COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., October 28, 2019 – A total of 32 Level 8, 9 and 10 junior men from the U.S. and Canadian National Teams participated in a nine-day training camp at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 13-21.
During the camp, the Level 10 gymnasts had the opportunity to train with the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team. The Level 8 and 9 gymnasts trained jointly with their Canadian counterparts. All of the junior men demonstrated half-routines on each event that featured upgraded start values. The goal for the U.S. Junior Men’s Team is having start values equal to the top men’s programs worldwide in preparation for international assignments.
The U.S. Junior Team members who participated in the camp are listed below.
Levels 8 and 9
Jaden Bottarini, Valley Village, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica
Arun Chhetri, Culver City, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica
Caden Clinton, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy
Alex Deubler, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
Colin Flores, Mountain House, Calif./West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Xander Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy
Joshua Karnes, Erie, Pa./Lakettes
Cooper Kim, Grand Ledge, Mich./Twistars
Danila Leykin, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
Zander Malinis, Chicago, Ill./Lakeshore Academy
Preston Ngai, Elk Grove, Calif./Elevate Gymnastics
Vahe Petrosyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica
Kai Uemura, Chicago, Ill./Lakeshore Academy
Jeremy Bischoff, Canyon Country, Calif./Waller’s GymJam
Landen Blixt, Fowlerville, Mich./Infinity Gymnastics
Crew Bold, Delray Beach, Fla./University of Minnesota
Garrett Braunton, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy
Taylor Burkhart, Morrison, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Isaiah Drake, Los Angeles, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica
Asher Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy
Paul Juda, Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan
Nicolas Kuebler, Seattle, WA/Metropolitan Gymnastics
Ian Lasic-Ellis, Dover, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
Frederick Richard, Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
Colt Walker, Cedar Park, Texas/AcroTex
Khoi Young, Bowie, Md./Sportsplex
The junior Canadians who participated in the camp were: Alex Borque; Ernest Braitenbach; Victor Canuel; Theo Freeman; Parker Gawryletz; and Evan Huber.