2010 CoverGirl Classic field set, single session tickets go on sale July 10
posted on 07/09/2010

© John Cheng / FIG

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 9, 2010 – 2009 World and U.S. all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., 2009 Pacific Rim all-around champion and World silver-medalist Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, and 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass., headline the senior field for the 2010 CoverGirl Classic at the UIC Pavilion on the University of Illinois – Chicago's campus. Seventy-five of the country’s top junior and senior gymnasts are set to compete on July 24 in the competition. Single session tickets for the 2010 CoverGirl Classic, the final qualifying event for women’s gymnastics to the 2010 Visa Championships, go on sale Saturday, July 10, at noon CT.

Illinois natives Mackenzie Caquatto of Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, a member of the U.S. national team, and Vanessa Zamarripa of O'Fallon, Ill./UCLA, 2010 NCAA vault champion, will join Bross, Sacramone, Sloan in the 27-gymnast senior competition. 2010 Pacific Rim junior all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts Twistars USA, and 2009 U.S. and Pan American Championships all-around champion Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics, are just two stars in an impressive 48-gymnast junior field. Sixteen members of the U.S. National Team are expected to compete July 24 for the CoverGirl Classic, tuning-up for their shot at a national title at the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14, in Hartford, Conn.

The junior session is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m CT. The senior session begins at 7 p.m., and will air live on Universal Sports. Check your local listings for broadcast times.

In addition to the all-session ticket packets currently on sale, single session tickets for July 24 are available beginning July 10 at three price levels (plus applicable fees): senior – $35, $25 and $19.50; and junior – $25, $20 and $15. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Visa is the preferred method of payment. For more ticket information, click here.

USA Gymnastics is partnering with World Sport Chicago to bring the CoverGirl Classic to Chicago. The two organizations worked together on the 2009 Tyson American Cup and the 2009-10 Chicago Cup. CoverGirl is sponsoring the event for the second straight year. The CoverGirl Classic also includes the Challenge Division competition, which features up-and-coming gymnasts, on Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25. Tickets for the Challenge Division are available as part of an all-session ticket package, which provides access to both the elite and Challenge competition sessions, and a daily ticket will be sold on day of competition.

Background information

2010 Visa Championships: The 2010 Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, are Aug. 10-14 in Hartford, Conn. The U.S. champions for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling are determined at the Visa Championships. Artistic gymnastics will be held at the XL Center, and rhythmic and trampoline and tumbling are set for the Chase Center at the University of Hartford. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show, held in conjunction with the Visa Championships, will be at the Connecticut Convention Center. For complete information on the Visa Championships, click here.

UIC Pavilion: Located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago--just minutes from Downtown. The UIC Pavilion is one of the Midwest's finest arenas. In its brief history, it has hosted many special or one-of-a-kind programs. The UIC Pavilion hosts concerts, UIC sports, boxing, meetings, festivals, and corporate, civic, and cultural events. The UIC Pavilion is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 525 S. Racine Street Chicago IL, 60607.

World Sport Chicago: World Sport Chicago believes that sport has the power to transform and is dedicated to helping children in Chicago find a sport to meet their interests and abilities. The organization is a legacy of the 2016 Olympic bid and promotes the Olympic ideals of fitness, education and well being by working with partner organizations to launch or expand sport programs for kids. WSC is working to introduce Chicago’s youth to the fun and benefit of sports and the ideals of fair play, teamwork, respect and leadership.

2010 CoverGirl Classic Field
Alphabetical by state and last name
As of July 9, 2010 – subject to change

Arizona
Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz./ Desert Lights Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Madilyn Probst, Chandler, Ariz./ Desert Lights Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./ Desert Lights Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

California
Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./ Precision Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Sophina DeJesus, Temecula, Calif./ SCEGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif./ Precision Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif./ All Olympia AOGC, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif./ Charter Oak Gymnastics Gliders, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Nicolette McNair, Dove Canyon, Calif./ Gym-Max Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif./ West Coast Elite Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif./ Gym-Max Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./ Gym-Max Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif./ All Olympia AOGC, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif./ SCEGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif./ Precision Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Colorado
Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo./ GK Gymplex, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo./ GK Gymplex, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo./ Stars National Gymnastics Village, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Courtney Cowles, Canton, Conn./ New England Gymnastics Express, Challenge (12)

Florida
Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla./ Orlando Metro Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla./ Orlando Metro Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla./ Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Illinois
Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill./ Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Vanessa Zamarripa, O'Fallon, Ill./UCLA, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Indiana
Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind./ Sharp's Gymnastics Academy, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Iowa
Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa/ Chow's Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Kansas
Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./ Great American Gymn. Express, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan./ Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer Center, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Louisiana
Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La./ Gymnasiana Inc., CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Massachusetts
Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass./ Brestyan's American Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass./ Brestyan's American Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass./ Brestyan's American Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Maryland Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md./ Hill's Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Michigan
Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich./ Olympia Gymnastics Academy, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./ Gedderts Twistars USA, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Grace Williams, Linden, Mich./ Gedderts Twistars USA, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Missouri
Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo./ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo./ Great American Gymn. Express, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./ Great American Gymn. Express, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo./ Great American Gymn. Express, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

New Hampshire
Georgia Dabritz, Kingston, N.H./ Ace Gymnastics Inc., CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

New Jersey
Julianna Drapkin, Aberdeen, N.J./ Rebound Gymnastics Inc., Challenge (12)
Ashley Foss, Towaco, N.J./ North Stars Gymnastics Academy, Challenge (10-11)
Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

New York
Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y./ Dynamic Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Ohio
Nia Dennis, New Albany, Ohio/ Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/ Cincinnati Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Amanda Jetter, Milford, Ohio/ Cincinnati Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Haven Lanzador, Westerville, Ohio/ Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio/ Cincinnati Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Jenna Swartzentruber, Centerburg, Ohio/ Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Brynn Vinicky, Westerville, Ohio/ Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio/ Cincinnati Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Pennsylvania
Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa./ Southern Tier Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Annette Miele, Easton, Pa./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Morgan Steigerwalt, Jim Thorpe, Pa./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Tennessee
Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn./ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Texas
Caitlin Atkinson, Houston, Texas/ Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Kennedy Baker, Flower ;Mound, Texas/ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
SIMONE BILES, SPRING, Texas/ Bannon's Gymnastix Inc., Challenge (13-14)
Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas/ Capital Gymnastics Super Center, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Reagan Campbell, Lewisville, Texas/ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas/ Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas/ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas/ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas/ Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Rachael Flam, Houston, Texas/ Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Challenge (10-11)
Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas/ Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas/ Texas Dreams Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)
Mikayla Magee, League City, Texas/ Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Challenge (10-11)
Grace McLaughlin, Allen, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas/ Denton Gymnastics Academy, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas/ Champions Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas/ Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas/ Olympic Hills Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas/ WOGA Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)

Virginia
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./ Excalibur Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Jr.)
Annabelle Hovater, Seaford, Va./ World Class Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Brooke Parker, Lorton, Va./ Capital Gymnastics National Center, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)

Wisconsin
Caroline Caponi, Brookfield, Wisc./ M and M Gymnastics, Challenge (12)

West Virginia
Kayla Williams, Huntington, W. Va./ Cincinnati Gymnastics, CoverGirl Classic (Sr.)