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American Cup Line-Up Announced

On Friday, USA Gymnastics announced the competitors for the 2013 American Cup. New favorites will be competing along with returning favorites.

Representing the American women, Fierce Five member, Kyla Ross will compete along with 2012 World Cup winner Elizabeth "Ebee" Price.

It's certainly exciting for these girls, it's the start of a new quadrennium and  it's a chance for the girls to show their stuff. For the past 10 years, nearly every American Cup competition had American gymnasts going 1-2 on the podium stand.
The exception to the rule is when Jordyn Wieber usurped 2010 World Champ, Aliya Mustafina at the 2011 Cup. That was the beginning of Jordyn's year long winning streak.

Also scheduled to compete are Italy's Vanessa Ferrari, Romania's Larissa Iordache, Germany's Elizabeth Seitz and Japanese gymnast, Asuka Teramoto. Eight gymnasts are slated to compete and the final slots have yet to be announced.

Representing the  USA Gymnastics men are London all-around bronze medalist and current men's American Cup Champ, Danell Leyva and his London teammate, Jake Dalton. They will be joined by London all-around silver medalist, Marcel Nguyen of Germany, Kristian Thomas of Great Britain, Hugo Giraldo Lopez of Columbia, Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine and Sergio Sasaki of Brazil. The final slot will be announced in the coming weeks.

The American Cup will be held March 2, 2013 in Worchester, Massachussettes at the DCU Center.

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