World medalists headline field for men's national qualifier
posted on 07/16/2014

© Geoff Bolte / John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 — 2013 World bronze medalists John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors, and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors, headline the field of the 2014 Men’s National Qualifier July 19-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The event is the last opportunity for men to qualify for the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., in August, as well as an opportunity to tune-up for nationals.

Also competing are U.S. Senior National Team members Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors, Josh Dixon of San Jose, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors, Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors, and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md.,/U.S. Olympic Training Center. 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva of Miami, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors, is also in the field.

The qualifier begins on July 19 with two sessions of junior and senior optional competition with the first starting at 12:30 p.m. and the second starting at 6 p.m. It wraps up the following day with the junior technical sequence at 11 a.m. A total of 86 athletes from 30 states will compete at the training center.

Athletes can qualify to the senior division at the 2014 P&G Championships in a variety of ways. Senior national Team members following the 2014 Winter Cup Challenge automatically qualified to the championships. A minimum of 14 athletes will qualify to the P&G championships based on the national Points Ranking System from this weekend’s national qualifier. The top six ranked all-arounders that are U.S. citizens from among the top 12 all-around athletes at the 2014 NCAA Championships also qualify to the P&G championships. This will total approximately 36 qualifiers.

Juniors qualify in a similar fashion. The top 24 athletes from the 15-16 junior elite age division from the all-around finals at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships and the top 12 athletes from the 17-18 junior elite age division from the all-around finals at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships qualify to the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships. The top six age eligible juniors form the junior elite division at the 2014 national qualifier will qualify using the rank order all-around results (optional + technical sequence score) with 15-16 and 17-18 age divisions combined also qualify. This will total approximately 42 athletes in two age divisions.

2014 Men’s National Qualifier
(by state; name, hometown, state/club, level)

Arizona
Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma

California
Travis Cameron, Foster City, Calif./University of California-Berkeley
Joshua Dixon*, San Jose, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors
Travis Gollott, Livermore, Calif./University of Nebraska
Douglass Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif./Broadway Gymnastics
Christian Kalustian**, Gold River, Calif./Byers Gymnastics
Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif./University of California-Berkeley
Kanji Oyama, Huntington Beach, Calif./University of Oklahoma
Kevin Wolting, Laguna Hills, Calif./University of California-Berkeley

Colorado
Drew Burton*, Elizabeth, Colo./Colorado Training Center
Cutter Fugett**, Boulder, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Jordyn Lopez, Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Ty Loughridge, Elizabeth, Colo./Colorado Training Center
Yul Moldauer*, Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo./University of Illinois
Isaac Xiong, Westminster, Colo./5280 Gymnastics

Florida
Wyatt Aycock, Orlando, Fla./University of Nebraska
Alexander Barrera, Miami, Fla./Universityersal Gymnastics
Aristo Barrera, Miami, Fla./Universityersal Gymnastics
Gared Chapman, Casselberry, Fla./Air Force Academy
Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors
Jake Martin*, Oviedo, Fla./Ohio State University
Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla./Universityersal Gymnastics
Tyler Schaal, Boca Raton, Fla./Universityersal Gymnastics

Georgia
Eric Sinsley, Atlanta, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics

Hawaii
Joshua Yee, Mililani, Hawaii/University of Oklahoma

Iowa
Lance Alberhasky, Iowa City, Iowa/Universityersity of Iowa

Illinois
Maxim Andryushchenko**, Arlington Heights, Ill./Lake Shore Academy
Danny Berardini, Lake Forest, Ill./University of Oklahoma
Jack Boyle, Napeville, Ill./Universityersity of Iowa
Alex Diab*, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Premier Gymnastics
Jason Gaides, Chicago, Ill./University of Illinois-Chicago
Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill./Penn State University
Sean Johnston, Elburn, Ill./St. Charles Gym
Matthew Loochtan, Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Universityersity of Iowa
Joshua Martin**, Buffalo Grove, Ill./Aerial Gymnastics
Justin Maxwell, Chicago, Ill./Aerial Gymnastics
Bailey Perez**, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Premier Gymnastics
Jacoby Rubin, Chicago, Ill./University of Oklahoma
Brett Valin, Lindenhurst, Ill./UIC Gymnastics

Indiana
Ellis Mannon, Indianapolis, Ind./University Of Minnesota
Christopher Stephenson, Fishers, Ind./University of Nebraska

Kentucky
Chris Coombs, Louisville, Ky./Champion Gymnastics
Jeremiah White, Nicholasville, Ky./Legacy All Sports

Louisiana
Matt Hicks, Baton Rouge, La./Artemov Gymnastics

Massachusetts
Addison Chung**, Medfield, Mass./New England Sports Academy
Eric Klein**, W. Brookfield, Mass./Daggett Gymnastics

Maryland
Cyrus Dobre-Mofid, Hagerstown, Md./Universityersity of Iowa
Donnell Whittenburg*, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton HHonors
Kyle Zemeir, Ellicott City, Md./University of California-Berkeley

Michigan
Louis Klein, Utica, Mich./University of Nebraska
Jake Moore**, West Bloomfield, Mich./Twistars USA

Minnesota
Shane Wiskus**, Spring Park, Minn./MHG

Montana
Zack Mollett, Billings, Mont./Arizona State University

North Carolina
Peyton Amick***, Oak Ridge, N.C./High Point Gym

Nebraska
Ethan Lottman, Omaha, Neb./University of Nebraska

New Jersey
Tristan Duran, Franklin Lakes, N.J./US Gym Dev Cntr
Alex Nork, Mt. Laurel, N.J./Ohio State University
Brandon Wynn*, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors

New Mexico
Austin Lober**, Albuquerque, N.M./Gold Cup Gymnastics
Fernando Porta**, Albuquerque, N.M./Eagle Ridge Gym

Nevada
Emyre Cole*, North Las Vegas, Nev./Go For It USA
Michael Heredia, Reno, Nev./Fuzion Gymnastics

New York
Landon Funiciello, Baldwinsville, N.Y./William & Mary
John Orozco*, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors
Paul Ruggeri III*, Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors

Ohio
Michael Burns*, Baltimore, Ohio/Hocking Valley
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Penn State University
Nicholas Hunter, Canfield, Ohio/University of Michigan
Alex Johnson, Marysville, Ohio/Ohio State University
Connor Lewis**, Grove City, Ohio/Integrity Gymnastics
Drew Moling, Canal Winchester, Ohio/Ohio State University
Andrew Rickly, Lewis Center, Ohio/Ohio State University

Oklahoma
Jeffrey Becker, Broken Arrow, Okla./Cypress Academy

Pennsylvania
Adam Al-Rokh, Bensalem, Pa./Hocking Valley

South Carolina
Anthony McCallum*, Columbia, S.C./U.S. Olympic Training Center

Tennessee
Allan Malone, Cookeville, Tenn./Victory Gymnastics
Justin Reynolds, Nashville, Tenn./Superior Gymnastics

Texas
Dylan Akers, Houston, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Chris Brooks*, Houston, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors
Kyle King***, Mesquite, Texas/Ridgewood Gymnastics
Alexander Milner, Rockwall, Texas/United Elite Gym
Tommy Trompeter, Plano, Texas/Eagle's Wings Gym
Colin Van Wicklen***, Magnolia, Texas/University of Oklahoma

Virginia
James Jindra, Fairfax, Va./William & Mary Gym

Wisconsin
Vitali Kan**, West Allis, Wis./Swiss Turners
Alexander Tighe, Brookfield, Wis./Temple University

* Pre-qualified to US Championships
** L10 (15-16)
*** L10 (17-18)