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Wieber Wins U.S. Junior Title
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Jordyn Wieber (Gedderts) took the junior all-around title Saturday at the 2008 Visa (U.S.) Women's Championships in Boston.

Wieber's 120.600 topped Samantha Shapiro (All Olympia) by more than 1.5 points (119.050). Cassie Whitcomb (Cincinnati) finished third with a 114.600.

Wieber started day two of the competition with a strong floor routine (full-in mount, double pike dismount) that earned a 15.250, then stuck her double-twisting Yurchenko vault for a 14.950.

On bars she took one step on her full twisting double layout dismount, but nailed the interior of the set (toe full to reverse hecht, toe full to Stalder half pirouette combo) and earned a 15.000. Wieber scored her highest mark of the day on beam (15.450), hitting her standing full and front aerial, flipflop layout without a wobble. "I know I can hit a beam routine, so I wasn't very nervous at all," Wieber said afterward. "I feel great!"

2008-2009 U.S. junior national team: (Back, left to right) Wieber, Shapiro, Whitcomb, Peko, Jetter, Clark. (Front, left to right) Moore, Lau, Mossett, Miele, Vega, Casanova.

Shapiro was only a tenth behind Wieber after day one, but started her competition off on a sour note with a fall on her opening Arabian double front on floor (13.800). After a solid Yurchenko-full vault (13.950) she impressed on bars with a 15.900 — the highest score of the day on any event.

With picture-perfect form throughout, as well as a sky-high Jaeger and stuck full-in dismount, Shapiro was finally satisfied with her set. "I felt that on the first day it just wasn't there for me on bars. I felt a little timid then, but today I wanted to make everything go to handstand and just show my best bars. I was really happy with my routine."

Despite a few wobbles on beam (front aerial to ff layout, switch ring leap), Shapiro held on to the all-around silver medal. She gave herself a mixed review after the meet.

"Overall I'm pretty happy," she said. "There are a lot of places where I'd like to improve and upgrade and clean up overall though."

Third place went to Cincinnati's Whitcomb, who again had her best mark on bars (15.300). She earned a 14.600 for her solid floor set (tucked full-in mount), and fought to stay on through a jittery beam routine (13.300). She stuck her Yurchenko full vault for a 13.950. "I'm very, very happy with myself," she said after the meet, "This was a huge accomplishment for me."

Asi Peko earned fourth all-around and showcased a high Yurchenko double full on vault (14.700). Fifth went to Cincinnati's Amanda Jetter, and sixth to GAGE's Rebecca Clark.

Wieber and Shapiro split the individual events, with Wieber taking vault and floor, and Shapiro winning bars and beam.

Click here to download detailed results.

2008 U.S. Junior Championships
June 5-7, Boston

Junior All-Around
1. Jordyn Wieber 120.600
2. Samantha Shapiro 119.050
3. Cassie Whitcomb 114.600
4. Asi Peko 114.350
5. Amanda Jetter 113.950
6. Rebecca Clark 113.500
7. Kamerin Moore 113.100
8. Randi Lau 111.100
9. Hallie Mossett 110.900
10. Annette Miele 110.700
11. Sabrina Vega 110.400
12. Briley Casanova 110.050
13. McKenzie Wofford 109.900
14. Sophina DeJesus 109.650
15. Madeline Hanley 109.400
16. Gabrielle Douglas 108.900
16. Kaitlyn Clark 108.900
18. Morgan Smith 108.450
19. Brooke Parker 108.200
20. Melissa Metcalf 107.750
21. Bridget Caquatto 107.100
22. Alexis Carroll 106.600
22. Desi Borgese 106.600
24. Cassandra Hanley 106.050
25. Sophia Lee 104.750
26. Caitlin Atkinson 104.600
27. Elizabeth Price 104.450

Junior Vault
1. Jordyn Wieber 29.650
2. Asi Peko 29.300
3. Annette Miele 29.000
4. Kamerin Moore 28.750
4. Kaitlyn Clark 28.750
6. Bridget Caquatto 28.200
7. Hallie Mossett 28.050
8. Samantha Shapiro 28.000
9. Cassie Whitcomb 27.900
9. Sophia Lee 27.900
11. Randi Lau 27.850
12. Morgan Smith 27.750
13. Amanda Jetter 27.700
14. Elizabeth Price 27.550
15. Cassandra Hanley 27.500
16. Rebecca Clark 27.300
17. Madeline Hanley 27.150
17. Sabrina Vega 27.150
17. Brooke Parker 27.150
20. Alexis Carroll 27.100
21. Gabrielle Douglas 27.050
21. McKenzie Wofford 27.050
23. Briley Casanova 27.000
23. Desi Borgese 27.000
25. Melissa Metcalf 26.950
26. Caitlin Atkinson 26.750
27. Sophina DeJesus 26.500
28. Lauren Beers 13.450

Junior Uneven Bars
1. Samantha Shapiro 30.750
2. Cassie Whitcomb 30.100
3. Jordyn Wieber 30.050
4. McKenzie Wofford 28.050
5. Amanda Jetter 28.000
6. Morgan Smith 27.700
7. Rebecca Clark 27.550
8. Briley Casanova 27.450
9. Melissa Metcalf 27.300
9. Randi Lau 27.300
11. Sophina DeJesus 27.200
12. Madeline Hanley 27.150
13. Asi Peko 27.000
14. Kamerin Moore 26.950
15. Brooke Parker 26.900
16. Kaitlyn Clark 26.800
17. Sabrina Vega 26.700
17. Alexis Carroll 26.700
19. Lauren Beers 26.650
20. Gabrielle Douglas 26.400
21. Hallie Mossett 26.050
22. Sophia Lee 25.950
23. Annette Miele 25.900
24. Desi Borgese 24.950
25. Cassandra Hanley 24.900
26. Caitlin Atkinson 24.750
27. Bridget Caquatto 24.050
28. Elizabeth Price 23.900

Junior Balance Beam
1. Samantha Shapiro 31.300
2. Jordyn Wieber 30.600
3. Kamerin Moore 29.600
4. Rebecca Clark 29.250
5. Briley Casanova 28.750
5. Randi Lau 28.750
7. Amanda Jetter 28.650
8. Annette Miele 28.400
9. Sophina DeJesus 28.350
10. Sabrina Vega 28.200
10. Asi Peko 28.200
12. Gabrielle Douglas 28.100
13. McKenzie Wofford 27.950
14. Cassie Whitcomb 27.700
15. Hallie Mossett 27.650
16. Madeline Hanley 27.600
17. Brooke Parker 27.500
18. Melissa Metcalf 27.300
19. Desi Borgese 27.150
20. Kaitlyn Clark 26.400
21. Cassandra Hanley 26.350
22. Elizabeth Price 26.300
22. Bridget Caquatto 26.300
24. Caitlin Atkinson 26.100
25. Morgan Smith 25.400
26. Alexis Carroll 25.250
27. Sophia Lee 25.050
28. Lauren Beers 11.450

Junior Floor Exercise
1. Jordyn Wieber 30.300
2. Asi Peko 29.850
3. Amanda Jetter 29.600
4. Rebecca Clark 29.400
5. Hallie Mossett 29.150
6. Samantha Shapiro 29.000
7. Cassie Whitcomb 28.900
8. Bridget Caquatto 28.550
9. Sabrina Vega 28.350
10. Kamerin Moore 27.800
11. Sophina DeJesus 27.600
11. Morgan Smith 27.600
13. Alexis Carroll 27.550
14. Madeline Hanley 27.500
14. Desi Borgese 27.500
16. Annette Miele 27.400
17. Gabrielle Douglas 27.350
18. Cassandra Hanley 27.300
19. Randi Lau 27.200
20. Caitlin Atkinson 27.000
21. Kaitlyn Clark 26.950
22. Briley Casanova 26.850
22. McKenzie Wofford 26.850
24. Elizabeth Price 26.700
25. Brooke Parker 26.650
26. Melissa Metcalf 26.200
27. Sophia Lee 25.850

 

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