Malone repeats as all-around champion at 2022 OOFOS U.S. Gymnastics Championships
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TAMPA, Fla. (August 20, 2022) – Brody Malone (Aragon, Ga./Stanford University) successfully defended his all-around title at the 2022 OOFOS U.S. Gymnastics Championships Saturday evening at Amalie Arena. The 2020 Olympian’s two-day score of 176.590, which was boosted by the bonus system the U.S. men’s program implemented earlier in the year, dominated the field by more than five points. He also delivered strong performances on horizontal bar (30.088) and floor exercise (29.732) to claim two additional gold medals.
World bronze medalist Donnell Whittenburg (Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center) secured all-around silver with a combined 171.571, outpacing first-year senior Asher Hong (Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics) who finished third with a 171.210.
Fred Richard (Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy), who recently earned five gold medals at the 2022 Junior Pan American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, earned the No. 4 spot with a 169.166. He nosed Yul Moldauer (Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics), another 2020 Olympian, whose 169.139 rounded out the top five.
Whittenburg posted a 30.744 to secure gold on still rings – one of his signature events – while Hong set the bar on vault with a 33.460. Reigning pommel horse World Champion Stephen Nedoroscik (Worcester, Mass./Penn State University) clinched the top spot on the apparatus (31.086), and Stanford’s Curran Phillips (Naperville, Ill.) topped the leaderboards on parallel bars with a 33.948.
Malone and Whittenburg have automatically qualified to the represent the U.S. at the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Liverpool, England this October.
At the conclusion of competition, the Senior Men’s National Team and men’s Senior Development Team were named through the 2023 Winter Cup. Team members are listed alphabetically below.
Senior National Team
- Taylor Burkhart, Morrison, Colo./Stanford University
- Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center
- Asher Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
- Paul Juda, Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan
- Ian Lasic-Ellis, Dover, Mass./Stanford University
- Riley Loos, El Dorado Hills, Calif./Stanford University
- Brody Malone, Aragon, Ga./Stanford University
- Yul Moldauer, Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
- Stephen Nedoroscik, Worcester, Mass./Penn State University
- Curran Phillips, Naperville, Ill./ Stanford University
- Fred Richard, Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy
- Blake Sun, San Antonio, Texas/Stanford University
- Colt Walker, Cedar Park, Texas/Stanford University
- Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics
- Shane Wiskus, Minneapolis, Minn../U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center
Senior Development Team
- Jeremy Bischoff, Canyon Country, Calif./Stanford University
- Garrett Braunton, Olympia, Wash./U.S. Air Force Academy
- Matthew Cormier, Milton, Mass./Penn State University
- Isaiah Drake, Los Angeles, Calif./U.S. Naval Academy
- Joshua Karnes, Erie, Pa./Penn State University
Toby Liang (Roswell, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics) scored a 155.400, which earned him a spot on the 2022-23 Junior Men’s National Team. The rest of the team was named earlier in the day.
The 2020 Men’s Olympic Team was honored center stage once competition was completed. Those in attendance included Malone, Sam Mikulak, Moldauer, Wiskus, Alec Yoder and alternates Cameron Bock, Brandon Briones, Diab and Akash Modi.
The national championships continue tomorrow afternoon with junior women beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on FlipNow Powered by USA Gymnastics. Senior women will be in action later in the night at 7 p.m. ET. The 2022-23 National Team will be named, and all-around and apparatus titles will be decided. The senior competition will air live on NBC and will also be streaming simultaneously on Peacock.
Fans can view scores and follow along with the event at usgymchampionships.com.