© Steve Lange

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 10, 2009 – 2008 Olympic team bronze-medalist Joey Hagerty of Rio Rancho, N.M., who trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, is one of 88 men participating in the 2009 Men’s Qualifier, July 11, at the USOTC in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Men’s Qualifier is the last opportunity for the country’s male gymnasts to qualify for the 2009 Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics national championships, in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 12-15. The field includes a combination of men vying for berths to the Visa Championships and gymnasts who have already qualified and are using the Qualifier as a tune-up for the Visa Championships.

The Men’s Qualifier has two sessions, 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. No awards will be presented at the Qualifier. For the senior division, the gymnasts who advance to the Visa Championships will be determined using the Men’s Program Committee points system for 21 athletes, and additional athletes may be selected as needed to complete the Visa Championships 42-man field. The top six age-eligible juniors will qualify for the Visa Championships, and any additional spots for the 42-man junior field will be filled based on the Qualifier results.

The 2009 Visa Championships, USA Gymnastics’ national championships, features the country’s best gymnasts vying for national titles and spots on the U.S. National Team. Men’s and women’s gymnastics will be held at the American Airlines Center, with rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics staged at the Dallas Convention Center. The competition will feature a mixture of 2008 Olympians and rising stars.

Field for 2009 Men’s Qualifier

Junior Division
14-15 age group
Andrew Botto, Redwood City, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics
Jacob Dastrup, Lindon, Utah/Arete Gymnastics
Richard DePalma, Brownstown, Mich./Mills Gymnastics USA
George Doran, Wheaton, Ill./Bartlett Gymnastics Center
Todd Dowdy, Lafayette, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics
Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich./Mills Gymnastics USA
Michael Farquhar, Elgin, Ill./Bartlett Gymnastics Center
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center
James Jindra, Fairfax, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
Jake Martin, Oviedo, Fla./Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Cyrus Mofid, Hagerstown, Md./Hanover YMCA
Grant Perdue, Missouri City, Texas/Houston Gymnastics Academy
Alec Robin, Calabasas, Calif./Victory Gymnastics Academy
Michael Strathern, Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett Gymnastics Center
Jacob Waggoner, Reno, Nev./Gymnastics Nevada
Joshua Wilson, Allen, Texas/WOGA

16-18 age group
Dylan Akers, Kingwood, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Wyatt Aycock, Orlando, Fla./Orlando Metro
Alexander Barrera, Miami/Universal Gymnastics Inc.
Angelo Bronzino, Aurora, Ill./Bartlett Gymnastics
Wasef Burbar, Chicago/Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
Zachary Chase, Woodinville, Wash./Cascade Elite Gymnastics
Adrian Evans, Boulder, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics
Preston Gall, Powell, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center
Joshua Glenn, Northridge, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics
Brandon Hill, Sparks, Nev./Gymnastics Nevada
Riley Kerr, Miami/Universal Gymnastics Inc.
Steven Lacombe, Mission Viego, Calif./Azarian Gymnastics
Allan Malone, Cookeville, Tenn./Victory Gymnastics
Drew Moling, Winchester, Ohio/Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center
Kyle Nakashima, Campbell, Calif./California Sports Center
Cale Robinson, Harriman, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North
Jeffrey Treleaven, Glen Ellyn, Ill./Bartlett Gymnastics Center
Jordan Valdez, Louisville, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics
Samuel Wright, Lafayette, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics

Senior Division
Jeremy Adams, Tyrone, Ga./Colorado Training Center
Kevin Anderson, Schoolcraft, Mich./unattached
Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./Azarian Gymnastics
Riley Barclay, Chandler, Ariz./Arizona State University
Ari Barrera, Miami/Universal Gymnastics Inc.
Jake Bateman, Kingsport, Tenn./Ohio State University
Kit Beikmann, Brighton, Colo./Minnesota Gymnastics
Alexy Bilozertchev, Hilliard, Ohio/Unattached
Josh Bradley, Chandler, Ariz./Arizona State University
Alex Buscaglia, Oak Brook, Ill./Stanford University
Christian Carmona, Elmhurst, Ill./Aerial Gymnastics Club
Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev./Gymnastics Nevada
Cameron Deer, Houston/Houston Gymnastics Academy
Josh Dixon, San Jose, Calif./Stanford University
Ty Echard, Carroll, Ohio/Ohio State University
Andrew Elkind, Cherry Hill, N.J./USOTC Gymnastics
Tyler Evans, San Jose, Calif./Springfield College
Alex Gaudaur, Clovis, Calif./Arizona State University
Tim Gentry, Plano, Texas/Stanford University
Christopher Graham, Houston/Houston North Gymnastics and Tumbling Center
Matthew Greenfield, State College, Pa./Pennsylvania State University
Joseph Hagerty, Rio Rancho, N.M./USOTC Gymnastics
Randall Heflin, Houston/Houston Gymnastics Academy
Derek Helsby, State College, Pa./Pennsylvania State University
David Henderson, Crosby, Texas/Gymnastics
Neil Henderson, Humble, Texas/Juergen’s Gymnastics Academy
Michael Heredia, Reno, Nev./Gymnastics Nevada
Matt Hicks, Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Training Center
Zeke Jackson, Troy, N.Y./World Class Gymnastics Academy
John Jeffries, Williamstown, N.J./Temple Univ. Men and Boys
Spencer Johnson, Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Training Center
Justin Laury, Marietta, Ga./Houston Gymnastics Academy
Christopher Maestas, Albuquerque, N.M./Gold Cup Gymnastics
Edward Mesa, Cooper City, Fla./Universal Gymnastics Inc.
Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./USA Flairs
Kyle Oi, Coto de Caza, Calif./Stanford University
Philip Onorato, Plano, Texas/Ohio State University
Michael Partizpanyan, Glendale, Calif./Glendale YMCA Gymnastic Center
Colin Payne, Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North
Sean Regan, Libertyville, Ill./Ohio State University
Eli Richardson, Juergen’s Gymnastics Academy
Ralph Rosso, Morganville, N.J./University of Michigan
Mel Anton Santander, Southborough, Mass./University of Michigan
Steven Spencer, Pleasanton, Calif./Ohio State University
Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill./University Of Illinois
Christopher Stehl, Richmond, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Scott Strange, San Antonio, Texas/Powerhouse TNT Gymnastics
Charles Tamayo, San Diego, Calif./Mission Valley YMCA Gymnastics
Edward Umphrey, Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan
Jeremy Waters, Raleigh, N.C./Apex Gymnastics
Nyika White, Stroudsburg, Pa./International Gymnastics
Justin Wright, Madison Gymnastics Center
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University