Moldauer wins men’s senior all-around title at P&G Championships
posted on 08/19/2017

© John Cheng

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 19, 2017 – Yul Moldauer of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma won the senior men’s all-around title on the final night of men’s competition at the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Anaheim’s Honda Center. The P&G Championships conclude tomorrow with the women’s competition. The juniors begin competition at 11 a.m. PT, and the seniors take the floor at 3:30 p.m. PT.

Moldauer clinched his first U.S. all-around crown with a 171.600 total. Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma, earned the silver medal (170.600), and 2016 Olympic replacement athlete Donnell Whittenburg of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center, claimed the bronze (169.700).

Scores for the top four in the all-around rankings.

  • Moldauer: 171.600/84.950, all-around; 29.500/14.950, floor exercise; 27.900/13.750, pommel horse; 29.700/14.850, still rings; 28.750/14.150, vault; 29.150/14.450, parallel bars; 26.600/12.800, horizontal bar.
  • Bower: 170.600/86.150, all-around; 28.250/14.200, floor exercise; 28.800/14.850, pommel horse; 28.650/14.350, still rings; 28.950/14.550, vault; 28.450/14.200, parallel bars; 27.500/14.000, horizontal bar.
  • Whittenburg: 169.700/85.350, all-around; 27.850/13.550, floor exercise; 26.900/14.000, pommel horse; 29.850/14.850, still rings; 29.400/15.000, vault; 28.900/14.450, parallel bars; 26.800/13.500, horizontal bar.
  • Akash Modi of Stanford, Calif./Stanford University: 169.250/84.550, all-around; 28.200/13.950, floor exercise; 26.700/13.950, pommel horse; 29.150/14.550, still rings; 28.050/13.850, vault; 29.450/14.750, parallel bars; 27.700/13.500, horizontal bar.

Individual event champions: Moldauer (29.500/14.950), and Eddie Penev of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center (29.500/14.950), floor exercise (tie); Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, 30.550/15.250, pommel horse; Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center (29.900/14.950), and Michael Wilner of Buffalo Grove, Ill./Gymnastics Spot (29.900/15.050), still rings (tie); Penev (29.400/14.700), and Whittenburg (29.400/15.000), vault (tie); Modi, 29.450/14.750, parallel bars; Kimble, 28.450/14.450, horizontal bar.

Scores for other notable gymnasts

  • Naddour: 30.550/15.250, pommel horse; 29.800/15.100, still rings.
  • Mikulak: 29.600/14.850, pommel horse; 27.850/13.800, horizontal bar.

Junior men’s results

  • All-around (15-16): Garrett Braunton of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, scored 157.250 to claim the title. Paul Juda of Deerfield, Ill./Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center, earned a 156.750 to finish second. Riley Loos of El Dorado Hills, Calif./Technique Gymnastics, was third with 154.500.
  • Event champions (15-16): Braunton - floor exercise and still rings; John Chou of Houston, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics - pommel horse and parallel bars; Riley Loos of El Dorado Hills, Calif./Technique Gymnastics – vault; Samuel Phillips of Woodland Hills, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica - horizontal bar.
  • All-around (17-18): Brody Malone of Cedartown, Ga./Cartersville Twisters took top honors with a 162.100 total. Vitaliy Guimaraes of Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics, was second at 158.150, followed by Max Andryushchenko of Arlington Heights, Ill./Ohio State University, at 153.700.
  • Event champions (17-18): Malone - floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars, and horizontal bar; Andryushchenko - still rings; and Vitaliy Guimaraes, Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics - vault.

P&G Championships information
The four-day P&G Gymnastics Championships serves as USA Gymnastics’ national championships and determines the men’s and women’s U.S. champions and the U.S. National Team for the junior and senior elite levels.

For senior men and women, the championships serve as part of the selection process for the 2017 World Championships, Oct. 2-8, at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.

The remaining competition schedule is: Aug. 20 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 11 a.m. and seniors at 3:30 p.m. Times listed are Pacific.

Single-session tickets range in price from $20 to $122 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000. For group sales, contact Honda Center at 714-940-2859 or via email at groupsales@hondacenter.com.

Fan Activities
The following is a quick overview of the fan activities available on the concourse on competition days. For the most up-to-date and complete information, go to pgchamps.com

 

  • Hersheys. Visit the Hershey’s booth outside Section 224 to have your photo taken with the Hershey’s Kisses character and stop by on your way out for a sample of Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch bar.
  • AT&T. Fans can come by the AT&T booth to record a 360 degree video, show their spirit with an augmented reality face paint opportunity, and see all the ways that AT&T is empowering gymnasts to accomplish their goals.
  • Autograph sessions. The daily autograph schedule, which is subject to change, will be listed on PGChamps.com. Approximately 300 individuals will have the opportunity for an autograph during the allotted time for each opportunity.
    • 2016 Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez will sign autographs at the AT&T booth prior to the start of Sunday’s senior women’s session beginning at 2:30 p.m.
  • Merchandise. Fans can purchase everything gymnastics, including event-specific tees, Under Armour and GK leotards, and more, at merchandise booths on the concourse at Honda Center.

Following the final session of women’s gymnastics on Sunday, Aug. 20, USA Gymnastics will recognize the 2016 U.S. Men’s and Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team. The members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team are: women – Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, Gabby Douglas of Tarzana, Calif., Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J., Madison Kocian of Dallas, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass., and replacement athletes Locklear, MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Light Gymnastics, and Smith; and men – Chris Brooks of Houston, Jake Dalton of Norman, Okla., Mikulak, Danell Leyva of Miami and Naddour, and replacement athletes Modi and Whittenburg. 2012 Olympian John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y., who withdrew from the men’s 2016 Olympic team due to injury, will also participate.

Follow the action from Anaheim
Fans, whether they are in Anaheim or not, can enjoy coverage online, on television and on their favorite social media networks, as well as find event information at PGChamps.com. 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Samantha Peszek will host daily webcasts of the junior competitions, along side 2012 Olympic champion Jordyn Wieber and 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Jonathan Horton.

Follow the action from Anaheim
Fans, whether they are in Anaheim or not, can enjoy coverage online, on television and on their favorite social media networks, as well as find event information at PGChamps.com. 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Samantha Peszek will host daily webcasts of the junior competitions, along side 2012 Olympic champion Jordyn Wieber and 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Jonathan Horton.

Television, webcast and YouTube coverage

 

  • Competition coverage.
    • Television. NBC will air the second day of both men’s (delayed) and women’s (live) senior competition sessions. In addition, the Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Network will televise the first three days live. The schedule is listed below.
      • Aug. 20 – Men – 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT – NBC, delayed
      • Aug. 20 – Women- 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT – NBC, live
    • Webcast.
      Juniors. With Peszek as host, USA Gymnastics will provide live webcast coverage of all four junior competitive sessions. Wieber (women) and Horton (men) will join Peszek to provide analysis. The webcasts will be available free worldwide on PGChamps.com.
      • Aug. 20 – junior women, 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT
      Seniors. All four senior sessions will be available through a live simulcast on NBC Live Extra on iOS and Android devices or online at nbcsports.com/live-extra.
      • Aug. 20 – senior women, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
  • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the P&G Championships, including nearly every competition routine, after the conclusion of the event, interviews from media day and post-competition, and clips from podium training.

Ways to follow

 

  • Online. The P&G Gymnastics Championships is easier than ever to follow online. Schedules, general event information, start lists, live scoring and more are available at PGChamps.com, which is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including videos and photos, from the P&G Championships on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the 2015 P&G Championships, #PGChamps.
  • myusagym iOS app. Fans can follow the scores from the 2017 P&G Championships live using the myusagym app for iOS devices available in the iTunes store. Those without iOS devices, can follow the scores at myusagym.com with any mobile device or desktop computer.

In addition to several post-Olympic gymnastics tour events, Honda Center also has played host to the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Gymnastics. Honda Center and Visit Anaheim are working with USA Gymnastics to stage the championships.

In addition to Biles and Mikulak, the roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who’s who of gymnastics, including: women –Wieber, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Horton, Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner. The U.S. Gymnastics Championships traces its history back to 1897 for the men and 1931 for the women. This is the first time the event will be held in Anaheim, Calif.

Background information

 

  • Honda Center. Honda Center is the premier entertainment and sports venue in Southern California. Owned by the City of Anaheim and operated by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena opened in June of 1993. The National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks have called the arena home since their inaugural season in the fall of 1993. In addition to Ducks games, Honda Center hosts a variety of world class acts such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Professional Bull Riders and more. For more information, visit www.hondacenter.com.
  • Visit Anaheim. Founded in 1961, Visit Anaheim is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit destination marketing organization. Visit Anaheim’s mission is to develop, market and sell Anaheim benefiting the economic vitality of our communities. Follow Visit Anaheim on Facebook (Facebook.com/VisitAnaheim) Twitter (@Visit_Anaheim), Instagram (Instagram.com/VisitAnaheim) and LinkedIn (VisitAnaheim)
  • USA 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 Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, visit usagym.org.