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CONTENTS Publisher Steve Penny Editor Luan Peszek Graphic Designer Jeannie Shaw

MARCH • APRIL 2012

FEATURES 12 AT&T American Cup Jordyn Wieber and Danell Leyva won the all-around titles at the AT&T American Cup international competition in the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City.

20 Nastia Liukin Cup Charity Jones of Dynamo Gymnastics in Oklahoma won the third annual Nastia Liukin Cup, held in conjunction with the AT&T American Cup in New York City. The event showcased many rising stars in our sport. USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair: Peter Vidmar Vice-Chair: Paul Parilla Secretary: Gary Anderson

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

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24 Winter Cup Challenge John Orozco won the 2012 Winter Cup Challenge, the first major competition of the year. In addition several guys were added to the Men’s National Team. Check out the results.

Treasurer: Jim Morris National Membership – Women: Tom Koll

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Rhythmic Challenge

2011 Pan American Games all-around champion Julie Zetlin and 2011 Visa Championships hoop silver medalist Ronit Shamuilov won the senior and junior all-around titles, respectively, at the 2012 Rhythmic Challenge.

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2012 Visa International Gymnastics Olympic Test Event

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A test event was held in London for the 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. sent athletes in men’s artistic gymnastics, men’s trampoline, and rhythmic.

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Healthy Nutrition

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released new Dietary Guidelines and with that switched from the more commonly known Food Pyramid to a new visual image called MyPlate.

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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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2012 looks to be an incredible year for USA Gymnastics. The AT&T American Cup was a huge success and officially kicked off our Olympic year that will culminate in London in late July at the 2012 Olympic Games. And, our members and fans across the country are going to have a chance to see their favorite gymnasts up-close-andpersonal through the 2012 Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions. 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin will lead an impressive cast that includes members of the men’s and women’s 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams, in men’s, women’s, rhythmic, acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. And, local area gymnasts will also have the chance to participate in each Tour stop’s performance. The tour will visit 40 cities between September and November. You will want to be among the first to get tickets. The entire city roster will be announced in March, but we are making tickets available in local markets as the city and venue are finalized. Go to www.kelloggstour.com to see if your town has already been confirmed! For each tour stop, local gym clubs can become part of the Gym Club Ticket Sales Program – your club members and families not only can get early tickets at a discounted price, but the club can also become eligible for a chance to have their gymnasts participate in their local show. Joining the Club Ticket Sales Program is easy: once your city is announced, the club can register to participate through your local arena or USA Gymnastics. Go to www.kelloggstour.com for more information. Our goal is to get this information out as quickly as possible to let our members and fans have an early opportunity to buy tickets to this gymnastics celebration following the Olympic Games in London before the public on-sale. Partnerships with Kellogg’s, P&G, and Hilton, as well as AEG Facilities, have made this entire Tour possible. Nastia is part of the team creating the performance, and I think it will be unlike any tour that has come before. It will be a fantastic showcase of our sport and athletes. This is one show you won’t want to miss so get your tickets early!

See you in the Gym,

Steve Penny, President & CEO

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Original Header photos by John Cheng, except venue photo by Brian Freed.

Jordyn Wieber Original photo by John Cheng.

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start-to-finish en route to her second, Jordyn Wieber and danell Leyva won consecutive American Cup title and the all-around titles at the 2012 At&t her third overall. Wieber, who showed American cup inside new York city’s upgrades on Madison square garden, March 3. Wieber posted a 61.032 and “It feels amazIng to wIn my thIrd both beam and amerIcan cup...” floor, began Leyva scored 90.664. “I’m really excIted to get started on the vault “It feels amazing to win wIth the olympIc year.” performing a my third American – Jordyn wIeber – nearly flawless Cup,” Wieber said Amanar for a after the competition. “I’m 16.100. On the uneven bars, Wieber really excited to get started shook off a mistake to score 14.833. On the with the Olympic year.” balance beam, Wieber posted a 14.966 with her new front handspring, standing “Being the AT&T American Cup full, back handspring combination and champion is amazing,” Leyva said. “It’s two-and-a-half twist dismount. In the final great to be on that list with people like rotation, floor, Wieber earned a 15.133 to Blaine Wilson, Jonathan Horton and take the title. Paul Hamm – and to say it was in the Garden is even better.” The USA’s Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Wieber, of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Gymnastics, scored a close 60.832 to earn Twistars USA, the reigning World allsecond in the all-around while Romania’s around champion and defending AT&T Larisa Iordache scored a 59.332 to finish American Cup champion, led from third.


“I’m really happy and excited with my performance. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer,” said Raisman. On the uneven bars, Raisman earned a 14.333. Moving to the balance beam, she dismounted with an impressive Arabian double front, to score a 14.966. In the final rotation, Raisman electrified the crowd on the floor exercise, tumbling a new pass of a one-and-a-half to Arabian double front to punch layout front. She earned the highest score of the day on the event, a 15.433.

90.664 to win the all-around gold medal, Ukraine’s Mykola Kuksenkov took the silver medal (90.498) and Germany’s Marcel nguyen won the bronze (89.925). USA’s John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (USOTC), finished fifth in the all-around with an 89.331. Leyva came from behind to take the title, after scoring a 15.933 on high bar. His routine, which included four catch-and-release moves, was punctuated by a stuck double-twisting double layout to the delight of the crowd.

Iordache posted the highest score of the meet on the balance beam with a 15.400, after executing a back The Florida-native “beIng the at&t amerIcan mer handspring to tuck full twist. began his competition cup champIon Is amaz amazIng Ing...” on the floor exercise, – danell leyva – On the men’s side, Leyva of mounting with a doubleHomestead, Fla./Team Hilton twisting, double layout for a 15.033. Leyva HHonors (Universal Gymnastics) scored earned a 14.433 on the pommel horse, a

Danell Leyva

Original photo by John Cheng.

Raisman started with a nearly stuck Amanar vault for 16.100, which tied the high score on this event with Wieber.

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Original Header photos by John Cheng, except venue photo by Brian Freed. Original photo by John Cheng.

14.666 on the still rings and a 15.633 for his Kasumatsu full on vault. In the fifth rotation, Leyva took to the parallel bars displaying the precision that won him the World title on the event and earned a 14.966.

Gabrielle DOUGLAS

Kuksenkov led the field after five events after posting the highest score of the night on the pommel horse, a 14.933. His 15.200 score on the high bar completed his 90.498 total. Nguyen claimed the all-around bronze medal, earning the highest score on the still rings of the competition (15.133) and an 89.925 all-around total. Orozco, who was competing in his hometown, finished fifth in the all-around, highlighted by a meet-high 15.500 on the parallel bars. Orozco closed the competition on the high bar, performing a Liukin release move to earn a 15.366, the second highest score on the event. U.S. alternate Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, who performed exhibition routines, which did not factor into the final

Alexandra RAISMAN

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Mykola KUKSENKOV


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results, hit four-for-four, highlighted by the debut of her Amanar vault and L-grip endo half to piked Tkatchev on the uneven bars. Douglas earned scores of 15.866 on vault, 15.633 on the uneven bars, 15.100 on the beam and 14.700 on the floor.

John OROZCO

Christopher Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors/ Cypress Gym, like Douglas, performed exhibition routines as the U.S. alternate. Brooks earned his highest score of the night, a 15.833, for his handspring double front vault. He scored 14.900 on the floor, 13.933 on the pommel horse, 14.833 on the still rings, 14.900 on the parallel bars and 15.533 on the high bar. For the third, consecutive year the AT&T American Cup was part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Allaround World Cup Series. Continued ...

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MEN’S ALL-AROUND SCORES #. NAME

COUNTRY

FX

PH

SR

VT

PB

HB

AA

USA

15.033

14.433

14.666

15.633

14.966

15.933

90.664

2. Mykola Kuksenkov

UKR

14.966

14.933

15.000

15.533

14.866

15.200

90.498

3. Marcel Nguyen

GER

15.266

14.100

15.133

15.800

14.800

14.826

89.925

4. Daniel Purvis

GBR

15.200

14.733

14.733

15.700

14.900

14.500

89.766

1. Danell Leyva

5. John Orozco

USA

14.366

13.700

14.633

15.766

15.500

15.366

89.331

6. Oleg Verniaiev

UKR

14.766

14.200

13.900

16.133

15.200

13.933

88.132

7. Jackson Payne

CAN

13.800

13.533

13.666

14.100

14.333

14.766

84.198

8. Ryuzo Sejima

JPN

14.233

12.900

11.766

15.400

13.800

11.533

79.632

WOMEN’S ALL-AROUND SCORES #. NAME 1. Jordyn Wieber

COUNTRY

VT

UB

BB

FX

AA

USA

16.100

14.833

14.966

15.133

61.032 60.832

2. Alexandra Raisman

USA

16.100

14.333

14.966

15.433

3. Larisa Iordache

ROU

14.866

14.233

15.400

14.833

59.332

4. Victoria Moors

CAN

14.733

13.033

13.833

14.766

56.365 56.100

5. Diana Chelaru

ROU

14.500

13.200

14.000

14.400

6. Lisa Hill

GER

14.100

14.233

13.500

13.766

55.599

7. Georgia Simpson

AUS

14.100

13.800

13.300

13.366

54.566

8. Rebecca Tunney

GBR

13.866

13.900

10.200

14.166

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FUN PICS! Olympic champions (L to R) Carly Patterson, Mary Lou Retton and Nastia Liukin were Matt Lauer’s guests on the Today Show (shown left with USA Gymnastics President/ CEO Steve Penny).

Whose

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Today Show guests (L to R) Nastia, Mary Lou, and Carly. Shannon

Miller an d David Durante the conc ourse at signed authogra ph the AT&T American s on Cup.

Carly, Mary Lou and Nastia pose with Bela Karolyi at the AT&T American Cup.

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Aspiring athletes tried out their gymnastics skills on the concourse at the AT&T American Cup.

Photos by John Cheng. Background Photo by Brian Freed.

John Macready launched t-shirts towards eager spectators during the AT&T American Cup.


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012 2012 201 Madison Square Garden New York City, NY

Charity Jones Wins the N C By Scott Bregman

Charity Jones of Miami, Okla./Dynamo Gymnastics, posted a 38.075 score to win the all-around title at the third annual Nastia Liukin Cup inside Madison Square Garden on March 2. Alex McMurtry of Midlothian, Va./Richmond Olympiad Gymnastics, and Polina Shchennikova of Colorado Springs, Colo./T.I.G.A.R, tied for second, scoring 37.875. Defending champion Grace Williams of

Linden, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, finished third with a 37.750. Proceeds from the event go to the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

Jones began her night on the vault, performing a big Yurchenko double full for a 9.775. In rotation two, Jones scored 9.375 on the uneven bars with a Tkatchev release move and double layout dismount. On the balance beam, her routine, which included a back handspring to layout stepout and double tuck dismount, gave her a 9.625. In the final rotation, Jones took to the floor leading the competition. Mounting with a tuck full in and dismounting with a double pike, she scored a 9.300 to win the all-around title. “It feels amazing to win the Nastia Liukin Cup,” Cup, Jones said. “It’s just so surreal because there are so many good athletes here. I tried my best, good.” and to come out on top feels good. McMurtry began on the floor, earning a 9.350 with a tucked full-in that seemed to hang in the rafters.

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012 2012 201 GK Elite Sportswear provided the Nastia Liukin Cup competitors with the apparel for the event.

Nastia Liukin Cup! On the vault, she posted the night’s highest score, a 9.900, for a powerful double twisting Yurchenko, giving her the vault title. McMurtry, then, moved to the uneven bars where she earned a 9.050. In the final rotation, McMurtry was solid on the balance beam, executing a switch leap to back tuck and nearly stuck twoand-a-half twisting dismount for a 9.575 and a share of second place. Shchennikova, who tied McMurtry for second in the all-around, started on the floor exercise with a 9.450, after mounting with a double pike. On the vault, she performed a Yurchenko full for a 9.425. Shchennikova soared on the uneven bars with a piked stalder to Tkatchev to Pak salto connection for a 9.550 and the event title. In the final rotation, Shchennikova used her grace and long lines on the balance beam to post a 9.450. Williams, who won the Nastia Liukin Cup title in 2011, earned her highest score of the night on the vault with a 9.600 for her Yurchenko full. She also earned a 9.375 on the uneven bars, a 9.475 on the beam and a 9.300 on floor to finish third in the all-around.

Wynter Childers of Spearfish, S.D./Spearfish Gymnastics, posted the highest score on the balance beam, a 9.700, to win the event title, while Alicia Boren of Franklin Hills, N.J./North Stars Gymnastics Academy, won the floor exercise title with a 9.550, dismounting with an impressive full-twisting double back. Each of the 34 gymnasts in the field qualified through one of the designated invitationals that comprised the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. A select number of gymnasts from each invitational advanced to the Nastia Liukin Cup. The Nastia Liukin Cup participants received a Nastia Liukin-designed leotard and a warm-up from GK Elite; two tickets to the AT&T American Cup; and both met and had their photo taken with Liukin. For more information, go to www.nastialiukincup.com.

CHARITY

JONES

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CLUB Dynamo

VT

UB

BB

FX

AA

9.775 9.375 9.625 9.300 38.075

2. Polina Shchennikova

TIGAR

9.425 9.550 9.450 9.450 37.875

3. Grace Williams

Twistars USA

9.600 9.375 9.475 9.300 37.750

4. Lauren Beers

Southern Tier

9.650 9.175 9.525 9.350 37.700

Buckeye

9.550 9.150 9.350 9.500 37.550

Brown’s LV

9.500 9.300 9.350 9.200 37.350

Auburn

9.450 9.350 9.300 9.225 37.325

5. Nia Dennis 6. Randii Wyrick 7. Baely Rowe 8. Emily Brauckmuller

Orlando Metro

9.425 9.275 9.225 9.350 37.275

Cypress Academy

9.725 9.050 9.225 9.250 37.250

North Stars

9.600 8.900 9.200 9.550 37.250

Spearfish

9.225 9.125 9.700 9.150 37.200

10. Briley Casanova

WOGA

9.475 9.100 9.075 9.550 37.200

11. Lisa Burt

Ace (FL)

9.200 9.225 9.275 9.325 37.025

9. Caitlin Atkinson Photo by John Cheng.

9. Alicia Boren 10. Wynter Childers

ALEXANDRA

12. Alyssa Shermetaro

MCMURTRY

Olympia

9.525 9.200 9.050 9.100 36.875

Gold Medal

9.300 9.000 9.300 9.150 36.750

14. Kristen Nogaki

Wildfire

9.525 8.875 9.075 9.250 36.725

15. Lauren Marinez

Orlando Metro

9.150 8.850 9.625 9.050 36.675

Original photo by John Cheng.

13. Lauren Ramirez

16. Sydney McGlone 17. Jessica Ling 18. Kari Lee 18. Alexis Cappalli 19. Felicia Hano

GRACE

WILLIAMS

Photo by John Cheng.

SHCHENNIKOVA

Flames

9.300 8.800 9.375 8.850 36.325

IGI

9.375 8.750 8.950 9.250 36.325 9.500 8.925 8.550 9.250 36.225

Parkettes

8.725 9.350 8.900 9.225 36.200

21. Alexandria Ruiz

Ace (FL)

9.150 8.350 9.325 9.300 36.125

22. Ashleigh Gnat

Ace (FL)

9.725 7.650 9.600 9.125 36.100

Gliders

9.125 9.200 9.300 8.450 36.075

24. Hollie Minichiello

Orlando Metro

9.225 8.800 9.225 8.750 36.000

25. Kathryn Kluz

Oakland GTC

9.200 8.825 8.600 9.100 35.725

26. Kendal Moss

Everest

8.800 8.575 9.300 8.950 35.625

26. Alyssa Nocella

Silvia’s

9.075 8.100 9.275 9.175 35.625

27. Kennedi Edney

Precision

9.300 8.650 8.800 8.750 35.500

28. Lauren Bancroft

Twistars USA

9.025 8.675 8.900 8.650 35.250

Gymcats

9.150 7.125 9.600 9.125 35.000

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West Coast Elite

29. Taylor Rice

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9.375 8.750 9.325 9.150 36.600

20. Meredith Sylvia

23. Charlie Owens

POLINA

Universal Oakland GTC

Background photo by Brian Freed.

2. Alexandra McMurtry Richmond Olympiad 9.900 9.050 9.575 9.350 37.875

Photo by Brian Freed.


Background photo by Brian Freed.

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JOHN OROZCO

CHANGING HIS LUCK JOHN OROZCO

changed his luck this year at the 2012 Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, by winning the all-around title with a score of 180.700. “I’ve had the worst luck at this meet in the last few years,’’ Orozco said. “I’ve either been hurt or sick during this competition. So, this year, I just tried to get over all that and change my luck. I’m glad I got to start off the new year like this.”

Team Hilton HHonors, led after the first day of competition and never looked back. In addition to the all-around title, he won the title on parallel bars, tied for first with Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), on the horizontal bar, finished second on pommel horse and fourth on floor.

A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Orozco trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Orozco, of

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Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton JOHN OROZCO HHonors (University of Oklahoma), took second in the all-around with a score of 175.200, and Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University), finished third with a score of 175.000. Legendre won both the floor and vault titles and took fifth place on high bar, while Wynn took first on still rings, third on parallel bars and eighth on high bar. Rounding out the top six in the all-around were Leyva in fourth place (174.600), Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Academy) in fifth (174.550) and David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./University of Illinois, in sixth (173.550). Sender, 26, used the Winter Cup as his comeback to the sport. He was the 2008 National Champion but didn’t make the Olympic Team after he rolled his ankle in training prior to the Olympic Trials competition. He competed in 2009 and made the national team, deciding to retire from the sport to pursue veterinary school at the University of Illinois. While attending vet school and training with the men’s team at the University of Illinois, he decided he still had more to give in the sport and wanted to give it one last shot to make an Olympic Team. “I went to the dean of the college and asked for a leave of absence from vet school,” said Sender. “They were very understanding and gave me the time I needed to pursue my dreams.”

Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California – Berkeley, swung with precision and clean form on the pommel horse to win the event title. Following the competition, Wynn, Sender, Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois, Samuel Mikulak of Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan, Jesse Silverstein of Spring Valley, N.Y./US Gymnastics Develop Center II, Ishino, Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./ University of Michigan, and C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Ilinois, were named to the U.S. national team, along with all seven members of the 2011 World Championships team. Continued on page 26... #

NAME

1.

John Orozco

USOTC/Hilton HHonors

SCHOOL/CLUB

TWO-DAY TOTAL 180.700

2.

Steven Legendre

Oklahoma/Hilton HHonors

175.200

3.

Brandon Wynn

Ohio State/Hilton HHonors

175.000

4.

Danell Leyva

Universal/Hilton HHonors

174.600

5.

Christopher Brooks

Cypress Academy/Hilton HHonors

174.550

6.

David Sender

Illinois

173.550

7.

Paul Ruggeri III

Illinois

171.450

8.

Jesse Silverstein

US Gym Dev Ctr II

170.900

9.

Sho Nakamori

Champions Academy/Hilton HHonors

170.650

10.

Adrian De Los Angeles

Michigan

169.500

11.

Ryan Lieberman

Stanford

169.450

12.

Christopher Maestas

Illinois

168.900 167.900

13.

Jake Martin

USOTC

14.

Kyle Bunthuwong

Cal Berkeley

167.050

15.

Akash Modi

Monmouth

166.650

16.

Donothan Bailey

Cal Berkeley

165.550

17.

Edward Mesa

Universal

165.400

18.

Seung Tai Lee

Ohio State

164.500

19.

Marvin Kimble

Swiss Turners

164.050

20.

Hunter Justus

Cypress Academy

161.850

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CHRIS BROOKS

EVENT FINALS Floor 1. Steven Legendre

Oklahoma/Hilton HHonors

31.000

2. Danell Leyva

Universal/Hilton HHonors

29.600

3. Paul Ruggeri III

Illinois

29.250

Pommel Horse 1. Glen Ishino

Cal Berkeley

31.450

2. John Orozco

USOTC/Hilton HHonors

30.650

3. Ty Echard

Ohio State

30.250

Ohio State/Hilton HHonors

30.950

Still Rings

These gymnasts were named to the USA National Team immediately following the Winter Cup Challenge and will join the seven members of the World Championships team, L to R: Jesse Silverstein, Brandon Wynn, David Sender, Samuel Mikulak, and Paul Ruggeri. Not pictured Adrian de los Angeles, C.J. Maestas and Glen Ishino.

1. Brandon Wynn

2. Christopher Maestas Illinois

30.000

3. David Sender

Illinois

29.950

Vault Oklahoma/Hilton HHonors

32.450

2T. Chandler Eggleston

1. Steven Legendre

High Point

32.400

2T. David Sender

Illinois

32.400

Parallel Bars

DANELL LEYVA

1. John Orozco

USOTC/Hilton HHonors

30.650

2. Samuel Mikulak

Michigan

30.350

3. Brandon Wynn

Ohio State/Hilton HHonors

29.700

1T. Danell Leyva

Universal/Hilton HHonors

30.300

1T. John Orozco

USOTC/Hilton HHonors

30.300

High Bar

Cypress Acad./Hilton HHonors 29.850 Photo by Jessi Dalton.

3. Christopher Brooks

GLEN ISHINO,

(shown here from the 2011 NCAA Championships)

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By Amanda Robinson 2011 Pan American Games all-around champion Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, and 2011 Visa Championships hoop silver medalist Ronit Shamuilov of Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, won the senior and junior allaround titles, respectively, at the 2012 Rhythmic Challenge at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 18–19. Zetlin won the senior all-around title with a 104.470, taking a first-place finish on hoop (26.300) and ribbon (25.670), second on clubs (26.300) and third on ball (26.200). Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, finished second in the all-around with a 101.880, earning first on ball (26.630) and clubs (26.500), and third on ribbon (25.100). Jazzy Kerber of

Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, placed third in the all-around with a final score of 101.180. Polina Kozitskiy of Fountainville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, at 101.000 and Cindy Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./ Isadora, at 95.600 rounded out the top five in the all-around. Shamuilov earned a 98.800 to win the junior all-around title and took top honors on three of the four apparatus: ball (25.230), clubs (24.83), and ribbon (25.350), finishing second on hoop (23.400). Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./ North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished second in the all-around with a 97.150, and Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, placed third with a 95.380. Lu also earned the top score in hoop with a 24.100. Julia Garbuz of Eden

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Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, and Monica Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished fourth and fifth in the all-around, respectively.

Ronit Shamuilov

The Rhythmic Invitational and Group Championships, competitions for Levels 7–10, were held in conjunction with the Rhythmic Challenge.

See page 41 for some exciting news regarding Julie Zetlin!

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Original photo by John Cheng.

The 2012 Visa International Gymnastics, the final gymnastics qualification event for the 2012 Olympic Games, took place in January in London. The USA was seeking to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in rhythmic and men’s trampoline, having already qualified for the Olympics in men’s and women’s gymnastics and women’s trampoline.

MEN Alex Buscaglia of Stanford, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University), and Steven Legendre of Norman, Okla./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma), participated in the men’s competition. Legendre finished 13th place in the all-around with a total of 86.298 and advanced to vault finals. Buscaglia scored an 80.731. During event finals, Legendre won the silver medal on vault with his handspring double front, earning a 15.800. His second vault, a nearly stuck Kasumatsu one-and-a-half, earned a 15.933, giving Legendre a 15.866 average. Continued on page 32...

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...CONTINUED.

Original photo by FIG.

Three-time U.S. trampoline champion Gluckstein earned a combined 103.340 total (48.060, compulsory; 55.280, optional) and 10th place, earning Team USA one of three “wild card” berths to the Games. Dooley finished 14th with a score of 101.825 (46.085, compulsory; 55.740, optional).

Original photo by FIG.

TRAMPOLINE In men’s trampoline, Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, were seeking to qualify the U.S. for one of the five remaining Olympic spots.

RHYTHMIC Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, the highest place finisher from the Americas at Worlds, is vying for one of the five remaining Olympic spots. Zetlin scored a 98.175 to finish in 16th place. As the highest place finisher from the Americas at the 2011 World Championships, Zetlin was eligible to qualify to the Olympic Games as a continental representative. Later, it was determined by the International Gymnastics Federation, that she had qualified. See page 40 for more details. Original photo by FIG.

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EVENT SCHEDULE 2012

31–June 3

Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Championships (M/W/R/T)

30–31

USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M)

30–Apr 1

Elite Challenge (TT)

Everett, WA Colorado Springs, CO Tulsa, OK

APRIL 12 – 14

USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships

13–15

Women’s Level 9/10 Regionals

Various Sites

13–15

Men’s JO Regional Championships

Various Sites

16–22

Acro Gym. World Champs. & World Age Group Competition Lake Buena Vista, FL

20–21

NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships

20–22

NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships

Bridgeport, CT

Norman, OK Duluth, GA

MAY

6–12

JO National Championships/Invitational (R)

Lake Buena Vista, FL

7–10

Visa Championships (M/W)

St. Louis, MO

8–10

Region 4 Congress

St. Louis, MO

26–28

USA Gymnastics Rhythmic & Trampoline Championships

San Jose, CA

28–July1

U.S. Olympic Team Trials–Gymnastics (M/W)

San Jose, CA

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Certifications for USA Gymnastics National Congress

San Jose, CA

29–July1

USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show

San Jose, CA

JULY 5–11

JO National Championships (T)

19–22

USA Gymnastics For All Nationals

23–26

JO Optional Skills Camp (W)

27–Aug. 12 Olympic Games (M,W,R,T)

3–6

Level 9 East/West Championships (W)

5

Men’s National Qualifier

7

USA Gymnastics Special Olympics Championships (M/W/R/GG)

7–13

JO National Championships (M)

Cincinnati, OH

10–12

JO National Championships (W)

Hampton, VA

11–13

Stars & Stripes Cup (TT)

13

JO National Invitational Tournament (W)

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Secret U.S. Classic (W)

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Lake Buena Vista, FL

JUNE

MARCH 16–18

USA Gymnastics Open Championships (W)

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Landover, MD/Boise, ID Colorado Springs, CO Marietta, GA

Cleveland, OH Hampton, VA Chicago, IL

Long Beach, CA Lake Buena Vista, FL Huntsville, TX London, GBR

AUGUST 8–11

TOPs Invitational Camp (W)

Huntsville, TX

10–12

Region 6 Congress

Providence, RI

10–12

Region 8 Congress

Nashville, TN

12 – 15

TOPs Invitational Camp (W)

Huntsville, TX

17–19

Region 7 Congress

Baltimore, MD

22-25

Women’s Level 300 JO Team Coaches Course (W300)

Huntsville, TX

24–26

Region 2 Congress

Everett, WA


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he Acro Cup was held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas, an official U.S. Olympic Committee Training Site, Feb. 11–12.

Holli Morris, Beaumont, Calif./ Empire Gymnastics; Crystal Johnston, Riverside, Calif./Empire Gymnastics MIXED PAIR Kelianne Stankus, Riverside, Calif./Empire Gymnastics; Dylan Maurer, Colton, Calif./Empire Gymnastics

This competition determined the USA Acro National Team, and also selected the athletes who will compete in the 2012 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships and World Acrobatic Age-Group Competition, April 16–22 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

To read the full list of athletes selected for the World Acrobatic Age-Group Competition go to www.usagym.org/acro

Congratulations to the team who made the World Acrobatic Championships. WOMEN’S PAIR Beth Landeche, New Orleans, La./Crescent City Gymnastics; Nicole Barrilleaux, Metairie, La./Crescent City Gymnastics WOMEN’S GROUP Sienna Colbert, Riverside, Calif./Empire Gymnastics;

More than 600 athletes are expected to compete in the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships and the World Acrobatic Gymnastics Age-Group Competition, which the USA is hosting for the first time. The competition will be held at the HP Field House at the ESPN Wide World of Complex, located at the Walt Disney World Resort outside of Orlando, Fla. For more information on the two events, go to http://usagym.org/pages/acro/events/2012/worlds.html.

2012 ACROBATIC GYMNASTICS JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM Back row (L to R):

Mackenzie Meyer, Cameron Jones, Megan Muehlberger, Chloe Wait, Josh Miles, Christina Antoniades, Emily Ruppert, Kennedy Swanson, Jessica Renteria Front row (L to R):

The 2012 Senior World Championships Team includes (L to R): Dylan Maurer, Kelianne Stankus, Holli Morris, Sienna Colbert, and Crystal Johnston. Not pictured: Beth Landeche and Nicole Barrilleaux. Photos by Diane Floyd.

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Photo by Diane Bidermann

ZETLIN QUALIFIES IN rhythmic GYMNASTICS FOR THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, has qualified for individual rhythmic gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Zetlin earned a berth to the Games as the representative for North, Central and South America, based on the results from the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, France. This is the first time since 2004 that the USA will compete in this event at the Olympic Games and the first time that USA Gymnastics has qualified athletes to the Olympic Games in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, men’s and women’s trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics.

2004 Olympic All-Around Champion Carly Patterson is engaged to Mark Caldwell, who works as a strategy consultant. He proposed on Jan. 21, just outside Dallas, Texas. The happy couple is planning a 2013 wedding.

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CLIMBING THE PYRAMID OR JUST HANGING ON THE PLATE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? By Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD and Co-Director of the National Children’s Study for the Los Angeles-Ventura Study Center (NCS-LAVSC)

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he US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new Dietary Guidelines and with that switched from the more commonly known Food Guide Pyramid to a new visual image called MyPlate. While both images show what proportion of each food group should be consumed, the pyramid image was confusing because it could not be easily applied to daily eating habits. MyPlate provides a visual of a “place setting” that more universally communicates to consumers how to optimize each meal and provides a “symbol” of how they should be eating.

WHAT IS MYPLATE? The MyPlate graphic is a dinner-sized plate that is sectioned into the basic food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. This image offers a simple solution to help people understand the need for appropriate serving sizes without counting calories. MyPlate suggests a focus on vegetables and grains, with fruit and protein each playing a more complementary role in the diet. Dairy is not included on the plate, but is represented by a circle at the side. Fruits and vegetables should make up ½ the plate and emphasizes the importance these foods have not only to weight maintenance but also to their contribution to preventative health, which is particularly important to young athletes and their families to maintain optimal performance. Protein makes up less than a ¼ of the plate and demonstrates a greater emphasis on protein quality rather than quantity. The total amount of protein suggested for daily consumption for those 9 years of age and older is 5–7 ounces with a focus on protein from plant sources. Young athletes may need more depending on their growth velocity. Grains make up more than

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¼ of the plate and the suggestion is to eat more than half of these as whole grains.

MYPYRAMID VS MYPLATE: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? There are a number of differences between the former dietary guidelines’ MyPyramid and the new guidelines as depicted by MyPlate. Besides the visual aspect, the “pyramid” focused more on physical activity and offered structured guidelines for active living and weight maintenance. The focus of the “plate” is more on portion control with a couple of important additions. These include the recommendations to reduce sodium intake and increase water consumption – something that was not included before. Another important point of the plate concept is that everyone should “enjoy their food” and eat meals more often as a family – parents are their children’s best role models with respect to what they should eat and drink.

HOW DO I APPLY MYPLATE TO MYEVERYDAY? If you are active, then what you eat is even more important to your everyday performance and to help you reach your goals. National data suggest that nutrient intakes of most youth are inadequate in a number of vitamins and minerals including: folate, vitamins A and E, iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium. Fiber intake among adolescents is also lower than recommended. Using MyPlate can assist you in building a better menu that does not have to be complicated to put together. Continued on page 44


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Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of folate, vitamin A and fiber. Poor eating habits and tissue injury can put you at risk for folate deficiency, which is important for maintaining healthy DNA. Vitamin A is an important antioxidant as well as being crucial for good eyesight and maintaining healthy skin and healing processes. Fiber is important for healthy GI function. Making sure that fruits and vegetables fill up half of the plate at each meal will ensure you are getting enough of these important nutrients. Pay attention to the color of your fruits and vegetables and eat a rainbow of options – dark green and deep orange varieties are the richest sources. Whole grains, especially those that are fortified, are also good sources of folate and fiber. Try eating whole wheat pasta with a veggie sauté for a great power lunch! Iron and zinc are found primarily in high protein foods but don’t be fooled into thinking that animal sources are your only choice. In fact, pumpkin seeds, pistachios and tofu have higher quantities of iron per ½ cup serving than beef! Raw or lightly roasted nuts are nature’s original fast foods and make easy-to-carry snacks for on-the-go. Beans and fish are also good sources of iron. Fish from the sea such as salmon and halibut have the added benefit of containing omega-3 fatty

acids – natural anti-inflammatories. Remember – iron is important as a carrier of oxygen in the blood as well as playing a key role in collagen synthesis and neurotransmitter function. Zinc is involved in protein synthesis – all important functions for a growing athlete! Even though MyPlate recommends that protein sources make up less than a ¼ of your meal, keep in mind that protein quality is key. Nuts are also a good source of vitamin E and magnesium. Vitamin E is an important antioxidant and plays a role in reducing inflammation and preventing cellular injury from oxidative stress – something that occurs daily if you are engaging in vigorous physical activity. Magnesium is food for your muscles and figures prominently in muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission. Sunflower seeds, peanuts and almonds should also be included in your daily trail mix to get enough of these nutrients. Don’t forget your calcium! The circle at the side of the plate is meant to remind us to include dairy at breakfast, lunch and dinner. For young athletes, calcium means strong bones, but it also plays a role in nerve transmission and maintaining normal heart rhythm. Whether you include a glass of lowfat or nonfat milk with your meals, sprinkle cheese on your vegetables or pasta, or eat fruit and yogurt as a snack, you will be making sure that your bones and heart are reaching their peak capacity. Finally, hydration is key for young athletes and water alone is not always enough. While sports drinks can be used in moderation, they can be exchanged for healthier options such as combining fresh juices (e.g., apple) in combination with mineral water in a one-third: two-thirds mix to get the same effect and avoid the high fructose corn syrup. For more information on how to include MyPlate ideas to plan healthy meals for you and your family visit: www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. www.ChooseMyPlate.gov

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FACES IN THE GYM Jadyn Pye

Vivian Hua

Salem, Wisconsin

Newton, Massachusetts

Jadyn, 8, is a Level 5 gymnast and coached by Bill Price. She competed in the State meet in December and won three medals on floor, vault and bars. Her allaround score of 34.2, was the highest of the season.

Vivian, 11, is a Level 7 from Rhythmic Dreams and is coached by Ionela Majeri. She is a multiple State, Regional and JO Champion. Vivian was selected for the PreYouth Elite Squad.

Shyanne Sheldon Maui, Hawaii

Shyanne, 9, is from Valley Isle Gymnastics and is coached by Makena Derby Ajja DeShayne. Shyanne won the Level 4 Hawaii State meet with Maui, Hawaii Makena, 11, is from Valley Isle Gymnastics a 37.375. She also earned silver and is coached by Ajja DeShayne. Makena medals on vault, beam and floor. won the Level 4 Hawaii State Meet with a 36.275 in the all-around. Makena also won bars and floor.

Jayanah Sutton

Akron, Ohio

Jayanah, 8, placed second on floor at her State Meet. She trains at Westside Gymnastics in Copley, Ohio.

Nebraska Level 5 State Champs! Lincoln, Nebraska

Reagan Hestermann (9), Molly McGroarty (9), Tenley Colclasure (8), and Callie Martin (10) of Nebraska School of Gymnastics, each won an individual all-around state title this season. Thanks to coaches Tanya Gifford, Sabrina Long, and Owen Field.

Mikayla Reyes Costa Mesa, CA

MIkayla, 10, is a Level 4 gymnast and trains at Team OC. She took first place in the all-around in the West Section Championship and seventh place in the State Championship.

Kelsey Funkhouser,

Gresham, Oregon

Kelsey, 13, is a back-to-back state champion. She was beam and floor champion at the 2010 Level 5 State meet. She was beam champ at the 2011 Level 6 State meet. She’s training Level 7 at Northwest Gymnastics Training Center and is coached by Danita Rigert and Melody Tremayne.

Avery Longdon

Vernon Hills, IL

Avery, 10, is a Level 5 gymnast at Libertyville Gymnastics Academy. Avery is balancing parrots on her feet during a trip to Mexico. Avery holds her team’s longest handstand record.

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@usagym.org and we’ll select gymnasts to publish in each issue of the magazine and a few more to post on the website at www.usagym.org/faces

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