Feeley, Griskenas win Rhythmic National Qualifier
posted on 06/08/2015

© John Cheng

LAKE PLACID, N.Y., June 8, 2015 – Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill., and Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill, who both train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, won the senior and junior all-around titles, respectively, yesterday at the Rhythmic National Qualifier at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. The top 16 senior athletes and top 25 junior/hopes competitors punched their tickets to the USA Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for June 24-28 in Greensboro, N.C.

In the senior competition, Feeley posted the highest scores of the competition in hoop (17.750), ball (17.400), and ribbon (16.500). She was fourth best with clubs, scoring 16.050. In the all-around, she posted a 67.700 total. Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, was second in the all-around with a 65.450, and Heather Chan of South Pasadena, Calif./Isadora, was third (64.900). Chan also recorded the highest score for clubs at 16.850.

Griskenas earned a 63.050 in the all-around to take the junior title. She had three of the four event leading scores with 15.600, rope; 15.950, ball, and 16.100, clubs. She scored 15.400 in hoop. Nicole Kaloyanov of Woodbridge, Va./Gymnastics World, was second (61.650), followed closely by Ekatherina Kapitonova of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, who posted a 61.400. Kaloyanov had the best score in the junior competition for hoop (15.850).

In addition to the top 16 senior all-around finishers, two-time World all-around finalist Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, 2014 Youth Olympic bronze medalist Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, and Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, are also qualified to the USA Gymnastics Championships based on their participation in international assignments earlier this year.