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 – 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

Senior

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

    All-around
    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

    Vault
    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

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

    All-around
    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

    Vault
    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


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