INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 19, 2006 – 2006 U.S. all-around champion Alexander Artemov of Morrison, Colo./Team Chevron, is one of six men named to the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2006 World Championships, Oct. 14-22 in Aarhus, Denmark.
In addition to Artemev, the team features Guillermo Alvarez of Denver, Colo./Team Chevron; Jonathan Horton of Houston/University of Oklahoma; Justin Spring of Burke, Va./Team Chevron; Clay Strother of Jasper, Texas/Team Chevron; and Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif./Team Chevron. Alternates are David Durante of Garfield, N.J./Team Chevron, and David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./Stanford University.
In addition to the all-around, Artemev won the pommel horse and the parallel bars. Horton, the 2006 NCAA all-around and Tyson American Cup champion, was second in the all-around, followed by Alvarez. Horton won the gold medal in the floor exercise, followed by Clay Strother in second and Sender in third. Tan was first in the still rings and Sender finished on top in the vault, where Strother was second. Spring, who did not compete at the Visa Championships because he is recovering from an injury, petitioned to the team. He must show competitive readiness at the world team training camp, Sept. 20-25, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colo. Earlier this year, Spring made it to the finals in the horizontal and parallel bars at the World Cup event in Ghent and was a member of the 2005 World Championships Team.
NOTE: Sept. 18, 2006 – Sender added to U.S. Men’s Team for 2006 World Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./Stanford University, has been added to the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2006 World Championships, Oct. 14-22 in Aarhus, Denmark. He is replacing Justin Spring of Burke, Va., who relinquished his spot on the team because he has re-aggravated his injured ankle….