2023 American Classic

Takes place July 8/9th. Melanie DJDS and Kayla DiCello are on the roster. Ella Kate Parker on the roster for the juniors; I’m interested to see how she looks cause the downward trajectory since winning Jr pan Ams has been morbidly fascinating.

USAG’s Instagram with full sr/jr/hopes roster: https://www.instagram.com/p/CuIFOjOuPvL/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Ella Kate Parker is interesting, she’s not on the US Classic roster.

N/m, I see she is on the updated roster.

I had forgotten this hadn’t happened already.

What gym is Ella Kate with right now?

CGA.

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Junior live scores: MyUSAGym

Any place to see start lists?

Reese Esponda posted about having a new floor, choreography by Betty Okino, but it isn’t ready yet I believe.

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Junior start list: https://myusagym.com/meets/live/86421/session/3/startList/

Senior start list: MyUSAGym

And just as a reminder that start lists also have d and e score breakdowns

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Juniors need a 50.00 all around to qualify to nationals. That’s a 12.5 average.

Seniors need a 51.00 AA (12.75), 39.00 3-event (13.00), or 26.40 2-event (13.20). Those who attempt all around but fall short can qualify as a 2 or 3 event specialist if they meet the score criteria.

Yay Reese! 13 on floor. I expect it’s one of her strengths since she was awarded most difficult tumbling at a recent camp.

I’m excited for her. She’s the first Montanan in 40 years to get to elite. One more good score and she will be qualified for Nationals.

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That’s really neat!

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She only needs a 11.250 on beam. Hopefully she can stay on.

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It’s doable. Her Winter Cup beam was 11.85.

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She’s really improving. 13.05 for beam

eta: I think she recently added the standing Arabian.

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Juniors who met the qualifying score:
Kieryn Finnell
Tatum Drusch
Claire Pease
Reese Esponda
Isabella Anzola
Maliha Tressel
Ally Damelio
Sage Bradford
Nicole Desmond
Camie Westerman

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This isn’t being broadcast anywhere?

I don’t believe there has ever been coverage of American Classic (in recent years sometimes the senior lineup is literally only 3 to 5 athletes), but USAG is providing streams this year on FlipNow. Proceeds go to USA Gymnastics Athlete Support Programs.

Ah, i forgot about flipnow. Wonder if that is more profitable than just monetizing a youtube stream?

I paid for Flipnow for just this month. You can cancel any time. 9.99 is what I paid. Some books and movies cost more than that but I will cancel after today.

Junior AA winner’s bars, Kieryn Finnel.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CudrMwju22v/?igshid=MTIzZWMxMTBkOA==

Reese Esponda’s floor: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CueTR-PLFB5/?igshid=MTIzZWMxMTBkOA==

I’m not sure if that’s Betty Okino’s choreography but it is different music than her Winter Cup routine.