TULSA, Okla. (June 24, 2023) – The final round of national titles were awarded and the 2023-24 Junior and Senior National Teams were determined across all disciplines at the conclusion of the 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships in Tulsa.
Felix & McDougall hat trick
The senior men’s duo from Realis Gymnastics Academy of Angel Felix (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Braiden McDougall (Riverside, Calif.) collected their third gold of the weekend, winning the combined routine with a 30.650. In the senior mixed pair combined final, Cassidy Cu (Castro Valley, Calif.) and Jaylen Ivey (San Jose, Calif.) of West Coast Training Center took gold with a 26.700. The women’s pair of Mo Arthur (Rolla, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) and Ariana Katsov (Owensville, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) picked up gold for their combined routine with a 28.430 after winning both balance and dynamic, and Mariam Tutberidze (Owings Mills, Md.), Grace Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md.) and Kayla Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md.) from Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer claimed women’s group combined gold with a 30.120.
In the 13-19 division, the women’s trio of Abigail Novoseletskiy (Baltimore, Md.), Cate Lacy (Columbia, Md.) and Cecelia Shadrick (Ellicott City, Md.) from Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer collected combined routine gold with a 28.150. Andrew Castro (Riverside, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) and Hailee Wong (Colton, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) did the same in 13-19 mixed pair competition with a 27.600, while the men’s duo of Ethan Chang (Columbia, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and David Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) took combined gold with a 28.040. The 13-19 women’s pair of Willow Noble (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and Sydney Padios (Moreno Valley, Calif.) from Realis Gymnastics Academy completed their three-day sweep, winning the combined routine title with a 29.150.
Mizuno cruises to rhythmic all-around title
Olympian and 2021 U.S. champion Lili Mizuno (Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics) topped the U.S. senior all-around standings with a combined 253.850 to claim her second career individual all-around national title. Second on the podium was Alexandria Kautzman (Simi Valley, Calif./California Rhythms) with a 246.850 and Sarah Mariotti (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) third with a 239.750.
Stars top T&T final podiums
In men’s competition, 2020 Olympian Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) claimed his first U.S. individual trampoline title Saturday with a 57.820 ahead of Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics), who were second and third with scores of 57.280 and 54.900, respectively.
Along with his individual trampoline silver, Padilla clinched his third U.S. double mini trampoline gold with a 30.330. Following a dominant performance, Kaden Brown (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) remains the U.S. men’s tumbling champion, a title that he has held as a senior since 2019, with a 27.600.
Among the senior women, Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) successfully defended her 2022 national title in individual trampoline with a 54.480. Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) was just behind Webster with a 54.460 for silver, and Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) took bronze with a 54.290. On the tumble track, Miah Bruns (Jiangxi, China/World Champions Centre) claimed her third consecutive U.S. tumbling gold with a 25.300, while Aliah Raga (Denton, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) reclaimed the U.S. women’s double mini title with a 25.870 after her gold at the 2021 championships.
Complete listings of National Team rosters named at the USA Gymnastics Championships will be posted on Sunday.