COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The junior U.S. men’s team convincingly defeated Germany and Canada in a friendly competition at the Olympic Training Center on October 24, 2009, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The U.S team, which was comprised of Dylan Akers of Kingwood, Texas/Cypress Gymnastics; CJ Maestas of Corrales, N.M./Gold Cup Gymnastics; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./SCATS; John Orozco of Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics; Cameron Rogers of Mint Hill, N.C./Zenith Gymnastics; Jesse Silverstein of Suffern, N.Y./US Gymnastucs Development Center II; and Chris Turner of Fremont, Calif./World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, earned 346.750 total points, finishing first on every apparatus. Germany finished in second place with 324.900, while Canada took third with 324.250.
A sweep of the all-around by the USA was led by Maestas, who won with a total of 87.000. Maestas also took first on still rings (15.100) and parallel bars (14.700). Silverstein earned second in the all-around with 85.400. Mikulak took third with an all-around score of 84.900, winning vault (16.050) and tying for first on horizontal bar (14.100) with Robert Watson of Canada.
Orozco topped the other two apparatus, finishing first on floor exercise (14.800) and pommel horse (14.600).