Jonathan Horton, Alexander Artemev and Kevin Tan
© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 22, 2010 – 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver-medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston and his 2008 Olympic team bronze-medalist teammates Alexander Artemev of Lakewood, Colo., and Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif., are among the 136 male gymnasts currently in the field for the 2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Feb. 4-6, at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Sports Center. Five members of the 2009 World Championships team are also entered, including Tim McNeill of Falls Church, Va., who was seventh in the all-around finals. In addition, 11 members of the senior national team and 13 gymnasts on the junior national squad are in the field.

Performances at the 2010 Winter Cup Challenge will help determine the 15 men who will comprise the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team through the 2010 Visa Championships in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 11-14. Ten will qualify for the team using the National Team Points System, and the remaining five will be selected by the Men’s Program Committee from among the Winter Cup participants and athlete petitions.

In addition to Horton and McNeill, the members of the 2009 U.S. Men’s World Championships Team are: Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev.; Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas; and Danell Leyva of Miami. Leyva finished fourth on the horizontal bar, and McNeill competed in the pommel horse finals in addition to the all-around. Legendre qualified for the floor exercise finals, and Horton advanced to the final rounds for the all-around and high bar. All are members of the men’s senior national team.

The other five members of the current senior national team who are slated to compete are: Kyle Bunthuwong of El Cerrito, Calif.; Alexander Buscaglia of Oak Brook, Ill.; Tim Gentry of Plano, Texas; Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif.; and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J.

Thirteen from the junior national team are also expected to participate: Dylan Akers of Kingwood, Texas; Wyatt Aycock of Orlando; Jesse Glenn of Northridge, Calif.; C.J. Maestas of Corrales, N.M.; Jake Martin of Oviedo, Fla.; Maximilian Mayr of Miami; Sean Melton of Orlando; Samuel Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif.; John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y.; Cameron Rogers of Charlotte, N.C.; Jesse Silverstein of Suffern, N.Y.; Christopher Turner of Fremont, Calif.; and Jordan Valdez of Louisville, Colo.

The USA’s reigning tumbling champion Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho, is also entered in the competition.

The Winter Cup competition schedule is: preliminary rounds, Feb. 4 – 10 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.; and final round, Feb. 6, at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will be on sale on competition day.

The top 42 gymnasts, according to the Men’s Program Committee’s points ranking system, will advance to the final competition, along with the top three gymnasts on each apparatus. The all-around and individual event champions will be determined via a combined two-day score. For information on the points ranking system used for advancement to the final round, as well as the one for determining the national team, go to

Athlete roster for 2010 Winter Cup Challenge

Riley Barclay, Tempe, Ariz./Sun Devil Gymnastics Club
Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz./University of Oklahoma Men’s Program

Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./Azarian Gymnastics
Kyle Bunthuwong, El Cerrito, Calif./University of California Berkeley
Kyson Bunthuwong, El Cerrito, Calif./University of California Berkeley
Adrian De los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif./University of California – Berkeley
Josh Dixon, San Jose, Calif./Stanford University
Tyler Evans, San Jose, Calif./Springfield College
Alex Gaudaur, Clovis, Calif./Sun Devil Gymnastic Club
Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Joshua Glenn, Northridge, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Eric Haeussler, Redwood City, Calif./Houston Gymnastics Academy
Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Nash Mills, Coto De Caza, Calif./U.S. Air Force Academy
Yoshi Mori, Irvine, Calif./University of Illinois
Michael Partizpanyan, Glendale, Calif./Glendale YMCA
Alex Powarzynski, Murrieta, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Steven Spencer, Pleasanton, Calif./Ohio State University
Andrew Stover, Fullerton, Calif./University of Illinois at Chicago
Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif./Pennsylvania State University Gymnastics
Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif./West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Tyler Williamson, Lake Forest, Calif./University of Illinois

Alexander Artemev, Lakewood, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Anton Gryshayev, Littleton, Colo./University of Iowa Men’s Team
Matt Hicks, Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Training Center
Spencer Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo./Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo./University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo./Champions Gymnastics

Scott Bloomfield, Wallingford, Conn./Temple University Men and Boys
Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn./University of Michigan

Wyatt Aycock, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Alexander Barrera, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics Inc.
Aristo Barrera, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics Inc
Jonathan Buese, Gainesville, Fla./University of Iowa Men’s Team
Syque Caesar, Port Saint Lucie, Fla./University of Michigan
Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla./University of Michigan
Harris Coleman, Gainesville, Fla./University of Minnesota
Vladislav Klurman, North Miami Beach, Fla./Pennsylvania State University
Seung Tai Lee, Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University
Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics
John Martin, Gainesville, Fla./Stanford University
Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics
Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla./Universal Gymnastics

Phil Goldberg, Dalton, Ga./University of Michigan
Calvin Wilkerson, Henry County, Ga./Sun Devil Gymnastic Club

Kalon Ludvigson, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution

Danny Beradini, Lake Forest, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Wasef Burbar, Chicago, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Alex Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill./Stanford University
Christian Carmona, Elmhurst, Ill./Aerial Gymnastics Club
Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill./University of Michigan
Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill./Stanford University
Matthew McGrath, Wheaton, Ill./University of Iowa Men’s Team
Craig Padera Jr, Winfield, Ill./University of Illinois
Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill./Ohio State University
Jacoby Rubin, Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill./University of Illinois

Ryan McCarthy, Zionsville, Ind./University of Michigan

Cameron Foreman, Iowa City, Iowa/Stanford University

Russell Dabritz, Rowley, Mass./University of Minnesota
R.J. Heflin, Storeham, Mass./Houston Gymnastics Academy
Dominic Palange, Hudson, Mass./Universal Gymnastics Inc
Richard Pariseau, North Brookfield, Mass./USOTC Gymnastics
Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass./University of Michigan
Joshua Spencer, Springfield, Mass./Springfield College

Christopher Mooney, Freeland, Md./Temple University Men and Boys
Mario West, Laurel, Md./Preston Gymnastics

Micah Elofson, Minneapolis, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Adam Reichow, Eden Prairie, Minn./University of Minnesota

North Carolina
Kent Caldwell, Charlotte, N.C./University of Michgan
John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C./University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cameron Rogers, Charlotte, N.C./Zenith

New Hampshire
Tyler Croteau, East Swanzey, N.H./Temple University Men and Boys

New Jersey
Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J./USOTC Gymnastics
Brian Liscovitz, Hillsborough, N.J./University of Illinois
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University

New Mexico
Shaun Antonio, Rio Rancho, N.M./Eagle Ridge Gymnastics
C.J. Maestas, Corrales, N.M./Gold Cup Gymnastics
D.J. Repp, Albuquerque, N.M./University of Minnesota

New York
Alan Banker Jr, Rush, N.Y./Upstate Gymnastics
Evan Burke, New York, N.Y./Temple University Men and Boys
Joseph Hodges, Webster, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy
John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./World Cup Gymnastics
Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y./University of Illinois
Evan Roth, North Woodmere, N.Y./University of California Berkeley
Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois
Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y./US Gymnastics Develop Center II

Josh Bradley, Omaha, Neb./Sun Devil Gymnastic Club

Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Frank Grillo, Henderson, Nev./Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics

Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio/OSU Boys Team
Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio/Ohio State University
Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio/University of Minnesota
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center
Benjamin Ketelsen, Lancaster, Ohio/University of Iowa Men’s Team
Joel Uptmor, Lebanon, Ohio/U.S. Air Force Academy

Tory Brown, Portland, Ore./U.S. Air Force Academy
Ian Skurdal, Eugene, Ore./United States Gymnastics Academy

Matthew Greenfield, Villanova, Pa./Pennsylvania State University Gymnastics
Patrick McLaughlin, Shrewsbury, Pa./Temple University Men and Boys
Scott Rosenthal, Clearfield, Pa./Pennsylvania State University Gymnastics
Nick Virbitsky, Harrisburg, Pa./Pennsylvania State University Gymnastics
Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa./University of Illinois

South Dakota
Colton Wulf, Rapid City, S.D./5280 Gymnastics

Jake Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn./USOTC Gymnastics
Charles Baysinger, Nashville, Tenn./Sun Devil Gymnastics Club
Allan Malone, Cookeville, Tenn./Temple University Men and Boys
Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville No

Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas/Cypress Academy
Andre Berry, Hempstead, Texas/University of Minnesota
Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Cameron Deer, Houston, Texas/Houston Gymnastics Academy
Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas/Stanford University
Christopher Graham, Houston, Texas/Houston Gymnastics Academy
David Henderson Jr, Crosby, Texas/USOTC Gymnastics
Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas/Cypress Gymnastics
Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas/University of Illinois
Philip Onorato, Plano, Texas/Ohio State University
Daniel Potemski, Round Rock, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Christopher Schaaf, Houston, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Alex Strait, Katy, Texas/Champions Gymnastics

James Jindra, Fairfax, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Center
Tim McNeill, Falls Church, Va./USOTC Gymnastics

Zachary Chase, Woodinville, Wash./Cascade Elite Gymnastics
Sam Softich, Pasco, Wash./Washington Men’s Gymnastics

Alexander Tighe, Brookfield, Wis./Temple University Men and Boys
Kyle Voissem, Milwaukee, Wis./University of Illinois at Chicago

International athletes*
James Brochero, Colombia*
Charlie Tamayo, Cuba*

*Guest athletes approved by the Men’s Program Committee