Dalton, Ohashi nominated for U.S.O.C. Athlete of the Month awards
posted on 04/03/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2013 Acaa 2013 AT&T American Cup champions Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, and Katelyn Ohashi of Plano, Texas/WOGA, have been nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee's March Male and Female Athletes of the Month, respectively. Fans can vote for Dalton here and Ohashi here. Voting ends tomorrow, Thursday, April 4.

Dalton, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, won the 2013 AT&T American Cup in Worcester, Mass., defeating 2012 Olympic all-around silver and bronze medalists Marcel Nguyen and Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics, respectively. Then, at the 2013 French International, Dalton picked up the silver medal on the high bar and the bronze medal on the floor exercise. Finally, Dalton wrapped up his busy March by winning the vault title at the 2013 Cottbus World Cup, the first individual World Cup title of his career.

Making her debut in the senior international ranks, Ohashi won the all-around at the 2013 AT&T American Cup, defeating U.S. teammate Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, and Canada's Victoria Moors. Ohashi, who won five gold medals at the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships, also beat out veteran competitors, including Italy's Vanessa Ferrari, the 2006 World all-around champion, and 2012 Olympian Elizabeth Seitz of Germany.