Grooms, Watts win junior men's all-around titles at 2015 P&G Championships
posted on 08/16/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug.16, 2015 – Davis Grooms of Katy, Texas/Champion Gymnastics, and Kiwan Watts of North Chesterfield, Va./Above the Bar, won the junior 15-16 and 17-18 men’s all-around titles, respectively, at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, wrapping up the four-day national championships of USA Gymnastics.

In the 17-18 division, Watts posted a 166.950 to edge out Jordan King of Woodlands, Texas/University of Nebraska, who earned a 166.650, for the title. Levi Anderson of Spring, Texas/University of Oklahoma, was third at 166.400.

Grooms took top honors in the 15-16 division with a 163.600 total. Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./MHG was not far behind at 163.250, followed by Tanner Justus of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy, and Matthew Wenske of Houston/Cypress Academy at 163.150.
  • Event champions: 15-16 -- floor exercise, Alexi Vernyi of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy; pommel horse, Nicholas Merryman of Brookline, N.H./New England Academy; still rings, Wiskus; vault, Justus; parallel bars, Wenske; horizontal bar, Grooms. 17-18 – floor exercise, Anderson; pommel horse, Watts and King; still rings, Watts; vault, Emrye Cole of North Las Vegas, Nev./Go For It; parallel bars, Anton Stephenson of Fishers, Ind./University of Nebraska; horizontal bar, Anderson.
  • Event scores – represents two-day scores, with todays in parens.
    • Watts: floor exercise, 27.150 (12.850); pommel horse, 26.950 (13.800); still rings, 28.900 (14.650); vault, 28.900 (14.400); parallel bars, 27.100 (13.500); horizontal bar, 27.950 (13.950).
    • Grooms: floor exercise, 27.400 (13.750); pommel horse, 26.050 (13.000); still rings, 27.750 (13.850); vault, 28.450 (14.250); parallel bars, 26.500 (13.700); horizontal bar, 27.450 (13.700).
  • U.S. Junior National Team: 15-16 – Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./SCATS; Addison Chung, Medfeld, Mass./NESA; Grooms; Bennet Huang, Palo Alto, Calif./WCOGA; Justus; Jacob Moore, West Bloomfield, Mich./Twistars USA; Favian Valdez, Kearny, N.J./U.S. Gymnastics DC; Vernyi; Wenske; Wiskus. 17-18 – Peter Daggett, East Longmeadow, Mass./University of Oklahoma; Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Watts.
  • Awards. Junior Coach of the Year, Tom Meadows
The Indiana Sports Corporation, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana are the local organizers of the P&G Gymnastics Championships. St.Vincent Sports Performance is the official medical and performance nutrition provider of USA Gymnastics and the P&G Gymnastics Championships. Premier level sponsors are Deloitte, Vera Bradley, Kroger and OneAmerica Financial Partners. Local event partners are Bohlsen Group; Washington National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group; Hendricks Regional Health; Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Crowe Horwath; and Faegre Baker Daniels. The headquarters for USA Gymnastics has been located in Indianapolis since 1983.