MAG/WAG DTB Pokal Team Challenge and Mixed Cup

The U.S. junior men’s team of Hasan Aydogdu (Carlstadt, N.J./Meadowlands Gymnastics Academy), Sasha Bogonosiuk (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Gymkhana Gymnastics), Adam Lakomy (Roselle Park, N.J./Sunburst Gymnastics Training Center), Kiran Mandava (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy), and Nathan Roman (Poway, Calif./Agility) led American performances at the competition in Germany, claiming seven of the country’s medals over the weekend.

Team Challenge

The U.S. senior team of Cameron Bock (Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan), Riley Loos (Folsom, Calif./Stanford University), Yul Moldauer (Arvada, Colo./5280 Gymnastics), Curran Phillips (Naperville, Ill./EVO Gymnastics) and Shane Wiskus (Spring Park, Minn./EVO Gymnastics) clinched the gold medal with a 251.727 ahead of Italy’s senior team in second (248.062) and China in third (246.227). The junior men posted an overall score of 236.828 to win the DTB title held for the third straight year. Italy was second with a 233.496, with France third with a 232.294.

During apparatus finals of Saturday, the U.S. delegation won seven medals in total, including two golds. Phillips won on parallel bars, scoring an impressive 15.566 on the apparatus, while Lakomy topped the still rings junior standings with a 13.133 to pick up the Americans’ second individual event title. He also earned bronze medals on vault (13.983; 14.666, 13.300) and horizontal bar (13.066). Mandava took home bronze medals on pommel horse (13.100) and parallel bars (13.200), while Bogonosiuk earned one on floor exercise (13.233).

Also advancing to final competition was Moldauer, who placed fourth on pommel horse (14.100), Bock fourth on floor (13.700), and Wiskus fifth on high bar (12.466).

Mixed Cup

The team of Fuzzy Benas (Richmond, Texas/University of Oklahoma), Loos, Kai Uemura (Chicago, Ill./Lakeshore Academy of Art Gymnastics), Dulcy Caylor (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre), Addison Fatta (Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics) and Nola Matthews (Gilroy, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center) brought the Mixed Cup title back to the U.S. on Sunday afternoon after winning in 2022. Following three rounds of action, the U.S. advanced to the championship round with a 159.963 behind China, who scored a 165.730. In the final round, the American team posted a 53.098 to top the podium ahead of China (50.632). Host country Germany was third with a 53.532.

Junior Men’s Team Champions

Senior Men’s Team Champions

Event Finals Medalists

Mixed Team Cup Champions

RG Aphrodite Cup

In rhythmic competition in Greece, junior Natalia de la Rosa (Woodland Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) won ribbon silver and the U.S. roster collected multiple top-10 finishes at the Aphrodite Cup.

De la Rosa secured ribbon silver with a 28.900 behind Israel’s Meital Maayan Sumkin in first with a 29.400. Dara Malinova of Bulgaria took bronze with a 28.000. De La Rosa also advanced to the ball final, where she ranked fifth with a 28.900, and she was 11th in the all-around with a combined 109.650.

Also competing for the juniors was Isabella Chong (Mission Viejo, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics), who was eighth in the all-around (111.400), fifth in clubs (29.800) and sixth in hoop (29.450). Dawn Kim (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) scored a 102.100 in all-around competition. Ruby Freshwater (Northridge, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) sustained an injury before the event and did not compete.

Yana Golovan (Las Vegas, Nev./Nevada Rhythmic Academy) and Sarah Mariotti (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) were the top U.S. performers for the seniors. Golovan was seventh in the all-around with a total of 118.250, and Mariotti was ninth with a 116.550. Golovan advanced to the clubs final where she was fourth (30.350) and the hoop final where she was seventh (30.800). Mariotti also moved onto two finals, placing fourth in ribbon (29.900) and seventh in ball (29.800). Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) scored a 112.550 in the all-around and Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s School) a 111.650.

Natalia de la Rosa – Junior Ribbon Silver Medalist