Rivera claims U.S. junior all-around gold at 2023 Xfinity Championships
SAN JOSE, Calif. (August 27, 2023) – Hezly Rivera (Oradell, N.J./WOGA Gymnastics) claimed her first U.S. junior women’s all-around gold medal and two apparatus titles on the final day of junior women’s competition at the Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships Sunday afternoon.
Rivera topped the all-around podium with a combined score of 104.750 after two days of competition. The 15-year-old also took the uneven bars and balance beam titles with scores of 26.400 and 27.400, respectively. She scored a 26.760 on vault and a 24.200 on floor exercise.
Kieryn Finnell (Pittsford, N.Y./RGA) landed just behind Rivera to secure U.S. junior all-around silver with a 104.600 and also earned beam silver (26.700) and bars bronze (26.300). Izzy Stassi (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics) was third in the all-around with a 103.550 and won vault with a 27.300. Reese Esponda (Missoula, Mont./Roots Gymnastics) of Roots Gymnastics went home with the floor title after a two-session total of 26.100.
The 2023-24 Junior Women National Team presented by Xfinity was determined Sunday afternoon. Team members are listed alphabetically below.
Junior National Team Presented by Xfinity
Reese Esponda — Missoula, Mont./Roots Gymnastics
Kieryn Finnell — Pittsford, N.Y./RGA
Gabrielle Hardie — Sioux Falls, S.D./Twin City Twisters
Hezly Rivera — Oradell, N.J./WOGA Gymnastics
Simone Rose — Sammamish, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics
Izzy Stassi — Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics
The Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships conclude Sunday evening with the final session of senior women’s competition at 3:30 p.m. PT./6:30 p.m. ET The event will be broadcast live on NBC beginning at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET and livestreamed on Peacock starting at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 ET; international viewers can watch on the USA Gymnastics YouTube channel.
2023-24 Junior Women’s National Team