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.
(Subject to change)
|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|
|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|