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American gymnastics | USA Gymnastics reveals champs for 2022 American Classic, Hopes Classic

Ciena Alipio
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KATY, Texas (June 5, 2022) – More than 70 gymnasts will gather at Stars Gymnastics in Katy, Texas this weekend for the 2022 American Classic and Hopes Classic. Senior National Team member Ciena Alipio (Maplewood, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center) will headline a six-person senior field at the American Classic on Friday, July 8, while 19 other up-and-coming gymnasts will compete in the junior division. Nearly 50 athletes in the 11-12 and 13-14 age categories will be on the floor on Saturday July 9 as the Espoirs Classic concludes the two-day event.

American Classic is an opportunity for competing gymnasts to qualify for the 2022 USA Gymnastics Championships, taking place August 18-21 in Tampa, Florida. Athletes must achieve a minimum qualifying score of 50.50 for seniors or 49.50 for juniors. Team members and alternates from the 2020 Olympics and 2021 World Championships automatically qualify for the National Championship.

The Hopes Classic serves as a qualifier for the 2022 Hopes Championships taking place on July 28 in West Valley City, Utah. The top 18 gymnasts from each division who achieve the minimum qualifying score of 45.00 for athletes in the 13-14 age group and 42.50 for those in the 11-12 age group will advance.

All competition sessions will be broadcast live on FlipNow Powered by USA Gymnastics. American Classic kicks off Friday at 5:40 p.m. ET. Juniors and seniors will compete together in the same session. Saturday’s Espoirs Classic will be split into morning and afternoon sessions. Athletes in the 11-12 division will compete at 11:40 a.m. ET and gymnasts 13-14 will follow at 2:55 p.m. ET. Visit FlipNow.tv to learn more and subscribe.

Tickets can be purchased on site for $15.

The complete list of expected participants is presented below by competition.


California
Carsyn Coleman, Corona, CA/Precision Gymnastics, Junior
Jazmyn Jimenez, Santa Clarita, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, junior

Iowa
Christiane Popovich, West Des Moines, Iowa/Midwest Gymnastics Center, junior

Kansas
Amelia Disidore, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, senior

Maryland
Sydney Snyder, Annapolis, MD/First State Gymnastics, junior

Minnesota
Ciena Alipio, Maplewood, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, senior

Missouri
Eveylynn Lowe, Blue Springs, MO/Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Annalisa Milton, Lee’s Summit, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Malea Milton, Lee’s Summit, Missouri/Great American Gymnastics Express, junior
Marissa Neal, Blue Springs, MO/Great American Gymnastics Express, senior

Nebraska
Lexi Zeiss, Omaha, Neb./Twin City Twisters, senior

New Jersey
Adele Ossi, Annandale, NJ/Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, junior

New York
Kieryn Finnell, Pittsford, NY/Rochester Gymnastics Academy, junior

Ohio
Izzy Stassi, North Royalton, Ohio/Gym X-Treme, junior
Carly Weinberg, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, junior

Pennsylvania
Paige Wills, Phoenixville, PA/Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, junior.

South Dakota
Gabrielle Hardie, Sioux Falls, SD/Twin City Twisters, junior

Tennessee
Anabelle Dewey, Mount Juliet, Tenn. /ETC Gymnastics, Junior

Texas
Sage Bradford, Flower Mound, TX / WOGA Gymnastics, Junior
Dulcy Caylor, Spring, TX/World Champions Center, Junior
Adriana Consoli, Pearland, TX/Pearland Elite, senior
Taylor McMahon, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams, junior
Camryn Richardson, Pearland, TX/Pearland Elite, senior
Finley Weldon, Fairview, TX/WOGA Gymnastics, junior

Washington
Norah Christian, Bremerton, Wash./Cascade Elite West, junior



Arizona
Jaysha McClendon, Scottsdale, Ariz./Rebound Gymnastics West, 11-12

Arkansas
Lila Richardson, Springdale, Ark. / Gymnastics of Hopes and Dreams, 11-12

California
Iyla Adkins, Manhattan Beach, CA/Gymnastics Olympica USA, 11-12
Aaliyah Campos, Concord, CA/East Bay Gymnastics, 11-12
Ally Damelio, San Mateo, CA/San Mateo Gymnastics, 13-14
Aaliyah Oglesby, Cathedral City, CA/Precision Gymnastics, 13-14
Brooke Reingold, Van Nuys, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, 13-14
Danica Sedacca, Simi Valley, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA, 11-12

Florida
Avalie Brinn, Palm City, Fla./Boundless Gymnastics, 13-14
Autumn Moberg, Fort Pierce, Fla./Boundless Gymnastics, 13-14

Georgia
Isabella Anzola, Statham, GA/Georgia Elite Gymnastics, 11-12
Christina Shelton, Marietta, Ga./Top Notch Training Center, 13-14

Illinois
Tori Kitzmiller, Winfield, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 13-14
Ellie Mayer, Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 11-12
Gabi Ursu, Naperville, Ill./Naperville Gymnastics Club, 11-12

Iowa
Lyla Brewer, Tiffin, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest, 11-12
Greta Krob, Tipton, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest, 11-12

Maryland
Emlyn Thomson, Gaithersburg, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, 11-12
Camie Westerman, Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, 13-14
Trinity Wood, Waldorf, Md./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, 11-12

Michigan
Catherine Guy, Holt, Mich./Gym X-Treme, 13-14
Cailyn Waibel, Bay City, Mich./Bay Valley Academy, 11-12

Minnesota
Sophia Buechler, Rochester, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 11-12

Montana
Reese Esponda, Clancy, Mont./Roots Gymnastics, 13-14

Nebraska
Vivienne DeWater, Omaha, Neb./Omaha Gymnastics Academy, 11-12 Adalynn Westerman, Omaha, Neb./Omaha Gymnastics Academy, 11-12

New Jersey
Anna Tava, Hackettstown, NJ/Eastern Paramus National Academy, 13-14

North Carolina
Addy Fulcher, Dallas, NC/First in flight, 11-12

Ohio
Sadie Goldberg, Bexley, Ohio/Gym X-Treme, 13-14
Quinn Harris, Maineville, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, 11-12
Jazlene Pickens, Pickerington, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, 13-14

Oklahoma
Lailah Danzy, Tulsa, Okla./Pride Gymnastics Academy, 11-12

Rhode Island
Macey Silva, East Greenwich, RI/Aim High Academy, 11-12

Caroline from the south
Paisley Davis, Rock Hill, SC/First in flight, 13-14
Melora Johnson, Fort Mill, SC/Everest Gymnastics, 11-12
Daisy Lesperance, Fort Mill, SC/Everest Gymnastics, 11-12
Kenleigh Schraf, York, SC/First in flight, 11-12

Texas
Paityn Adams, Rowlett, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics, 13-14
Cori Blocker, Fulshear, TX/Cypress Gymnastics Academy, 13-14
Payton Chandler, Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics, 13-14
Brianna Heath, League City, TX/Pearland Elite, 11-12
Caroline Moreau, Keller, Texas Gymnastics/Texas Dreams, 11-12
Ava Morton, Houston, Texas/Stars Gymnastics Sports Center, 11-12
Lacie Saltzmann, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, 13-14

Utah
Cora Burke, Woods Cross, Utah/Olympus Gymnastics, 13-14
Amy Gonzalez, Salt Lake, Utah/All American Gymnastics, 13-14

Virginia
Charleigh Bullock, Spotsylvania, Va. / Capital National Gymnastics Training Center, 11-12
AmiaPugh-Banks, Newport News, Va. / World Class Gymnastics, 11-12

Wisconsin
Si Qi Gundrum, Kewaskum, Wis./Salto Gymnastics, 11-12


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