JESOLO, Italy, March 23, 2013 – Led by an all-around win from Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, Team USA won the senior team title with a score of 234.250 at the 2013 Jesolo Trophy competition in Jesolo, Italy, earlier today. Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, picked up the junior all-around title. Competition continues tomorrow with the individual event finals, where titles on all four apparatus will be up for grabs.
Led by Biles’ first-place finish, the U.S. women took the top six spots in the all-around competition with 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, finishing second and Brenna Dowell of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE, rounding out the top three.
Biles posted scores of 15.900 on vault, 14.850 on the uneven bars, 14.750 on the balance beam and 14.900 on the floor. Her 60.400 total in the all-around gave her the overall crown. Ross posted a 58.650 for second, and Dowell totaled 56.650 in third. Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, earned a 56.100 for fourth, followed by Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, who scored 56.050 for fifth. Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, rounded out the American contingent in sixth with a 55.850.
In the junior division, Key posted scores of 14.450, uneven bars; 14.750, balance beam; 14.100, floor exercise; and 14.800, vault en route to a 58.100 total in the all-around. Hundley’s 55.050 captured the bronze medal.