© James Glader

CHICAGO, Ill., June 26, 2010 – Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y., won her second straight Chicago Cup junior all-around crown in the 2010 Chicago Cup today at Chicago’s Broadway Armory. Chicago Cup competition continues tonight with the senior all-around and on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. with junior and senior individual apparatus finals. Prior to the Chicago Cup event finals, four gymnasts will compete as part of the Level 10 Invitational at 10 a.m. for the opportunity to represent the United States at the Youth Olympic Games.

Sereda, who trains at Isadora Rhythmic, won the all-around crown with a score of 97.975, earning the top score in rope (24.375) and ball (25.000). Laura Jung of Germany was second with 96.575, posting the highest score in clubs (24.475) and hoop (24.300). Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished in third in the all-around, scoring a 96.225 and earning the second highest score in clubs (24.000, tie) and rope (24.150).

The Level 10 Invitational will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, prior to the Chicago Cup event finals. As part of the Chicago Level 10 Invitational, four gymnasts will vie for the USA’s berth to the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August: Megan Kincaid of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, Polina Kozitskiy of Fountainville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, Alexis Page of New York City/Aviator Sports and Recreation, and Amanda Tran of Shoreline, Wash./Kortel Academy of Gymnastics.

Background information
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2010 Chicago Cup
Broadway Armory Park
Chicago, Ill.
June 26, 2010

Junior All-around
1. Rebecca Sereda, Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, 97.975
2. Laura Jung, Germany, 96.575
3. Jazzy Kerber, Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, 96.225
4. Christina Tschernischew, Germany, 93.075
5. Maria Kitkarska, Canada, 93.025
6. Ekaterina Shtrevensky, Canada, 80.375
7. Maria Del Pilar Martinez Andrade, Venezuela, 79.125
8. Grisbel Andreina Lopez Ortega, Venezuela, 78.425