American Classics- First of Two National Qualifiers

This Saturday, May 30, the 2015 American Classics will be held at the Karolyi Ranch. The meet is the first of two qualifiers for the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships. The USA Gymnastics’ national championships, to be held in Indianapolis, Aug. 13-16 are the pinnacle competition for gymnasts in the USA, and an important stepping stone to qualifying to the World Championship team. In the past, rising stars have made their debut at this competition. Last year, Jasmine Foberg won this event. She went on to win the 2014 Junior National title.

There are many avenues for gymnasts to qualify to the P&G Championship. The most common is by earning a 54.0 (seniors) or a 52.5 (juniors) in the all-around at the American Classic or the Secret U.S. Classics, which will be held later this summer. For event specialists, senior athletes can also qualify by earning a three-event score of 41.25 or a two-event score of 28.0 at either of these events.

The complete roster for the American Classic is as follows.

Shania Adams, Plain City, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics
Elena Arenas, Bishop, Ga./Georgia Elite
Rachel Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Aria Brusch, Forest Park, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Christina Desiderio, Hackettstown, N.J./Parkettes
Olivia Dunne, Hillsdale, N.J./Eastern National Academy of Paramus
Colbi Flory, Rockwall, Texas/Texas Dreams
Margzetta Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes
Megan Freed, Bethlehem, Pa./Parkettes
Anna Huber, Rochester, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State
Shilese Jones, Covington, Wash./Buckeye Gymnastics
Hannah Joyner, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa Gym-Nest
Alaina Kwan, Cypress, Calif./AOGC
Emma Malabuyo, San Jose, Calif./Texas Dreams
Maggie Musselman, Crownsville, Md./Hills
Tienna Nguyen, Allen, Texas/Zenith
Maile O’Keefe, Las Vegas, Nev./Academy of Gymnastics-Salcianu
Adriana Popp, Easton, Pa./Girls Co-op
Lexy Ramler, St. Michael, Minn./Kidsport
Madison Rau, Cypress, Texas/World Champions Centre
Makenzie Sedlacek, West Chicago, Ill./IGI
Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./Tigar
Polina Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./Tigar
Deanne Soza, Orem, Utah/Arete
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige
Abigail Walker, Carrollton, Texas/Texas Dreams
Anastasia Webb, Morton Grove, Ill./IGI

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