The Secret US Classics Are Here!


Picture from USA Gymnastics

After an Olympic year, the wait between US Elite meets can seem like a lifetime! But the time has come, the Secret US Classics are here!

The Classics are the final chance for athletes to qualify for the US National Championships in August. Some of the competitors will be making that last bid. The rest will use it as a tune-up meet before National Championships. Many of them tend not to compete in the all-around, so it will be interesting to see who competes what!

There are a few Seniors who I am excited to see. McKayla and Kyla are back and if their training videos show us anything it is that they are better than ever. Brenna Dowell looks like a dark horse for this year, so I am excited to see what she will bring to the table. With the two who were expected to lead the pack out with injury- Katelyn Ohashi, Elizabeth Price- and Jordyn, Aly and Gabby waiting to return until next year, the all-around title is anyone’s guess. I however, am super excited to see the Juniors. There is an awful lot of talented girls in that bunch and the competition there will be fierce.

Here is all the info from USA gymnastics about how to follow this weekend.

Web video coverage

  • Live podium training coverage. There will be a live stream of both junior (8:30 a.m. CT) and senior (11 a.m. CT) podium training from the Secret U.S. Classic on Friday, July 26. The stream will be available on SecretClassic.com/live.
  • Live competition coverage. On Saturday, July 27, there will be a live stream of the both the junior and senior competition with commentary and analysis from 1996 Olympic gold-medalist Amanda Borden and 2007 World team champion Samantha Peszek. Junior competition begins at 1 p.m. CT with senior action getting underway at 6 p.m. CT. The stream will be available on our Secret Classic live coverage page.
  • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the Secret Classic, including every competition routine, after the conclusion of the event, interviews from media day and post-competition, and clips from podium training.

Ways to follow

  • Online. The Secret U.S. Classic is easier than ever to follow online. Schedules, general event information, start lists, live scoring and more are available at secretclassic.com, which is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices. Click here for live scoring.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including videos and photos, from the Secret U.S. Classic on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the 2013 Secret Classic, #SecretClassic.

Here is a complete list of the expected competitors at the 2013 Secret US Classics.

PARTICIPATING ATHLETES
(Subject to change)

Seniors

Name Club Current Residence
Kennedy Baker Texas Dreams Gymnastics Flower Mound, TX
Simone Biles Bannon’s Gymnastix Inc. Spring, TX
Lacy Dagen San Mateo Gymnastics Pleasanton, CA
Madison Desch Great American Gymn. Express Lenexa, KS
Brenna Dowell Great American Gymn. Express Odessa, MO
Peyton Ernst Texas Dreams Gymnastics Coppell, TX
Rachel Gowey Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute Urbandale, IA
Ariana Guerra Texas Dreams Gymnastics League City, TX
Madison Kocian WOGA Gymnastics Dallas, TX
Erin Macadaeg San Mateo Gymnastics Redwood City, CA
McKayla Maroney All Olympia AOGC Long Beach, CA
Grace McLaughlin WOGA Gymnastics Allen, TX
Abigail Milliet Denton Gymnastics Academy Denton, TX
Maggie Nichols Twin City Twisters Little Canada, MN
Lexie Priessman Cincinnati Gymnastics Cincinnati, OH
Kyla Ross Gym-Max Gymnastics Aliso Viejo, CA
Mykayla Skinner Desert Lights Gymnastics Gilbert, AZ

Juniors

Name Club Current Residence
Ariana Agrapides MG Elite Bayville, NJ
Simone Banen North Stars Gymnastics Academy Wyckoff, NJ
Alyssa Baumann WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Vanasia Bradley Splitz Gymnastics Lincoln Park, MI
Jordan Chiles Naydenov Gymnastics Inc. Vancouver, WA
Nadia Cho WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Bridget Dean Orlando Metro Gymnastics Fort Myers, FL
Nia Dennis Buckeye Gymnastics Westerville, OH
Christina Desiderio Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Hackettstown, NJ
Asia Dewalt WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Kennedi Edney Precision Gymnastics Chino, CA
Lauren Farley WOGA Gymnastics Dallas, TX
Bailey Ferrer Orlando Metro Gymnastics Orlando, FL
Norah Flatley Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute Cumming, IA
Jazmyn Foberg MG Elite Bayville, NJ
Ashley Foss North Stars Gymnastics Academy Towaco, NJ
Molly Frack Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Nazareth, PA
Megan Freed Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Bethlehem, PA
Emily Gaskins Cincinnati Gymnastics Coral Springs, FL
Felicia Hano West Coast Elite Gymnastics San Gabriel, CA
Lauren Hernandez Monmouth Gymnastics Old Bridge, NJ
Veronica Hults Texas Dreams Gymnastics Coppell, TX
Amelia Hundley Cincinnati Gymnastics Hamilton, OH
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics Groveland, FL
Bailie Key Texas Dreams Gymnastics Montgomery, TX
Alonza Klopfer North Stars Gymnastics Academy Boonton, NJ
Taylor Lawson Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Macungie, PA
Alexandra Marks Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Cushing, OK
Hope Masiado Girls In Co-Operation Gymnastics Training Center I Bethlehem, PA
Emily Muhlenhaupt Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Center Castle Rock, CO
Lauren Navarro Charter Oak Gymnastics La Verne, CA
Maile O’Keefe Academy of Gymnastics – Salcianu Gymnastics Las Vegas, NV
Samantha Ogden WOGA Gymnastics Allen, TX
Abby Paulson Twin City Twisters Coon Rapids, MN
Gabrielle Perea Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC Geneva, IL
Grace Quinn Texas Dreams Gymnastics Arlington, TX
Lexy Ramler KidSport, LLC St. Michael, MN
Melissa Reinstadtler Rebound Gymnastics Inc. Brick, NJ
Alexandria Ruiz ACE Gymnastics Lake Mary, FL
Emily Schild Everest Gymnastics Huntersville, NC
Polina Shchennikova Tigar Arvada, CO
Megan Skaggs Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta Marietta, GA
Ragan Smith Northwind Gymnastics Center Inc. Dacula, GA
Deanne Soza Arete Gymnastics Orem, UT
Alexis Vasquez Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute West Des Moines, IA
Grace Waguespack ACE Gymnastics Longwood, FL

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