2023 American Classic

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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.

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USAG’s Instagram with full sr/jr/hopes roster:
 
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Ella Kate Parker is interesting, she’s not on the US Classic roster.

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

 
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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.
 
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Junior AA winner’s bars, Kieryn Finnel.



Reese Esponda’s floor:

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