O’Keefe wins junior women’s all-around standings at 2017 P&G Championships
posted on 08/20/2017

© John Cheng

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 20, 2017 – Maile O'Keefe of Las Vegas, Nev./Salcianu Elite Academy of Gymnastics, won the junior all-around title with her 114.450 total at the 2017 P&G Championships at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Emma Malabuyo of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, followed with a 112.450. Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, rounded out the top three with 111.250. The women’s competition wraps up later today with the senior women’s final session.

O’Keefe earned a 57.250 on the final day of competition for a 114.450 total for the two days. Malabuyo posted a 55.400 today, and Eaker had a 55.700 on the second day.

The individual event champions are: Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express, vault, 29.450; O’Keefe, uneven bars, 28.250; Eaker, balance beam, 30.000; and Malabuyo, floor exercise, 28.050.

Event scores for the top five in the all-around rankings; reflects total score, with today’s scores.
  • Maile O’Keefe, 114.450 total: 57.250, all-around; 14.700, vault; 14.050, uneven bars; 14.450, balance beam; 14.050, floor exercise.
  • Emma Malabuyo, 112.450 total: 55.400, all-around; 14.700, vault; 13.850, uneven bars; 13.050, balance beam; 13.800, floor exercise.
  • Kara Eaker, 111.250 total: 55.750, all-around; 13.700, vault; 13.200, uneven bars; 15.150, balance beam; 13.700, floor exercise.
  • Adeline Kenlin, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest, 109.750 total: 55.700, all-around; 14.250, vault; 13.550, uneven bars; 14.550, balance beam; 13.350, floor exercise.
  • Leanne Wong, 108.250 total: 53.550, all-around; 14.800, vault; 11.100, uneven bars; 13.950, balance beam; 13.700, floor exercise.
U.S. Women’s Junior National Team
  • Audrey Davis, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Kara Eaker of Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
  • Adeline Kenlin of Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest
  • Emma Malabuyo of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
  • Maile O'Keefe of Las Vegas, Nev./Salcianu Elite Academy of Gymnastics
  • Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
  • Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express

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.

The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who’s who of gymnastics, including: women – Simone Biles, Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Sam Mikulak, Jonathan 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.