Hopes Classic, American Classic begin today
posted on 07/07/2017

  • Rotations: Hopes Classic | American Classic Junior | American Classic Senior
  • Editor’s note: The posted start lists do not reflect the scratches of the following athletes: Hopes Classic (12-13) – Kelsey Lee, Zoe Gravier and Olivia Greaves; American Classic (Seniors) – Liusa Blanco, Frida Esparaza and Emily Gaskins.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, July 7, 2017 - The 2017 American Classic and the Hopes Classic are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas. The competitions are competitive qualifiers for the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 17-20 and the Hopes Championships, scheduled for July 28 in Hoffman Estates, Ill., respectively.

Women’s gymnastics has a variety of paths for athletes to qualify to the P&G Championships, including by earning a 52.000 for seniors or a 50.500 for juniors in the all-around at either the American Classic or U.S. Classic. The U.S. Classic is scheduled for July 29 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and is the final opportunity to advance to the P&G Championships. Senior athletes can also qualify by earning a three-event score of 39.750 or a two-event score of 27.00 at either of these two events.

Team members and alternates for the 2016 Olympic Games are automatically qualified to the P&G Championships. Additionally, national team members can earn a berth to the P&G Championships by achieving the qualification score at a national team camp verification or international assignment.

The top 18 athletes in both Hopes age groups who achieve the qualification score advance to the Hopes Championships.

The complete American Classic roster is below.

Ciena Alipio, San Jose, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, junior
Elena Arenas, Bogart, Ga./Georgia Elite Gymnastics, senior
Annie Beard, Dallas, Texas/Texas Dreams, junior
Nikki Beckwith, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, junior
Love Birt, Wyoming, Del./First State Gymnastics, junior
Cael Bixler, Palmyra, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics, junior
Jordan Bowers, Lincoln, Neb./Solid Rock Gymnastics, junior
Corinne Bunagan, Ramsey, N.J./Eastern National Academy of Paramus, junior
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics, senior
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics Inc., senior
Leah Clapper, Ann Arbor, Mich./Gym America, senior
Audrey Davis, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, junior
Kayla Di Cello, Boyds, Md./Hill's Gymnastics, junior
Olivia Dunne, Hillsdale, N.J./Eastern National Academy of Paramus, junior
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymn. Express, junior
Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics, junior
Margzetta Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, senior
Gabrielle Gallentine, Iron Station, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, junior
Jimena Gutierrez, Highlands Ranch, Colo./TIGAR, junior
Maeve Hahn, Lake Wylie, S.C./First in Flight, junior
Olivia Hollingsworth, Seabrook, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, junior
Kaytlyn Johnson, Lantana, Texas/Denton Gymnastics Academy, junior
Madeleine Johnston, Boyds, Md./Hill's Gymnastics, junior
Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, junior
Carina Jordan, Millbrook, Ala./Prattville YMCA, junior
Sydney Kho, Rosemead, Calif./Winner's Academy of Gymnastics, junior
Lillian Lippeatt, Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, junior
Jaymes Marshall, Greeley, Colo./TIGAR, junior
Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, junior
Konnor Mcclain, Cross Lanes, W.V./Revolution Gymnastics, junior
Jacquelyn Moran, Soquel, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, junior
Brenna Neault, Alta Loma, Calif./Precision Gymnastics, junior
Tienna Nguyen, Allen, Texas/Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy, junior
Abby Paulson, Coon Rapids, Minn./Twin City Twisters, senior
Anya Pilgrim, Germantown, Md./Hill's Gymnastics, junior
Sienna Robinson, Las Vegas, Nev./Browns Gymnastics Las Vegas, junior
Abigail Scanlon, Sterling, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, junior
JaFree Scott, Independence, Mo./Great American Gymn. Express, junior
Victoria Smirnov, Hickory, N.C./Shooting Stars Gymnastics, junior
Tori Tatum, Chanhassen, Minn./Twin City Twisters, junior
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics, senior
Morgan Trevor, Allen, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, junior
Abigail Walker, Carrollton, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, senior
Madelyn Williams, Vacaville, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, junior
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymn. Express, junior