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Bross tops senior women's all-around rankings after first day of 2010 Visa Championships
posted on 08/12/2010

Rebecca Bross
© John Cheng

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 12, 2010 – Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, finished the first day atop the senior all-around rankings with a score of 60.400 at the 2010 Visa Championships at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. The final day of senior women’s competition is Saturday, Aug. 14. The men’s competition wraps up on Friday, Aug. 13, and competition in rhythmic gymnastics continues through Saturday.

Bross scored a 15.000 on vault for her double-twisting Yurchenko; a 15.150 on uneven bars; a 15.500 on balance beam complete with her standing Arabian and double Arabian dismount; and a score of 14.750 in the floor exercise. On both uneven bars and balance beam, Bross had the highest score of the meet.

“I am going to do the exact same thing on Saturday that I did today, with some improvements,” said Bross, who was second in the all-around at the 2009 World Championships. “This is one piece of the puzzle on the way to Worlds.”

Mattie Larson of Los Angeles/All Olympia finished second in the all-around with a score of 58.200. Larson scored a 15.000 on her Yurchenko double-full vault and on floor exercise, where her double layout mount helped secure the top score of the day on that event.

Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s Gymnastics, finished in third place in the all-around with a score of 57.550, with vault (15.050) as her highest score of the day. She also earned a 13.650 on uneven bars; a 14.200 on balance beam; and a 14.650 on floor exercise.

2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's, claimed the top score on vault with a combined average of 15.350 for her front-handspring-front Rudi and a double twisting Yurchenko.

2008 Olympic team silver-medalist and 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's Gymnastics, only competed in balance beam and scored a 13.150.

The U.S. women’s senior champion will be determined by the combined scores from today and Saturday, Aug. 14.

Universal Sports will televise live the men’s and women’s senior competition on Aug. 12-13, respectively, on its television network and website, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Live, prime-time coverage of the final day of the women’s competition on NBC Sports begins at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14. NBC Sports will broadcast action from the men’s competition at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 15. 1984 Olympic gold-medalist Tim Daggett, Olympian Elfi Schlegel, Andrea Joyce and Al Trautwig are the announce team for both the NBC and Universal Sports broadcasts.

Hosted by 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin and three-time Olympian John Roethlisberger, “Around the Gym” will be a fun and informative way for TV viewers to see additional interviews and commentary from the Visa Championships. “Around the Gym” will air prior to the Universal Sports telecast on Aug. 12-13 and after competition concludes on Universal Sports on Aug. 12-14.

To find a Universal Sports channel in a specific area, go to http://www.universalsports.com/tv-listings/Zip_Code_Finder.html. On the Web, live coverage will be available on both www.usagym.org and www.universalsports.com.

The Visa Championships determine the U.S. champions and the national team for each discipline for both the junior and senior elite levels in four disciplines. Tickets are on sale now and available through all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, go to www.usagym.org.

Held at the Connecticut Convention Center, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is the annual gathering of professional members that offers educational and business sessions, a large exhibitor’s hall and other business and educational opportunities. The National Congress is staged in conjunction with the Visa Championships.

2010 Visa Championships - Women Day 1
XL Center
Hartford, Conn.
Aug. 12, 2010
Senior women’s gymnastics – first of two days

All-Around
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 60.400
2. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 58.200
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 57.550
4. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 57.150
5. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 56.800
5. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 56.800
7. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 56.050
8. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 54.700
9. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 54.550
10. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 53.900
11. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 53.750
12. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 53.100
13. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 52.550
13. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 52.550
15. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 51.950
16. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 51.250
17. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 51.200
18. Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla., 42.800
19. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 42.750
20. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 30.500
21. Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 14.150
22. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., 13.150

Vault
1. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 15.350
2. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 15.100
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 15.050
4. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 15.000
4. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 15.000
6. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 14.775
7. Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla., 14.750
8. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 14.600
9. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 14.550
10. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 14.300
11. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 14.275
12. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 14.250
13. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 14.050
14. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 14.000
14. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 14.000
14. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.000
14. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 14.000
18. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 13.850
19. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.750
20. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 13.650

Uneven bars
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 15.150
2. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 15.000
3. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 14.800
4. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.750
5. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 14.650
6. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 14.200
7. Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 14.150
8. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 14.000
9. Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla., 13.900
10. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.800
11. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 13.650
12. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 13.500
13. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 13.300
14. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 13.200
14. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 13.200
16. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 13.050
17. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 12.900
18. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 12.850
19. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 12.500
20. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 12.050

Balance beam
1. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 15.500
2. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 14.850
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 14.200
4. Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla., 14.150
4. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 14.150
6. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 14.000
7. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 13.800
8. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 13.550
9. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 13.500
10. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 13.400
11. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 13.350
12. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 13.300
13. Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., 13.150
14. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 12.800
15. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 12.750
15. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 12.750
17. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 12.600
18. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 12.550
19. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 12.300
20. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 10.600

Floor exercise
1. Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif., 15.000
2. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 14.750
3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 14.650
4. Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., 14.500
5. Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., 14.350
6. Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas, 14.100
7. Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, 14.000
7. Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., 14.000
9. Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., 13.800
10. Vanessa Zamarripa, Shiloh, Ill., 13.700
10. Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., 13.700
12. Briley Casanova, Plano, Texas, 13.450
13. Georgia Dabritz, Newburyport, Mass., 13.200
14. Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., 12.800
15. Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 12.550
16. Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., 12.350
16. Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, 12.350
18. Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., 11.300