U.S. men’s team line-up is set for team finals at Junior World Championships
posted on 06/26/2019

GYOR, Hungary, June 26, 2019 – The line-up for the U.S. men for the men’s team and all-around finals, which also serve as the qualification round for the event finals, at the inaugural Junior World Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics. The men’s competition gets underway on Thursday, June 27, at the Audi Arena in Gyor. Today, the U.S. women have podium training at the International Gymnastics Federation’s four-day competition, which features finals the team, all-around and individual events. Team USA is competing in the men’s Subdivision 1, the first of four, at 10 a.m. local time on the 27th. The U.S. women are also in Subdivision 1, the first of five, and compete at 10 a.m. on June 28.

The U.S. men’s team includes: Garrett Braunton of Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics; Matthew Cormier of Milton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite; Isaiah Drake of Los Angeles, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica; and Khoi Young of Bowie, Md./Sportsplex Gymnastics, traveling alternate.

The men begin on pommel horse, and the line-up is as follows.
Pommel horse: Drake, Braunton, Cormier
Still rings: Drake, Braunton, Cormier
Vault: Braunton, Cormier, Drake
Parallel bars: Braunton, Cormier, Drake
Horizontal bar: Cormier, Drake, Braunton
Floor exercise: Cormier, Drake, Braunton

The U.S. women’s squad features: Sydney Barros of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams; Skye Blakely of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics; Kayla DiCello of Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics; and Konnor McClain of Cross Lanes, W.Va./Revolution Gymnastics, traveling alternate.

The schedule for the four days of competition are listed below. All times are local to Gyor, which is six hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

June 27, men’s team and all-around finals and individual event final qualifications
Subdivision 1: 10 a.m.
Subdivision 2: 1:15 p.m.
Subdivision 3: 4 p.m.
Subdivision 4: 7:15 p.m.

June 28, women’s team and all-around finals and individual event final qualifications
Subdivision 1: 10 a.m.
Subdivision 2: 12 p.m.
Subdivision 3: 2:30 p.m.
Subdivision 4: 4:30 p.m.
Subdivision 5: 7 p.m.

June 29-30, men and women’s event finals
June 29: 2 p.m. – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault. uneven bars
June 30: 2 p.m. – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizonal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise

For the team finals, all three gymnasts compete on every event, with the top two scores counting for the team score. The top two scoring gymnasts per country will appear in the all-around final rankings. The top eight gymnasts, maximum two per country, will advance to the event finals.

Fans who are not in Gyor may follow the action socially on the FIG’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Live scoring is available, along with other information, on the FIG’s official site for the championships. Daily highlights will be posted on the FIG’s YouTube Channel, which will carry a live stream of the event finals.

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