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WOGA Classic Today

February 19, 2011
The “International Session” will perhaps most importantly be the senior debut of Jordyn Wieber, the former US Junior National Champion who is one of the early favorites for 2012 all around gold. It will also mark the return of 2008 Olympic Alternate and 2009 World Bronze Medalist, Ivana Hong, who has been out with an injury since the WOGA Classic last year. The talented young WOGA gymnasts Kocian, Ohashi and LeDuc will be competing in the junior division. None of them are olympic eligible, but Ohashi in particular is quickly becoming one of the best junior gymnasts in the US. Ericha Fassebender and Ariana Guerra, both junior national team members, will get another chance to compete against international gymnasts (they competed at Top Gym last year), and Mackenzie Brannan will have another chance to make an impact after winning the Nadia Comaneci Invitational just a week ago.
The Canadians who competed at the Comaneci Invitational, including the winner of the senior division Anysia Unick will be competing. They all have interesting skills, but did not hit all of their routines at their last competition, so hopefully they will have more luck here. The French team also looks like one of most exciting international teams; it includes two world/european individual finalists and two talented juniors who may make an impact over the next few years. Russia is sending a team that is weaker than usual (in 2008, they sent Nailya Mustafina and Viktoria Komova; in 2010 they planned to send Anastasia Grishina, Anastasia Sidorova, Kristina Sidorova and Anna Rodionova), but it will be a great experience for their young gymnasts.
The full list of gymnasts competing is as follows:
  • Jordyn Wieber (Twistars)
  • Mackenzie Brannan (Capital)
  • Samantha Partyka (Champion)
  • Claire Hammen (GKs)
  • Brandie Jay (GKs)
  • Rheagan Courville (Gymnasiana)
  • Ericha Fassbender (Stars Houston)
  • Ariana Guerra (Stars Houston)
  • Sophia Lee (WOGA)
  • McKenzie Wofford (WOGA)
  • Madison Kocian (WOGA)
  • Lizzy LeDuc (WOGA)
  • Katelyn Ohashi (WOGA)
  • Ivana Hong (WOGA)
  • Jaclyn McCartin (West Coast Elite)
  • Hallie Mossett (West Coast Elite)
  • Emma Sibson (Zenith Elite)
  • Isis Lowery (Australia)
  • Bianca Dancose-Giambattista (Canada)
  • Anysia Unick (Canada)
  • Madeline Gardiner (Canada)
  • Victoria Garniner (Canada)
  • Marine Brevet (France)
  • Aurelie Malaussena (France)
  • Anne Kuhm (France)
  • Doriane Thobie (France)
  • Mitzi Sosa Unda (Mexico/WOGA)
  • Alexandria Moreno (Mexico)
  • Brenda Areli Medina Nabarro (Mexico)
  • Clarissa Gonzalez Ceballow (Mexico)
  • Anastasiya Marchuk (Russia)
  • Irinia Yashina (Russia)

The list for the elite qualifier is huge, but some of the notable names are Kamerin Moore, Grace Williams, Pua Hall, Sophina DeJesus (former national team member), Claire Boyce, Dare Maxwell, Alyssa Baumann, Grace McLaughlin, Casey Magee, Elizabeth Price, Nica Hults and Jessica Howe. It is a bit unclear to me as to why some of these gymnasts are competing in the qualifier; the rules state that a gymnast may not qualify to Championships through a qualifier (only Classics), and juniors are automatically qualified to Classics with a 51.0 at Championships in 2010. Therefore, it would seem that Elizabeth Price (who is a current national team member) is qualified as far as she can go, but she is still qualifying in compulsories here. Grace Williams is in the same position. Samantha Partyka is listed for both the qualifier and the International Session.
The full list of gymnasts competing is as follows:

  • Kamerin Moore (Twistars)
  • Grace Williams (Twistars)
  • Brooke Parker (Capital)
  • Samantha Partyka (Champion)
  • Caitlin Atkinson (Cypress)
  • Raven Helland (Denton Gymnastics Academy)
  • Abigail Millet (Denton Gymnastics Academy)
  • Pua Hall (KGDC Twisters)
  • Carinne Gale (Monarchs)
  • Kaitlyn Szufranski (Parkettes)
  • Kellie Wanamaker (Parkettes)
  • Sophina DeJesus (SCEGA)
  • Rachel Daum (Stars Houston)
  • Polina Shchennikova (Stars NGV)
  • Claire Boyce (Texas Dreams)
  • Ashton Kim (Texas Dreams)
  • Dare Maxwell (Texas Dreams)
  • Jaclyn McCartin (West Coast Elite)
  • Hallie Mossett (West Coast Elite)
  • Alyssa Baumann (WOGA)
  • Grace McLaughlin (WOGA)

The following gymnasts tested in the compulsory qualifier

  • Carly Teska (10.0 Academy)
  • Natalie Miller (Alamo Gymnastics)
  • Simone Biles (Bannons)
  • Chloe Cluchey (Capital)
  • Taylor Krippner (Cypress)
  • Adeline Helland (Denton Gymnastics Academy)
  • Alexandria Marks (Dynamo)
  • Hope Masiado (Starbounders)
  • Rachel Sine (Starbounders)
  • Elena Spengler (Starbounders)
  • Brianna McCant (Golden Grips)
  • Austin Sheppard (Golden Grips)
  • Camryn McPherson (Gym America)
  • Makayla Black (Gymnastics Powerhouse)
  • Kaitlyn Hall (KGDC Twisters)
  • Madison Kampschroeder (KGDC Twisters)
  • Jasmine Kauffman (LaFleurs)
  • Julianna Drapkin (Monmourth)
  • Lauie Hernandez (Monmourth)
  • Courtney Horstmann (Monmourth)
  • Casey Magee (National Academy)
  • Elizabeth Price (Parkettes)
  • Meredith Sylvia (Parkettes)
  • Ashley Szufranski (Parkettes)
  • Shannon Ferrell (Rebound)
  • Nicole Macco (Rebound)
  • Kristen Politz (Rebound)
  • Dominiquea Trotter (Rebound)
  • Madison Howlett (SCEGA)
  • Rachel Flam (Stars Houston)
  • Mikayla Mcgee (Stars Houston)
  • Shannon McNatt (Stars Houston)
  • Nica Hults (Texas Dreams)
  • Macy Toronjo (Texas Dreams)
  • Maggie Nichols (Twin City Twisters)
  • Myia Hambrick (West Georgia Gymnastics)
  • Jessica Howe (WOGA)
  • Kristina Levine (WOGA)
  • Emily Richardson (WOGA)
  • Sabrina Schwab (WOGA)
  • Tia Allbritten (Zenith Elite)
  • Jessie Jordan (Zenith Elite)

Source: (Gymnastics Examiner (International/Qualifier)/WOGA)

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  1. April 24, 2013 3:31 AM

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