Covergirl Classic 2011

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The roster was released last night for the Covergirl Classic which will take place on July 23rd at the UIC Pavillion on the University Of Illinois, Chicago.

The competition features both new and old stars from USA Gymnastics. Shawn Johnson will make her highly anticipated comeback and we will see many USA gymnasts whom we have not seen since Worlds 2010. Johnson and fellow veteran Chelsie Memmel who will also compete will use the Classics as a springboard to the Visa Championships in August. Bross, Raisman, Sacramone, Wieber and Caquatto, current national team members will use the competition as somewhat of a warm up towards the Visa’s. Johnson hopes to compete on three apparatus in her first competition back since returning from injury.You can read an update on a lot of the USA girls here in the lead up to the Covergirl Classic and Visa’s.

It’s a fantastic roster, I cannot wait for the competition. Where is Mattie Larson though? Larson, Sloan and Liukin are not listed as competing.Larson has already qualified but is not listed, the same goes for Ivana Hong, Samantha Shapiro, Kyra Hunter, Cassie Whitcomb and Chelsea Davis. Bridget Sloan is currently recovering from injury.

California

  • Sophina DeJesus, Temecula, Calif., SCEGA Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Madison Howlett, Murrieta, Calif., SCEGA Gymnastics, Junior Pre-Elite
  • McKayla Maroney, Laguna Niguel, Calif., All Olympia AOGC, Senior International
  • Mary Maxwell, Elk Grove, Calif., Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Jaclyn McCartin, West Covina, Calif., West Coast Elite Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Hallie Mossett, Los Angeles, Calif., West Coast Elite Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Lauren Navarro, La Verne, Calif., Gliders – Charter Oak Gymnastics, Hopes
  • Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Gym-Max Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Jasmine Vallejo, Fontana, Calif., Precision Gymnastics, Hopes

Colorado

  • Claire Hammen, Loveland, Colo., GK Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Brandie Jay, Ft Collins, Colo., GK Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Polina Shchennikova, Colorado Springs, Colo., International Gymnastics Academy of the Rockies, Junior International

Florida

  • Jasmine Kaufman, St. Petersburg, Fla., LaFleur’s Gymnastics Largo, Hopes
  • Aja-Monet Sims, Orlando, Fla., Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics, Senior International

Georgia

  • Amanda Huang, Roswell, Ga., Northwind Gymnastics Center Inc., Junior International
  • Megan Skaggs, Marietta, Ga., Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta, Hopes

Illinois

  • Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Senior International
  • Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Senior International
  • Anna Li, Aurora, Ill., Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Senior International
  • Wesley Stephenson, Plainfield, Ill., Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC, Hopes

Iowa

  • Shawn Johnson, West DesMoines, Iowa, Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, Senior International
  • Keely McNeer, West Des Moines, Iowa, Gymsports America and Miss Kim’s Gymnastics, Junior International

Kansas

  • Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., Great American Gymnastics Express, Junior International

Massachusetts

  • Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, Senior International

Michigan

  • Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., Gedderts Twistars USA, Senior International

Minnesota

  • Jessie DeZiel, Rogers, Minn., Twin City Twisters, Senior International
  • Abby Paulson, Coon Rapids, Minn., Twin City Twisters, Hopes

Missouri

  • Claire Boyce, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., Great American Gymn. Express, Junior International
  • Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., Great American Gymn. Express, Junior International

New Jersey

  • Julianna Drapkin, Aberdeen, N.J., Monmouth Gymnastic Academy Inc., Junior Pre-Elite
  • Ashley Foss, Towaco, N.J., North Stars Gymnastics Academy, Junior International
  • Alonza Klopfer, Boonton, N.J., North Stars Gymnastics Academy, Junior Pre-Elite

New York

  • Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., Dynamic Gymnastics, Senior International

Nevada

  • Nichelle Christopherson, Reno, Nev., Byers Gymnastics Center – Elk Grove, Junior International

Ohio

  • Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Nia Dennis, New Albany, Ohio, Buckeye Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Sydney Doggette, Pickerington, Ohio, Buckeye Gymnastics, Hopes
  • Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Amanda Jetter, Milford, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Jenna Swartzentruber, Centerburg, Ohio, Buckeye Gymnastics, Hopes

Oklahoma

  • Alexandra Marks, Cushing, Okla., Dynamo Gymnastics, Junior International

Oregon

  • Casey Magee, Eugene, Ore., Capital Gymnastics Super Center, Senior International

Pennsylvania

  • Lauren Beers, Warren Center, Pa., Southern Tier Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Hope Masiado, Bethlehem, Pa., Girls In Co-Operation Gymnastics Training Center Inc., Hopes
  • Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, Junior International
  • Elena Spengler, Bethlehem, Pa., Girls In Co-Operation Gymnastics training center inc., Hopes

Texas

  • Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Simone Biles, Spring, Texas, Bannon’s Gymnastix Inc., Junior International
  • Mackenzie Brannan, Austin, Texas, Capital Gymnastics Super Center, Junior International
  • Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Peyton Ernst, Coppell, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Ericha Fassbender, Katy, Texas, Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Junior International
  • Ariana Guerra, League City, Texas, Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Junior International
  • Jessica Howe, Plano, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Veronica Hults, Allen, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Sophia Lee, Plano, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Nicole Lehrmann, Cedar Park, Texas, Capital Gymnastics Super Center, Junior International
  • Grace McLaughlin, Allen, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics, Senior International
  • Shannon McNatt, Houston, Texas, Stars Gymnastics Training Center-Houston, Junior International
  • Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Samantha Partyka, Katy, Texas, Champions Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Jordan Stavrou, Dallas, Texas, Eagles Wings Athletics, Junior International
  • Macy Toronjo, Huntsville, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • Kiana Winston, Forth Worth, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics, Junior International
  • McKenzie Wofford, McKinney, Texas, Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy, Senior International

Utah

  • Khyla Pottenger, Saratoga Springs, Utah, Arete Gymnastics, Hopes

Virginia

  • Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, Senior International

Wisconsin

  • Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis., M and M Gymnastics, Senior International

Universal Sports will broadcast the event on TV at 8pm – 10pm Eastern time on July 23rd. A repeat will be broadcast at 11pm – 1am that night. Hopefully there will be somewhere online that those of us outside of the USA will be able to watch.

3 Comments

  1. Cam says:

    At one point, I recall reading on IG or someplace that Ivana Hong and Samantha Shapiro have retired from elite gymnastics and both will begin studying and training at Stanford in the fall.

    Kytra Hunter is assumed to be partaking in workouts at the University of Florida with teammate Marissa King.

    Cassie Whitcomb has retired from elite gymnastics to begin at UCLA, and Chelsea Davis will be starting at the University of Georgia.

    Hope that helps!

  2. Admin says:

    You’re right, I do remember reading that they have retired!

  3. Blake says:

    Larson is still competing and Bridget was originally gooing to not compete at nats and put in a petition for selection but has decided to heal her shoulders and train for college. My friend said he heard this on a blog. It is sad though. Larson Has upgraded bars and beam.

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