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Raisman Defends Classic Title; Liukin Back on Beam
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Two-time world team member Alexandra Raisman (Brestyan's) defended her title Saturday at the U.S. Classic in Chicago.


Alexandra Raisman (Brestyan's)

Raisman scored 60.35 to take the all-around title over first-year senior Kyla Ross of Gym-Max (59.80) and Kennedy Baker of Texas Dreams (56.80).

"I'm so happy," Raisman said. "I feel really confident – I've been working really hard and I'm glad it paid off."

The domestic event is the final women's qualification competition to the 2012 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, June 7-10 in St. Louis.

Several gymnasts already qualified to the U.S. championships used the competition as a warm-up. Gabrielle Douglas (Chow's) had the top mark on uneven bars with 15.70 while world champion Jordyn Wieber had the best score on balance beam with 15.00. World vault champion McKayla Maroney was once again untouchable on her specialty, vaulting her usual impeccable Amanar along with a new Mustafina vault (Yurchenko half-on, handspring layout front full off).

2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin made her return to competition after nearly a three-year break. Liukin, who last competed at the 2009 U.S. Championships in Dallas, tied for third on balance beam with 14.900. She plans to compete both balance beam and uneven bars in St. Louis.

Texan Simone Biles won the junior all-around title, capped off by a 16.05 on vault for an outstanding Amanar.

External Link: USA Gymnastics

2012 Secret U.S. Classic
May 26, Chicago

Senior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Alexandra Raisman Brestyan's 6.5 15.65 5.9 14.35 6.3 15.00 6.5 15.35 60.35
2. Kyla Ross Gym-Max 6.5 15.30 6.4 15.45 6.0 14.70 5.5 14.35 59.80
3. Kennedy Baker Texas Dreams 5.0 13.90 6.4 14.60 6.0 14.35 5.5 13.95 56.80
4. Sabrina Vega Dynamic 5.3 14.10 5.9 14.00 6.0 13.45 6.0 14.85 56.40
5. Elizabeth Price Parkettes 6.5 15.65 6.2 14.80 4.7 12.25 5.9 12.75 55.45
6. Brandie Jay GK 5.8 14.55 6.2 14.35 5.5 12.45 5.4 13.65 55.00
7. Brianna Brown Cincinnati 5.3 13.65 5.9 13.75 5.4 13.25 5.5 13.40 54.05
8. Anna Li Legacy Elite 5.0 13.60 6.5 14.15 5.5 13.90 4.4 11.85 53.50
9. Mackenzie Brannan Capital 5.3 13.45 6.1 14.00 4.9 13.15 5.4 12.70 53.30
10. Amanda Jetter Cincinnati 5.3 12.80 5.9 13.85 5.5 12.95 5.5 13.50 53.10
11. Grace McLaughlin WOGA 5.3 12.85 5.3 13.50 5.4 13.35 5.3 12.95 52.65
12. Abigail Milliet Denton 5.3 13.80 5.3 11.75 5.8 13.50 5.3 12.60 51.65
13. Gabrielle Douglas Chow's 6.6 15.70 6.3 14.40 6.0 14.85 44.95
14. Sarah Finnegan GAGE 5.8 14.10 6.7 14.90 6.2 15.20 44.20
15. Casey Jo Magee Capital 5.0 13.35 5.1 13.20 5.8 13.45 40.00
16. McKenzie Wofford Zenith Elite 5.3 13.35 5.2 11.95 6.0 14.50 39.80
17. McKayla Maroney All Olympia 6.5 16.10 5.6 13.80 29.90
18. Jordyn Wieber Gedderts 6.1 14.25 6.1 15.00 29.25
19. Rebecca Bross WOGA 6.5 15.30 6.2 13.20 28.50
20. Nastia Liukin WOGA 6.0 14.90 14.90
21. Chellsie Memmel M&M 5.9 11.95 11.95

Junior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Simone Biles Bannon's 6.5 16.05 5.2 13.50 5.6 14.05 5.6 14.55 58.15
2. Madison Desch GAGE 5.8 14.70 5.5 13.55 6.0 14.55 5.7 14.55 57.35
3. Amelia Hundley Cincinnati 5.8 14.45 5.8 14.10 5.9 14.45 5.6 14.25 57.25
4. Lexie Priessman Cincinnati 6.5 14.15 5.8 13.95 5.6 14.30 6.1 14.65 57.05
5. Bailie Key Texas Dreams 5.8 14.40 5.3 13.90 5.6 14.15 5.8 14.15 56.60
6. Peyton Ernst Texas Dreams 5.8 14.25 5.8 13.70 6.1 13.75 5.9 13.30 55.00
7. Ariana Guerra Texas Dreams 5.3 13.40 5.6 14.10 5.6 12.95 5.7 13.60 54.05
8. Veronica Hults Texas Dreams 5.0 13.00 5.8 13.60 5.6 14.30 5.0 12.40 53.30
9. Polina Shchennikova Tigar 5.0 13.30 6.1 14.40 5.4 12.45 5.0 12.90 53.05
10. Megan Skaggs Gym Acad Atlanta 5.0 13.30 4.6 12.60 5.4 13.25 5.2 13.40 52.55
11. Lauren Hernandez Monmouth 5.0 13.40 3.9 11.20 5.6 14.00 5.4 13.90 52.50
12. Maggie Nichols Twin City Twisters 5.3 13.95 5.5 11.60 5.3 13.55 5.4 13.30 52.40
13. Ashley Foss North Stars 5.0 13.05 4.3 12.00 5.4 13.80 5.2 13.40 52.25
14. Lacy Dagen San Mateo 5.3 13.85 4.8 12.85 5.0 11.80 5.3 13.35 51.85
14. Ashton Kim Texas Dreams 5.0 13.15 5.3 13.40 4.9 13.20 5.2 12.10 51.85
16. Amanda Huang Northwind 5.0 12.75 5.2 13.05 5.7 12.95 5.0 12.50 51.25
17. Taylor Lawson Parkettes 5.0 12.70 4.5 12.40 5.2 12.90 5.2 12.90 50.90
18. Alexis Beucler Cincinnati 5.0 13.45 5.0 12.50 5.3 11.35 5.2 13.40 50.70
19. Shannon McNatt Stars 5.0 12.90 5.1 11.65 5.0 13.00 5.1 13.10 50.65
20. Nicole Lehrmann Capital 5.0 13.30 5.3 12.65 4.9 12.05 4.9 12.55 50.55
21. Taylor Krippner Cypress Academy 5.0 13.10 5.2 12.30 5.0 11.75 4.3 11.95 49.10
22. Katelyn Ohashi WOGA 6.4 14.95 6.4 13.95 28.90
23. Jessica Wang Winner's Academy 5.3 12.85 5.7 12.60 25.45
24. Meredith Sylvia Parkettes 5.2 12.75 12.75
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Natalie said:

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Above it says that the US Classic is Feb. 13-14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia! I assume that's a typo?! smilies/shocked.gif
 
May 28, 2012
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Natalie said:

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Can't wait to see who wins the olympic team!
 
May 28, 2012
Votes: +1

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