St. Louis – David Henderson from Team Texaco-Houston and Justin Spring from Capital Gymnastics were leaders today in the junior men’s competition at the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships.

Henderson leads the 16-18 year old division with a score of 50.450, while Spring won the 14-15 year old division, scoring 51.025. The 16-18 Junior National Team will be finalized following the men’s all-around competition on Friday evening as Morgan and Paul Hamm, both 17, and Todd Thornton, 17, are competing in the senior division in an attempt to make the senior national team.

16-18 Year Old Division

Henderson also won vault and high bar with scores of 9.20 and 8.850. He took second on parallel bars with an 8.80 and third on rings with a 7.90.
Daggett School of Gymnastics’ Jamey Houle took second all-around with a score of 50.400. Houle also won parallel bars with an 8.850.

Randy Monahan
from Central Pennsylvania Gymnastics Training Center earned third in the all-around with a score of 49.925. Monahan also won rings with an 8.25
Rounding out the top six were Bart Conner’s John Goodwin, Swiss Turners’ Bob Rogers, and International’s Tony Pilyavsky.
Orlando’s Kerry Adderly won the floor title with a score of 9.15 and Goodwin won pommel horse with a 9.4.

14-15 Year Old Division

Spring won parallel bars with a score of 8.75 and high bar with an 8.650. He also took second on vault with a 9.025.

DJ Bucher
from Queen City and Andre Hernandez from Capital Gymnastics in Texas, tied for second all-around, scoring 50.100.
Bucher also tied for second on pommel horse with an 8.45 and took second on parallel bars with an 8.650. Hernandez tied for first on floor with Mission Valley’s Michael McNamara with a score of 8.80. Hernandez placed first on pommel horse with an 8.55, won third on rings with a 7.80, and took third on parallel bars with an 8.45.
The Junior National Team will be named after the senior men’s all-around finals on Friday evening. For complete results, please visit