COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 7, 2007 – Jonathan Horton of Houston will head into the final senior competition session for the U.S. Men’s Qualifier, scheduled for Saturday, June 9, at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, with the lead in the all-around.  Berths on the U.S. Teams that will compete in the 2007 Pan American Games and the World University Games, as well as to qualify to compete in the 2007 Visa Championships, are on the line. 


Horton, who competes for the University of Oklahoma, earned a total of 90.050 to finish atop the standings after the first day of competition.  Rounding out the top five in the all-around are Guillermo Alvarez, Denver, Colo./Team Chevron, who was second at 89.850; Sean Townsend, Houston/Gattaca, was third at 88.450; David Durante, Garwood, N.J./Team Chevron, was fourth at 87.550; and Todd Thornton, Houston/Team Chevron, was fifth at 87.150.   

While the gymnasts in the senior division have a day off, competition will be held in the junior division on Friday, June 8, at 2 p.m. 

The top 48 athletes from the two senior sessions qualified for the final day based on a points system that awards points based on performance and/or by finishing in the top three in the individual events.  For a complete list of the 48 gymnasts who will compete on June 9, log on to 

Scores from both days of competition will count toward team selection for the Pan Am Games and World University Games, which will be named by the Men’s Selection Committee.  To qualify for the Visa Championships, the sport’s national championships scheduled for Aug. 15-18 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., gymnasts must finish in the top three in the individual events or in the top 24 in the points system ranking after the second day. 

The teams for the Pan Am Games and the World University Games will be announced following the conclusion of the event. 



2007 U.S. Men’s Qualifier
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, Colo.
June 7, 2007

First of two days results (top 8 only; for complete results go to



1.  Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 90.050

2.  Guillermo Alvarez, Denver, Colo., 89.850

3.  Sean Townsend, Houston, Texas, 88.450

4.  David Durante, Garwood, N.J., 87.550

5.  Todd Thornton, Houston, Texas, 87.150

6.  Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 86.850

7.  Alexander Artemev, Morrison, Colo., 85.650

8.  Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 85.200


Floor exercise

1.  Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 15.400

2.  Joseph Hagerty, Rio Rancho, N.M., 15.250

3.  Viorel Popescu, Glen Allen, Va., 15.100

3.  Guillermo Alvarez, Denver, Colo., 15.100