Event Qualifies Gymnasts to John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships

Tulsa, Okla. – Defending junior national champion Kristal Uzelac (Whitehall, Pa.) of Parkettes Gymnastics won the 2000 U.S. Classic with a score of 37.437, this afternoon at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla.

“It was very fun to compete today with all the girls,” said Uzelac. “I am going to go to the nationals very focused and hope to win the junior title again.”

Ashley Postell
(Mitchelville, Md.) of Capital Gymnastics placed second, scoring 37.150 while Carly Patterson (Houston, Texas) of Brown’s Gymnastics finished third with a score of 36.700.
“I was pleased and proud to see the depth of young talent that exists in the junior program,” said Bela Karolyi, USA Gymnastics Women’s National Team Coordinator. “The John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships will be a fantastic competition.”

Qualifiers to 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships

From today’s competition the following athletes advance to the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships:
Kristal Uzelac, Parkettes
Ashley Postell, Capital Gymnastics
Terin Humphrey, Great American Gymnastics
Stephanie Gentry, World Olympic Gymnastics
Maria Scaffidi, LaFleur’s Gymnastics
Chelsea Plourde, Flips
Elise Wheeler, SCEGA
Lori Winn, Dynamo Gymnastics
Ashley Miles, Harris
Emily Stebbins, West Valley Gymnastics
Susan Jackson, Brown’s Gymnastics
Lisa Colwell, Krafft Gymnastics
Brittany Williams, Ricochet
Melissa Chan, Airborne
The following athletes qualified to the 2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships by placing in the top 14 at the 2000 American Classic in Reno in February:
Nicole Childs, World Olympic Gymnastics
Linzi Fosburgh, Parkettes
Megan Goins, Brown’s Gymnastics
Katie Heenan, Capital GTC
Nina Kim, Brown’s Houston
Courtney Kupets, Hill’s Gymnastics
Carly Paterson, Brown’s Gymnastics
Melanie Sinclair, Orlando Metro
Lindsay VandenEykel, World Olympic Gymnastics
Hollie Vise, World Olympic Gymnastics
Kaitlin White, World Olympic Gymnastics
Tabitha Yim, Gliders