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2023 Xfinity U.S. National Gymnastics Championships Jr. Men's Live Blog Day 1.

Please refresh every few minutes for the most recent updates which will appear at the top of the page. This is the live blog for the Jr. Men at the 2023 Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Live Stream and Live Scoring links are at the bottom!


Junior Men compete a little differently than seniors. They only have eight counting skills per routine and there are actually two separate groups of juniors competing (those age 15/16 and those age 17/18). Eighteen year olds can choose to compete as juniors or seniors.

Day 1 Results


Age 15/16

  1. Nathan Roman - 78.864

  2. Danila Leykin - 78.370

  3. Ty Roderiques - 74.959

  4. Divier Ramos - 74.304

  5. Oleksandr Shybitov 0 74.119

  6. Justin Park - 74.335

  7. Grant Bowers - 73.154

  8. Dante Reive - 72.267


Age 17/18

  1. Kai Uemura - 83.394

  2. Kiran Mandava - 79.743

  3. Xander Hong - 78.130

  4. Adam Lakomy - 77.518

  5. Sasha Bogonosiuk - 77.299

  6. Hasan Aydogdu - 77.230

  7. Tristen Nye - 76.100

  8. Brendan Friele - 75.419


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Danila Leykin (EVO - FX) Sticks the double front tuck and the randi, well-executed flairs and just seems to fly across the floor during transitions, oh no! Hands down on the double front full, Just a small shuffle on the dismount.


Sasha Bogonosiuk (Gymkhana - PB) kip to l sit. Good handstand, Makuts, Healy, has to push a bit for the peach, Diam, stutz, double front with a small hop.


Felipe Junqueira (EVO - FX). a few steps back on the opening double tuck. back lay 1/2 to barani, holds the handstand well, sticks the back lay side pass, front handspring to front full with a step back, stuck double full dismount.


Mason Heath (Cypress - HB) tak, endo, he's getting lots of his long hang swing elements from giants, sticks the full-in dismount.


Xander Hong (Cypress - HB) big yami to open, endo, zou li min, 1/2, straddle tkatchev, ta, stalder, a little bit piked on the layout full-in dismount but good chest position! Gets a big high five from his coach, Tom.


Cash Johnston (HGA - VT) nearly sticks the Tsuk 1.5. Takes a step back.


Rotation 6

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After 5 (15/16)

  1. Danila Leykin - 66.266

  2. Nathan Roman - 65.776

  3. Oleksandr Shybitov - 62.569

  4. Ty Roderiques - 62.205

  5. Divier Ramos - 61.554

  6. Dante Reive - 61.317

  7. Joshua Hanny - 60.869

  8. Grant Bowers - 60.454

After 5 (17/18)


  1. Kai Uemura - 68.604

  2. Kiran Mandava - 66.424

  3. Xander Hong - 65.363

  4. Gage Kile - 65.261

  5. Hasan Aydogdu - 64.376

  6. Sasha Bogonosiuk - 63.961

  7. Tristen Nye - 63.950

  8. Adam Lakomy - 63.668


Danila Leykin (EVO - HB) tak 1/2 to open, Kovacs, straddle tkatchev, 1/2. tak, quast, double double with a small hop.


Oleksandr Shybitov (Lakeshore - FX) Some really big tumbling passes for the junior.


Alex Deubler (EVO -HB) big leg split n the Kolan, pretty lay tkatchev, good on the straddle tkatchev 1/2, tak, hop to grip change, stalder, chest quite low on the dismount.


Ty Rodriques (GymTek - HB) really fought hard for the stick on the dismount.


Kiran Mandava (Cypress - PB) a little low on the opening Tippelt, pretty good on the Makuts, looks like he hit his foot on the healy and it messes up his swing. Double tuck to end.



Rotation 5

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After 4 (15/16)

  1. Nathan Roman - 53.676

  2. Danila Leyki - 52.240

  3. Ty Roderiques - 50.455

  4. Justin Park - 50.338

  5. Oleksandr Shybitov - 49.100

  6. Zac Myers - 48.900

  7. Divier Ramos - 48.254

  8. Joshua Hanny - 48.069


After 4 (17/18)

  1. Kai Uemura - 54.543

  2. Kiran Mandava - 53.463

  3. Tristen Nye - 52.000

  4. Xander Hong - 51.575

  5. David Ramirez - 51.516

  6. Hasan Aydogdu - 51.457

  7. Cooper Kim - 51.305

  8. Adam Lakomy - 50.357


HOLY COW! Gage Kile with a triple back on floor!


Oleksandr Shybitov (Lakeshore - HB) piked tkatchev to open, good height on the straddle tkatchev, quast, 1/2, endo, 1/2, nearly sticks the double double but ends up taking a step back.


Noah Copeland (Hocking Valley - FX) Randi to open. good fhs to double front. fhs double front full, small hop on the side pass, back 2.5 to front lay for some bonus, and just a small hop on the dismount.


Alex Deubler (EVO - PB) Healy to open, Diam with a small arm bed, Stutz, Moy, giant, tippelt, front uprise into the double front. Lack a bit of height and falls.


Xander Hong (Cypress - VT) Kas full. Looks like his steps were just a bit off and didn't get quite as much height as he usually does.


Kai Uemura (Lakeshore - HB) zou li min to open, a bit late on the tak, bent arms coming out of the tkatchev, gorgeous Kovacs, big double double but has to pike down a bit. Gets a big hug from his coach.


Danila Leykin (EVO - PB) Diam, Tippelt, wow his toe-point is so good, Good extension on the Healy, Diam to Stutz (big bend), double front with a big hop forward.


Rotation 4

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After 3 (15/16)

  1. Nathan Roman - 40.115

  2. Danila Leykin - 38.771

  3. Justin Park - 38.338

  4. Ty Roderiques - 37.755

  5. Isaac Koo - 37.188

  6. Oleksandr Shybitov - 37.150

  7. Divier Ramos - 36.754

  8. Wyatt Reynolds - 36.750

After 3 (17/18)

  1. Kai Uemura - 40.501

  2. Hasan Aydogdu - 40.357

  3. David Ramirez - 40.116

  4. Kiran Mandava - 39.663

  5. Tristen Nye - 39.650

  6. Gage Kile - 39.459

  7. Xander Hong - 38.375

  8. Cooper Kim - 38.267

Wade Nelson (Scats - HB) goes the wrong way and needs to take an extra swing, really struggles coming out of the Kovacs, stuck dismount!


Kiran Mandava (Cypres - SR) Incredible stuck full-in dismount.


Kai Uemura (Lakeshore - PB) peach, almost went over on the Diam, nice Bhavsar, Healy, Tippelt, front uprise, double pike.


Danila Leykin (EVO - VT) Really beautiful vault.


Gage Kile (Emerge - HB) very low Yami to open, 1/2, zou li min, one arm giant, stuck double lay to end! He's on fire today!


Rotation 3

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After 2 (15/16)

  1. Nathan Roman - 27.511

  2. Isaac Koo - 26.138

  3. Divier Ramos - 25.604

  4. Justin Park - 25.550

  5. Danila Leykin - 25.321

  6. Dante Reive - 15.117

  7. Oleksandr Shybitov - 25.000

  8. Dylan Kramer -= 24.800

After 2 (17/18)

  1. Gage Kile - 27.909

  2. Hasan Aydogdu - 26.988

  3. David Ramirez - 26.966

  4. Kai Uemura - 26.788

  5. Wade Nelson - 26.605

  6. Tristen Nye - 26.450

  7. Kiran Mandava - 26.413

  8. Cash Johnston - 26.050

Isaac Koo ( Lone Star - FX) Floor is absolutely his event. Wow. Big tumbling, clean lines, and excellent landings. One to watch.


Wade Nelson (Scats - PB) nice kip to handstand, lots of hand walks on the Diam, peach to L sit, good straddle to handstand, just a small hop back on the double back dismount.


Jonah Solts (Metropolitan - VT) big stick for Solts! He's elevated and runs off the podium looking for his coach.


Hasan Aydogdu ( Meadowlands - PB) stuts, giant, peach, swing to L sit, a little low on the Tippelt, good height on the double pike dismount. Small hope on the landing.


Nartey Brady (Eagle Ridge - VT) Yurchenko double!


Divier Ramos ( Interstate - HB) Truly some of the most beautiful form and lines in men's gymnastics currently. One to watch.


Alex Noel (Impact - HB) Big straddle tkatchev, one arm giant, quast, clear hip, BEAUTIFUL stuck dismount. Really had so much time to kick out of the full-in double tuck.




Rotation 2

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After 1: 15 - 16


  1. Nathan Roman - 13.800

  2. Joshua Hanny - 12.969

  3. Justin Park - 12.750

  4. Danila Leykin - 12.717

  5. Wyatt Reynolds - 12.700

  6. Isaac Koo - 12.600

  7. Divier Ramos - 12.350

  8. Dylan Kramer - 12.100


After 1: 17 - 18


  1. Wade Nelson - 14.705

  2. Gage Kile - 14.605

  3. Cooper Kim - 14.2560

  4. Hasan Aydogdu - 13.600

  5. Cash Johnston - - 13.400

  6. Kai Uemura - 13.238

  7. Xander Hong - 13.054

  8. Noah Copeland - 12.800



Kiran Mandava (Cypress - FX) Missed the opening pass but he went out of bounds, beautiful, high double tuck, stuck the back layout, Is very careful on the back 1.5 to front full, back 2.5 with a big cross step to finish.


Wyatt Reynolds ( Gymnastics Olympia - PB) peach, giant, Diam, front uprise, peach to L sit, double tuck with a small hop to end.


Joey Nieves (5280 - FX) opens with a double pike and a few hops back, back 2.5 to front lay ( a little form issues), front double full, pretty back layout (stuck), holds the handstand well and has beautiful corner transitions. Back double full (stuck) to end. 12.050


Wade Nelson (Scats - VT) Also with a very big Kas 1.5. Just a small hop on the landing 14.705


Zac Myers (EVO - PH) opens with scissors directly into loops to 1/2 Sivado. Good on the Wu to Roth. Bigs Skills here. Sivado, has a big push into the dismount and doesn't complete the intended dismount. Lots of promise for him. 12.100


Gage Kile (Emerge - VT) WOW BIG BIG air on that vault (Kas 1.5)! 14.605


Cooper Kim (Capital City Flips - VT) Nice Kas full with a small hop. 14.250


Cash Johnston (HGA - PB) Definitely ready for NCAA. Capped off his routine with a stuck landing and a Chris Brooks-esque celebration. 13.400


Dante Reive (Army - HB), 1/2, nice lay tkatchev to open, straddle tkatchev, 1, a bit late on the full pirouette, one arm giant, full in with a big step forward. 11.900


11:13 Rotation 1 Warm ups have begun. Athletes from Cyprus are starting on Floor while athletes from EVO are starting on pommel horse.


11:07 NBC has a camera on the Hong family as they have two MAG athletes competing this weekend. Xander in the junior session, and Asher in the senior session.


11:06: am Athletes are marching in.


Rotation 1

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How to Watch



Live-Scoring/Start List: https://myusagym.com/meets/live/86738/session/1M/startList/

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Article by: Kensley Behel

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