INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2015 – Following the first National Team Training Camp and verification of 2015, held at the Lake Placid U.S. Olympic Training Center this month, two-time World all-around finalist Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and 2014 Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will lead the U.S. delegations at two international events scheduled for Feb. 19-22.
Zeng, as a Youth Olympic medalist, has also been invited by the Russian Federation to perform in the 80th Anniversary of Rhythmic Gymnastics Gala hosted by the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation in the Mariinskiy Theatre in St. Petersburg. A week later, she will make her senior international debut at the Moscow Grand Prix.
Moscow Grand Prix and International Tournament
Grand Prix: Zeng
Senior tournament: Aliya Protto of Culver City, Calif./California Rhythmics
Junior tournament: Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Senior: Kerber, Camilla Feeley of Lincolnshire, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Senior invitational: Brigita Budginas of Agoura Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Junior: Ekatherina Kapitonova of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora; Nicole Kaloyanov of Woodbridge, Va./Gymnastics World
The following athletes will participate in the Miss Valentine-Estonia competition in the 2003 child age-group division and represent their respective clubs: Matylda Marzsylk (North Shore), Shannon Xiao (Gymnastics World), Elizaveta Kapitonova (Isadora), Rebecca Tang (Isadora).