MUELHEIM, Germany, May 2, 2009 – The U.S. Women’s Team handily bested its German counterparts in the team competition in the friendly exchange with Germany on May 2. The U.S. women racked up 232.400 points to Germany’s 219.700. 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., won the all-around competition, with the USA taking the first five spots.
In the all-around, the USA took five of the top seven slots. In addition to Sloan, the USA’s finishes were: Corrie Lothrop, Danvers, Mass./Hill’s Gymnastics, 56.500, second; Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 56.400, third; Olivia Courtney, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro, 55.950, fourth; Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 55.800, fifth; and Mattie Larson, Los Angeles/All Olympic Gymnastics, 55.650, seventh. Germany’s Kim Bui was its top finisher at 55.750 in sixth. The USA’s Kytra Hunter of Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, and Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y./Dynamic Gymnastics, did not compete in the all-around.
The USA had the top team score for all four rotations: 59.750 for vault; 58.350 for uneven bars; 54.650 for balance beam; and 59.650 for floor exercise.
Sloan had the top scores on vault (15.350) and uneven bars (15.150). Vega had the top balance beam score at 14.300, with the highest floor score posted by Hunter at 15.150.
The U.S. women will compete in a friendly exchange with France on May 8 in Rouen, France.
2009 USA-Germany Friendly Exchange
May 2, 2009
1. United States, 232 400
2. Germany, 219.700
1. Bridget Sloan, USA, 59.550
2. Corrie Lothrop, USA, 56.500
3. Mackenzie Caquatto, USA, 56.400
4. Olivia Courtney, USA, 55.950
5. Bridgette Caquatto, USA, 55.800
6. Kim Bui, Germany, 55.750
7. Mattie Larson, USA, 55.650
8. Anja Brinker, Germany, 55.250
9. Susann Herbst, Germany, 54.000
10. Elisabeth Seitz, Germany, 53.250
11. Desiree Baumert, Germany, 51.850
12. Katja Roll, Germany, 51.250
U.S. Team’s individual and team scores by event