Brooks wins 2010 Winter Cup all-around title
posted on 02/07/2010

© John Cheng

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2010 – University of Oklahoma's Chris Brooks of Houston won the all-around title at the 2010 Winter Cup Challenge at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Sports Center this weekend. The all-around and individual event champions were determined with a combined two-day score. In addition, 17 men were named to the U.S. Senior National Team.

Brooks, who lead the all-around after the first day, finished with a two-day score of 175.800. He also won an individual event title on horizontal bar (31.100). 2009 U.S. all-around champion and 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver-medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics was second with 174.750. Horton posted an event high all-around score during the final round on Saturday night.

The University of Michigan’s Chris Cameron of Winter Haven, Fla., took third with 172.450. 2009 world fourth-place horizontal bar finisher Danell Leyva of Miami/ Universal Gymnastics, finished in fourth (172.150) and was the top gymnast on parallel bars (30.700). Stanford’s Tim Gentry of Plano, Texas, scored a 170.800 to finish in fifth.

Oklahoma’s Steven Legendre of Flower Mound, Texas, the 2009 U.S. floor exercise champion and world finalist, won the floor (30.900) and vault (32.550) titles to finish in sixth place in the all-around (170.550). Oklahoma’s Alexander Naddour of Mesa, Ariz., finished first on pommel horse (29.900) and placed seventh in the all-around (170.300). Ohio State University’s Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J., earned the top score on still rings (30.550).

The 17 gymnasts named to the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team will be on the team through the 2010 Visa Championships in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 11-14. Based on the Winter Cup results, 10 qualified for the team using the National Team Points System, and the remaining were selected by the Men’s Program Committee from among the Winter Cup participants and athlete petitions.

The U.S. Men’s Senior National Team is comprised of: Brooks; Kyle Bunthuwong of El Cerrito, Calif./University of California - Berkeley; Cameron; Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma; Gentry; Wes Haagensen of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Joey Hagerty of Albuquerque, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Horton; Glenn Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics; Legendre; Leyva; Tim McNeill of Falls Church, Va./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Tyler Mizoguchi of Houston/University of Illinois; Naddour; Paul Ruggeri III of Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois; Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif./Pennsylvania State University Gymnastics; and Wynn.

For information on the 2010 Winter Cup Challenge, including final results and the points ranking system used to determining the national team, go to WinterCupChallenge.com.

Photos by John Cheng

2010 Winter Cup Finals
Las Vegas Sports Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb 6, 2010
Final results (two-day total)

All-Around
1. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 175.800
2. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 174.750
3. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 172.450
4. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 172.150
5. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 170.800
6. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 170.550
7. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 170.300
8. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 170.100
9. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 169.750
10. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 169.500
11. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 169.250
12. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 169.000
12. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 169.000
14. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 168.300
15. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 168.100
16. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 167.800
17. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 167.750
18. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 167.600
19. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 166.300
20. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 166.250
21. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 165.250
22. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 163.850
23. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 162.600
24. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 162.550
25. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 161.950
26. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 161.850
27. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 161.600
28. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 155.450
29. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 152.450
30. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 149.700
31. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 137.650
32. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 125.300
33. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 114.950
34. Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif., 111.250
35. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 109.350
36. James Brochero, Colombia, 80.500
37. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 61.550
38. Kent Caldwell, Charlotte, N.C., 60.300
39. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 57.250
40. Evan Roth, North Woodmere, N.Y., 56.950
41. Steven Spencer, Pleasanton, Calif., 50.950
42. Phillip Goldberg, Dalton, Ga., 42.450
43. Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio, 27.450

Floor exercise
1. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 30.900
2. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 30.300
3. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 30.200
4. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 30.150
5. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 30.000
6. Kent Caldwell, Charlotte, N.C., 29.850
7. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 29.350
7. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 29.350
7. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 29.350
10. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 28.950
10. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 28.950
12. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 28.900
13. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 28.850
14. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 28.750
15. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 28.550
15. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 28.550
15. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 28.550
18. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 28.500
19. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 28.450
19. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 28.450
21. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 28.350
22. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 27.850
22. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 27.850
24. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 27.750
25. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 27.500
26. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 27.350
27. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 27.250
27. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 27.250
29. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 27.150
30. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 27.000
30. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 27.000
32. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 26.200
33. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 25.350
34. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 23.600
35. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 13.750
36. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 13.600
37. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 13.550

Pommel horse
1. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 29.900
2. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 29.350
3. Steven Spencer, Pleasanton, Calif., 29.100
4. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 28.950
5. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 28.900
6. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 28.800
7. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 28.500
8. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 28.400
9. James Brochero, Colombia, 28.000
10. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 27.850
11. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 27.800
12. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 27.650
13. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 27.600
14. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 27.550
15. Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio, 27.450
15. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 27.450
17. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 27.300
18. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 27.250
19. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 26.800
20. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.750
21. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 26.650
22. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 26.550
23. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 26.350
23. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 26.350
25. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 26.150
25. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 26.150
27. Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif., 26.050
28. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 25.900
29. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 25.800
30. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 25.650
31. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 25.550
31. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 25.550
33. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 25.300
33. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 25.300
33. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 25.300
36. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 24.750
37. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 24.050
38. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 21.500
39. Phillip Goldberg, Dalton, Ga., 13.300
40. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 9.400

Still rings
1. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 30.550
2. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 30.050
3. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 30.000
4. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 29.350
5. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 29.250
6. Phillip Goldberg, Dalton, Ga., 29.150
7. Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif., 28.900
8. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 28.650
9. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 28.500
9. Evan Roth, North Woodmere, N.Y., 28.500
11. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 28.250
11. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 28.250
13. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 28.150
13. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 28.150
15. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 27.800
16. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 27.700
17. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 27.600
17. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 27.600
19. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 27.550
20. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 27.450
21. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 27.250
22. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 27.050
23. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 26.700
23. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 26.700
25. James Brochero, Colombia, 26.400
26. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 26.350
26. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 26.350
28. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.200
28. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 26.200
30. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 26.100
31. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 26.050
32. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 26.000
33. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 25.650
34. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 25.500
35. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 24.650

Vault
1. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 32.550
2. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 32.250
3. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 32.100
3. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 32.100
5. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 31.850
6. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 31.700
7. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 31.650
8. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 31.550
9. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 31.400
10. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 31.200
11. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 31.150
12. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 30.900
13. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 30.850
14. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 30.800
14. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 30.800
16. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 30.700
17. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 30.650
18. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 30.600
19. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 30.500
20. Kent Caldwell, Charlotte, N.C., 30.450
21. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 30.400
21. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 30.400
21. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 30.400
24. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 30.200
24. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 30.200
26. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 30.050
26. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 30.050
28. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 29.950
29. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 29.900
30. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 29.550
31. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 29.500
32. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 29.350
33. Evan Roth, North Woodmere, N.Y., 28.450
34. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 27.250
35. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 15.350
36. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 14.500

Parallel bars
1. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 30.700
2. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 29.200
3. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 29.150
4. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 28.950
5. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 28.900
6. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 28.750
7. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 28.550
8. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 28.450
8. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 28.450
10. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 28.400
11. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 28.350
12. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 28.150
13. Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif., 27.950
14. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 27.700
15. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 27.550
16. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 27.450
16. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 27.450
18. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 27.400
19. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 27.350
19. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 27.350
21. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 27.200
22. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 27.000
22. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 27.000
22. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 27.000
25. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 26.850
26. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 26.450
27. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 26.250
28. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 26.200
29. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 26.100
29. James Brochero, Colombia, 26.100
31. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 25.850
32. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 25.800
33. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 25.700
34. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 25.100
35. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 24.400
36. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 23.450
37. Steven Spencer, Pleasanton, Calif., 21.850

Horizontal bar
1. Christopher Brooks, Houston, Texas, 31.100
2. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 29.850
3. Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, 29.000
4. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 28.550
5. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 28.500
6. Alexander Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill., 28.350
6. Kevin Tan, Fremont, Calif., 28.350
8. Jacob Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn., 28.050
9. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 28.000
9. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 28.000
11. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 27.850
12. Aaron Fortunato, Bedford, Ohio, 27.800
12. Craig Padera Jr., Winfield, Ill., 27.800
14. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 27.650
14. Christopher Turner, Fremont, Calif., 27.650
16. John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., 27.600
17. David Henderson, Crosby, Texas, 27.300
18. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 26.950
18. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 26.950
20. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 26.900
21. Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev., 26.750
22. Kyle Shanahan, Monument, Colo., 26.700
23. Alexander Naddour, Mesa, Ariz., 26.550
24. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.450
25. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 26.350
26. Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla., 25.650
27. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 25.600
28. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 25.550
29. Ryan Lieberman, Lake Forest, Ill., 25.400
30. John Robinson, Charlotte, N.C., 25.100
31. Thomas Kelley, Libertyville, Ill., 24.800
32. Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., 24.450
33. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 22.950
34. Christopher Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 22.450
35. Bryan Del Castillo, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 13.100
36. Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla., 12.100