16 advance from weekend's American Classic
posted on 06/01/2015

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 31, 2015 – Based on performances at the 2015 American Classic at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas, a total of 16 gymnasts qualified for the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, in Indianapolis, Aug. 13-16. The Secret U.S. Classic is scheduled for July 25 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and is the final opportunity to advance to the P&G Championships.

Colbi Flory of Rockwall, Texas/Texas Dreams, won the all-around with a 56.700. Deanne Soza of Orem, Utah/Arete, took second at 56.600, with Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State, and Emma Malabuyo of San Jose, Calif./Texas Dreams, tying for third.

Senior Polina Shchennikova of Evergreen, Colo./Tigar, qualified for two events, vault and uneven bars, with a two-event total of 28.500.

The 15 juniors who qualified are listed below in qualifying order. To qualify for the P&G Championships, a junior needed to earn at least a 52.500.
Colbi Flory, Rockwall, Texas/Texas Dreams, 56.700
Deanne Soza, Orem, Utah/Arete, 56.600
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State, 56.500
Emma Malabuyo, San Jose, Calif./Texas Dreams, 56.500
Margzetta Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes, 55.650
Christina Desiderio, Hackettstown, N.J./Parkettes, 55.050
Maile O'Keefe, Las Vegas, Nev./Academy of Gymnastics-Salcianu, 54.700
Olivia Dunne, Hillsdale, N.J./Eastern National Academy of Paramus, 53.800
Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./Tigar, 53.500
Rachel Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA, 53.400
Shilese Jones, Covington, Wash./Buckeye Gymnastics, 53.300
Megan Freed, Bethlehem, Pa./Parkettes, 53.300
Elena Arenas, Bishop, Ga./Georgia Elite, 53.050
Abigail Walker, Carrollton, Texas/Texas Dreams, 52.950
Aria Brusch, Forest Park, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, 52.950

Women’s gymnastics has several paths for athletes to qualify to the P&G Championships, including by earning at least a 54.000 for seniors or a 52.500 for juniors in the all-around at either the American Classic or Secret U.S. Classic. Senior athletes can also qualify by earning a three-event score of 41.250 or a two-event score of 28.000 at either of these two events.

Team members and alternates for the 2014 World Championships and 2015 Pan American Games (July 10-26, Toronto, Canada) are automatically qualified to the P&G Championships. Additionally, national team members can earn a berth to the P&G Championships by achieving the qualification score at a national team camp verification or international assignment.

Tickets for the Secret U.S. Classic and P&G Championships are on sale now. For more information, go to usagym.org/events.