Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev., who won the 2011 Winter Cup Challenge, has been added to the field for the 2011 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event, which begins at 11:15 a.m. today at the Jacksonville (Fla.) Veterans Memorial Arena. He replaces Russia’s Sergey Khorokhordin, who withdrew due to injury.
Dalton joins an already impressive field that includes 2010 World all-around champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia, 2010 World all-around silver-medalist Philipp Boy of Germany, 2010 World all-around bronze-medalist Jonathan Horton of Houston and 2010 World all-around finalist Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass.
On Gymnastics Examiner’s The Discussion: Who’s going to win the American Cup? (men) … I picked Jon Horton … IF he hits Pommels for 13.50, or more.
Most others chose Philipp Boy.
But with this change … I’m throwing in for the NEW kid, Jake Dalton.
The 16 gymnasts who are confirmed to compete in Jacksonville are listed below.
* USA: Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev.
* USA: Jonathan Horton, Houston
* France: Cyril Tommasone
* Germany: Philipp Boy
* Great Britain: Samuel Hunter
* Great Britain: Daniel Purvis
* Japan: Koji Uematsu
* Ukraine: Mykola Kuksenkov
* USA: Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass.
* USA: Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich.
* Australia: Lauren Mitchell
* China: Huang Quishuang
* Great Britain: Hannah Whelan
* Russia: Aliya Mustafina
* Switzerland: Ariella Kaeslin
* Venezuela: Jessica Lopez
Show me the money!
1st AA–$16,175.13 (15,000 Swiss francs), 2nd–$12,940.10, 3rd–$8,626.73, 4th–$5,391.71, 5th–$4,313.37, 6th–$3,235.02, 7th–$2,156.68, 8th–$1,078.34 for a total purse of $107,834.16