2021 American Classic and Hopes Classic

Claire Pease & Myli Lew Dominate At 2021 Hopes Classic

Claire Pease & Myli Lew Dominate At 2021 Hopes Classic

26 gymnasts qualify for the 2021 GK Hopes Championships from Hopes Classic. See the list of athletes headed to GK Hopes Championships.

Apr 24, 2021 by FloGymnastics Staff
Claire Pease & Myli Lew Dominate At 2021 Hopes Classic

INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2021 – Claire Pease of Sunnyvale, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics notched the top score on all four apparatus en route to the all-around title in the 11-12 year-old division at the 2021 Hopes Classic Friday in Indianapolis. In the 13-14 year-old division, Myli Lew of Belmont, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics claimed the high score in the all-around with a competition-high 52.050. Lew also topped the field on the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. Carsyn Coleman of Corona, Calif./Precision Gymnastics led the way on vault.

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Pease’s 51.450 in the all-around outpaced Allyn Damelio of San Mateo, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics (49.650) and Quinn Harris of Maineville, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics (48.200) who rounded out the top three 11-12 year-old finishers. Lew edged 13-14 year-old division runner up Kieryn Finnell of Pittsford, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy (51.600). [p:Brynn Torry of Yorktown, Va./World Class Gymnastics was third with 50.550.

Based on their all-around scores, nine gymnasts in the 11-12 year-old division qualified to compete at next month’s GK Hopes Championships, which will be held May 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis: Charleigh Bullock of Spotsylvania, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center; Damelio; Addy Fulcher of Dallas, N.C./First in Flight; Sadie Goldberg of Columbus, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Harris; Pease; Mia Puig of Miami, Fla./International Gymnastics Training Center; Tyler Turner of San Jose, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center; and Camie Westerman of Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics.

An additional 17 gymnasts from the 13-14 year-old division will also advance to the 2021 GK Hopes Championships: Hailey Avellar of Seattle, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center; Dulcy Caylor of Irving, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics; Payton Chandler, of Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Coleman; Nicole Desmond of Wind Gap, Pa./First State Gymnastics; Anabelle Dewey of Mount Juliet, Tenn./E.T.C. Gymnastics; Finnell; Emerson Fisk of Valrico, Fla./Golden City Gymnastics; Jayla Hang of Bellevue, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center; Kaitlynd Kastl of Forney, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics; Lew; Jolyn Sicat Valeros of Chino Hills, Calif./Sokol Elite Gymnastics; Audrey Snyder of Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics; Sydney Snyder of Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics; Anna Tava of Hackettstown, N.J./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center; Torry; and Carly Weinberg of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics.

The top-three individual event placements on each apparatus are listed below.

11-12 Year-Old Division

  • Vault: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 13.450; Sadie Goldberg, Buckeye Gymnastics, 13.400; Tyler Turner, Airborne Gymnastics Training Center, 13.000
  • Uneven bars: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.750; Allyn Damelio, San Mateo Gymnastics, 12.700; Addy Fulcher, First in Flight, 12.250
  • Balance beam: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.950; Camie Westerman, Hill’s Gymnastics, 12.850; Mia Puig, International Gymnastics Training Center, 12.400
  • Floor: Claire Pease, WOGA Gymnastics, 12.300; Addy Fulcher, First in Flight, 12.000; Quinn Harris, Cincinnati Gymnastics, 12.000 

13-14 Year-Old Division

  • Vault: Carsyn Coleman, Precision Gymnastics, 13.850; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 13.800; Anabelle Dewey, E.T.C. Gymnastics, 13.700
  • Uneven bars: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.150; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 12.850; Anna Tava, U.S. Gymnastics Development Center 12.750
  • Balance beam: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.200; Brynn Torry, World Class Gymnastics, 12.800; Simone Rose, Ascend Gymnastics Center, 12.750
  • Floor: Myli Lew, San Mateo Gymnastics, 13.100; Kieryn Finnell, Rochester Gymnastics Academy, 12.950; Nicole Desmond, First State Gymnastics, 12.750

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