Men’s Junior Olympic Championships conclude with crowning of Levels 8, 9 champions
- Level 8 Junior Elite AA & Event Results: 11 | 12
- Level 9 Junior Elite AA & Event Results: 13 | 14
- National Teams: Level 8 | Level 9
- Level 8 Junior Olympic AA & Event Results: 11 | 12
- Level 9 Junior Olympic AA & Event Results: 13 | 14
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 8, 2016 – The Levels 8 and 9 national champions were crowned on the final day of the 2016 U.S. Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.
In the junior elite division, athletes competed one day of optional routines followed by technical sequences. The all-around winners in each division are listed below.
- Level 9, 14 year olds: Justin Ah Chow of Universal Gymnastics, 139.750
- Level 9, 13 year olds: Samuel Phillips of Gymnastics Olympica, 138.950
- Level 8, 12 year olds: Landon Wu of International Gymnastics Centre, 137.550
- Level 8, 11 year olds: Joshua Karnes of Lakers Gymnastics, 139.450
After the two days of optional Junior Olympic division competition, the all-around champions are as follows.
- Level 9, 14 year olds: Sam Roach of Yellow Jackets Gymnastics, 160.850
- Level 9, 13 year olds: Max Enis of Sterling Gymnastics, 157.250
- Level 8, 12 year olds: Matthew Romalia of 5280 Gymnastics, 159.350
- Level 8, 11 year olds: Maximilian Olinger of Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, 149.650
The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is one of the national championships of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics. All of the members of the men’s medal-winning 2004 (silver) and 2008 (bronze) U.S. Olympic Teams, as well as the 2012 Olympic Team, are former Junior Olympic National Championships participants. Past participants include Paul Hamm, 2004 Olympic all-around champion; Jonathan Horton, 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver medalist and 2010 World all-around bronze medalist; and Danell Leyva, 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medalist.