Zeng, Griskenas lead rhythmic gymnastics field for 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
posted on 06/26/2019

© Tom Theobald

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 26, 2019 – 2016 Olympian and defending U.S. all-around and three-event champion Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and defending U.S. ball champion Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are among the more than 240 rhythmic gymnasts expected to compete in the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships, the national championships for rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. Held in Des Moines, Iowa, the five-day championships includes both Junior Olympic and elite levels. Scheduled for July 2-6 at the Iowa Events Center, the competition will utilize the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena.

The championships is the selection event for the U.S. Junior and Senior National Teams, as well as for the 2019 Pan American Games, Junior World Championships and World Championships.

Including Griskenas and Zeng, eight members of the U.S. Senior National Team are expected to participate: Heather Chan of Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics; Eliza Cohen of Los Angeles, Calif./California Rhythms; Karrine Denisova of Wilmette, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; Camilla Feeley of Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; Stasya Generalova of Los Angeles, Calif./California Rhythms; Lili Mizuno of Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; and Elena Shinohara of Suwanee, Ga./Rhythmic Brains.

Defending junior all-around and all four events champion Liz Kapitonova of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, is one of four members of the junior national squad who are now competing as seniors: Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins of Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics; Helena Pavlovcic of Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms; and Shannon Xiao of Fairfax, Va./Gymnastics World.

U.S. Junior National Team members who are competing in the junior competition are: Ciel Arzandyan of Van Nuys, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles; Esther Kiseleva of Wayne, N.J./Liberty Academy; Gergana Petkova of Barrington, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center; and Jenna Zhao of Burr Ridge, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp.

In addition to individual rhythmic gymnastics, the competition also includes group on both the senior and junior levels. The members of the U.S. senior group, which trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Connie Du of Deerfield, Ill.; Matylda Marszalek of Highland Park, Ill.; Yelyzaveta Merenzon of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Deerfield, Ill.; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Chicago. The members of the U.S. Junior Group, all from Vitrychenko Academy in Niles, Ill., are: Madeleine Avila, Loraine Perez, Tatyana Shilshtut, Remy Turner and Emily Wilson.

Several different ticket packages are available, tailored to meet the varying needs of spectators. The all-session pass, which grants access to every competitive session, is $95. All-day session ticket package prices, which provide access to every competitive session that day at the Iowa Events Center, are: July 2 and 3, $35; and July 4-6, $45. Evening session ticket prices are July 4 and 5, $20; and July 6, $25. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Iowa Event Center Box Office or HyveeTIX.com. Group discounts (for groups of 10 or more) and special pricing for gymnastics clubs are available. For special pricing for gymnastics clubs, contact Heather Williamson with USA Gymnastics at hwilliamson@usagym.org.

With more than 1,600 gymnasts competing across all three disciplines and all levels, the five-day schedule is complex, and a simplified version is included below. Acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling will be held in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (CCCU) and rhythmic gymnastics in Hy-Vee Hall. All three disciplines will also be held in the Wells Fargo Arena. All times are Central, and the schedule is subject to change.

July 2
    CCCU Convention Center and Hy-Vee Hall
    9 a.m. Rhythmic gymnastics – Level 9; trampoline and tumbling – Levels 9 and 10
    1:30 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 8; rhythmic gymnastics – Level 9; trampoline and tumbling – Levels 9 and 10
    6 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 8; rhythmic gymnastics – Level 10; and trampoline and tumbling – synchronized trampoline, Levels 9 and 10, elite prelims
July 3
    CCCU Convention Center and Hy-Vee Hall
    9 a.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Levels 9 and 10; rhythmic gymnastics – Level 9; and trampoline and tumbling – Levels 9 and 10
    1:30 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 8; rhythmic gymnastics – Level 9; and trampoline and tumbling – Levels 9 and 10
    6 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 8; rhythmic gymnastics – Level 10; and trampoline and tumbling – synchronized trampoline elite finals
July 4
    CCCU Convention Center and Hy-Vee Hall
    9 a.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Levels 9 and 10; and trampoline and tumbling – Levels 9 and 10 finals
    1:30 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 11-16 and 12-18 age groups; and trampoline and tumbling – youth, junior and open elite prelims
    Wells Fargo Arena
    1:30 p.m. Rhythmic gymnastics – junior and senior B
    6 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 13-19, senior; rhythmic gymnastics – senior A; and trampoline and tumbling – senior prelims
July 5
    CCCU Convention Center and Hy-Vee Hall
    9 a.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 7; rhythmic gymnastics – Levels 7 and 8; and trampoline and tumbling – youth, junior and open elite finals
    1:30 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 11-16 and 12-18 age groups; and trampoline and tumbling – Level 8
    Wells Fargo Arena
    1:30 p.m. Rhythmic gymnastics – junior/senior B
    6 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 13-19, senior; rhythmic gymnastics – senior A; and trampoline and tumbling – senior prelims
July 6
    CCCU Convention Center and Hy-Vee Hall
    9 a.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – Level 7; rhythmic gymnastics – Levels 7 and 8; and trampoline and tumbling – Level 8
    1:30 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 12-18 age group; and trampoline and tumbling – Level 8
    Wells Fargo Arena
    1:30 p.m. Rhythmic gymnastics – junior/senior B
    6 p.m. Acrobatic gymnastics – 13-19, senior; rhythmic gymnastics – senior all-around finals; and trampoline and tumbling – senior finals
For the junior and senior elite levels for each discipline, the athletes will vie for national titles. Performances in Des Moines also will determine berths on the junior and senior U.S. National Teams for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. The USA Gymnastics Championships is typically a part of the team selection process for World Championships and the Pan Am Games. The Junior Olympic division has several different levels, and national titles will be awarded for each level and age group for each discipline.

Catch Des Moines is the local partner for the event. USA Gymnastics staged the 2009 U.S. Classic and the 2015 U.S. Women’s Junior Olympic Championships in Des Moines.

The USA Gymnastics Championships, one of the annual national championships organized by USA Gymnastics, was first held in 2014 at the KFC Yum! Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Past sites are Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex (2015, 2018), Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center (2016), and Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center and Wisconsin Center (2017). For more information on the USA Gymnastics Championships, please go to usagymchamps.com.

Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women’s group is comprised of three athletes – a base, middle and top partner – while a men’s group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner.

Rhythmic gymnastics is characterized by grace, beauty and elegance combined with dance and acrobatic elements, while working with the apparatus in a choreographed routine to music. The five apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics are rope, hoop, ball, clubs, and ribbon. Rhythmic gymnasts may compete individually or as a group. The choreography must cover the entire floor with intricate apparatus handling, dance combinations, jumps, leaps, rotations, and balance difficulties. Each movement involves a high degree of athletic skill. Physical abilities needed by a rhythmic gymnast include strength, power, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.

Background information
  • Catch Des Moines. Catch Des Moines is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting planners. As the visitors’ and meeting professionals’ trusted partner, we help elevate the visitor experience by connecting the functional to the aspirational. Our focus is to drive economic success for our more than 840 partners and enhance the quality of life in the 15 Greater Des Moines communities we represent. For more information, visit catchdesmoines.com.
  • Iowa Events Center. The Iowa Events Center is a three venue, state-of-the-art multi-purpose complex located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The facility is owned by Polk County and managed by Spectra Venue Management, the expert in hosting and entertainment. Wells Fargo Arena is a 17,000 seat arena that is home to three professional sports teams, including the NBA G-League’s Iowa Wolves, the AHL’s Iowa Wild, and the IFL’s Iowa Barnstormers, in addition to hosting numerous concerts, family shows and sporting events. For more information visit www.iowaeventscenter.com.
  • USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. The organization’s 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.
2019 USA Gymnastics Championships field for rhythmic gymnastics
Athletes listed alphabetically by state

California
Ciel Arzandyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Elite Junior
Elizabeth Balikian, Encino, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Elite Junior
Emily Beznos, Tarzana, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Erika Bilenka, Burbank, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 10 Senior
Elizabeth Birov, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Grace Rhythmics, Level 10 Junior
Stella-Luciana Ceo, Los Angeles, Calif./LA Ritmica, Elite Junior
Heather Chan, Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Senior
Kasey Chang, Glendale, Calif./Rhythmic Olympica, Level 7
Katherine Cheng, Oak Park, Calif./California Rhythms, Elite Junior
Sophie Cheng, Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Megan Chu, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elite Hopes
Eliza Cohen, Los Angeles, Calif./California Rhythms, Elite Senior
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Christina Dragan, Irvine, Calif./Nimble Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elite Hopes
Annaliese Dragan, Irvine, Calif./Nimble Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 10 Junior
Ilana Finkelshtein, Tarzana, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Elite Senior
Stasya Generalova, Los Angeles, Calif./California Rhythms, Elite Senior
Natalie Gittelson, Woodland Hills, Calif./Grace Rhythmics, Level 9 Junior
Charlsie Green, Orinda, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Marin, Level 9 Senior
Valeria Gridina, Novato, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Marin, Elite Junior
Nicole Herkenhoff, Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Level 10 Senior
Malia Jue, Mountain View, Calif./Dianas Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Hannah Jung, Fullerton, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Daria Karaseva, Novato, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Marin, Level 9 Junior
Alexandria Kautzman, Westlake Village, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Elite Junior
Neleh Kay, Beverly Hills, Calif./California Rhythms, Level 10 Junior
Rin Keys, Northridge, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Level 8
Claire Kim, Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Fiona Kim, Los Angeles, Calif./Los Angeles School of Gymnastics, Elite Junior
Taya Kim, Mountain View, Calif./Bravo Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 7
Kirin Kimura, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Amelia Klohr, Encino, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Level 7
Liza Kolesnichenko, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Lauren Kramer, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Hopes
Sabrina Li, San Diego, Calif./San Diego Rhythms, Level 9 Junior
Angelina Lin, Los Angeles, Calif./California Rhythms, Level 8
Rachel Lu, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Angel Lu, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Sarah Mariotti, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elite Junior
Martina Miladinova, North Hollywood, Calif./LA Ritmica, Level 9 Junior
Arevik Nazloyan, Palo Alto, Calif./Dianas Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Olivia Nesterenko, Eastvale, Calif./Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics (ISRG), Level 7
Emily Nisnevich, Northridge, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Level 8
Kristina Palyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 9 Junior
Helena Pavlovcic, Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms, Elite Senior
Emilia Piskoulian, Northridge, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 10 Senior
Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi, La Jolla, Calif./Champion Rhythmics, Level 9 Junior
Chiara Ruggieri, Encino, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 10 Junior
Alexandra Sauciur, Los Angeles, Calif./Balis Gymnastics Inc, Level 10 Junior
Alisa Semenova, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Irene School of Rhythmic Gymnastics (ISRG), Level 8
Sasha Starsky, Encino, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Sophia Sun, Newport Coast, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Taya Svetlov, Calabasas, Calif./Grace Rhythmics, Level 7
Katie Tang, San Diego, Calif./Champion Rhythmics, Level 9 Junior
Nicole Tchapova, Sherman Oaks, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 9 Junior
Bochin Tong, Huntington Beach, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Ning Ai Tong, Huntington Beach, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Elite Junior Group
Remy Turner, Glendale, Calif./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior Group
Lera Vaisburd, Palo Alto, Calif./Dianas Rhythmics, Level 9 Junior
Medeine Vilutyte, Novato, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Marin, Level 8
Anya Voznyuk, Fremont, Calif./Dianas Rhythmics, Level 10 Senior
Katherine Wang, Los Altos, Calif./Dianas Rhythmics, Level 10 Senior
Angela Wang, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 10 Senior
Ella Willden, San Diego, Calif./San Diego Rhythms, Level 10 Junior
Defne Yavuz, Palo Alto, Calif./Bravo Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 8
Natalia Ye-Granda, San Diego, Calif./Emerald City Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 7
Kaylee Yen, San Diego, Calif./Champion Rhythmics, Level 7
Katherine Zhu, San Diego, Calif./Eurogymnastics, Level 10 Junior

Florida
Jaelyn Chin, Aventura, Fla./IK School of Gymnastics, Level 9 Hopes
Natalia Dreszer, Miami, Fla./VIDA Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Irina Fesyun, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla./IK School of Gymnastics, Level 8
Nerea Francis, North Miami Beach, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy, Elite Senior
Eleonora Gordienko, Hallandale Beach, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy, Level 9 Junior
Tiziana Greppi, Aventura, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy, Elite Hopes
Elexa Janov, Aventura, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy, Level 9 Junior
Victoria Kobelev, Palm Coast, Fla./Rhythmic Art, Elite Junior
Anastasia Lobanov, Sunny Isles Beach, Fla./VIDA Gymnastics, Elite Senior
Carmel Malka, Hollywood, Fla./Rhythmic Art, Level 7
Brianna Medina, Riverview, Fla./Tampa Bay Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Gaba Montano, North Miami, Fla./IK School of Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Sol Morgan, North Miami Beach, Fla./VIDA Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Polina Pavlovskaya, Sunny Isles, Fla./Rhythmic Art, Level 9 Senior
Sophia Pyrig, North Miami, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy, Level 8
Amelia Schneider, Sunrise, Fla./Rhythmic Art, Level 9 Junior

Georgia
Michelle Aboukhaled, Duluth, Ga./Prima Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 10 Junior
Roksolana Behen, Alpharetta, Ga./Prima Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Anastassia Kim, Duluth, Ga./Prima Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 8
Elena Shinohara, Suwanee, Ga./Rhythmic Brains, Elite Senior
Maria Stadnikova, Cumming, Ga./Prima Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 7

Illinois
Christina Antonyuk, Woodridge, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 9 Junior
Madeleine Avila, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior Group
Lily Avila, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 10 Senior
Alexandra Bryukhova, Lake Zurich, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Polina Chaadayeva, Vernon Hills, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Diana Chukhray, Buffalo Grove, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Hopes
Austeja Dauneckis, Arlington Heights, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 10 Junior
Effie Davlatov, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 8
Karrine Denisova, Wilmette, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Alexandra Dolgikh, Buffalo Grove, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 10 Senior
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Elena Fabian, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Senior
Camilla Feeley, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Theresa Fu, Lake Zurich, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 10 Junior
Masha Golubchik, Vernon Hills, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Patricija Ivanauskaite, Clarendon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Junior
Nicole Khoma, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 9 Junior
Yeo Won Kim, Oak Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 9 Hopes
Yelizaveta Kovalenko, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 10 Junior
Julia Li, Vernon Hills, Ill./, Elite Junior Group
Caroline Lupul, Buffalo grove, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Simona Maciunas, Mundelein, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Matylda Marszalek, Highland Park, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Alyssa Medvedeff, Riverwoods, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 10 Junior
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Daria Merkulova, Grayslake, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Lili Mizuno, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Isabelle Novoseletsky, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 7
Gergana Petkova, Barrington, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Junior
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Ekaterina Rodova, Lake in the Hills, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 10 Senior
Karolina Saverino, Elk Grove villlage, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 9 Junior
Tatyana Shilshtut, Buffalo Grove, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior Group
Naomi Skotnikov, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Aleksandra Smolyanaya, Vernon Hills, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago, Ill./National Prep, Elite Senior Group
Amelia Spata, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Center Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Anna Vasilevich, Mundelein, Ill./M & N Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Aurora Vitrychenko, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Level 10 Hopes
Carolyn Wei, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 9 Junior
Elizaveta Zaytseva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 10 Junior
Laura Zeng, Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Elite Senior
Jenna Zhao, Burr Ridge, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior

Maryland
Elle Jung, Boyds, Md./Elegance Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Rachel Liu, Potomac, Md./Elegance Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Sophia O'Neil, Damscus, Md./Elegance Gymnastics, Level 8
Allena Shustikoff, Rockville, Md./Capital Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior

Massachusetts
Zoe Anderson, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Level 9 Junior
Lauren Cao, West Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Level 7
Jodie Chen, Lexington, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Level 7
Christina Eldamaa, Westwood, Mass./Rhythmic Stars Gymnastics Academy, Level 9 Junior
Gemma Gow, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Hopes
Leah Gressel, Brookline, Mass./Rhythmic Stars Gymnastics Academy, Level 9 Junior
Juliet Jiang, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Elite Senior Group
Jessica Kim, Wellesley Hills, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Level 8
Alice Kosterin, Natick, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group
Hannah Lai, Needham, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Level 10 Senior
Alexandra Liang, Weston, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Elite Senior Group
Alexandra Liang, Weston, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Liza Odikadze, Chestnut Hill, Mass./MG Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Isabella Pappas, Canton, Mass./Rhythmic Stars Gymnastics Academy, Elite Junior
Lola Perez, Weymouth, Mass./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior Group
Mya Tam, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Junior
Anna Tang, Sudbury, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Level 7
Jessica Tian, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Elite Senior Group
Jessica Tian, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Level 10 Senior
Nadia Turovskiy, Bolton, Mass./Fitness Elite Training Center, Level 7
Tiffany Wang, Wellesley, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group
Nina Wang, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group
Amanda Wang, Carlisle, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group
Ashley Wang, Wayland, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Level 9 Junior
Vanessa Yu, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Elite Senior Group
Helena Zhang, Needham, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group
Baifan Zhou, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Elite Senior Group
Baifan Zhou, Winchester, Mass./North-East Rhythmics, Level 10 Senior
Angie Zhu, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams, Elite Senior Group

Michigan
Patricia Lee, Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Oakland Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Charisse McComas, Franklin, Mich./Oakland Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Michelle Varshavskiy, West Bloomfield, Mich./United Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 10 Senior

Minnesota
Alexandra Ebert, Brooklyn Park, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Level 9 Hopes
Erica Foster, Hopkins, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Elite Junior
Anita Goncharuk, Apple Valley, Minn./IGM Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Victoria Gonikman, Corcoran, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Level 9 Hopes
Catherine Holen, Saint Francis, Minn./Twin Cities Rhythmic, Elite Junior
Shany Kovalsky, Wayzata, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Level 9 Senior
Felicia Macari, Blaine, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Level 8
Leilani Mount, Plymouth, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC, Level 9 Junior
Lina Shen, Lakeville, Minn./IGM Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Trisha Trinh, Robbinsdale, Minn./Twin Cities Rhythmic, Level 9 Senior
Meryl Wang, North Oaks, Minn./Twin Cities Rhythmic, Level 10 Senior

New Jersey
Esther Kiseleva, Wayne, N.J./Liberty Academy, Elite Junior
Alexandra Leone, Burlington, N.J./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 8
Aiyanna Machkovskaya, Absecon, N.J./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles, Level 7
Natalie Shtirmer, Randolph, N.J./Liberty Academy, Level 7
Anna Shuvalova, Livingston, N.J./Liberty Academy, Level 8
Srinija Srinivasan, East Brunswick, N.J./Liberty Academy, Level 10 Senior
Ivanka Tarasyuk, Livingston, N.J./Liberty Academy, Level 7

New York
Milana Abayeva, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 8
Asca Akiyama, Brooklyn, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Senior
Aileen Atkin, Brooklyn, N.Y./Matchpoint NYC, Level 9 Senior
Mia Bukatar, Valley Stream, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Junior
Kaylee Forest, Bronx, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 8
Gabby Fuki, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Sophia Furer, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Lisa Gerasimova, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Sophia Jiang, Little Neck, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Junior
Liz Kapitonova, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, Elite Senior
Jacqueline Karlov, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Aleksia Khilkevich, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, Level 7
Ava Khlopin, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 10 Junior
Camiah Kuno, Brooklyn, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Elite Junior
Claire Kuno, Brooklyn, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Junior
Jodie Liang, Whitestone, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Junior
Polina Mosharova, Forest Hills, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 9 Junior
Julia Naishuler, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, Elite Senior
Ksenia Pototski, Brooklyn, N.Y./Matchpoint NYC, Level 8
Sanita Prymost, Brooklyn, N.Y./Matchpoint NYC, Level 9 Junior
Nicole Shevchukevych, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Kyra Sidon, Hewlett, N.Y./Empire Rhythmic Gymnastics, LLC, Level 7
Anna Struk, Brooklyn, N.Y./Gold Ray Rhythmic, Level 9 Junior
Alice Weinstein, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 8
Maya Weinstein, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 9 Junior
Emily Wilson, Brooklyn, N.Y./Vitrychenko Academy Corp, Elite Junior Group
Nicole Yatskar, Brooklyn, N.Y./Isadora, Level 10 Senior

Pennsylvania
Blayzen Carroll, Narberth, Pa./Bala Gymnastics, Level 9 Junior
Sofia Dubashinsky, Jamison, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Michelle Kriner, Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, Level 10 Senior
Lara Krivobokov, Feasterville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, Level 9 Junior
Sedona Martin, Penn Valley, Pa./Bala Gymnastics, Level 9 Senior
Veronica Portnov, Feasterville, Pa./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elite Junior
Gabriella Shu, Wayne, Pa./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elite Junior
Katrina Sinkevic, Richboro, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, Level 7
Sophia Zyman, Jenkintown, Pa./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 7

Texas
Mckenna Bailey, Allen, Texas/Rhythmic Ribbon of Texas, Level 10 Senior
Shallie Rasin, Aubrey, Texas/Rhythmic Ribbon of Texas, Elite Senior

Virginia
Elvira Belyanova, Arlington, Va./Privilege Sports Club, Level 10 Senior
Nelly Garces, Alexandria, Va./Mosaic Gymnastics, Level 10 Senior
Daria Seminario, Alexandria, Va./Mosaic Gymnastics, Level 9 Senior
Shannon Xiao, Fairfax, Va./Gymnastics World, Elite Senior

Washington
Anhui Ang, Lynnwood, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 7
Angie Astakhova, Renton, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics, Level 9 Senior
Nicole Babadzhanova, Sammamish, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 9 Junior
Anna Braginskaya, Redmond, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 9 Junior
Deanna Georgieva, Redmond, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 8
Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins, Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics, Elite Senior
Isabella Ivanova, Kirkland, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 10 Junior
Sofiya Monastyrska, Bellevue, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 8
Erika Rusak, Auburn, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics, Level 10 Hopes
Romana Vasyleha, Issaquah, Wash./International Rhythmic Gymnastics, Level 9 Senior
Cady Xia, Redmond, Wash./La Luna Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, Level 9 Junior
Elizabeth Yan, Renton, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics, Level 9 Junior

West Virginia
Aleksandra Sklioutovskaya-Lopez, Princeton, W. Va./Princeton Gymnastics, Level 10 Senior

Wisconsin
Liza Khalil, Kenosha, Wis./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Level 9 Junior