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1997 Denver U.S. National Championships
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City

Denver, Colorado

All-Around Gold Medalist

Senior: Vanessa Atler
---------Kristy Powell
Junior: Elise Ray

Vault Gold Medalist

Senior: Vanessa Atler
Junior: Marline Stephens

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Senior: Kristy Powell
Junior: Elise Ray

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Senior: Kendall Beck
Junior: Elise Ray
---------Melinda Baimbridge

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Senior: Lindsay Wing
Junior: Marline Stephens

Preceded by

1996 Knoxville U.S. National Championships

Succeeded by

1998 Indianapolis U.S. National Championships

The 1997 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships were held in Denver, Colorado on August 13-16th.

Format of Competition

The competition was split into junior and senior divisions, with both divisions competing in the same two days of competition, where the all-around was contested on both days.

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Vanessa Atler
Charter Oak Gliders

Kristy Powell
Cincinnati

N/A Mohini Bhardwaj
Brown's
Vault Vanessa Atler
Charter Oak Gliders
Kristen Maloney
Parkettes
Mohini Bhardwaj
Brown's

Jeanette Antolin
SCATS

Uneven Bars Kristy Powell
Cincinnati
Mary Beth Arnold
Cincinnati
Vanessa Atler
Charter Oak Gliders

Jamie Dantzscher
Charter Oak Gliders

Balance Beam Kendall Beck
Cypress
Raegan Tomasek
Hill's
Kaitie Dyson
Cypress
Floor Exercise Lindsay Wing
Cypress
Dominique Moceanu
Moceanu's
Kristen Maloney
Parkettes

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Elise Ray
Hill's
Marline Stephens
Cypress
Sierra Sapunar
Cincinnati
Vault Marline Stephens
Cypress
Alexis Maday
Marvateens
Sierra Sapunar
Cincinnati
Uneven Bars Elise Ray
Hill's
Brittany Thome
Cypress

Carri Nagle
Parkettes

N/A
Balance Beam Elise Ray
Hill's

Melinda Baimbridge
Cypress

N/A Kristin Thome
Cypress
Floor Exercise Marline Stephens
Cypress
Kristin Thome
Cypress
Elise Ray
Hill's

Sierra Sapunar
Cincinnati

Alexis Maday
Marvateens

Notable Moments

  • Several gymnasts competing in the senior division, including Vanessa Atler, who won the all-around, were not age-eligible for the World Championships, since the age limit was raised from fifteen to sixteen.

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