© John Cheng

COTTBUS, Germany, March 16, 2014 – The USA’s Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress), and Josh Dixon of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center, competed in the final day of competition at the Cottbus (Germany) World Cup. The Cottbus World Cup is an International Gymnastics Federation World Challenge Cup event.

Brooks began his day on the parallel bars, where he earned a 14.975 and share of fifth place with a routine finishing with a stuck double front. Japan’s Koji Uematsu, 15.550, won the title. Great Britain’s Frank Baines, 15.500, and Slovenia’s Mitja Petkovsek, 15.400, finished second and third respectively.

Brooks also competed on the high bar, where he finished fourth with a 14.675. Dixon scored 14.450 and finished right behind Brooks in fifth place. Germany’s Andreas Bretschneider, 15.175, Brazil’s Petrix Barbosa, 14.925, and Switzerland’s Oliver Hegi, 14.850, took the medals in the final.

The other champions from today’s finals are: men Acaa Tomi Tuuha of Finland, vault: and women Acaa Noemi Makra of Hungary, balance beam, and Marta Phian-Kulezsa of Poland, floor exercise.

Yesterday, 2013 World Championships still rings bronze medalist Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), was fifth in the still rings final.