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Watts, Burke Win U.S. Junior Men's Titles
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Kiwan Watts (Above The Bar) won the junior men's title in the 17-18 age division at the 2014 P&G (U.S.) Championships, which concluded Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Watts totaled 166.200 over two days of competition. He tied for the gold medal on floor exercise (with Kyle King of Ridgewood), placed second on pomeml horse and rings, and won a second gold medal on high bar.

Yul Moldauer (5280 Gymnastics) placed second with 165.650. Moldauer – whose coaches include pommel horse great Sasha Artemev (now retired) – not surprisingly won the gold medal on pommel horse. Moldauer was the only gymnast to score above 14 points on horse, earning 14.150 on Sunday.

Robert Neff (Swiss Turners) was third in the all-around (163.850) and picked up three more individual bronze medals on still rings, parallel bars and high bar.

Neff is coached by 1996 Belarusian Olympian Alexander Belanovski, whose own son Dmitri won the gold medal on still rings and finished fifth all-around.

In the 15-16 age group, WOGA's Tristan Burke won the gold with 164.500, over Grant Breckenridge of Buffalo Grove (163.300) and David Jessen (TAG USA). Jessen is the son of Czechoslovakian world medalist Hana Ricna.

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