The 13-year old Future Stars Team
© Steve Lange

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 5, 2010 – The top all-arounders in each of four age divisions, 10-, 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old, were recognized Friday at the 2010 Future Stars National Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. 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.

King topped the 10-year-old division with an overall total of 81.300, just edging by Jonathan Lazaro Suarez of Orlando Metro, who scored 81.100. Carter Webb of Oregon Gymnastics Academy had the third highest all around score at 80.650.

Davis recorded the top 11-year-old all-around score at 84.150. Nikita Bolotsky of the Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics earned the next highest score with 82.650, just ahead of Shane Wiskles of North Shore Gymnastics, 81.550.

In the 12-year-old division, Valdez and McFann tied for top honors, each recording an all-around score of 82.500. Connor Lewis of Integrity Gymnastics finished close behind at 81.950.

Breckenridge posted the highest score of the 13-year-olds, recording a 81.800. Two gymnasts from Universal Gymnastics rounded out the top three with Rafael Javellana just edging past Marcos Gatinho, 80.300 to 80.150.

The Future Stars National Championships features the USA’s best 10-, 11- and 12-13-year-olds in the United States who perform special Future Stars competitive routines. Based on the results at the championships, USA Gymnastics identifies the Future Stars Developmental Team, which includes the top 18 gymnasts in both the 10- and 11-year-old 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 next summer.

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 to the competition, Future Stars athletes and their parents will be able to participate 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 is 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.