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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 3, 2011 – The top all-arounders in each of four age divisions, 10-, 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old, were recognized this weekend at the 2011 Future Stars National Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Evan Ng of Lakeshore Academy, Khalil Jackson of Champion Gymnastics Academy, Maxim Andrioushenko of Lake Shore Academy, and Andrew Herrador of West Coast Olympic, each had the highest all-around totals in their respective divisions.

Ng topped the 10-year-old division with an overall total of 82.300, just edging by Troy Jenkins of Black Hills Gymnastics, who scored 82.150. Brandon Briones of USA Flairs had the third highest all around score at 80.950.

Jackson recorded the top 11-year-old all-around score at 81.750. Joseph Giese of Azarian Gymnastics earned the next highest score with 80.900, just ahead of Blake Wilson of SCEGA at 80.700.

In the 12-year-old division, Andrioushenko earned top honors, recording an all-around score of 84.450. Cameron Bock of SCATS finished 2nd with a 81.400.

Herrador posted the highest score of the 13-year-olds, recording a 79.250. Jared Debner and Bailey Perez rounded out the top three at 79.200 and 78.600, respectively.

The Future Stars National Championships features the USA’s best 10-, 11- and 12-13-year-olds in the United States who perform special Future Stars competitive routines. Based on the results at the championships, USA Gymnastics identifies the Future Stars Developmental Team, which includes the top 18 gymnasts in both the 10- and 11-year-old divisions, 14 gymnasts in the 12-year-old division, and the top six gymnasts in the 13-year-old division. The top nine athletes in the 10- and 11-year-old divisions, the top seven athletes in the 12-year-old division, and top three athletes in the 13-year-old division will be invited to a special Future Stars camp to be held at the USOTC next summer.

The Future Stars National Championships are held in conjunction with the National Coaches Workshop, the premier educational event for the men’s program. In addition to the competition, Future Stars athletes and their parents will be able to participate in workshop activities that feature lectures, technical presentations, and hands-on coaching sessions. Presenters include Junior National Coaching Staff members, National Team coaches, sports science personnel, USOC staff and special guests.

The Future Stars program is designed is to identify talented athletes and to get them started on the right developmental path to national and international success. The program uses a special competitive routine format to evaluate the skill, strength and flexibility development of the athlete.


Future Stars National Teams (Photos by Steve Lange)

10 Year Olds

11 Year Olds

12 Year Olds

13 Year Olds