USA Gymnastics announces junior men’s international assignments for Spring 2017
posted on 03/07/2017

Shane Wiskus
© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7, 2017 – The Men’s Program Committee of USA Gymnastics has selected the members of the U.S. Junior Men’s National Team who will compete in two events this spring. The committee already announced that seniors Allan Bower of Mesa, Ariz./University of Oklahoma, and 2016 Olympic replacement athlete Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center, will compete in the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup Series in Stuttgart, Germany, and London, Great Britain, respectively.

The men’s spring international assignments are as follows.

University of Calgary International Cup, Calgary, Canada, March 17-18
Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Julian Brutchin-Roose, Van Nuys, Calif/Gymnastics Olympica USA
Paul Juda, Deerfield, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Ian Lasic-Ellis, Dover, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
Alexei Vernyi, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Shane Wiskus, Spring Park, Minn./Mini-Hops Gymnastics
Coaches: Levon Karakhanyan, Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy, and Igor Vernyi, Cypress Academy

World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 19
Allan Bower, Mesa, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Coach: Steven Legendre, University of Oklahoma

World Cup, London, Great Britain, April 8
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Coach: Andriy Stepanchenko, U.S. Olympic Training Center

International Junior Team Cup, Berlin, Germany, April 7-8
Brandon Briones of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Asher Hong, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Josh Karnes, Erie, Pa./Lakettes Gymnastic Academy
Jacob Moore, West Bloomfield, Mich./Twistars USA
Coaches: Jacob Marks, Lakettes Gymnastics, Sergei Pakanich, WOGA Gymnastics

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics (known internationally as Gymnastics for All). For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.