Do you miss Vanessa already?
UCLA seniors Vanessa Zamarripa and Alyssa Pritchett have not hung up their leotards and grips just yet. The duo will compete in the Pro Gymnastics Challenge on May 10-11 at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. The event will be televised on ESPN2 May 20-22 as part of a three-part series.
The PGC is a skill-for-skill competition with mixed teams of men and women.
On May 10, mixed international teams will compete in the “No Borders Competition”. The event concludes on May 11 with a USA vs. the World skill-for-skill battle. Events to be contested are tumbling; parallel bars and uneven bars; vault; rings and balance beam; rope; and high bar and single rail.
Competitors include Olympians Chellsie Memmel, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton, and team coaches include Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Svetlana Boguinskaia. …
Females: Laura-Ann Chong, Anna Pavlova, Jessica Lopez, Oksana Chusovitina, Jade Barbosa, Lisa Mason, Nathalia Sanchez, Marissa King
Males: Sam Oldham, Andrew Smith, Alexander Shatilov, Marcel Nguyen, Petrix Barbosa, Nathan Gafuik, Tommy Ramos
Females: Chellsie Memmel, Jana Bieger, Kat Ding, Alyssa Pritchett, Vanessa Zamarripa, Shayla Worley, Alina Weinstein, Ashanee Dickerson
Males: Jonathan Horton, Paul Ruggeri, Brandon Wynn, Jake Dalton, Steve Legendre, Alex Naddour, Jesse Silverstein, Josh Dixon, Chris Brooks
Pro Gymnastics Challenge – official website
related – Vanessa is one of four finalists for the Honda Award 2013. The other three are Rheagan Courville from LSU, Bridget Sloan from Florida and Alina Weinstein from Illinois.