2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team is expected to compete at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships

5767INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 – All five members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team, including 2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), and defending champion John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), have registered to compete at the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 15-18 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.

Their Olympic teammates 2013 AT&T American Cup champion Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, two-time Olympic medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics), and 2013 NCAA all-around and team champion Sam Mikulak of Corona del Mar, Calif./University of Michigan, also are expected to compete.

Olympic alternates Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./University of Oklahoma, and Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, both members of Team Hilton HHonors, are also scheduled to compete in Hartford.

Other senior national team members expected to compete at the P&G Championships are Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./University of Michigan; Sean Melton of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics; Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Stanford University; Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II; and Brandon Wynn of Columbus, Ohio/Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University).

A complete roster, organized by state, is listed below. The women’s field for the P&G Championships will be announced following the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, July 27, at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The P&G Championships competition schedule is below. All times are Eastern.

  • Aug. 15 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m. and seniors at 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 – men’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m. and seniors at 7 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 2 p.m. and seniors at 7:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 18 – men’s gymnastics, seniors at 11:30 a.m. and juniors at 6:30 p.m.

Single-session tickets range in price from $20 to $99. Multi-session packages are also available: men’s package – all men’s sessions (junior and senior), Aug. 16 and 18, $85-135; women’s first day of competition package – junior and senior women’s sessions, Aug. 15, $70-125; women’s final day of competition package — junior and senior women’s sessions, Aug. 17, $85-135; and men’s and women’s package – senior women on Aug. 17 and senior men on Aug. 18, $85-135. All-session tickets, which range in price from $125-$395, are also on sale, and the top-priced ticket is for the best seat location and includes an autographed commemorative poster. Prices include facility fees and vary according to ticket location. Tickets are available through several different avenues: Ticketmaster.com; calling 1-800-745-3000; or the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center. For group tickets, please call 860-548-2000.

The P&G Gymnastics Championships determine U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. USA Gymnastics will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in Hartford, along with recognizing the members of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Orozco and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, won the men’s and women’s U.S. all-around titles, respectively, at the 2012 championships. The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who’s who of gymnastics, including: women – Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner.

The 49th Annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is a three-day educational event open to the entire gymnastics community. Held in conjunction with the P&G Championships, the National Congress provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor’s hall with additional business opportunities.

Hartford hosted both the national championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show in 2010.

Background Information

  • The Connecticut Convention Center. The Connecticut Convention Center, which has more than 205,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, is the site for the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show. The facility offers an outdoor esplanade overlooking the Connecticut River and is connected to both the Hartford Marriott Downtown and the Connecticut Science Center.
  • XL Center. The XL Center, managed by AEG Connecticut, will host two days of competition for both men’s and women’s gymnastics. The XL Center is home to the University of Connecticut Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams along with the Connecticut Whale, the American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Rangers. In addition to resident teams, the XL Center entertains millions of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, sporting events, consumer & trade shows. The XL Center is Connecticut’s home for premier sports & entertainment.
  • USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships field
Listed division, alphabetically by state



      Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz., Team Hilton HHonors – USA Youth Fitness Center


      Daniel Steiner, Mesa, Ariz., Ohio State University

Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif., UC – Berkeley
Adrian de los Angeles, Long Beach, Calif., University of Michigan
Joshua Dixon, San Jose, Calif., U.S.O.T.C.
Steven Lacombe, Mission Viejo, Calif., UC – Berkeley
Sam Mikulak, Corona del Mar, Calif., University of Michigan
Kanji Oyama, Huntington Beach, Calif., University of Oklahoma
Mark Ringle, San Ramon, Calif., University of Nebraska
Chris Turner, Fremont, Calif., Stanford University

Wyatt Aycock, Orlando, Fla., University of Nebraska
Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla., Team Hilton HHonors – Universal
Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla., USOTC

Matthew Loochtan, Hawthorn Woods, Ill., University Of Iowa
Matthew McGrath, Wheaton, Ill., University Of Iowa
Luke Stannard, Waukegan, Ill., University of Illinois

Ellis Mannon, Indianapolis, Ind., University of Minnesota

Robert Courter, Baton Rouge, La., William & Mary

Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md., U.S.O.T.C.

Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich., University of Michigan

New Jersey
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J., Monmouth Gymnastics Academy
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., Team Hilton HHonors-Ohio State

New York
Landon Funiciello, Baldwinsville, N.Y., William & Mary
Brian Knott, New York, N.Y., Stanford University
Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors – University of Oklahoma
John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors – USOTC
Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors – Stanford University
Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., Team Hilton HHonors – US Gymnastics Development Center II

Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev., Team Hilton HHonors – University of Oklahoma

Sam Chamberlain, Franklin, Ohio, University of Nebraska
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio, Penn State University

Michael Squires, Edmond, Okla., University of Oklahoma

Sean Senters, Center Valley, Pa., Stanford University

Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas, Team Hilton HHonors – Cypress Academy
Michael Newburger, Austin, Texas, Ohio State University
Eric Schryver, Richardson, Texas, University of Nebraska

Juniors 17-18


      Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz., Xtreme Gymnastics

Lee Grogan, Paragould, Ark., Champions Gymnastics

Andrew Botto, Redwood City, Calif., University of Iowa
Drew Willoughby, Burlingame, Calif., Stanford Boy’s Gymnastics

Antonio Castro, Pinecrest, Fla., Florida Gymnastics Training Center

Jordan DeClerk, Bloomingdale, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics
Matt Foster, Addison, Ill., University of Illinois
Andrew McCabe, Oak Park, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics

Christopher Stephenson, Fishers, Ind., Air Force Academy

North Carolina
Chandler Eggleston, Jamestown, N.C., University of Illinois
Christian McSwain, Jamestown, N.C., Highpoint Gymnastics

New York
Dominic DiFulvio, Marietta, N.Y., Blaze Gymnastics

Andrew Rickly, Lewis Center, Ohio, Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center

Taylor Seaton, Plano, Texas, WOGA Plano
John Meyer Williams, Dallas, Texas, Ridgewood Gymnastics

Jacob Dastrup, Lindon, Utah, USOTC

Dmitri Belanovski, West Allis, Wis., Swiss Turners

Juniors 15-16


      Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif., SCATS


      Alex Powarzynski, Menlfee, Calif., SCATS


      Marty Strech, Fountain Valley, Calif., Azarian’s Gymnastics

Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo., 5280 Gymnastics

Quest Hayden, Evans, Ga., Hayden’s Gymnastics

Bobby Baker, Lemont, Ill., Aerial Gymnastics
Grant Breckenridge, Libertyville, Ill., Buffalo Grove Gymnastics
Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill., Premier Gymnastics Academy

Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind., Interactive Gymnastics

Jalon Stephens, Streveport, La., Jill’s Gymnastics

Emyre Cole, North Las Vegas, Nev., Go For It USA

Rhode Island
David Jessen, East Greenwich, R.I., RISE Gymnastics

South Carolina
Anthony McCallum, Columbia, S.C., Hayden’s Gymnastics

Tristan Burke, Royse City, Texas, WOGA Frisco
Fabian DeLuna, Firsco, Texas, WOGA Frisco
Davis Grooms, Katy, Texas, Champions Gymnastics
Hunter Justus, Cypress, Texas, Cypress Academy
Yaroslav Pochinka, Plano, Texas, WOGA Plano
Ryan Sheppard, Murphy, Texas, WOGA Plano
Colin Van Wicklen, Magnolia, Texas, Cypress Academy
Tanner West, Cypress, Texas, Cypress Academy

Dylan Ellsworth, Farmington, Utah, USA Gymnastics World
Johnny Jacobson, Syracuse, Utah, USA Gymnastics World

Kiwan Watts, Richmond, Va., Above the Bar Gymnastics Academy

Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis., Swiss Turners
Robert Neff, Brookfield, Wis., Swiss Turners