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Pegg 'Very Honored' to Compete at American Cup
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Canada's Dominique Pegg told IG that competing in the Tyson American Cup next month "fits in very well" with her busy meet season.

Pegg at the 2007 Romanian International

Pegg, who won the Elite Canada title last December, is scheduled to compete in her first senior international competition Saturday at the WOGA Classic in Texas. She turned 16 on Jan. 8.

She was invited to compete on March 6 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., where the other female competitors wiill include world all-around silver medalist Rebecca Bross (U.S.), Elsa Garcia (Mexico), Ariella Käslin (Switzerland), Elisabeth Seitz (Germany), Yuko Shintake (Japan) and Claudia Voicu (Romania).

"When I first received the news that I was invited to attend the American Cup, I knew this was a major competition, but it didn’t really hit me right away," Pegg said. "Once it sunk in I started looking into it a lot more, then I got very excited. I realized how prestigious this competition really was, and I felt very honored to be a part of this experience."

Pegg said the American Cup is a good warm-up for other events this spring.

"I was preparing for the Gymnix International, which is in Montreal and is the same weekend as American Cup," said Pegg, who is coached by Dave and Liz Brubaker at Bluewater Gymnastics Club in Sarnia, Ont. "I am also preparing for the Pacific Rim Championships (April 29-May 2 in Melbourne), so the American Cup fits in very well with my competition plan."

Pegg said she is looking forward to the American Cup as a unique opportunity in its own right.

"The main focus for me is to get the most experience at this level of competition that I possibly can, perform my routines like I would every day in my gym and enjoy the moment," she told IG.

Read more on Pegg in the March 2010 issue of International Gymnast magazine.

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