Ciena Alipio
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KATY, Texas (June 5, 2022) – More than 70 gymnasts will gather at Stars Gymnastics in Katy, Texas, this weekend for the 2022 American Classic and Hopes Classic. Senior National Team member Ciena Alipio (Maplewood, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center) will headline a six-person American Classic senior field Friday, July 8, while another 19 up-and-coming gymnasts will compete in the junior division. Nearly 50 athletes spanning the 11-12 and 13-14-year-old age divisions will hit the floor Saturday, July 9 as the Hopes Classic concludes the two-day event.

American Classic is an opportunity for competing gymnasts to qualify to the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which will take place August 18-21 in Tampa, Fla. Athletes must reach a minimum qualifying all-around score of 50.50 for seniors or 49.50 for juniors. Team members and alternates from the 2020 Olympic Games and 2021 World Championships are automatically qualified to the national championship event.

The Hopes Classic serves as a qualifier for the 2022 Hopes Championships set to take place July 28 in West Valley City, Utah. The top-18 gymnasts from each division who meet the minimum qualifying score of 45.00 for athletes in the 13-14-year-old category and 42.50 for those in the 11-12-year-old age group will advance.

All competition sessions will stream live on FlipNow Powered by USA Gymnastics. American Classic will kick off Friday at 5:40 p.m. ET. Juniors and seniors will compete together in a single session. Saturday’s Hopes Classic will be split into morning and afternoon sessions. Athletes in the 11-12-year-old division will compete at 11:40 a.m. ET with 13-14-year-old gymnasts to follow at 2:55 p.m. ET. Visit to learn more and subscribe.

Tickets may be purchased onsite for $15.

The full list of expected participants is outlined below by competition.

American Classic

Carsyn Coleman, Corona, Calif./Precision Gymnastics, junior
Jazmyn Jimenez, Santa Clarita, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, junior

Christiane Popovich, West Des Moines, Iowa/Midwest Gymnastics Center, junior

Amelia Disidore, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express, senior

Sydney Snyder, Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics, junior

Ciena Alipio, Maplewood, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, senior

Eveylynn Lowe, Blue Springs, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Annalisa Milton, Lee’s Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Malea Milton, Lee’s Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Marissa Neal, Blue Springs, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, senior

Lexi Zeiss, Omaha, Neb./Twin City Twisters, senior

New Jersey
Adele Ossi, Annandale, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, junior

New York
Kieryn Finnell, Pittsford, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy, junior

Izzy Stassi, North Royalton, Ohio/Gym X-Treme, junior
Carly Weinberg, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, junior

Paige Wills, Phoenixville, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, junior.

South Dakota
Gabrielle Hardie, Sioux Falls, S.D./Twin City Twisters, junior

Anabelle Dewey, Mount Juliet, Tenn. /E.T.C Gymnastics, junior

Sage Bradford, Flower Mound, Texas /WOGA Gymnastics, junior
Dulcy Caylor, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, junior
Adriana Consoli, Pearland, Texas/Pearland Elite, senior
Taylor McMahon, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams, junior
Camryn Richardson, Pearland , Texas/Pearland Elite, senior
Finley Weldon, Fairview, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, junior

Norah Christian, Bremerton, Wash./Cascade Elite West, junior


Hopes Classic

Jaysha McClendon, Scottsdale, Ariz./Rebound Gymnastics West, 11-12

Lila Richardson, Springdale, Ark./Hopes and Dreams Gymnastics, 11-12

Iyla Adkins, Manhattan Beach, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, 11-12
Aaliyah Campos, Concord, Calif./East Bay Gymnastics, 11-12
Ally Damelio, San Mateo, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, 13-14
Aaliyah Oglesby, Cathedral City, Calif./Precision Gymnastics, 13-14
Brooke Reingold, Van Nuys, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, 13-14
Danica Sedacca, Simi Valley, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, 11-12

Avalie Brinn, Palm City, Fla./Boundless Gymnastics, 13-14
Autumn Moberg, Fort Pierce, Fla./Boundless Gymnastics, 13-14

Isabella Anzola, Statham, Ga./Georgia Elite Gymnastics, 11-12
Christina Shelton, Marietta, Ga./Top Notch Training Center, 13-14

Tori Kitzmiller, Winfield, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 13-14
Ellie Mayer, Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 11-12
Gabi Ursu, Naperville, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 11-12

Lyla Brewer, Tiffin, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest, 11-12
Greta Krob, Tipton, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest, 11-12

Emlyn Thomson, Gaithersburg, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, 11-12
Camie Westerman, Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, 13-14
Trinity Wood, Waldorf, Md./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, 11-12

Catherine Guy, Holt, Mich./Gym X-Treme, 13-14
Cailyn Waibel, Bay City, Mich./Bay Valley Academy, 11-12

Sophia Buechler, Rochester, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 11-12

Reese Esponda, Clancy, Mont./Roots Gymnastics, 13-14

Vivienne DeWater, Omaha, Neb./Omaha Gymnastics Academy, 11-12 Adalynn Westerman, Omaha, Neb./Omaha Gymnastics Academy, 11-12

New Jersey
Anna Tava, Hackettstown, N.J./Eastern National Academy of Paramus, 13-14

North Carolina
Addy Fulcher, Dallas, N.C./First in Flight, 11-12

Sadie Goldberg, Bexley, Ohio/Gym X-Treme, 13-14
Quinn Harris, Maineville, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, 11-12
Jazlene Pickens, Pickerington, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, 13-14

Lailah Danzy, Tulsa, Okla./Pride Gymnastics Academy, 11-12

Rhode Island
Macey Silva, East Greenwich, R.I./Aim High Academy, 11-12

South Carolina
Paisley Davis, Rock Hill, S.C./First in Flight, 13-14
Melora Johnson, Fort Mill, S.C./Everest Gymnastics, 11-12
Daisy Lesperance, Fort Mill, S.C./Everest Gymnastics, 11-12
Kenleigh Schraf, York, S.C./First in Flight, 11-12

Paityn Adams, Rowlett, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics, 13-14
Cori Blocker, Fulshear, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics, 13-14
Payton Chandler, Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics, 13-14
Brianna Heath, League City, Texas/Pearland Elite, 11-12
Caroline Moreau, Keller, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, 11-12
Ava Morton, Houston, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Sports Center, 11-12
Lacie Saltzmann ,Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, 13-14

Cora Burke, Woods Cross, Utah/Olympus Gymnastics, 13-14
Amy Gonzalez, Salt Lake, Utah/All American Gymnastics, 13-14

Charleigh Bullock, Spotsylvania, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, 11-12
AmiaPugh-Banks, Newport News, Va./World Class Gymnastics, 11-12

Si Qi Gundrum, Kewaskum, Wis./Salto Gymnastics, 11-12