HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 14, 2016 – Lexi Ramler of St. Michael, Minn./KidSport, and Lauren Navarro of La Verne, Calif./Charter Oak Gliders, tied for the senior title, while Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, took the junior title at the 2016 American Classic. The competition was held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site.
In the senior competition, Ramler and Navarro posted matching 55.950 scores to take the top spot. Abby Paulson of Coons Rapids, Minn./Twin City Twisters, finished third, scoring 55.900. The following athletes scored better than 54.000 to earn a berth to the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, June 23-26: Christina Desiderio of Hackettstown, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center; Kaitlin DeGuzman of Rowlett, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Maggie Musselman of Crownsville, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; and Olivia Trautman of Champlin, Minn./Twin City Twisters.
Hurd took the junior title with a 57.050. Jaymes Marshall of Greeley, Colo./TIGAR, and Irina Alexeeva of Plano, Texas/WOGA, rounded out the top three, posting scores of 56.300 and 56.100, respectively. Sixteen additional juniors reached the 52.500 qualifying score for the P&G Championships. They were: Alyona Shchennikova of Evergreen, Colo./5280 Gymnastics; Kalyany Steele of Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Center; Riley McCusker of New Milford, Conn./MG Elite; Shania Adams of Plain City, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Alyssa Al-Ashari of Lansing, Mich./Twistars USA Inc.; Jordan Bowers of Lincoln, Neb./Solid Rock Gymnastics; Megan Freed of Bethlehem, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center; Jaylene Gilstrap of McKinney, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Shilese Jones of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Hannah Joyner of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Adeline Kenlin of Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest; Lauren Letzsch of Golden, Colo./TIGAR; Lauren Little of Mooresville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; Cameron Machado of West Chester, Pa./First State Gymnastics; Maile O’Keefe of Las Vegas, Nev./Academy of Gymnastics – Salcianu Gymnastics; and Abigail Scanlon of Sterling, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center.
Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W.Va./Revolution Gymnastics, and Emma Boyd of Windermere, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics, took the top two spots in the Hopes 10-11 division. McClain posted a 55.000, while Boyd scored 52.100. Zoe Miller of Spring, Texas/AIM Athletics Texans Gymnastics, and Katelyn Rosen of Boerne, Texas/Aerial Athletics, tied for third with 51.500. In the 12-13 division, Ciena Alipio of San Jose, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, was the champion at 54.400. Genevieve Sabado-Baez of Pomona, Calif./Gliders Charter Oak Gymnastics, was second with a 53.900, and Anya Pilgrim of Germantown, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, took third, posting a 53.450.
The following athletes also qualified to the Hopes Championships. 10-11: Katelyn Rosen of Boerne, Texas/Aerial Athletics; Mia Viola of Rochester, N.Y./RGA; Levi Jung-Ruivivar of Van Nuys, Calif./Paramount Elite Gymnastics; Mya Witte of Greenacres, Fla./Genie’s Gymnastics; Sophie Parenti of Menlo Park, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics; Sierra Kaplan of Valencia, Calif./Wallers GymJam Academy; Sydney Barros of Woodstock, Ga./Georgia All-Stars Gymnastics; Sienna Robinson of Las Vegas, Nev./Academy of Gymnastics – Salcianu Gymnastics; Love Birt of Wyoming, Del./First State Gymnastics; Haley Havenor of Frisco, Texas/United Elite Gymnastics N Cheer; Jayden McDonnell of East Northport, N.Y./Infiniti Gymnastics; Kelsey Lee of Lithia, Fla./Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics; Ashlin Williams of Lumberton, N.J./Will-Moor School of Gymnastics; Sydney Jelen of Algonquin, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC; and Jamie Wright of Williamsburg, Va./World Class Gymnastics. 12-13: Sophia Groth of West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Morgan Trevor of Allen, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics; Jacquelyn Moran of Soquel, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center; Kayla Di Cello of Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; Addison Fatta of Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics; Baleigh Garcia of Boynton Beach, Fla./American Twisters; Hannah Hagle of Chireno, Texas/Texas East Gymnastics; Alonna Kratzer of Suwanee, Ga./Top Notch Training Center; Ava Piedrahita of Laytonsville, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; Hanna Castillo of Miami, Fla./American Twisters; Taylor Hipolito of Montgomery, Texas/AIM Athletics Texans Gymnastics; Alysen Fears of Murrieta, Calif./SCEGA Gymnastics; Sophia Butler of Houston, Texas/Discover Gymnastics Inc.; Victoria Smirnov of Hickory, N.C./Shooting Stars Gymnastics; and Jimena Gutierrez of Highlands Ranch, Colo./TIGAR.