Pacific Rim Championships begin April 27
posted on 04/26/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, April 26, 2018 – The USA will face the top gymnasts from 15 countries at the 2018 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships April 27-29 in Medellin, Colombia. The USA is competing in women's gymnastics, men's gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline. USA Gymnastics will have clips of the U.S. routines for men’s and women’s gymnastics 24 hours after each session of competition has completed, while routines for rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline will be posted shortly after the competition session has concluded.

In addition to the United States, the countries participating are: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama and Peru.

Artistic and rhythmic gymnastics will have team, all-around and individual event competitions. Each team will have six athletes with a maximum of three seniors each. The all-around and individual events will have competition for both juniors and seniors. The top eight junior and top eight senior athletes, with a maximum of two per country, on each apparatus will advance to finals. The medalists for both team and the all-around, as well as qualifiers for event finals, for men’s, women’s and rhythmic gymnastics are determined during the team competition. Fans with a subscription to Flogymnastics will be able to watch a live stream of the men’s and women’s competition.

Reigning World all-around champion Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics leads the senior women’s team that also features 2017 U.S. all-around silver medalist Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, and Grace McCallum of Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, who is making her senior elite debut in Medellin. The three junior women on the Pacific Rim Team are: Jordan Bowers of Lincoln, Neb./Solid Rock Gymnastics; Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md./Hill's Gymnastics; and Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gym Center.

Four-time U.S. champion and two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee/Salto Gymnastics, who is the reigning U.S. still rings and horizontal bar champion, and 2018 Stuttgart World Cup all-around silver medalist Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, headline the U.S. men’s team in Medellin. The six-man team also features three junior athletes: Justin Ah Chow of Miami/Universal Gymnastics; Asher Hong of Tomball, Texas/Cypress Gymnastics and Lazarus Barnhill of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics.

Rhythmic gymnastics also features a team competition, as well as a junior and senior all-around and event finals. This year’s rhythmic group competition will only feature junior athletes. The U.S. rhythmic team features: seniors – 2016 Olympic alternate Camilla Feeley of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and fellow 2016 Pacific Rim team champion Heather Chan of South Pasadena, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics; and juniors –Lennox Hopkins Wilkins of Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics; Elizabeth Kapitonova of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora; Matylda Marszalek, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; and Shannon Xiao of Fairfax, Va./Gymnastics World.

The trampoline event will feature men’s and women’s team and individual competition for both juniors and seniors. The first day of competition determines which athletes advance to the finals. For the team total, four men’s and four women’s trampolinists compete and the highest three scores will count. The top eight in the rankings advance to the finals, and a maximum of two athletes per country are eligible to advance to the individual event finals.

The U.S. trampoline team includes: senior men – Isaac Rowley of Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy; senior women – Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics; junior men - Logan Gilbert of Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline, and Zachary Ramacci of St. John, Ind./ Midwest Training and Ice Center; junior women Miah Bruns of St. John, Ind./Midwest Training and Ice Center, and Sydney Senter of Aiea, Hawaii/Hawaii Trampoline and Tumbling.

The competition schedule, which is subject to change, is listed below. All times are eastern.

April 27
10:30 a.m. ET – Synchronized trampoline junior preliminaries
11:00 a.m. ET – Subdivision 1: Rhythmic gymnastics team and all-around finals (two events)
12:30 p.m. ET –Synchronized trampoline senior preliminaries
12:15 p.m. ET – Subdivision 2: Rhythmic gymnastics team and all-around finals (two events)
1:30 p.m. ET – Rhythmic gymnastics junior group preliminaries
3:30 p.m. ET – Subdivision 1: Men’s gymnastics team and all-around finals
4:30 p.m. ET– Junior men’s and women’s trampoline preliminaries
7 p.m. ET – Subdivision 2: Men’s team and all-around finals, and senior men’s and women’s trampoline preliminaries

April 28
11:00 a.m. ET – Subdivision 1: Rhythmic gymnastics team and all-around finals (two events)
11:50 a.m. ET – Men’s and women’s trampoline team final
12:15 p.m. ET – Subdivision 2: Rhythmic gymnastics team and all-around finals (two events)
1:30 p.m. ET – Rhythmic gymnastics junior group preliminaries
3:30 p.m. ET – Subdivision 1: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals
6:00 p.m. ET – Subdivision 2: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and junior men’s and women’s trampoline finals
7:15 p.m. ET – Senior men’s and women’s trampoline finals
8:30 p.m. ET – Subdivision 3: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals

April 29
11:00 a.m. ET – Rhythmic gymnastics junior individual event finals
1 p.m. ET – Rhythmic gymnastics senior individual event finals
2: 45 p.m. ET ¬– Rhythmic gymnastics junior group event finals
4:30 p.m. ET – Men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event finals

The Pacific Rim Championships are held every two years. Past sites include: 2016 and 2012, Everett, Wash.; 2014, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 2010, Melbourne, Australia; 2008, San Jose, Calif.; and 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information on the Pac Rim Championships, visit www.fedecolgim.co/PacificRim/PacificRim.php.

The U.S. athletes competing at the Pac Rim Championships are listed below.

Women’s gymnastics

    Senior
    Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
    Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
    Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters

    Junior
    Jordan Bowers, Lincoln, Neb./Solid Rock Gymnastics
    Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill's Gymnastics
    Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gym Center

Men’s gymnastics

    Senior
    Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
    Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee/Salto Gymnastics
    Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University

    Junior
    Justin Ah Chow, Miami/Universal Gymnastics
    Asher Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Gymnastics
    Lazarus Barnhill, Houston/Cypress Gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics

    Senior
    Heather Chan, South Pasadena, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics
    Camilla Feeley, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

    Junior
    Lennox Hopkins Wilkins, Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics
    Elizabeth Kapitonova, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora
    Matylda Marszalek, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    Shannon Xiao, Fairfax, Va./Gymnastics World

    Junior Group
    Anastasiya Ivanova, June Kim, Alexandra Militeeva, Valerie Militeeva, Vianna Ngo, and Ellen Peng, all of San Diego Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Trampoline

    Senior
    Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
    Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics

    Junior
    Logan Gilbert, Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline
    Zachary Ramacci, St. John, Ind./ Midwest Training and Ice Center
    Miah Bruns, St. John, Ind./Midwest Training and Ice Center
    Sydney Senter, Aiea, Hawaii/Hawaii Trampoline and Tumbling

The international field for the 2018 Pacific Rim Championships is as follows.

Women’s gymnastics

    Senior
    Argentina: Ayelen Tarabini, Martina Dominici
    Australia: Talia Folino, Kate Mcdonald, Kikara Munteanu
    Canada: Haley De jong Hannah jade Chrobook, Brooklyn Moors
    Chile: Simona Castro, Martina Castro, Tamara Ampuero
    Chinese Tapei: Hsiu-Ju Chuang, Yu-Ju Lo, Chia- Jung Tsai
    Cuba: Yesenia Saskia Ferrera Nuñez , Marcia Teresa Videaux Jimenez
    Costa Rica: Heika Salas, Luciana Alvarado, Mariana Andrade
    Colombia: Gina Escobar, Yurany Avendaño, Marcela Sandoval
    Ecuador: Denisse Grijalva Mendez
    Hong Kong: Cheuk Lam Chan
    Mexico: Jimena Moreno, Nicolle Castro, Paulina Campos
    New Zealand: Isabella Brett, Maia Fishwick, Charlotte Ryan
    Peru: Angela Perez, Venere Horna, Ana Karina Mendez

    Junior
    Argentina: Luna Fernandez, Olivia Araujo Bagu, Abigail Magistrati, Lucia Esposito
    Australia: Kate Sayer, Elena Chipizubov, Sidney Stephens
    Canada: Emma Spence, Zoé Allaire – Bourgie, Imogen Patterson
    Chile: Martina Palamara, Renata Merino, Sofia Casella
    Costa Rica: Camila Montoya, Aaliyah Escoe
    Colombia: Sabrina Cortes
    Ecuador: Nathaly Boloña Marmolejo, Daniela Jimenez Pincay, Monserrath Mora Paspuezan, Genesis Gibson Zurita
    Mexico: Daniela Briceño, Barbara Dodolli, Paulina Vargas
    New Zealand: Jonti Matthewson, Ariana Salavaio
    Panama: Karla Navas Boyd, Hillary Heron Soto, Laura Rodríguez
    Peru: Fabiola Diaz, Nadya Chacon, Brissa Portillo

Men’s Gymnastics

    Senior
    Australia: Scott Costin, Jack Riek, Heath Thorpe
    Canada: William Emard, Joel Gagnon, Chris Kaji
    Chile: Joel Alvarez, Ignacio Pizarro, Ignacio Varas
    Chinese Taipei: Chih-Kai Lee, Wei-Sheng Tseng, Ko-Chiang Huang
    Colombia: Jossimar Calvo, Carlos Calvo, Marcos Aguilar, Jefferson Medina
    Ecuador: Isrrael Chiriboga Guerrero
    Mexico: Orlando Esparza, Francisco Rojo
    New Zealand: Luke Dobney
    Peru: Daniel Agüero, Luis Pizarro, Arian Leon Prado

    Junior
    Australia: Jesse Moore, Kipp Smith, Jack Hall
    Canada: David Sandro, Evgevy Siminiuc, Felix Dolci
    Chile: Cristobal Prado, Josue Armijo, Julian Meneses
    Costa Rica: Lan Victory
    Ecuador: Pablo Calvache Arias, Joan Pilay Saigua, Cesar Lopez Chavez
    Mexico: Maximiliano Galicia, Angel Ramirez, Ruben Gutierrez, Alexis Cohen
    New Zealand: Batuhan Yazici, Sam Dick, Daniel Stoddart, Jack Williamson, William Fu Allen
    Peru: Stefano Mostacero, Edwar Alarcon, Edwar Gonzales

Rhythmic gymnastics

    Senior
    Australia: Laura Gosling and Jordyn Clakre Canada: Jaedyn Andreotti and Athena Tsaltas Chile: Javiera Rubilar, Valeska González, Monserrat Urrutia Senior
    Cuba: Yennisey Areas Matos
    Colombia: Lina Dussan, Oriana Viñas, Isabela Arevalo

    Junior
    Australia: Lidiia Lakovleva, Phoebe Learmont, Saskia Broedelet
    Canada: Michel Vivier, Natalie Garcia, Izabella Helbin, Haley Miller
    Chile: Emilia Bugueiro, Javiera Fuentes Junior
    Mexico: Dalia Alcoce, Kimberly Salazar, Xitlali Santana Junior

Trampoline

    Senior men
    Australia: Patrick Shulter, Ty Swadling
    Canada: Jacob Cranham, Andrew Martin
    Chile: Fabian Sepúlveda
    Colombia: Ángel Hernández, Alvaro Calero
    Japan: Yasuhiro Euyama, Ryohei Taniguchi
    Mexico: Jesus Amado Lozano, Luis Armando Loria

    Junior men
    Australia: Liam Christie, Aidan Thomas
    Canada: Kai Dwyer, Declan McLean
    Colombia: Santiago Parra, Julían Fonseca
    Japan: Ryusei Nishioka, Motoki Nakayama
    Mexico: Victor Ezequiel Rodriguez, Kristian Alejandro Cueva Junior Mas

    Senior women
    Australia: Lauren Sampson, Leanne Van Resnberg
    Canada: Laurence Roux, Kalena Soehn
    Colombia: Katish Hernández, Angie Peña
    Japan: Reina Satake, Rana Nakano
    Mexico: Dafne Carolina Navarro, Melissa Guadalupe Flores

    Junior women
    Australia: Jessica Pickering, Britney Glazebrook
    Canada: Jordyn Yendley, Alexandra Boucher
    Colombia: Alisson Ossa, Gerelyn Artehortua
    Japan: Saki Tanaka, Ena Sakurai
    Mexico: Beatriz Ayelen Segundo, Carolina Peregrina Garcia