CALGARY, March 28, 2011 – This past weekend, the USA won eight medals at the tri-meet held in conjunction with the inaugural Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival in Calgary, Canada. The USA won the team bronze medal, and Tyler Mizoguchi of Houston led the way, winning the all-around silver medal and two individual event medals. The USA earned six individual event medals, including two gold and four silver.
Canada's "Red" and "White" teams claimed the top two team scores, recording 258.600 and 258.450, respectively. The USA finished third with a score of 255.850, posting the top score on pommel horse (42.700). China was fourth at 254.650.
The competition used the 4-3-3 format, which meant each team consisted of four members with three athletes competing on each apparatus and all three scores count.
China's Liu Rongbing won the all-around with a score of 87.400. Mizoguchi, who trains at the University of Illinois, finished second with his 86.450. Canada's Casey Sandy took third at 86.100.
Mizoguchi won the parallel bars title with a 15.450 and claimed the silver medal on still rings (14.700). Andrew Elkind of Cherry Hill, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors, took the horizontal bar title at 15.100. Dylan Akers of Houston/Cypress Academy, won silver medals on pommel horse (14.500) and vault (15.700). Jesse Silverstein of Suffern, N.Y/U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II, earned the silver medal on floor exercise (14.700).
Coaches for the event were Tom Meadows and Ivan Ivankov.
Tri-Meet (Canada, USA, China)
Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics Festival
March 25-26, 2011
1. Canada "Red," 258.600
2. Canada "White," 258.450
3. USA, 255.850
4. China, 254.650
1. Liu Rongbing, China, 87.400
2. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston/University of Illinois, 86.450
3. Casey Sandy, Canada, 86.100
Individual Event Finals
1. Brandon O'Neill, Canada, 15.250
2. Jesse Silverstein, Suffern, N.Y/U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II, 14.700
3. Tong Yingjie, China, 14.000
1. Liu Rongbing, China, 14.700
2. Dylan Akers, Houston/Cypress Academy, 14.500
3. Casey Sandy, Canada, 14.300
1. Kevin Lytwyn, Canada, 14.800
2. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston/University of Illinois, 14.700
3. Lu Bo, China, 13.850
1. Brandon O'Neill, Canada, 16.105
2. Dylan Akers, Houston/Cypress Academy, 15.700
3. Tong Yingjie, China, 15.500
1. Tyler Mizoguchi, Houston/University of Illinois, 15.450
2. Liu Rongbing, China, 14.800
3. Brandon O'Neill, Canada, 14.500
1. Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors, 15.100
2. Liu Rongbing, China, 15.000
3. Jackson Payne, Canada, 11.300