USA Gymnastics announces field for 2013 American Classic
posted on 07/01/2013

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, July 1, 2013 Acaa 2011 Pan American Games team gold-medalist Grace McLaughlin of Allen, Texas/WOGA, leads the senior field set to compete at the 2013 American Classic at the USA Gymnastics National Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. The event, which serves as one of two qualifiers in July for the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, will be held July 6.

Joining McLaughin in the senior field are

  • Lacy Dagen of Pleasanton, Calif/San Mateo Gymnastics
  • Ariana Guerra of League City, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
  • Madison Kocian of Dallas/WOGA
  • Erin Macadaeg of Redwood City, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics

The competitors in the junior competition are:

  • Ariana Agrapides of Bayville, N.J./MG Elite
  • Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA
  • Vanasia Bradley of Lincoln Park, Mich./Splitz Gymnastics
  • Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics Inc.
  • Nadia Cho of Plano, Texas/WOGA
  • Bridget Dean of Fort Myers, Fla./Orlando Metro
  • Christina Desiderio of Hackettstown, N.J./Parkettes
  • Lauren Farley of Dallas/WOGA
  • Bailey Ferrer of Orlando/Orlando Metro
  • Jazmyn Foberg of Bayville, N.J./MG Elite
  • Ashley Foss of Towaco, N.J./North Stars Gymnastics Academy
  • Molly Frack of Nazareth, Pa./Parkettes
  • Megan Freed of Bethlehem, Pa./Parkettes
  • Emily Gaskins of Coral Springs, Fla./Cincinnati Gymnastics
  • Felicia Hano of San Gabriel, Calif./West Coast Elite Gymnastics
  • Laurie Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite
  • Sydney Johnson-Scharpf of Groveland, Fla./Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics
  • Alonza Klopfer of Boonton, N.J./North Stars Gymnastics Academy
  • Alexandra Marks of Cushing, Okla./Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy
  • Samantha Ogden of Little Elm, Texas/WOGA
  • Abby Paulson of Coon Rapids, Minn./Twin City Twisters
  • Alexandria Ruiz of Lake Mary, Fla./ACE Gymnastics
  • Megan Skaggs of Marietta, Ga./Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
  • Deanne Soza of Orem, Utah/Arete Gymnastics
  • Grace Waguespack of Longwood, Fla./ACE Gymnastics

Additional athletes may be added to the roster following the conclusion of National Qualifier at the Karolyi Ranch, scheduled for July 4-5, where athletes have the opportunity to earn international elite status and become eligible to compete at the American Classic.

On July 27, the Secret U.S. Classic will be held at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Secret U.S. Classic is the final women's qualifying event for the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics' national championships, scheduled for Aug. 15-18 in Hartford, Conn.

The U.S. champions for men's and women's artistic gymnastics are determined at the P&G Gymnastics Championships. Tickets are currently on sale. For complete information on the P&G Gymnastics Championships, click here.