USA, Canada compete in friendly exchange at USOTC
posted on 02/23/2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 23, 2012 Acaa As part of the USA and Canada joint junior team camp, the USA and Canada competed in a friendly exchange at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USA's Red Team had the highest team score at 333.600, followed by the USA's Blue Team at 325.500 and Canada at 312.45. Competition results reflect the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) junior rules modifications.

Damian Cachia had the highest all-around for the Canadian team at 77.650. Zachary Clay had the team's second highest score at 76.400.

The team competition has five men compete on each apparatus, with the top four scores counting toward the team total.

Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./U.S. Olympic Training Center, who was on the USA's Red Team, had the competition's highest all-around score at 84.800. Competing on the USA's Blue Team, Joey Peters of Orefield, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, earned a 83.750 for the second highest score. Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics Academy, also on the USA Red Team, rounded out the top three all-around scores at 82.650.

The members of the three teams, as well as several additional athletes who also competed, are listed below.

Canada
Damian Cachia, Zachary Clay, Rene Cournoyer, Matthew Halickman, Aiden Marsden, Cory Patterson

USA Acaa Red Team
Hunter Justus, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy
Max Mayr, Miami/Universal Gymnastics
Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
Timothy Wang, Riverside, Calif./South Coast Gymnastics

USA Acaa Blue Team
Allen Bower, Chandler, Ariz./Xtreme Gymnastics
Tristan Burke, Royse City, Texas/WOGA
Daniel DiBenedetto, Vernon, Conn./Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics
Jesse Himmelsbach, Butler, Ky./Queen City Gymnastics/Kids First
David Jessen, East Greenwich, R.I./Rhode Island Sports Elite
Joey Peters, Orefield, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center

Additional athletes
Jesse Glenn, USA/Northridge, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Trevor Howard, USA/Columbus, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center
Aaron Mah, Canada
Cedrick Marcil, Canada
Teagan Marsden, Canada
Wyatt Tyndall, Canada