Junior Olympic National Championships Wraps Up with the National Invitational Tournament
posted on 05/12/2013

Minneapolis, Minn., May 12, 2013 – The Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament (NIT) was held today in conjunction with the Junior Olympic National Championships. The JO-NIT was developed to allow an additional 192 athletes an opportunity to compete at the national level. The event features gymnasts who ranked eighth, ninth and 10th in the all-around in each of the eight age divisions at the Level 10 Regional Championships (provided they achieved a minimum all-around score of 34.00), plus any Regional individual event champions who did not qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals or the JO-NIT. The competition took place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Here are the top three in the all-around in all eight divisions.

Junior A
1. Alexandria Ruiz - Ace –FL - - 37.875
2. Natalie Wojcik - Silvias –PA - 37.775
3 Nevaeh DeSouza - Dream Xtreme –CA - 36.800

Junior B
1. Jessica Yamzon - Gymcats –NV - 37.925
2. Lauren Ramirez - Gold Medal –AZ - 37.850
3. Camden May - All Olympia –CA - 37.300

Junior C
1. Michaela Burton - Legacy Elite –IL - 37.750
2. Drew Hendershot - High Point –NC - 37.450
3. Sofie Seilnacht - CA Gym Academy –CA - 37.250

Junior D
1. Sonya Meraz - All Olympia –CA - 38.075
2. Danielle Delaney - Apollo –VA - 37.350
3. Erin Tucker - Head Over Heels –NJ - 37.075

Senior A
1. Ann Stockwell - Miyagi –CA - 37.700
2. Joslyn Goings - Desert Lights –AZ - 37.500
3T. Emily Briones - Aerial Athletics –TX - 37.250
3T. Angela Rogers - Texas East –TX - 37.250

Senior B
1. Sarah Garcia - SCEGA –CA - 37.675
2. Julia Konner - Apollo –VA - 37.250
3. JaNay Honest - CCGI –CA - 37.150

Senior C
1. Danielle Ramirez - Wildfire –CA - 37.400
2. Sydney Townsend - Olympus –UT - 37.400
3T. Lauren Feely - Ultimate –IL - 37.350
3T. Eboni Jackson - Gymnastix –GA - 37.350

Senior D
1. Shonacee Oliva - Brandy Johnsons –FL - 38.075
2. Katie Brown - Bart Conner –OK - 37.550
3. Gabriela Lopez-Castro - Sunrays –AZ - 36.875

The Junior Olympic National Championships is one of the national championships of USA Gymnastics, the sport's national governing body in the United States. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics.


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