Bross wins senior women’s all-around title at 2010 Visa Championships
posted on 08/14/2010

Rebecca Bross
© John Cheng

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 14, 2010 – Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, won her first Visa Championships all-around title with a score of 120.300 at the 2010 Visa Championships at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. She also took top honors on both the balance beam and uneven bars, with a silver medal for the floor exercise. 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass., became the first U.S. women to win five national vault titles.

Bross won the balance beam title with a score of 30.900, complete with her standing Arabian and double Arabian dismount, and the uneven bars title with a score of 30.050, showing her stalder full to Tkatchev and full-twisting double-back dismount. Bross was also second on floor with a score of 29.700.

“I felt really good,” said Bross, who trains at WOGA. “I made all of my routines and I did what I hoped to do. [Winning the Visa Championships] was always a big goal for me and I’m just happy to be able to do it now.”

Mattie Larson of Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia, finished second in the all-around with a score of 117.00 and grabbed the floor title with a score of 30.350. Larson’s floor routine included a double layout mount, a triple full, a two-and-a-half twist to punch layout front and a double pike dismount. Larson also was third on bars with a score of 29.000.

Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s Gymnastics, claimed the bronze medal in the all-around with a score of 115.650, and finished third on beam and floor with scores of 28.300 and 29.500, respectively.

Sacramone, who trains at Brestyan's, won her fifth national vault crown with a combined average of 30.675, competing a front handspring front Rudi and a double-twisting Yurchenko. She also was second on beam with a score of 29.800.

Vanessa Zamarripa of Shiloh, Ill./UCLA was second on vault with a score of 28.675 and Brandie Jay of Fort Collins, Colo./GK Gymnastics was third with a score of 28.150.

Cassandra Whitcomb of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics was second on bars with a score of 29.400.

Marvin Sharp of Sharp’s Gymnastics in Indianapolis and Valeri Liukin of WOGA in Plano, Texas, are co-coaches of the year. Bross was named Athlete of the Year and Sacramone Sportsperson of the Year.

Photos by John Cheng

2010 Visa Championships
XL Center
Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 14, 2010
Women’s gymnastics finals (day two of two)

All-Around
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 120.300
2. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 117.000
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 115.650
4. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 114.350
5. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 113.350
5. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 113.350
7. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 112.000
8. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 111.400
9. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 108.050
10. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 107.900
11. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 107.100
12. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 107.050
13. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 106.300
14. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 106.100
15. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 105.500
16. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 105.300
17. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 103.050

Women's Vault
1. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 30.675
2. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 28.675
3. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 28.150

Uneven bars
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 30.050
2. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 29.400
3. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 29.000
4. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 28.900
5. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 28.500
6. Morgan Smith, Clermont, Fla., 28.250
7. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 28.200
8. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 28.050
9. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 27.900
9. Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 27.900
11. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 27.600
12. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 26.950
13. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 26.900
14. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 26.700
15. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 26.550
16. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 26.350
17. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 26.200
18. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 25.800
19. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 24.900
19. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 24.900

Balance beam
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 30.900
2. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 29.800
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 28.300
4. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 28.250
5. Morgan Smith, Clermont, Fla., 28.000
6. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 27.800
7. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 27.550
7. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 27.550
7. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 27.550
10. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 27.200
11. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., 27.000
12. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 26.850
13. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 26.400
14. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 26.300
15. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 25.850
16. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 25.550
17. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 25.450
18. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 25.150
19. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 24.750
20. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 23.850

Floor exercise
1. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 30.350
2. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 29.700
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 29.500
4. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 29.300
5. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 28.900
6. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 28.400
7. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 28.050
8. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 27.700
9. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 27.550
10. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 27.450
11. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 27.150
12. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 27.050
13. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 26.350
14. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 25.800
15. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 25.750
15. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 25.750
17. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 25.500
18. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 24.350


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