© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 13, 2013 – Reigning U.S. all-around, ball and clubs champion Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, is among the 12 U.S. rhythmic national team members scheduled to compete in the 2013 Rhythmic Challenge, Feb. 14-15, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

In conjunction with the first national rhythmic competition of the 2013-2016 Olympic cycle, the USOTC will also host the Rhythmic Invitational and Group Championships, a Junior Olympic level competition. The Rhythmic Challenge will be used as part of the selection process for international competition for national team members.

In addition to Sereda, the other national team members competing in the Rhythmic Challenge are: seniors – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Cindy Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora; Julia Garbuz of Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic, Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythms, Hannah Walter of Angola, N.Y./Gymnastics Unlimited-Orchard Park, Ronit Shamuilov of Brooklyn, N.Y/Isadora, Kristen Shaldybin of Allston, Mass./Isadora, and Daniella Romashin of Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic; and juniors – Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, Serena Lu of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, and Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Platinum Gymnastics Academy.

Held at Sports Center 1, the competition begins Thursday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m. MT, and concludes with the session on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. MT. All events are open to the public and admission is free. Additional event information, including a full schedule, can be found here. Results will be posted following each day’s competition.