U.S. rhythmic gymnasts compete this weekend in Portugal, Spain
posted on 05/04/2018

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, May 4, 2018 – U.S. rhythmic gymnasts are competing in two international events this weekend: Portimao International Tournament, Portimao, Portugal, and Guadalajara World Challenge Cup, Guadalajara, Spain.

U.S. all-around silver medalist Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Lili Mizuno of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are competing in Guadalajara. The U.S. senior rhythmic group, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, is also competing in Spain: Dasha Baltovick of Highland Park, Ill.; Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Ugne Dragunas of Darien, Ill.; Connie Du of Deerfield, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Caldwell, N.J.; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Deerfield, Ill.

U.S. national team member Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, is competing in Portugal, along with Annaliese Dragan of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics; Erica Foster of Hopkins, Minn./North West Rhythmic; Alexandria Kautzman of Westlake Village, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics; Sutjiati Narendra of Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics; Isabella Pappas of Canton, Mass./Rhythmic Stars Gymnastics Academy; and Isabelle Richardson, Las Vegas, Nev./Eurogymnastics.