Dalton wins 2011 Winter Cup all-around title
posted on 02/06/2011

© John Cheng

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5, 2011 – 2009 World team member Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev., won the all-around in the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge at the Las Vegas (Nev.) Sports Center. The win secures Dalton one of eight open spots on the 2011 U.S. National Team until the 2011 Visa Championships, Aug. 17-20, in St. Paul, Minn.

A total of eight gymnasts were named to the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team, joining the seven members of the 2010 World Championships Team who retained their spots on the national team. In addition to Dalton, four gymnasts were selected to the U.S. Men's Senior National Team using the National Team Point Program: Joshua Dixon of San Jose, Calif./Stanford University; Andrew Elkind of Cherry Hill, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors; CJ Maestas of Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Alexander Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./University of Oklahoma. Three additional athletes were selected by the Men's Program Committee: Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California, Berkeley; Tyler Mizoguchi of Houston/University of Illinois; and Jesse Silverstein of Suffern, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II.

Dalton, who competes for the University of Oklahoma, posted a combined, two-day all-around score of 176.250. He also won two event titles, landing a beautiful triple full dismount in the floor exercise to score a 32.050 and earning a 32.500 for his Kasamatsu double full on vault. He also finished second on parallel bars (30.500) and third on still rings (28.850).

“It felt great today,” said Dalton. “There were a lot of talented guys out there competing, but I went out and cleaned everything up from the first day and did what I needed to do.”

2010 World horizontal bar finalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors, finished in second in the all-around with a score of 175.150. Leyva also won two event titles, parallel bars (31.600) and horizontal bar (30.900).

Maestas took third in the all-around at 172.750 and won the still rings title (31.000). Rounding out the top five are Naddour in fourth (170.750) and Elkind in fifth (170.600).

For all information on the Winter Cup Challenge, including results, videos, and the points ranking system used for determining the national team, go to www.wintercupchallenge.com.

2011 Winter Cup Challenge
The Las Vegas Sports Center
Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb 5, 2011
Final Results

Men's All-Around
1. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 176.250
2. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 175.150
3. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 172.750
4. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 170.750
5. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 170.600
6. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 168.800
7. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 168.600
8. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 167.500
9. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 166.800
10. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 166.750
11. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 165.800
12. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 165.700
13. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 164.400
14. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 163.300
15. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 162.950
16. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 162.550
17. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 161.850
18. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 161.400
19. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 159.500
20. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 159.450
21. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 158.700
22. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 158.000
23. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 157.650
24. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 154.700
25. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 139.050
26. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 138.400
27. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 137.050
28. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 116.200
29. Randall Heflin, Harrisburg, Pa., 114.250
30. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 113.100
31. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 112.300
32. Edward Umphrey, Albuquerque, N.M., 110.950
33. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 99.150
34. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 86.900
35. Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., 84.300
36. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 81.950
37. John Martin, Gainesville, Fla., 81.300
38. Samuel Mikulak, Corona Del Mar, Calif., 60.850
39. Jeffrey Treleaven, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 58.850
40. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 58.350
41. Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio, 29.950
42. Adam Hamers, Salem, Ore., 26.000

Men's Floor Exercise
1. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 32.050
2. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 30.500
3. Randall Heflin, Harrisburg, Pa., 29.950
4. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 29.800
5. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 29.750
6. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 29.650
7. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 29.500
8. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 29.450
8. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 29.450
10. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 29.300
11. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 29.250
12. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 28.950
13. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 28.700
14. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 28.650
14. Samuel Mikulak, Corona Del Mar, Calif., 28.650
16. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 28.500
16. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 28.500
18. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 28.450
19. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 28.050
19. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 28.050
21. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 27.950
22. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 27.750
23. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 27.550
24. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 27.500
25. Edward Umphrey, Albuquerque, N.M., 27.400
26. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 27.350
27. Jeffrey Treleaven, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 27.250
28. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 27.150
29. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 26.800
29. Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., 26.800
31. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 26.550
32. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 26.050
33. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 26.000
34. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 25.800
35. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 23.050
36. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 15.500
37. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 15.100
38. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 14.650
39. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 11.800

Men's Pommel Horse
1. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 31.400
2. Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio, 29.950
3. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 28.900
4. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 28.300
5. John Martin, Gainesville, Fla., 27.850
6. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 27.250
7. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 27.000
8. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 26.850
9. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.750
10. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 26.700
10. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 26.700
12. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 26.400
12. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 26.400
14. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 26.350
15. Adam Hamers, Salem, Ore., 26.000
16. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 25.900
16. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 25.900
18. Randall Heflin, Harrisburg, Pa., 25.750
19. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 25.650
20. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 25.550
21. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 24.950
22. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 24.500
23. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 24.300
24. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 24.250
25. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 24.050
25. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 24.050
27. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 23.750
28. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 22.650
29. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 20.800
30. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 18.250
31. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 14.900
32. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 12.850
33. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 11.100
34. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 10.600
35. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 8.850

Men's Still Rings
1. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 31.000
2. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 29.750
3. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 28.850
4. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 28.400
5. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 28.250
6. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 27.900
6. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 27.900
8. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 27.650
8. Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., 27.650
10. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 27.150
10. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 27.150
12. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 27.050
13. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 26.850
14. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 26.700
15. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 26.650
15. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 26.650
15. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 26.650
18. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 26.200
19. Edward Umphrey, Albuquerque, N.M., 26.150
20. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.050
21. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 26.000
22. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 25.800
23. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 25.600
24. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 25.550
25. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 25.300
25. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 25.300
27. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 25.050
28. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 24.800
29. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 24.750
30. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.100
31. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 13.900
32. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 12.500

Men's Vault
1. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 32.500
2. Samuel Mikulak, Corona Del Mar, Calif., 32.200
3. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 31.800
4. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 31.750
5. Jeffrey Treleaven, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 31.600
6. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 30.850
7. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 30.700
8. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 30.650
9. Randall Heflin, Harrisburg, Pa., 30.550
10. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 30.450
11. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 30.350
12. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 30.300
13. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 30.200
14. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 30.150
15. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 29.900
16. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 29.850
16. Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., 29.850
18. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 29.800
19. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 29.750
20. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 29.650
21. Edward Umphrey, Albuquerque, N.M., 29.600
22. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 29.200
23. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 28.950
24. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 28.650
24. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 28.650
26. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 28.400
26. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 28.400
28. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 28.350
28. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 28.350
30. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 27.800
31. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 27.700
32. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 27.600
32. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 27.600
34. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 27.400
35. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 26.850
36. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 26.450
37. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 15.200
38. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 15.150

Men's Parallel Bars
1. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 31.600
2. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 30.500
3. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 30.150
4. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 30.050
5. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 29.800
6. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 29.750
6. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 29.750
8. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 28.900
9. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 28.850
10. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 28.750
11. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 28.600
12. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 28.450
13. Randall Heflin, Harrisburg, Pa., 28.000
14. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 27.850
15. Edward Umphrey, Albuquerque, N.M., 27.800
16. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 27.750
16. Daniel Ribeiro, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., 27.750
16. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 27.750
19. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 27.700
20. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 27.600
21. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 27.550
22. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 27.400
23. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 27.250
24. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 27.200
25. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 26.900
26. John Martin, Gainesville, Fla., 26.750
27. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 26.700
28. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 26.150
29. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 25.800
30. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 25.450
31. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 24.500
31. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 24.500
33. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 15.350
34. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 14.500
34. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 14.500
36. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.400

Men's Horizontal Bar
1. Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., 30.900
2. Alexander Buscaglia, Cary, Ill., 30.700
3. Ian Makowske, Redding, Conn., 29.700
4. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J., 29.350
5. Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo., 28.600
6. Jacob Dalton, Reno, Nev., 28.100
6. Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., 28.100
8. Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla., 27.950
9. Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., 27.900
9. Jesse Glenn, Northridge, Calif., 27.900
11. Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., 27.750
12. Joseph Hagerty, Albuquerque, N.M., 27.700
13. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston, Texas, 27.600
13. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y., 27.600
15. Christopher Stehl, Houston, Texas, 27.500
16. Sho Nakamori, Albany, Calif., 27.450
17. Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio, 27.300
18. CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M., 27.150
19. Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas, 26.700
19. John Martin, Gainesville, Fla., 26.700
21. Maximilian Mayr, Miami, Fla., 26.500
22. Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass., 26.200
23. Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas, 25.650
24. Chad Wiest, Butler, Pa., 25.050
25. Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill., 25.000
26. Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., 24.800
27. Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., 24.550
28. Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn., 24.500
28. Craig Hernandez, Libertyville, Ill., 24.500
30. Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., 24.100
31. Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., 15.650
32. Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.000
33. Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif., 12.950
34. Wesley Haagensen, Colorado Springs, Colo., 12.500

2011 U.S. Men's National Team
Until 2011 Visa Championships

Chris Brooks, Houston/ Team Hilton HHonors
Chris Cameron, Winter Haven, Fla./University of Michigan
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif./Stanford University
Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors
Jonathan Horton, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors
Glen Ishino, Santa Ana, Calif./University of California, Berkeley
Steven Legendre, Flower Mound, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Danell Leyva, Miami/ Team Hilton HHonors
CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston/University of Illinois
Alex Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Paul Ruggeri, Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois
Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University