U.S. sweeps team, all-around titles at City of Josolo Trophy
posted on 03/31/2012
Photos by the Italian Gymnastics Federation
JESOLO, Italy, March 31, 2012 Acaa The U.S. Women's Team, competing under the direction of National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, won the junior and senior team titles, swept the senior all-around and also won the junior all-around at the 2012 City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy on March 31. Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Gym-Max, won the senior all-around crown, with Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics, earning the junior all-around title. The USA also won 17 individual event medals for the juniors and seniors combined.

The U.S. Team easily won the senior team title, scoring a total of 236.950. Italy was second at 224.250 and Russia finished third at 217.800. The nine members of the senior U.S. Team are: Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, WOGA; Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics; Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., GAGE; Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., GAGE; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., All Olympia; Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., Parkettes; Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., Brestyan's American Gymnastics; Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., Desert Lights Gymnastics; and Ross.

Ross had the top senior all-around score with a 59.850. Completing the all-around sweep, Raisman finished second with a 59.050, Finnegan was third with 58.650 and Maroney was fourth with a 57.950.

2011 World Championships vault gold medalist Maroney had the top score for the vault with a 16.000, the highest score of the meet. Price was second on vault with a 15.70 and Ross was third with 15.550.

Ross won the uneven bars title with a score of 15.050, followed by Dowell in second with a 14.600 and Raisman in third with a 14.450. Dowell is from the U.S. but was competing in a mixed group.

Ross also won beam with a score of 15.500, followed by Italy's Carlotta Ferlito in second with a 15.200 and Russia's Anastasia Grishina with a 15.050.

Grishina won the floor exercise title with a score of 14.800, with Raisman finishing second with a 14.650 and Finnegan a close third with a score of 14.600.

In the junior division, the U.S. Team posted a 226.850 to Italy's 217.200 and Russia's 215.900. The five members of the junior squad are: Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., GAGE; Bailie Key, Coppell, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics; Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics; Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, WOGA; and Priessman.

Priessman won the all-around title with her score of 56.950, followed by Italy's Enus Mariani with a 56.000 and Key with a 55.650. The U.S. women earned three of the four event titles. Priessman won vault with a 15.850 and was also second on bars (14.700) and third on floor (14.200). Ohashi won both of the events she competed -- bars (15.150) and beam (15.100). Russia's Anastasia Grishina won the floor title with a score of 14.300.

Other U.S. medals earned include Key's second on vault (14.900) and second on floor (14.250). Hundley took third place on vault with a score of 14.650.

City of Jesolo Trophy
Jesolo, Italy
March 31, 2012


    1. USA, 236.950
    2. Italy, 224.250
    3. Russia, 217.800

    1. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 59.850
    2. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., 59.050
    3. Sarah Finnegan, USA/ St. Louis, Mo., 58.650
    Other U.S. finishes
    4. McKayla Maroney, USA/ Laguna Niguel, Calif., 57.950
    6. Elizabeth Price, USA/ Coopersburg, Pa., 56.850

    1. McKayla Maroney, USA/Laguna Niguel, Calif., 16.000
    2. Elizabeth Price, USA/ Coopersburg, Pa., 15.700
    3. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.550

    Uneven bars
    1. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.050
    2. Brenna Dowell, USA (mixed group)/Odessa, Mo., 14.600
    3. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., 14.450

    Balance Beam
    1. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.500
    2. Carlotta Ferlito, ITA, 15.200
    3. Anastasia Grishina, RUS, 15.050

    Floor exercise
    1. Anastasia Grishina, RUS, 14.800
    2. Alexandra Raisman, USA, 14.650
    3. Sarah Finnegan, USA/ St. Louis, Mo., 14.600

    1. USA, 226.850
    2. Italy, 217.200
    3. Russia, 215.900

    1. Lexie Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 56.9500
    2. Enus Mariani, ITA, 56.000
    3. Bailie Key, USA/Coppell, Texas, 55.650
    Other U.S. finishes
    5. Madison Desch, USA/ Lenexa, Kan, 55.500
    7. Amelia Hundley, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 54.600

    1. Lexie Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 15.850
    2. Bailie Key, USA/Coppell, Texas, 14.900
    3. Amelia Hundley, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.650

    Uneven Bars
    1. Katelyn Ohashi, USA/Plano, Texas, 15.150
    2. Lexie Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.700
    3. Enus Mariani, ITA, 14.650

    Balance beam
    1. Katelyn Ohashi, USA/Plano, Texas, 15.100
    2. Enus Mariani, ITA, 14.400
    3. Bianca Ciobanu, ROM, 14.350

    Floor exercise
    1. Maria Kharenkova, RUS, 14.300
    2. Bailie Key, USA/Coppell, Texas, 14.250
    3. Lexie Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.200