Sereda wins two junior event titles at 2010 Visa Championships
posted on 08/13/2010

Rebecca Sereda
© Diane Bidermann

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 13, 2010 - Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y., won the junior gold medal for both rope and ball at the 2010 Visa Championships at the University of Hartford's Chase Arena. Alexis Page of New York, N.Y., claimed the title for hoop, with Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill., earning the crown for clubs. The junior and senior all-around finals are on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Sereda, who trains at Isadora, also captured the silver medal in clubs (23.400, tie) and the bronze for hoop. She posted a 24.800 to win in ball and 23.425 to win in hoop. She had the top preliminary score in the all-around at 96.675. Page was second in all-around prelims at 94.600, with Kerber rounding out the top three at 91.649.

Page, who trains at Aviator Sports and Recreation, scored a 24.025 to win the hoop crown. She also was second in ball (24.150) and third in clubs (23.175) and rope (23.250).

Kerber, who trains at Northshore Rhythmic Gymnastics, won the clubs gold medal with a 24.175. She was also second in rope (23.775).

Cindy Lu of Blaine, Minn., tied for second on hoop (23.425) and was third in ball (22.675). Complete results are listed below.

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2010 Visa Championships
University of Hartford - Chase Arena
Aug. 13, 2010
Junior rhythmic gymnastics

Individual event finals

Rope
1. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y., 25.050
2. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill., 23.775
3. Alexis Page, New York, N.Y., 23.250
4. Cindy Lu, Blaine, Minn., 22.825
4. Aria Rodli, San Diego, Calif., 22.825
6. Megan Kincaid, Los Angeles, Calif., 21.975
7. Yasmeen Sidqi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 21.925
8. Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 21.600
9. Amanda Tran, Shoreline, Wash., 21.425
9. Danielle Romashin, Eden Prairie, Minn., 21.425
11. Sharon Dassouli, Long Grove, Ill., 21.125
12. Jane Braverman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 21.05
13. Julia Garbuz, Eden Prairie, Minn., 21.000
14. Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill., 20.575
15. Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 20.475
16. Kristen Shaldybin, Allston, Mass., 20.025
17. Audrey Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio, 19.850
18. Jenna Feeley, Germantown, Md., 19.625
19. Lisa Rassadkina, Dayton, NJ, 19.575
20. Lilia Gestson, Gaithersburg, Md., 19.275
21. Carly Johnson, Dickerson, Md., 18.850
22. Jacqueline Buckley, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 18.150

Hoop
1. Alexis Page, New York, N.Y., 24.025
2. Cindy Lu, Blaine, Minn., 23.425
2. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y., 23.425
4. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill., 23.3
5. Julia Garbuz, Eden Prairie, Minn., 22.875
5. Amanda Tran, Shoreline, Wash., 22.875
7. Aria Rodli, San Diego, Calif., 22.825
8. Yasmeen Sidqi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22.600
9. Audrey Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio, 22.375
10. Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 21.775
11. Danielle Romashin, Eden Prairie, Minn., 21.200
12. Jane Braverman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 20.875
13. Sharon Dassouli, Long Grove, Ill., 20.725
14. Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 20.650
15. Kristen Shaldybin, Allston, Mass., 20.625
16. Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill., 20.575
17. Lisa Rassadkina, Dayton, NJ, 20.550
18. Megan Kincaid, Los Angeles, Calif., 19.425
19. Lilia Gestson, Gaithersburg, Md., 18.975
19. Jacqueline Buckley, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 18.975
21. Carly Johnson, Dickerson, Md., 18.825
22. Jenna Feeley, Germantown, Md., 18.775

Ball
1. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y., 24.800
2. Alexis Page, New York, N.Y., 24.150
3. Cindy Lu, Blaine, Minn., 22.675
4. Yasmeen Sidqi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22.500
5. Aria Rodli, San Diego, Calif., 22.425
6. Megan Kincaid, Los Angeles, Calif., 22.375
6. Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 22.375
8. Audrey Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio, 21.825
9. Julia Garbuz, Eden Prairie, Minn., 21.725
10. Amanda Tran, Shoreline, Wash., 21.600
11. Kristen Shaldybin, Allston, Mass., 21.500
11. Jane Braverman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 21.500
13. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill., 20.400
14. Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill., 20.075
15. Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 20.050
16. Sharon Dassouli, Long Grove, Ill., 19.825
17. Danielle Romashin, Eden Prairie, Minn., 19.600
18. Lisa Rassadkina, Dayton, NJ, 19.475
18. Jenna Feeley, Germantown, Md., 19.475
20. Lilia Gestson, Gaithersburg, Md., 19.150
21. Jacqueline Buckley, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 18.325
22. Carly Johnson, Dickerson, Md., 18.200

Clubs
1. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill., 24.175
2. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y., 23.400
3. Alexis Page, New York, N.Y., 23.175
4. Amanda Tran, Shoreline, Wash., 22.850
4. Aria Rodli, San Diego, Calif., 22.850
6. Megan Kincaid, Los Angeles, Calif., 22.450
7. Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 22.225
8. Julia Garbuz, Eden Prairie, Minn., 22.175
9. Jane Braverman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22.125
10. Yasmeen Sidqi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 22.050
11. Cindy Lu, Blaine, Minn., 21.800
12. Kristen Shaldybin, Allston, Mass., 20.85
13. Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill., 20.675
14. Sharon Dassouli, Long Grove, Ill., 20.625
15. Danielle Romashin, Eden Prairie, Minn., 20.450
16. Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 19.825
17. Audrey Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio, 19.275
18. Carly Johnson, Dickerson, Md., 19.075
18. Jacqueline Buckley, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 19.075
20. Lilia Gestson, Gaithersburg, Md., 18.775
21. Lisa Rassadkina, Dayton, NJ, 18.175
22. Jenna Feeley, Germantown, Md., 17.900

All-around preliminary scores
1. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y., 96.675
2. Alexis Page, New York, N.Y., 94.600
3. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill., 91.649
4. Aria Rodli, San Diego, Calif., 90.925
5. Cindy Lu, Blaine, Minn., 90.725
6. Yasmeen Sidqi, Brooklyn, N.Y., 89.075
7. Amanda Tran, Shoreline, Wash., 88.75
8. Monica Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 87.975
9. Julia Garbuz, Eden Prairie, Minn., 87.775
10. Megan Kincaid, Los Angeles, Calif., 86.225
11. Jane Braverman, Brooklyn, N.Y., 85.550
12. Audrey Whitaker, Columbus, Ohio, 83.325
13. Kristen Shaldybin, Allston, Mass., 83.000
14. Danielle Romashin, Eden Prairie, Minn., 82.675
15. Sharon Dassouli, Long Grove, Ill., 82.300
16. Laura Tutunikov, Northbrook, Ill., 81.900
17. Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill., 81.000
18. Lisa Rassadkina, Dayton, NJ, 77.775
19. Lilia Gestson, Gaithersburg, Md., 76.175
20. Jenna Feeley, Germantown, Md., 75.775
21. Carly Johnson, Dickerson, Md., 74.950
22. Jacqueline Buckley, Calabasas Hills, Calif., 74.525