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Ross leads after first day of junior women's competition at 2010 Visa Championships
posted on 08/12/2010

Kyla Ross
© Scott Einius

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 12, 2010 - After the first day of competition, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif., leads the junior all-around competition at the 2010 Visa Championships in Hartford, Conn., with a score of 57.900. The second day of the cumulative junior women's all-around is Saturday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m.

Ross, who trains at Gym-Max Gymnastics, led the field, scoring a 15.200 on vault for her double-twisting Yurchenko; 14.050 on bars; 14.450 on beam, and 14.20 on floor, which included a tucked full-twisting double back and a double Arabian. Ross is the defending Junior National Champion.

"I was very happy with how I did today," said Ross. "I'm going to clean up bars, beam and floor landings for my next competition."

Katelyn Ohashi of Plano, Texas/ WOGA, finished second in the all-around with a score of 56.850. Her highest score of the day was on vault where she scored a 14.750 for a Yurchenko double full. Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./ Excalibur Gymnastics, finished third with an all-around total of 56.450.

The top scorers on each event included Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./ Geddert's Twistars, on vault for her Yurchenko two-and-a-half twist that scored a 16.00, the highest score of the day. Ross posted the top score on bars (14.050) for her routine which included a Yeager and double layout dismount. Kennedy Baker of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams, had the highest beam score of the day at 14.800, which included a standing Arabian, a front aerial to flip flop layout series and a double Arabian dismount. Sarah Finnegan of Lake Latawanna, Mo./ GAGE, had the highest floor exercise score, posting a 14.500 for a routine that included a double Arabian, one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half twist, and a double tuck dismount.

Wieber competed in three of the four events but scratched her last event, floor, due to a score ankle.

The U.S. junior champions will be determined by the combined scores from today and Saturday, Aug. 14. The senior women's competition is in the evening on both Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. The men's competition wraps up on Aug. 13, with rhythmic gymnastics competing through Saturday.

Photos by John Cheng and Diane Bidermann

2010 Visa Championships
XL Center
Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 12, 2010
Junior Women Day 1 Results

Junior Women's All-Around
1. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 57.900
2. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 56.850
3. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 56.450
4. McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 55.800
5. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 55.750
5. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 55.750
7. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 55.550
8. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 55.250
9. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 55.150
10. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 55.050
11. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 55.000
11. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 55.000
13. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 54.550
14. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 54.050
15. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 53.850
16. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 53.800
17. Desi Borgese, Los Gatos, Calif., 53.650
18. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 53.450
19. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 53.300
20. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 53.250
21. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 53.050
22. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 52.650
23. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 52.350
24. Maddie Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 52.250
25. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 52.050
26. Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, 51.950
27. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 51.850
28. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 51.800
29. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 51.650
30. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 51.450
31. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 51.300
32. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 51.100
33. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 50.900
34. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 50.750
35. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 50.600
36. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 50.150
37. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 50.050
38. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 49.700
39. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 49.400
40. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 49.000
41. Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J., 48.800
42. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 38.900
43. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 38.100

Women's Vault
1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 16.000
2. McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 15.900
3. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 15.600
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.200
5. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.950
6. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.900
7. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.750
8. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 14.550
9. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 14.500
10. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 14.300
10. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 14.300
10. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 14.300
13. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 14.200
13. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 14.200
13. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 14.200
16. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 14.150
17. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 14.100
18. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.050
19. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 14.000
20. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 13.900
21. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.800
22. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.750
22. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 13.750
24. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 13.700
24. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.700
24. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 13.700
27. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 13.600
27. Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, 13.600
29. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 13.550
29. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 13.550
29. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 13.550
32. Desi Borgese, Los Gatos, Calif., 13.450
32. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 13.450
34. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.400
35. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 13.200
36. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 13.150
37. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.100
38. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 12.950
38. Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J., 12.950
40. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 12.900
41. Maddie Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 12.650
42. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.600
43. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 12.300

Women's Uneven Bars
1. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.050
2. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 14.000
3. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 13.900
4. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 13.750
4. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 13.750
6. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 13.700
7. Desi Borgese, Los Gatos, Calif., 13.650
7. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 13.650
9. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 13.600
10. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 13.450
10. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 13.450
12. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 13.400
13. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 13.350
13. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 13.350
13. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.350
16. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.250
17. Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, 13.150
18. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.050
19. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.000
19. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 13.000
21. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 12.950
21. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 12.950
23. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 12.900
24. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 12.700
24. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 12.700
26. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.650
27. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 12.600
28. Maddie Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 12.400
29. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 12.250
30. Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J., 12.100
30. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 12.100
32. McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 12.050
33. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 11.900
34. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 11.700
35. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 11.650
36. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 11.550
37. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 11.500
38. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 11.250
39. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 11.200
39. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 11.200
41. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 11.150
42. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 10.650
43. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 10.550

Women's Balance Beam
1. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.800
2. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.600
3. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.450
4. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 14.300
5. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 14.200
6. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.150
7. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 13.950
8. McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 13.850
9. Maddie Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 13.750
10. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.500
11. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.450
12. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 13.350
12. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 13.350
12. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 13.350
15. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 13.300
16. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 13.200
17. Desi Borgese, Los Gatos, Calif., 13.150
17. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 13.150
17. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 13.150
20. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.050
20. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 13.050
22. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 13.000
22. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 13.000
24. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 12.900
25. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 12.850
25. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 12.850
27. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 12.800
28. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 12.700
29. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 12.650
30. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 12.600
31. Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, 12.550
31. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 12.550
33. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 12.300
34. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 12.250
35. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 12.200
36. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 12.150
37. Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J., 12.100
38. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 12.050
39. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 11.650
40. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 11.300
41. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 11.100
42. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 10.300
43. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 0.000

Women's Floor Exercise
1. Sarah Finnegan, Lake Latawanna, Mo., 14.500
2. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., 14.400
3. Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, 14.250
4. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.200
5. Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.000
5. Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, 14.000
5. McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 14.000
8. Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, 13.850
9. McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, 13.800
10. Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, 13.650
10. Claire Boyce, Lee's Summit, Mo., 13.650
12. Lauren Marinez, Orlando, Fla., 13.600
12. Peyton Ernst, Lewisville, Texas, 13.600
12. Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, 13.600
12. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 13.600
12. Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, 13.600
12. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 13.600
18. Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, 13.550
18. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 13.550
18. Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.550
18. Napualani Hall, Olathe, Kan., 13.550
22. Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, 13.500
23. Abigail Milliet, Denton, Texas, 13.450
23. Maddie Desch, Lenexa, Kan., 13.450
23. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.450
26. Desi Borgese, Los Gatos, Calif., 13.400
27. Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas, 13.350
27. Talia Chiarelli, Lexington, Mass., 13.350
29. Devin Sheridan, Temecula, Calif., 13.150
30. Megan Jimenez, Temecula, Calif., 13.050
30. Mary Maxwell, Germantown, Tenn., 13.050
32. Grace Williams, Linden, Mich., 12.950
32. Rachel Daum, Katy, Texas, 12.950
34. Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., 12.900
35. Jessica Wang, Chino Hills, Calif., 12.850
35. Stefani Catour, Phoenix, Ariz., 12.850
37. Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, 12.650
38. Elizabeth LeDuc, Plano, Texas, 12.600
39. Alyssa Shermetaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., 12.350
40. Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., 12.300
41. Emma Sibson, Allen, Texas, 12.000
42. Kellie Wanamaker, Washington, N.J., 11.650
43. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 0.000