steven Lukasik, and Kofi Reeves-Miller

Region 8 9-year-old team L to R: Jacob Day, Robbie Longworth, Raiden Kai Donlon, Andrew Rivera, Isaac Bast and Wyatt Coon

Region 9 8-year-old team L to R: Andre Carino, Bryce McKenzie, Derek Schlagenhauf.

Region 9 9-year-old team: Zakary Aweida

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Gymnastics community’s total donations to Children’s Miracle Network exceed $1.3M Gymnastics World

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ince 2001, gymnastics clubs across the country have raised more than $1.3 million for Children’s Miracle Network. This year, gym clubs and their members raised nearly $116,000 as part of their celebrations for National Gymnastics Day through open house events and the Tyson Fitness Challenge, a joint initiative of USA Gymnastics and Tyson Foods that helps kids become more physically active through fun activities. The monies raised are distributed to each gym club’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, which helps children around the country who are fighting illness. For the fourth consecutive year, the top fundraising club is Gymnastics World, Inc. of Broadview Heights, Ohio, which raised $26,925 for Children’s Miracle Network this year. The club’s efforts again were led by Abby Villenauve, the individual fund-raising winner for the last two years who brought in $9,630 of this year’s total. The top three clubs and individual participants receive prizes from AAI, Tyson and USA Gymnastics. 28

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Winners The top three clubs and individuals that raised the most money for Children’s Miracle Network in 2010 are listed below.

Clubs

1. Gymnastics World, Broadview Heights, Ohio, $26,925 2. Northern Elite, Flanders, N.J, $20,770 3. California Sports Centers, San Jose, Calif., $14,323

Northern Elite The top three individuals shared with us how they raised funds for such a great cause. Here’s what they had to say.

Individuals

1. Abby Villenauve, Broadview Heights, Ohio, Gymnastics World, $9,630 2. Mary Kate Cacchione, Flanders, N.J., Northern Elite, $7,445 3. Emma Timblin, Oxford, N.J., Northern Elite, $4,428

#1 Abby Villenauve, 13, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Gymnastics World, raised $9,630. Abby was also the top fundraiser in 2009, raising $7,250 for Children’s Miracle Network. USA Gymnastics: Last year you were a top fundraiser. What motivates you each year to continue to “raise the bar” with fundraising? Abby: Each year I have achieved a little more than my goal. So, each year we decide how much to raise the goal for the next year. I know that every penny I raise will go to Rainbow Babies and I like helping kids less fortunate.

California Sports Centers

USA Gymnastics: Who did you ask to help raise money? Abby: My mom, sister Sammy and I did a raffle for a gift card at our grocery store, which raised almost $500. I sent emails to my friends, family and people my dad works with. We kept updating the website and our Facebook page with new information to keep everyone informed of how we were doing. USA Gymnastics: If you could summarize, in one sentence, the best part about this event, what would you tell other athletes? Abby: The best part of the event was when “Anonymous” donated exactly the amount we needed to help us reach the $10,000 goal. We didn’t reach our “goal” until after the deadline, but it was great we did it. USA Gymnastics: What would you tell other athletes who may want to get involved? Abby: You have to believe that a little donation can make a big difference.

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#2 Mary Kate Cacchione, 14, of Flanders, N.J., and Northern Elite, raised $7,445. Mary Kate was also a top fundraiser in 2009, raising $6,050 for Children’s Miracle Network. USA Gymnastics: Last year you were also a top fundraiser. What motivates you to continue to “raise the bar” with fundraising? Mary Kate: I started raising money for Children’s Miracle Network after visiting the Children’s Specialized Hospital more than three years ago. Now I feel like CMN is a part of me. Each year I set out to do the best I can for the kids in need, and it seems like my friends and family do the best they can for me. USA Gymnastics: Who did you ask to help raise money? Mary Kate: I asked everyone I knew in person, through email, and phone calls. My friend, Alana, made a video to promote our benefit show, “Miracles,” and we sent it out via Facebook and posted it on our gym’s website. USA Gymnastics: If you could summarize, in one sentence, the best part about this event, what would you tell other athletes? Mary Kate: The best part for me has to be “Miracles,” our benefit show to raise money; our whole gym is a part of this amazing experience. We are totally connected as a team for something so much bigger than us. It makes us who we are, Northern Elite, an amazing community!

Mary Kate Cacchione #3 Emma Timblin, 12, of Oxford, N.J., and Northern Elite, raised $4,428. Emma was also a top fundraiser in 2009, raising $4,840 for Children’s Miracle Network. USA Gymnastics: Last year you were a top fundraiser. What motivates you each year to continue to “raise the bar” with fundraising? Emma: Several years ago my sister needed brain surgery and it was a really scary time for my family. It made me think about what it is like to have something terrible happen to you, your family members or friends. Since then, my sister has made a full recovery, but there are many other families that aren’t as lucky and really need the support. I think this is an excellent cause for children and families of all ages to help others. USA Gymnastics: Who did you ask to help raise money? Emma: I asked neighbors, family members and friends, both by email and in person going doorto-door, explaining about my past fundraising efforts and what Children’s Miracle Network offers.

Emma Timblin For more information about National Gymnastics Day visit www.usagym.com! Mark your calendars now for National Gymnastics Day 2011 on September 17. 30

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USA Gymnastics: If you could summarize, in one sentence, the best part about this event, what would you tell other athletes? Emma: It’s hard to summarize because this is such a great experience. You feel like you have become a better person inside and out. You have the opportunity to give something from your heart to children and families, which makes you feel like you’ve done a great thing. This is something I will never forget.


The USA Rhythmic Team earned the silver medal. L to R: Anastasia Torba, Shelby Kisiel, Julie Zetlin, and Olga Pavlenko

Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics USA Wins 8 Medals

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he United States won a total of eight medals at the 2010 Pan American Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico – three gold, four silver, and one bronze – and qualified in both individual and group rhythmic gymnastics for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. 2010 U.S. all-around champion Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md., won the all-around title, posting a total score of 98.600. Twenty-year-old Zetlin, who trains at Capital Rhythmics, earned the top scores in hoop (24.825), ball (24.575) and ribbon (25.150), as well as the third highest score for rope (24.050). The U.S. Team won the rhythmic gymnastics silver medal with a score of 281.300. Mexico won the title with a 282.425, and Brazil was third with 264.775. Sixteen-year-old Shelby Kisiel of Houston/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished just off the podium in fourth place at 93.100. Her individual event scores were: hoop, 23.425; ball, 23.250; ribbon, 23.350; and rope, 23.075. Anastasia Torba of Orinda, Calif./Allegro Rhythmic, earned a 23.200 for her ribbon routine, and Olga Pavlenko of Brooklyn, N.Y./ Isadora, scored a 22.425 for her ball routine.

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Mexico’s Cynthia Valdez was second in the all-around at 95.200, and her teammate Vero Navarro was third at 94.150. Canada won the group title with a score of 44.725 followed by Brazil and Venezuela. The USA group finished fifth with a score of 39.000. The U.S. group, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic in Buffalo Grove, Ill., includes Jessica Bogdanov, Megan Frohlich, Michelle Przybylo, Sofya Roytburg, and Sydney Sachs. During individual event finals, Zetlin earned two more gold medals in rope (24.200) and ball (24.250) and a bronze medal in the ribbon event (23.100), while Kisiel won the silver medal in ribbon (23.225). In hoop, Kisiel’s routine received a 23.550, and Zetlin tallied a 23.125 to finish fourth and fifth, respectively. Kisiel finished fifth place in the ball event with a score of 23.150 and seventh in the rope event with a score of 22.425. During group event finals, the U.S. group won a silver medal for both their five hoop and three ribbons/two ropes routines, recording a 23.075 and 21.950, respectively. Canada won gold on both events, taking the titles for three ribbons/two ropes and five hoops with a 23.000 and 23.775, respectively.

Julie Zetlin ALL-ArouNd 1. Julie Zetlin 2. Cynthia Valdez 3. Vero Navarro 4. Shelby Kisiel 5. Rut Castillo

uSA MEX MEX USA MEX

98.600 95.200 94.150 93.100 93.075


USA Group

Shelby Kisiel 2010 PAN AmeriCAN ChAmPioNShiPS GuAdALAJArA, mexiCo deC. 3, 2010 TEAM 1. MEXiCO 2. USA 3. bRAZiL

282.425 281.300 264.775

ROPE 1. Julie Zetlin 2. Rut Castillo 3. Eliane Sampaio 7 Shelby Kisiel

uSA MEX bRA uSA

24.200 24.125 24.000 22.425

hOOP 1. Rut Castillo 2. Vero Navarro 3. M. Chamilova 4. Shelby Kisiel 5. Julie Zetlin

MEX MEX CAN uSA uSA

24.300 24.225 23.550 23.550 23.125

bALL 1. Julie Zetlin 2. Vero Navarro 3. Cynthia Valdez 5 Shelby Kisiel

uSA MEX MEX uSA

24.250 23.850 23.775 23.150

RibbON 1. Vero Navarro 2. Shelby Kisiel 3. Julie Zetlin

MEX uSA uSA

GROUP 1. Canada 2. brazil 3. Venezuela 4. Cuba 5. uSA

44.725 40.750 40.175 39.625 39.000

Group – 3 RibbONS/2 ROPES 1. Canada 23.000 2. uSA 21.950 3. Cuba 21.675 Group – 5 hOOPS 1. Canada 2. uSA 3. Cuba

23.775 23.075 22.250

The USA Group earned two silver medals during event finals. L to R: Sofya Roytburg, Megan Frohlich, Jessica bogdanov, Michelle Przybylo, and Sydney Sachs.

24.800 23.225 23.100


Nani Vercruyssen

Logan Dooley

Nani Vercruyssen

Pan American Cup 2010 - Trampoline USA Wins 2 Medals

U.S. trampoline athletes won two medals, a gold and a bronze, at the Pan American Cup 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Dec. 4. Logan Dooley, 23, of Lake Forest, Calif., won the men’s trampoline gold medal. Nani Vercruyssen, 18, of Honolulu is the women’s trampoline bronze medalist. During the qualification round of competition, the USA qualified for berths in men’s and women’s trampoline for the 2011 Pan American Games, Oct. 14-30 in Guadalajara. Dooley, who trains at World Elite Gymnastics, won the men’s title with his routine that earned a 40.400. Canada’s Charles Thibault was second at 39.200, and Brazil’s Rodrigo Pacheco was third at 36.900. Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite, qualified into the finals in the third position but finished seventh after finals (8.100). Vercruyssen, who trains at the Hawaii Academy, finished fourth in the qualification round of competition and moved up to third with a score of 36.500 to earn the bronze medal in the finals. Canada’s Karen Cockburn and Rosannagh Maclennan finished first and second, respectively. Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits, was in third after qualifications but dropped to fourth after finals, posting a score of 36.200.

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The other members of the U.S. Team competing in the Pan Am Cup were: Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling and Trampoline; Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head Over Heels; and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline & Tumbling Express. Hayley Butcher of St. John, Ind./ Midwest Training Center, did not compete due to injury.

meN’S TrAmPoLiNe FiNALS 1 dooLeY Logan

uSA

40.40

2 ThibAULT Charles

CAN

39.20

3 PAChECO Rodrigo

bRA

36.90

4 GARCÍA Jorge Yannick

MEX

35.80

5 NAVARRO René

MEX

35.10

6 RAMiREZ PALA Carlos

bRA

12.30

7 GuLATi Neil

uSA

8.10

8 ROM COLThOFF Carl

CAN

4.40

WomeN’S TrAmPoLiNe FiNALS 1 COCKbURN Karen

CAN

38.20

2 MACLENNAN Rosannagh

CAN

38.20

3 VerCruYSSeN Nani

uSA

36.50

4 eArNeST dakota

uSA

36.20

5 ZAMUDiO GOMEZ Gemma MEX

32.10

6 GARCiA Taissa

bRA

32.00

7 FERNANDEZ Alejandra

MEX

32.00

8 CARDOSO LiMA Daienne

bRA

17.20

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s the gymnast’s season begins, the demands on his/her body increases. Coaches spend extensive time teaching skills and implementing conditioning programs to prevent injuries. But aches and pains and even injuries still can occur. Many times, these aches/pains and even injuries can be decreased or avoided if each gymnast developed four basic habits to prepare himself/herself for the rigors of the season. These four habits are not new and I am sure they are discussed frequently in most gyms. When an athlete takes a personal responsibility to implement these four habits, the effectiveness increases substantially! 1) Nutritional Preparation

You can’t drive to the gym if your car is out of gas, and you cannot perform at your best without putting fuel in your body. Make sure you eat three balanced meals per day. Adding pre-and post-workout snacks will provide the extra fuel needed for optimal performance and help your body recover from intense training. Consult a registered dietitian for performance-based nutritional information.

Open communication between gymnast, parent and coach is a habit that needs to be improved. Many injuries could be avoided if you would tell your parent/coach that you are hurting or are having difficulty concentrating on a skill. I am not saying you should complain every time something is sore or difficult, but you should not be afraid to communicate issues that may increase your chance of injury. Photo by John Cheng

2) Mental Preparation

4) Communication

When discussing injury prevention with coaches, I often hear them say that injuries happen more from a lack of concentration than from an inability to perform a skill. It is imperative that you as a gymnast work on mental focus. Upon arriving at the gym, you need to remove all the distractions of the day and focus on your training. When focus is lost, mistakes are made and injuries can happen.

3) Physical Preparation

One of my favorite quotes is by John Wooden, “Don’t mistake activity for achievement.” That is what many gymnasts do with their physical preparation. Warm-up and conditioning become a social activity, but your body doesn’t achieve much. Athletes need to focus on their specific physical imbalances. Where are you weak or inflexible? What exercises are you good at and which ones do you struggle with? It is normal to work at the things you are good at and avoid the ones that are difficult. This promotes further imbalances and can lead to injury. When working on your warm-up and conditioning, you should emphasize the quality of movement, not the quantity. Poor form in your preparation will lead to poor form in your skills.

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Working on these habits can seem mundane and sometimes difficult, but mastering them can make a huge difference in your performance. Remember another famous, anonymous quote: “The pain of discipline is never as great as the pain of regret.” 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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EVEnT rEsULTs

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he USA’s Katelyn Ohashi of New Castle, Wash., and McKenzie Wofford of McKinney, Texas, won a total of 10 medals in the junior division of the Bumbo Cup in Pretoria, South Africa, Dec. 4 – five gold, four silver and one bronze.

Junior Women Win 10 Medals

In the individual event finals, the USA won all four gold medals, along with three silver and one bronze. Wofford took top honors for the uneven bars (14.250) and balance beam (14.525), with Ohashi in second place (bars, 13.875; beam, 14.150). Ohashi was the champion for vault (14.375) and floor exercise (14.500). Wofford claimed the floor silver (13.825) and vault bronze (13.975).

Photos by John Cheng

The duo, both of whom train at WOGA, finished first and second in the all-around and won all four individual event finals. Ohashi won the all-around title with a total of 56.425, with Wofford finishing second at 54.925. Wales’ Keira Brennan was third at 50.175. Ohashi’s individual event scores were 13.550, vault; 13.250, uneven bars; 15.250, balance beam; and 14.375, floor exercise. Wofford’s scores were: 13.725, vault; 13.875, uneven bars; 13.550, balance beam; and 13.775, floor exercise.

Katelyn Ohashi

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Ruggeri Wins 2 Medals in Japan 2010 u.S. horizontal Bar silver-medalist Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y., won two bronze medals on floor and high bar at the 2010 Toyota Cup in Aichi, Japan. The 10-country field featured five 2010 World Championship medalist including World all-around champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan; parallel bars champion Feng Zhe and high bar champion Zhang Chenglong, both of China; vault champion Thomas Bouhail of France; floor bronze-medalist Daniel Purvis and pommel horse silver-medalist Louis Smith, both of Great Britain. Ruggeri, who competes for the University of Illinois and was the alternate for the 2010 U.S. Men’s World Championships Team, won the bronze medal on floor with a score of 15.175 and the bronze medal on high bar with a score of 15.750. He also took fourth on vault (15.862) and fifth place on parallel bars (14.750). RJ Heflin of Houston Gymnastics Academy, made his senior international debut, finishing 11th on floor and 10th on pommel horse with 13.750 and 12.750, respectively. 2008 Olympic team bronze-medalist Joey Hagerty of Albuquerque, N.M., tied for sixth on parallel bars (14.675) and finished in eighth place on high bar (14.350). Hagerty trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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L to R: RJ Heflin, Paul Ruggeri and Joey Hagerty


EVEnT rEsULTs

USA wins five medals at 2010 Top Gym

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he USA’s Ariana Guerra, 13, of League City, Texas, and Ericha Fassbender, 14, of Katy, Texas, celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by winning medals at the recent Top Gym junior competition in Charleroi, Belgium. Guerra won the vault gold, allaround silver, and beam bronze medals. Fassbender took top honors on uneven bars, followed by a silvermedal finish on floor. Both gymnasts train at Stars Gymnastics. Guerra posted a total score of 53.883 for the all-around silver medal. Russia’s Anastasia Sidorova claimed the gold with a 56.917. Italy’s Elisa Meneghini edged out Fassbender for third by 0.167. Guerra had the second highest scores on both vault and beam. Her individual event scores were: 14.600, vault; 12.850, bars; 13.733, beam; and 12.700, floor. Fassbender’s apparatus scores were: 14.267, vault; 12.750, bars; 12.733, beam; and 13.567, floor. During event finals, the USA won two of the four event titles; Russia’s Sidorova won the other two. On vault, Guerra topped Sidorova by 0.067 to win the title. Guerra’s two vault scores were 14.067 and 14.433, which gave her an average of 14.250. Fassbender was the champion on bars with a score of 13.933, beating the Netherlands’ Antje Vandevelde by 0.700. Guerra claimed the bronze medal on beam with a score of 13.167, with Sidorova and Makra going one-two. Fassbender scored 14.100 on floor, finishing just behind Sidorova, with Makra coming in third.

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Ariana Guerra

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2010 Top Gym Charleroi, Belgium Nov. 27-28, 2010 ALL-ArouNd 1. Anastasia Sidorova 2. Ariana Guerra 3. Elisa Meneghin 4. ericha Fassbender

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GYM UPDATE Important notIce to members The following membership statement has been adopted by the usA Gymnastics board of directors: • Membership in USA Gymnastics is a privilege granted by USA Gymnastics. That privilege can be withdrawn by USA Gymnastics at any time where a member’s conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the best interest of the sport of gymnastics and of the athletes we are servicing.

The following former professional members are permanently ineligible for membership within USA Gymnastics:

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Michael Hinton Nicholas Hitchcock Robert Hoefer Frank Hohman, Jr. Milos Hroch Steven L. Infante Dana Koppendrayer Ronnie Lewis William McCabe Robert Mollock John S. Moore Gregory Muller William Munsinger Jeena Nilson Paul O’Neill Patrick Okopinski Marian Penev William M. Permenter Timothy Picquelle David Pyles Jeffrey Richards Rudy Rodriguez John H. Row Gabriel Salazar

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Mark Schiefelbein Robert Shawler Steve Shirley Steven Todd Siegel Blake Steven Starr Paul Summers Mark Swift Freddie Eugene Tafoya, Jr. Jay Thomas Jon Oliver Kenneth Thomas Brent Trottier Jon Valdez Anthony Van Kirk Joel Velasquez David Paul Waage Chris Wagoner Brooklyn Walters Steve Waples Donald Watts Mike West Jonathan White Lyf Christian Wildenberg Joel Woodruff

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Las Vegas, NV Houston, TX

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Colorado Springs, CO Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, FL Springfield, MA

USA Gym Collegiate Championships (W) JO Regional Championships (M) NCAA Championships (M) L 9/10 Regional Championships (W) NCAA Championships (W)

Colorado Springs, CO Various Locations Columbus, OH various locations Cleveland, OH

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Long beach, CA Worcester, MA/San Diego, CA

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JO National Championships (M) L 9 eastern/Western Championships (W) JO National Championships (W) National invitational Tournament (W)

USA Gymnastics Open Championships (W/R) Region 3 Congress Olympic Gymnastics Week JO National Championships (R) Chicago Cup (R) Olympic Day American Classic

Orlando, FL Vail, CO various locations Chicago, iL Chicago, iL various locations Houston, TX

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National Qualifier (M) Trampoline & Tumbling U.S. Championships JO Championships (TT) World Gymnaestrada (GG) Region 8 Congress Covergirl Classic/Challenge (W)

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ymnasts from nine Pan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU) countries conducted a training camp for junior male gymnasts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 8-13.

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woMEn’s PAn AMEriCAn TrAininG CAMP

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ymnasts from 14 countries from the Pan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU) participated in the 2010 Women’s Junior PAGU Training Camp, held at the USA Gymnastics Women’s National Team Training Center, at the Karolyi Gymnastics Camp in New Waverly, Texas, Nov. 9-14.


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FACES IN THE GYM t Amanda Tran t Rebecca Smith

Shoreline, Washington Amanda, 15, trains at Kortel Academy of Gymnastics with her coach Irina Korosteleva. Amanda placed sixth in the all-around at the 2010 Visa Championships and earned a spot on the Junior Rhythmic National Team.

Huntington Beach, California Rebecca, 7, is a Level 4 at SCATS. She won five medals at the Southern California State Meet, first on bars, beam, floor, and in the all-around (37.45). She’s coached by Shannon Hong, Ashley David, and Amber Graupner.

t Karina Munoz East Brunswick, New Jersey Karina, 6, took first place in each event and the all-around (37.90) in her first meet as a Level 4. She trains at Head Over Heels Gymnastics.

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p Laken Graham

Fresno, California

Laken, 10, is a Level 5 gymnast and trains at KPAC (Kristie Phillips Athletic Center). Last year, Laken won first in the all-around at the NC Rookie 2 State Meet and placed first in the all-around for region 8 with a score of 38.550.

Troutman, North Carolina

Kate, 8 and Jon, 15, are the 2010 Level 6 Mixed Pair Acrobatic Gymnastics National Champions! This was Jonathan’s first year of gymnastics and the first year of competition for both. They train at Gymnastics Beat with coach Tony Gonzales.

Warren, Michigan Matthew, 18, is now a Junior Elite on Tumbling and Double-Mini at AGT Flip City. He’s coached by Peter Roberts. As a Level 10, he took first in tumbling and double-mini at the Fairland Classic in Maryland.

p Devin Trinter

t Kyla Downey

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Devin, 9, is a Level 6 at KMC Gymnastics and won five of the six events at State meet including the all-around. At Region 7 Championships he repeated his performance, winning five of the six events. Devin is coached by Viktor Kolesnikov and Dave Hirst.

San Diego, California Kyla, 8, is coached by Ivan and Misti Flores at Flip Force San Diego. Kyla is the Level 7 National Champion and Regional Champion for Trampoline.

p Matthew Cress

p Isabel Tomsich Tampa, Florida Isabel, 11, took first place on floor, bars, vault and in the all-around at the C. Gene Stowe Scholarship Invitational. Isabel, a Level 5, trains at Tampa Gymnastics and is coached by Alexis McCellan and Katie Store.

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 www.usa-gymnastics.org

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