Wieber wins junior all-around at CoverGirl Classic
posted on 07/24/2010

© John Cheng

CHICAGO, Ill., July 24, 2010 – 2010 Pacific Rim Championships all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich., won the junior all-around title at the 2010 CoverGirl Classic at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday afternoon. Action in the senior division of the 2010 CoverGirl Classic airs live on Universal Sports at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

In an impressive 48-gymnast junior field, Wieber, who trains at Gedderts Twistars USA, won the junior all-around title with a 59.950, earning the top score on vault (15.900) and uneven bars (14.850) and second on floor exercise (14.700). WOGA’s Katelyn Ohashi of Plano, Texas, finished second in the all-around, posting a 59.100 in her first competition since the 2009 Visa Championships. She also won floor (14.750) and placed second on bars (14.700) and beam (15.050). 2009 U.S. junior all-around champion Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics, took third in the all-around at 58.700, as well as winning balance beam (15.250).

“It felt great to win here,” said Wieber. “It was a great competition in preparation for the Visa Championships next month.”

McKayla Maroney, of Niguel, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics, and Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, tied for second on vault with a 15.800. WOGA’s Madison Kocian of Dallas, Texas, took third on bars (14.600). Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Excalibur, placed third on beam (14.650). All Olympia’s Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y., finished third on floor (14.300).

Wieber’s 15.900 on vault, which she earned for an amanar, was the highest score posted in the competition on any apparatus.

“Landing the two-and-a half was great,” said Wieber of the anamar. “It’s such an adrenaline rush and executing it is a real confidence booster for me heading into nationals.”

Competition at the CoverGirl Classic continues tonight with the senior session, which starts at 7 p.m. CT. The 27-gymnast senior field includes 2009 World and U.S. all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind.; 2009 Pacific Rim Championships all-around champion and World all-around silver-medalist Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas; and 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass. The event will be broadcast live on Universal Sports and streamed live online at universalsports.com, marking the second consecutive year that Universal Sports will cover this national championships qualifying competition.

The CoverGirl Classic is the final women’s gymnastics qualifying event for the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14 in Hartford, Conn.

In addition to the television coverage, fans can visit http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/pages/women/events/2010/covergirlclassic/scoring.html for live scoring from the event.

Photos by John Cheng

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. Athletico is the official local medical provider for the 2010 Chicago Cup and CoverGirl Classic.

The CoverGirl Classic also includes a 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 the 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, go to www.usagym.org/visa.

  • 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 Cover Girl Classic
UIC Pavilion
Chicago, Ill.
July 24, 2010

Women's All-Around
1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 59.950
2. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 59.100
3. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 58.700
4. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 57.250
5. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 56.200
6. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 55.900
7. McKayla Maroney, Niguel, Calif., 55.650
8. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 55.450
9. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 55.250
10. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 55.150
11. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 54.800
12. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 54.200
13. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 54.150
14. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 54.000
15. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 53.750
16. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 53.700
17. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 53.550
18. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 53.450
19. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 53.200
20. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 52.350
21. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 52.200
22. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 52.150
23. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 52.100
23. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 52.100
25. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 52.000
26. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 51.850
27. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 51.800
28. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 51.550
29. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 51.450
30. Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla., 51.350
31. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 51.000
31. Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa., 51.000
33. Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo., 50.950
34. Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif., 50.600
35. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 49.500
36. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 49.250
37. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 49.200
38. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 48.800
39. Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 48.400
40. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 47.950
41. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 37.950
42. Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas, 34.500
43. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 25.800
44. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 24.900
45. Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 22.450
46. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.200
47. Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas, 12.350

Vault
1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.900
2. McKayla Maroney, Niguel, Calif., 15.800
2. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 15.800
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.200
5. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 14.900
6. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.850
7. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.800
8. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.600
8. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 14.600
10. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 14.500
11. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 14.450
11. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 14.450
13. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 14.400
13. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 14.400
15. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 14.350
16. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 14.250
17. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 14.150
18. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 13.950
18. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 13.950
18. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.950
21. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 13.800
22. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 13.750
22. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 13.750
24. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.700
24. Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif., 13.700
24. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 13.700
27. Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla., 13.650
28. Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo., 13.600
29. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 13.550
29. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.550
31. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 13.500
32. Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa., 13.450
33. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 13.350
33. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.350
35. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 13.300
36. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 13.200
37. Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 12.950
38. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 12.900
38. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 12.900
38. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 12.900
41. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 12.800
42. Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas, 0.000
42. Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 0.000
42. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 0.000
42. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 0.000
42. Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas, 0.000
42. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 0.000

Uneven Bars
1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 14.850
2. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.700
3. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 14.600
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.550
5. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 14.100
6. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 13.950
7. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.850
8. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13.750
9. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 13.700
9. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 13.700
11. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 13.650
11. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 13.650
13. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.600
14. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 13.450
15. Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 13.300
16. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.250
17. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 12.950
18. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.850
18. McKayla Maroney, Niguel, Calif., 12.850
20. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 12.750
20. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 12.750
20. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 12.750
23. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 12.650
24. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 12.600
24. Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla., 12.600
26. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 12.450
27. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 12.400
27. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 12.400
29. Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas, 12.350
29. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 12.350
29. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 12.350
32. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 12.300
33. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 12.150
33. Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif., 12.150
33. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 12.150
36. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 12.050
37. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 12.000
38. Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo., 11.950
38. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 11.950
40. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 11.900
41. Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa., 11.800
41. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 11.800
41. Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas, 11.800
44. Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 11.300
45. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 11.100
46. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 0.000
46. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 0.000

Balance Beam
1. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.250
2. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 15.050
3. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.650
4. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 14.600
4. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 14.600
6. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 14.500
7. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 14.050
8. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 13.950
9. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.900
10. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.850
11. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.750
12. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.600
13. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 13.500
13. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 13.500
15. Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif., 13.450
15. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 13.450
17. Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla., 13.350
18. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 13.300
19. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.200
19. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.200
19. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 13.200
22. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 13.150
23. McKayla Maroney, Niguel, Calif., 13.100
24. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 13.000
25. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 12.900
25. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 12.900
25. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 12.900
28. Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa., 12.800
29. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 12.750
30. Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo., 12.700
31. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 12.550
32. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.500
33. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 12.300
33. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 12.300
33. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 12.300
36. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 12.250
37. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 12.100
37. Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas, 12.100
39. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 11.750
39. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 11.750
41. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 11.700
42. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 11.500
43. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 11.350
44. Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 11.250
45. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 10.100
46. Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas, 0.000
46. Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 0.000

Floor Exercise
1. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.750
2. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 14.700
3. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 14.300
4. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 14.150
5. McKayla Maroney, Niguel, Calif., 13.900
6. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13.800
7. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.750
8. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 13.700
8. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 13.700
10. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 13.550
11. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.500
11. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 13.500
13. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 13.450
14. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 13.400
14. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 13.400
16. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 13.350
16. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.350
18. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 13.200
19. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 13.050
20. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 13.000
20. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 13.000
20. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 13.000
23. Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa., 12.950
23. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 12.950
25. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 12.900
25. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 12.900
27. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.850
28. Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo., 12.700
29. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 12.650
30. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 12.600
31. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 12.500
32. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 12.450
33. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 12.300
33. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 12.300
35. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 12.100
36. Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla., 11.750
37. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 11.700
38. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 11.500
39. Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif., 11.300
40. Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 11.150
41. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 10.950
42. Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., 10.900
43. Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas, 10.600
44. Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas, 0.000
44. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 0.000
44. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 0.000
44. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 0.000


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