USA mines 17 gold medals on final day of 2016 Pac Rim Championships
posted on 04/10/2016

© John Cheng

EVERETT, Wash., April 10, 2015 – The United States closed the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships presented by Hershey's at the XFINITY Arena at Everett (Wash.) on a golden note, capturing a total of 17 gold medals for women’s, men’s and rhythmic gymnastics in the individual event finals. The U.S. also picked up 10 silver medals.

In women’s gymnastics, Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, won the uneven bars title, and her teammates went one-two in both the balance beam and floor exercise. Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, took top honors on the balance beam, with teammate Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, not far behind in second. Raisman bounced back to win the floor exercise, her signature event, and Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, brought home the floor silver.

The U.S. men won all six event titles, going one-two in four: floor exercise -- Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma), gold, and Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), silver; pommel horse – Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center), gold, and Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), silver; still rings and parallel bars – Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), gold, with John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), silver on still rings; vault –Penev, gold, and Whittenburg, silver; and horizontal bar –Orozco, gold.

In rhythmic gymnastics, the USA collected all eight gold medals for individual events, along with four silver. The gold medalists were: Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, in senior ball, hoop and clubs; Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, for senior ribbon; and Lili Mizuno of Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, in junior ball, hoop, clubs and ribbon. The silver medals went to: ball and hoop – Feeley; clubs – Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics; and ribbon – Protto.

Below are the results and team summaries from today.

Women’s gymnastics
Senior

  • Vault: 1, Shallon Olsen, Canada, 14.750; 2, Brittany Rogers, Canada, 14.437; 3, Courtney McGregor, New Zealand, 14.250.
  • Uneven bars: 1, Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, 15.625; 2, Larissa Miller, Australia, 14.675; 3, Brittany Rogers, Canada, 14.600.
  • Balance beam: Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, 15.225; 2, Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, 15.100; 3, Nagi Kajita, Japan, 13.700.
  • Floor exercise: 1, Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, 15.100; 2, Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 14.825; 3, Shallon Olsen, Canada, 14.400.

Junior

  • Vault: 1, Kiko Kuwajima, Japan, 14.900; 2, Ko Ching Fang, Chinese Taipei, 14.050; 3, Stella Ashcroft, New Zealand, 13.850.
  • Uneven bars: 1, Natsumi Hanashmia, Japan, 13.850; 2, Jimena Moreno, Mexico, 11.900; 3, Paula Arevalo Colombia, and Kiko Kuwajima, Japan, 10.950
  • Balance beam: 1, Kiko Kuwajima, Japan, 14.150; Jimena Moreno, Mexico, 13.200; 3, Louise Lopez, Mexico, 13.050
  • Floor exercise: 1, Kiko Kuwajima, Japan, 13.625; 2, Louise Lopez, Mexico, 13.600; 3, Mana Oguchi, Japan, 13.500.

Men’s gymnastics
Senior

  • Floor exercise: 1, Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma), 15.625; 2, Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton(U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.525; 3, Aaron Mah, Canada, 14.525.
  • Pommel horse: 1, Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center), 15.650; 2, Sam Mikulak of Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 14.950; 3, Wu Xiaoming, China, 14.750.
  • Still rings: 1, Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.925; 2, John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.325; 3, Cai Weifeng, China, 14.875.
  • Vault: 1, Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.100; 2, Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.075; 3, Yujiro Terachi, Japan, 14.387.
  • Parallel bars: 1, Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.800; 2, Cai Weifeng, China, 15.750; 3, Javier Sandoval, Colombia, 15.400.
  • Horizontal bar: 1, John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), 15.400; 2, Naoki Yamane, Japan, 14.650; 3, Carlos Calvo, Colombia, 14.500.

Junior

  • Floor exercise: 1, Carlos Edriel Yulo, Philippines, 14.800; 2, Ryosuke Doi, Japan, 14.150; 3, Jose David Toro, Colombia, 13.525.
  • Pommel horse: 1, Kosuke Wakasa, Japan, 13.775; 2, Alan Shiao, Chinese Taipei, 13.525; 3, Jose Manuel Martinez, Colombia, 13.300.
  • Still rings: 1, Kanta Amano, Japan, 13.950; 2, Carlos Edriel Yulo, Philippines, 13.525; 3, Ryuto Sako, Japan, and Anthony Tawfik, Canada, 13.500.
  • Vault: 1, Carlos Edriel Yulo, Philippines, 14.850; 2, Alan Shiao, Chinese Taipei, 14.400; 3, Kanta Amano, Japan, 14.150.
  • Parallel bars: 1, Kosuke Wakasa, Japan, 13.750; 2, Carlos Edriel Yulo, Philippines, 13.650; 3, Shih Yen Fang, and Ryuto Sako, Japan, 13.150.
  • Horizontal bar: 1, Ryuto Sako, Japan, 14.000; 2, Kanta Amano, Japan, 13.850; 3, Anthony Tawfik, Canada, 13.475.

Rhythmic gymnastics
Senior

  • Ball: 1, Aliya Protto, Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, 17.033; 2, Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, 17.016; 3, Danielle Prince, Australia, 15.150.
  • Hoop: 1, Aliya Protto, Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, 17.316; 2, Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, 16.616; 3, Yili Wang, China, 15.050.
  • Clubs: 1, Aliya Protto, Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, 16.900; 2, Brigita Budginas, Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics,15.783; 3, Daniellle Prince, Australia, 14.500.
  • Ribbon: 1, Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics, 17.200; 2, Aliya Protto, Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, 17.050; 3, Daniellle Prince, Australia, 14.766.

Junior

  • Ball: 1, Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, 15.400; 2, Yating Zhao, China, 14.400; 3, Alexandra Chtrevenskii, Canada, 13.750.
  • Hoop: 1, Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, 14.633; Alexandra Eedle, Australia, 13.116; 3, Alexandra Chtrevenskii, 12.966.
  • Clubs: 1, Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, 14.833; 2, Yating Zhao, China, 14.100; 3, Lidiia Iakovleva, Australia, 13.600.
  • Rope: 1, Lili Mizuno, Brentwood, Calif./Community Youth Center, 15.066; 2, Natalie Garcia, Canada, 14.100; 3, Alexandra Chtrevenskii, Canada, 12.983.

Background information

 

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