INDIANAPOLIS, March 12, 2012 - Following a U.S. national team training camp in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, USA Gymnastics is announcing the six-woman team who will compete at the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, scheduled for March 16-18 at the Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. Team USA is lead by 2011 World all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA, 2011 World team gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, who will make her senior international competitive debut at the event. The trio is joined by junior national team members Katelyn Ohashi of Plano, Texas/WOGA, Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, and Amelia Hundley of Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics.
The athletes who will represent the United States in men's gymnastics, men's and women's trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics are as follows:
Chris Brooks, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics)
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics
Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta
Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Cody Gesuelli, Middletown, N.J./Eta
Colin Duda, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta
Savannah Vinsant, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Alaina Williams, Norman, Okla./Acrospirits
Shaylee Dunavin, Armarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics
Maggie Gallagher, Coto de Caza, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Polina Kozitskiy, Fountainville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy
Alexis Page, New York, N.Y./ Aviator Sports and Recreation
Julie Zetlin, Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics
Julia Gabuz, Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC
Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Laura Zeng, Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
The 2012 Pacific Rim Championships will showcase athletes from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Russia, and the United States. Considered one of gymnastics' premier international events, competition at the Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships includes artistic (men's and women's) gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. The competition features both junior and senior athletes.
The country breakdown by discipline is as follows.
- Artistic gymnastics: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama (women), Philippines, Russia, USA
- Rhythmic gymnastics: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, USA
- Trampoline: Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, USA
Single-session tickets range from $15 to $65, and all-session tickets range from $110 to $250 (including facility fees). Tickets may be purchased at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office; by phone at 866-332-8499; or online through Comcastarenaeverett.com. In recognition of Visa's long-time support of USA Gymnastics, Visa is the preferred method of payment.
The competition schedule is as follows:
- Friday, March 16
10 a.m. - Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
1:30 p.m. - Women's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
3 p.m. - Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)
7 p.m. - Women's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)
Saturday, March 17
1:30 p.m. - Men's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
3 p.m. - Rhythmic Individual Event Finals
7 p.m. - Men's Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)
Sunday, March 18
9 a.m. – Trampoline, Junior Prelims, Finals and Synchronized Competition
12 p.m. - Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Junior Individual Event Finals
2 p.m. – Trampoline, Senior Prelims, Finals and Synchronized Competition
6 p.m. - Men's & Women's Gymnastics, Senior Individual Event Finals
7 p.m. - Synchronized Trampoline Competition
Held every two years, the Pacific Rim Championships were held in Honolulu in 2004 and 2006; San Jose in 2008; and Melbourne, Australia, in 2010. In 2010, the USA won both the men's and women's team titles and three of the all-around titles - John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, junior men; Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA, women's junior title; and Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas/WOGA, senior women. Past all-around champions include the USA's Paul Hamm, Carly Patterson, and Nastia Liukin.
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