USA wins two 2016 Pac Rim team titles
posted on 04/08/2016

© John Cheng

EVERETT, Wash. – The United States won the men’s gymnastics and women’s trampoline team titles, as well as the men’s trampoline team bronze, on the first day of the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships at the XFINITY Arena at Everett (Wash.). Competition continues tomorrow with the team and all-around finals in women’s and rhythmic gymnastics, and the men’s and women’s trampoline finals.

China’s Weifeng Cai took top honors in the men’s all-around, posting an 87.4500. The USA’s Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), was second at 87.200, followed by Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), with 87.150.

In trampoline, the U.S. women brought home the team gold medal with a total of 292.085. Japan’s 290.741 landed them in second, with Canada rounding out the top three at 286.810.

Rhythmic gymnastics has completed two of the four events that determine the team and all-around champions. The USA is leading the team standings at 131.215. Canada is next with 112.479, and China tallied 107.881 points. Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, and Lili Mizuno of Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, sit atop the senior and junior all-around standings at the mid-point.

The top eight gymnasts in the trampoline and men’s event standings, with a maximum of two per country, have advanced to the event finals.

Complete results and start lists are available at pacrim2016.com. Below are the results and team summaries.

Men’s gymnastics

    Team: 1, USA, 355.950; 2, China, 347.400; 3, Canada, 333.200
    • U.S. Team. Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma); Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center); John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center).
    All-around
    • Senior: 1, Weifeng Cai, China, 87.450; 2, Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 87.200; 3, Sam Mikulak, Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 87.150.
    • Junior: 1, Ryuto Sako, Japan, 82.000; 2, Kosuke Wakasa, 81.550; 3, Carlos Edriel Yulo, Philippines, 81.200.

Trampoline

    Women’s team: 1, USA, 292.085; 2, Japan, 290.741; 3, Canada, 286.810.
    • U.S. Trampoline Team: Seniors – Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; and Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express. Juniors – Alyssa Oh of Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; and Jessica Stevens of Ellicott, Md./Fairland Gymnastics.
    • Japan: Seniors – Moeri Handa and Chiho Matsubara; and juniors – Yumi Takagi and Oka Sugitani.
    • Canada: Seniors – Samantha Smith and Samantha Sendel; and junior – Kalena Soehn.
    Men’s team: 1, Russia, 314.335; 2, Japan, 311.700; 3, USA, 311.190
    • Russia. Seniors -- Dmitrii Ushakov and Nikta Fedorenko; juniors -- Alexy Dorogin and Igor Baykov.
    • Japan. Seniors – Ginga Munetomo and Hiroto Yamada; and juniors – Yamato Ishikawa and Hiroto Unno.
    • U.S. Team. Seniors – Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy; and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy. Juniors – Tristan Ackerson of Florence, Ky./MJM Studios Inc.; and Isaac Rowley of Allen, Texas/Eagles Wings Athletics.

Rhythmic gymnastics (midpoint of all-around/team competition)

    Team standings (after 2 of 4 events): 1, USA, 131.215; 2, Canada, 112.479; 3, China, 107.881.
    • U.S. Team. Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics; Heather Chan of South Pasadena, Calif./Isadora; Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics; Nicole Kaloyanov of Woodbridge, Va./Gymnastics World; Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms; and junior Lili Mizuno of Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center.
    All-around (after 2 of 4 events)
    • Seniors: 1, Aliya Protto, Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, 34.266; 2, Camilla Feeley, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, 33.266; 3, Brigita Budginas, Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, 31.583; 4, Nicole Kaloyanov, Woodbridge, Va./Gymnastics World, 31.366; 5, Heather Chan, South Pasadena, Calif./Isadora, 30.683.
    • Juniors: 1, Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, 29.166; 2, Alexandra Chtrevenskii, Canada, 27.032; 3, Sophie Crane, Canada, 25.416.

Event information

  • The various ticket packages for men’s and women’s gymnastics and trampoline at the XFINITY Arena may be purchased at the XFINITY Arena Box Office, charge by phone at 1-866-332-8499 or xfinityarenaeverett.com. Click here for links to the different ticket options.
  • Tickets for rhythmic gymnastics, which are held at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center at the Everett Community College, are general admission: $20 per day, April 8-9, and $25, April 10, plus any applicable fees. The rhythmic gymnastics competition schedule is: April 8-9, 2 p.m. – team and all-around finals (two events per day); and April 10, 1 p.m. – junior and senior individual event finals. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at xfinityarenaeverett.com.
  • The remaining competition schedule is listed below.
      April 9
      • 1:30 p.m. - Subdivision 1: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and junior men’s and women’s trampoline finals; XFINITY Arena
      • 2 p.m. - Rhythmic gymnastics team and all-around finals (two events), Walt Price Student Fitness Center, Everett Community College
      • 7 p.m. - Subdivision 2: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and senior men’s and women’s trampoline finals; XFINITY Arena
      April 10
      • 12 p.m. - Junior men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event finals; XFINITY Arena
      • 1 p.m. - Rhythmic gymnastics junior and senior individual event finals, Walt Price Student Fitness Center, Everett Community College
      • 6 p.m. - Senior men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event finals; XFINITY Arena
  • For more information on the Pac Rim Championships, go to pacrim2016.com.
  • In addition to the 2012 and 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, the Seattle area has held three other major gymnastics events: the gymnastics competition at the 1990 Goodwill Games was staged in Tacoma, and Seattle was the site for the 1995 American Cup and 1973 women's national championships.
  • Held every two years, the Pacific Rim Championships traditionally feature gymnasts from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and the United States. NBC Sports will televise action from the Pacific Rim Championships. Past sites include: 2014, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 2012, Everett, Wash.; 2010, Melbourne, Australia; 2008, San Jose, Calif.; and 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Background information

 

  • XFINITY Arena at Everett. The XFINITY Arena at Everett, recipient of the International Association of Venue Manager's (IAVM) prestigious Venue Excellence Award 2010, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000-seat venue hosts a myriad of events including concerts, ice skating and family shows. The facility is also home to the Everett Silvertips, a Western Hockey League franchise, and the venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and international skating competitions. Spectra is a major provider of sports and entertainment hospitality services in Washington. One or more of the divisions is at work supporting 15 Washington venues and events, including Washington State University and Gonzaga.

  • Spectra by Comcast Spectacor. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, in addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, Philadelphia Flyers.com, and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.

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