Smith wins women’s all-around crown at 2017 P&G Championships
posted on 08/20/2017

© John Cheng

ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 20, 2017 – Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, won the senior women’s all-around title at the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, and Riley McCusker of Brielle, N.J./MG Elite, were second and third, respectively.

Smith earned a 115.250 two-day total to claim the women’s all-around title, posting a 57.850 on the second day. Chiles edged out McCusker for second, 111.850 to 111.650. Trinity Thomas of York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics, was fourth at 111.350, and Margzetta Frazier of Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, completed the top five with a 110.900.

The individual event champions are: vault, Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; uneven bars, McCusker; balance beam and floor exercise, Smith.

Event scores for the top five in the all-around ranking (total all-around; today scores).

  • Ragan Smith, 115.250 total score: 57.850, all-around; 14.350, vault; 14.100, uneven bars; 15.050, balance beam; 14.350, floor exercise.
  • Jordan Chiles, 111.850 total score: 56.000, all-around; 14.100, vault; 14.000, uneven bars; 14.200, balance beam; 13.700, floor exercise.
  • Riley McCusker, 111.650 total score: 55.550, all-around; 13.400, vault; 14.450, uneven bars; 14.500, balance beam; 13.200, floor exercise.
  • Trinity Thomas, 111.350 total score: 56.050, all-around; 13.300, vault; 14.350, uneven bars; 14.200, balance beam; 14.200, floor exercise.
  • Margzetta Frazier, 110.900 total score: 55.500, all-around; 14.550, vault; 14.550, uneven bars; 14.100, balance beam; 13.600, floor exercise.

Scores for other gymnasts

  • Jade Carey: 14.375, vault; 13.850, balance beam; 14.400, floor exercise. (Note: Carey was the only gymnast performing two vaults.)
  • Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics: 14.400, uneven bars; 13.900, balance beam.

U.S. Women’s Senior National Team
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
Margzetta Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics


The 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.

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, Jon 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.