USA Gymnastics announces men's March international assignments
posted on 02/20/2013

© John Cheng / Brian Freed

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2013 – Members of the U.S. Junior and Senior Men's National Team will compete at three international competitions throughout the month of March, including the Kyle Shewfelt Festival, the French International, and the Cottbus Challenger Cup.

Kyle Shewfelt Festival
Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./University of Michigan, Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners, Sean Melton of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center, and Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics will compete in the senior division of the Kyle Shewfelt Festival in Calgary, Canada, scheduled for March 15-17. The senior team will be coached by Vitaly Marinitch. Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Paragon Gymnastics of Virginia, is the alternate for the event.

The U.S. team competing in the junior division consists of Fabian DeLuna of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics, David Jessen of East Greenwich, R.I./Rhode Island Sports Elite and Marty Strech of Fountain Valley, Calif./Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center. Sergei Pakanich will coach the juniors and Tristan Burke of Royse City, Texas/WOGA, is the alternate for the junior team.

French International
2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics, and 2012 Olympian Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, will lead the U.S. delegation at the 2013 French International in La Roche sur Yon, France, March 16-17. 2012 Olympic replacement athletes Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./ University of Oklahoma, and Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./ USA Youth Fitness, will join Leyva and Dalton at the competition. Mark Williams and Yin Alvarez will serve as coaches for the event.

Cottbus Challenger Cup
From March 21-24, Chris Brooks of Houston/Houston Gymnastics Academy, Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California – Berkeley, Legendre and Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, will compete at the 2013 Cottbus Challenger Cup. Tom Meadows and Casimiro Suarez are the coaches for the event.


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