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Lew, Pease dominant at 2021 Hopes Classic
posted on 04/23/2021

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2021 – Claire Pease of Sunnyvale, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics notched the top score on all four apparatus en route to the all-around title in the 11-12 year-old division at the 2021 Hopes Classic Friday in Indianapolis. In the 13-14 year-old division, Myli Lew of Belmont, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics claimed the high score in the all-around with a competition-high 52.050. Lew also topped the field on the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. Carsyn Coleman of Corona, Calif./Precision Gymnastics led the way on vault.
Pease’s 51.450 in the all-around outpaced Allyn Damelio of San Mateo, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics (49.650) and Quinn Harris of Maineville, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (48.200) who rounded out the top three 11-12 year-old finishers. Lew edged 13-14 year-old division runner up Kieryn Finnell of Pittsford, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy (51.600). Brynn Torry of Yorktown, Va./World Class Gymnastics was third with 50.550.

Based on their all-around scores, nine gymnasts in the 11-12 year-old division qualified to compete at next month’s GK Hopes Championships, which will be held May 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis: Charleigh Bullock of Spotsylvania, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center; Damelio; Addy Fulcher of Dallas, N.C./First in Flight; Sadie Goldberg of Columbus, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Harris; Pease; Mia Puig of Miami, Fla./International Gymnastics Training Center; Tyler Turner of San Jose, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center; and Camie Westerman of Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics.

An additional 17 gymnasts from the 13-14 year-old division will also advance to the 2021 GK Hopes Championships: Hailey Avellar of Seattle, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center; Dulcy Caylor of Irving, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics; Payton Chandler, of Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Coleman; Nicole Desmond of Wind Gap, Pa./First State Gymnastics; Anabelle Dewey of Mount Juliet, Tenn./E.T.C. Gymnastics; Finnell; Emerson Fisk of Valrico, Fla./Golden City Gymnastics; Jayla Hang of Bellevue, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center; Kaitlynd Kastl of Forney, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Lew; Jolyn Sicat Valeros of Chino Hills, Calif./Sokol Elite Gymnastics; Audrey Snyder of Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics; Sydney Snyder of Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics; Anna Tava of Hackettstown, N.J./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center; Torry; and Carly Weinberg of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics.

The top-three individual event placements on each apparatus are listed below.

11-12 Year-Old Division

  • Vault: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 13.450; Sadie Goldberg, Buckeye Gymnastics, 13.400; Tyler Turner, Airborne Gymnastics Training Center, 13.000
  • Uneven bars: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.750; Allyn Damelio, San Mateo Gymnastics, 12.700; Addy Fulcher, First in Flight, 12.250
  • Balance beam: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.950; Camie Westerman, Hill’s Gymnastics, 12.850; Mia Puig, International Gymnastics Training Center, 12.400
  • Floor: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.300; Addy Fulcher, First in Flight, 12.000; Quinn Harris, Cincinnati Gymnastics, 12.000

13-14 Year-Old Division

  • Vault: Carsyn Coleman, Precision Gymnastics, 13.850; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 13.800; Anabelle Dewey, E.T.C. Gymnastics, 13.700
  • Uneven bars: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.150; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 12.850; Anna Tava, U.S. Gymnastics Development Center 12.750
  • Balance beam: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.200; Brynn Torry, World Class Gymnastics, 12.800; Simone Rose, Ascend Gymnastics Center, 12.750
  • Floor: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.100; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 12.950; Nicole Desmond, First State Gymnastics, 12.750