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CHICAGO, Ill., July 23, 2010 – Fans can enjoy all of the action in the senior division of the 2010 CoverGirl Classic on July 24 on Universal Sports. The field is expected to include 2009 World and U.S. all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., 2009 Pacific Rim all-around champion and World silver-medalist Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, and 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass. Universal Sports’ exclusive, live coverage of the CoverGirl Classic begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.

Tickets for this year’s CoverGirl Classic at the UIC Pavilion on the University of Illinois – Chicago’s campus are on sale now. The senior competition begins at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. The CoverGirl Classic is the final women’s gymnastics qualifying event for the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14 in Hartford, Conn. The field showcases a combination of gymnasts attempting to qualify for the Visa Championships, as well as those who have already qualified and are using the event as a tune-up.

In addition to the television coverage, fans can visit www.universalsports.com for live web coverage of the event. This marks the second consecutive year that Universal Sports will produce this national championships qualifying competition. 1984 Olympic gold-medalist Tim Daggett and 2000 Olympic bronze-medalist Tasha Schwikert are commentators for the coverage.

The CoverGirl Classic also features a junior session, which starts at 11:30 a.m. CT on July 24. Pacific Rim junior all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts Twistars USA, and 2009 U.S. and Pan American Championships all-around champion Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics, are just two stars in an impressive 48-gymnast junior field.

Tickets for July 24 are available at three price levels (plus applicable fees): senior – $35, $25 and $19.50; and junior – $25, $20 and $15. Tickets are on sale at the box office and through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Visa is the preferred method of payment. For more ticket information, go to www.covergirlclassic.com.

USA Gymnastics is partnering with World Sport Chicago to bring the CoverGirl Classic to Chicago. The two organizations worked together on the 2009 Tyson American Cup and the 2009-10 Chicago Cup. CoverGirl is sponsoring the event for the second straight year. Athletico is the official local medical provider for the 2010 Chicago Cup and CoverGirl Classic.

The CoverGirl Classic also includes a Challenge Division competition, which features up-and-coming gymnasts, on Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25. Tickets for the Challenge Division are available as part of an all-session ticket package, which provides access to both the elite and Challenge competition sessions, and a daily ticket will be sold on the day of competition.

2010 CoverGirl Classic Field
Alphabetical by state and last name
Challenge indicates Challenge Division
As of July 9, 2010 – subject to change

Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics (Jr.)
Madilyn Probst, Chandler, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics (Jr.)

Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Precision Gymnastics (Sr.)
Sophina DeJesus, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA Gymnastics (Sr.)
Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif./Precision Gymnastics (Jr.)
Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia AOGC (Sr.)
Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif./Charter Oak Gymnastics Gliders (Sr.)
Nicolette McNair, Dove Canyon, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics (Jr.)
Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif./West Coast Elite Gymnastics (Jr.)
Phoebe Pummarachai, Rowland Hts., Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics (Jr.)
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics (Jr.)
Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia AOGC (Sr.)
Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif./SCEGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif./Precision Gymnastics (Jr.)

Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo./GK Gymplex (Jr.)
Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo./GK Gymplex (Sr.)
Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars National Gymnastics Village (Jr.)
Courtney Cowles, Canton, Conn./New England Gymnastics Express, Challenge (12)

Bridget Dean, Cape Coral, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics (Jr.)
Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics (Jr.)
Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics (Sr.)

Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC (Sr.)
Vanessa Zamarripa, O’Fallon, Ill./UCLA (Sr.)

Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy (Sr.)

Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics (Jr.)

Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymn. Express (Jr.)
Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan./Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer Center (Jr.)

Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La./Gymnasiana Inc. (Sr.)

Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (Jr.)
Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (Sr.)
Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (Sr.)

Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics (Sr.)

Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich./Olympia Gymnastics Academy (Jr.)
Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts Twistars USA (Jr.)
Grace Williams, Linden, Mich./Gedderts Twistars USA (Jr.)

Claire Boyce, Lee’s Summit, Mo./Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Jr.)
Jenna Bresette, Kansas City, Mo./Great American Gymn. Express (Jr.)
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymn. Express (Jr.)
Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo./Great American Gymn. Express (Jr.)

New Hampshire
Georgia Dabritz, Kingston, N.H./Ace Gymnastics Inc. (Sr.)

New Jersey
Julianna Drapkin, Aberdeen, N.J./Rebound Gymnastics Inc., Challenge (12)
Ashley Foss, Towaco, N.J./North Stars Gymnastics Academy, Challenge (10-11)
Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center (Jr.)

New York
Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y./Dynamic Gymnastics (Jr.)

Nia Dennis, New Albany, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (Jr.)
Amanda Jetter, Milford, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (Sr.)
Haven Lanzador, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (Jr.)
Jenna Swartzentruber, Centerburg, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (10-11)
Brynn Vinicky, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (Sr.)

Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa./Southern Tier Gymnastics (Sr.)
Annette Miele, Easton, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center (Sr.)
Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center (Jr.)
Morgan Steigerwalt, Jim Thorpe, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center (Sr.)
Kaitlyn Szafranski, Orefield, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center (Jr.)

Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn./Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Jr.)

Caitlin Atkinson, Houston, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics (Sr.)
Kennedy Baker, Flower ;Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Jr.)
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix Inc., Challenge (13-14)
Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas/Capital Gymnastics Super Center (Jr.)
Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Sr.)
Reagan Campbell, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Sr.)
Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston (Jr.)
Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Sr.)
Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Jr.)
Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston (Jr.)
Rachael Flam, Houston, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Challenge (10-11)
Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston (Jr.)
Ashton Kim, Westlake, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics (Jr.)
Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Sr.)
Mikayla Magee, League City, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Challenge (10-11)
Grace McLaughlin, Allen, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas/Denton Gymnastics Academy (Jr.)
Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)
Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas/Champions Gymnastics (Jr.)
Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas/Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy (Jr.)
Braie Speed, Schertz, Texas/Olympic Hills Gymnastics (Jr.)
McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics (Jr.)

Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Excalibur Gymnastics (Jr.)
Annabelle Hovater, Seaford, Va./World Class Gymnastics, Challenge (12)
Brooke Parker, Lorton, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Center (Sr.)

Caroline Caponi, Brookfield, Wis./M and M Gymnastics, Challenge (12)

West Virginia
Kayla Williams, Huntington, W. Va./Cincinnati Gymnastics (Sr.)