JESOLO, Italy, March 19, 2011 – The U.S. Women’s Team, competing under the direction of National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, won the team title and swept the all-around for both the senior and junior levels at the 2011 City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy on March 19. McKayla Maroney of Laguna Niguel, Calif., won the senior all-around crown, with Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif., earning the junior all-around title. The USA also won 20 individual event medals for the juniors and seniors combined.
The U.S. Team easily won the senior team title, scoring a total of 232.250. Italy was second at 212.800 and Russia finished third at 210.200. The seven members of the senior U.S. Team are: Bridgette Caquatto of Naperville, Ill., Legacy Elite Gymnastics; Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va., Chow’s Gymnastics; Amanda Jetter of Milford, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics; Maroney; Alexandra Raisman, who trains at Brestyan’s American Gymnastics; Sabrina Vega of Manhattan, N.Y., Dynamic Gymnastics; and Wieber, who trains at Twistars USA.
Maroney, who is competing in her first senior international event, also had the top score for the vault with a 16.000, the highest score of the meet. Wieber earned a 57.700 for the all-around, along with the silver medal for the vault (15.950), uneven bars (14.250) and balance beam (14.700). Raisman’s 57.400 put her third in the all-around. She won the balance beam (14.750) and tied for first in the floor exercise with Vega at 14.050. Vega was second on the uneven bars (14.350), and tied for third on the balance beam (14.550). Douglas was third on floor (13.950) and tied for third on the beam (14.550). Jetter was third on bars (13.850).
In the junior division, the U.S. Team posted a 233.050 to Russia’s 220.500 and Italy’s 214.750. The seven members of the junior squad are: Ericha Fassbender of Katy, Texas, Stars Gymnastics; Sarah Finnegan of Lake Latawanna, Mo., GAGE; Kocian and Ohashi, who train at WOGA;, Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa., Parkettes; Alexis Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics; and Ross, who trains at Gym-Max.
Ross won the all-around title with her 58.750, followed by teammates Kocian at 57.750 and Ohashi at 57.700. Ross also won the balance beam title at 14.850, as well as the vault silver with her 15.450 and tied for second on bars at 14.900 with Ohashi. Ohashi won the floor gold medal (14.050). On vault, Priessman took the top spot at 15.750, with Price third at 15.400. Kocian had the third best score on beam (14.450). Russia’s Anastasia Grishina was the bars titlist at 15.100.
Coaches for the event are: seniors – Arthur Akopyan of All-Olympian Gymnastics, Mihai Brestyan of Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Sorin Cepoi of Dynamic, John Geddert of Twistars USA, Liang Qiao of Chow’s Gymnastics, Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati Gymnastics and Jiana Wu of Legacy Elite Gymnastics; and juniors – Ashly Baker of Stars Gymnastics, Natalya Boyarskaya of WOGA, Al Fong of GAGE, Jenny Zhang Liang of Gym-Max, Valeri Liukin of WOGA, and Donna Strauss of Parkettes.
City of Jesolo Trophy
March 19, 2011
1. USA, 232.250
2. Italy, 212.800
3. Russia, 210.200
1. McKayla Maroney, USA/Laguna Niguel, Calif., 57.850
2. Jordyn Wieber, USA/DeWitt, Mich., 57.700
3. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., 57.400
Other U.S. finishes
4. Gabrielle Douglas, USA/Virginia Beach, Va., 56.750
7. Amanda Jetter, USA/Milford, Ohio,, 53.600
1. McKayla Maroney, USA/Laguna Niguel, Calif., 16.000
2. Jordyn Wieber, USA/DeWitt, Mich., 15.950
3. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., 15.100
1. Bridgette Caquatto, USA/Naperville, Ill., 14.500
2. Sabrina Vega, USA/Manhattan, N.Y., 14.350
3. Jordyn Wieber, USA/DeWitt, Mich., 14.250
1. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., 14.750
2. Jordyn Wieber, USA/DeWitt, Mich., 14.700
3. Gabrielle Douglas, USA/Virginia Beach, Va., and Sabrina Vega, USA/Manhattan, N.Y., 14.550
1. Alexandra Raisman, USA/Needham, Mass., and Sabrina Vega, USA/Manhattan, N.Y., 14.050
3. Gabrielle Douglas, USA/Virginia Beach, Va., 13.950
1. USA, 233.050
2. Russia, 220.500
3. Italy, 214.750
1. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 58.750
2. Madison Kocian, USA/Dallas, 57.750
3. Katelyn Ohashi, USA/Newcastle, Wash., 57.700
Other U.S. finishes
4. Alexis Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 57.150
7. Elizabeth Price, USA/Coopersburg, Pa., 56.050
9.(t) Ericha Fassbender, USA/Katy, Texas, 53.500
1. Alexis Priessman, USA/Cincinnati, Ohio, 15.750
2. Kyla Ross, Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.450
3. Elizabeth Price, USA/Coopersburg, Pa., 15.400
1. Anastasia Grishina, Russia, 15.100
2. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., and Katelyn Ohashi, USA/Newcastle, Wash., 14.900
1. Kyla Ross, USA/Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.850
2. Anastasia Sidorova, Russia, 14.800
3. Madison Kocian, USA/Dallas, 14.450
1. Katelyn Ohashi, USA/Newcastle, Wash., 14.050
2. Anastasia Sidorova, Russia, 14.000
3. Anastasia Grishina, Russia, 13.850