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1998 American Classic
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Date

February 21

City

Orlando, Florida

All-Around Gold Medalist

Senior: Kristen Maloney
Junior: Kristin Thome

Vault Gold Medalist

Senior: Jamie Dantzscher
-----------Dominique Dawes
Junior: Ashley Postell

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Senior: Kristy Powell
Junior: Morgan White

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Senior: Kristen Maloney
Junior: Ashley Postell

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Senior: Kristen Maloney
Junior: Kristal Uzelac

Preceded by

1997 American Classic

Succeeded by

1999 American Classic

The 1998 American Classic took place on February 21st, 1998 in Orlando, Florida.  It served as one of two qualifiers to the National Championships. A gymnast from Israel and a gymnast from Japan competed in the senior division.

List of Competitors

Seniors

  • Jeanette Antolin - SCATS
  • Alyssa Beckerman - North Stars
  • Alexis Brion - Gymstrada
  • Chelsa Byrd - River City
  • Annie Campbell - Leading Edge
  • Jennifer Carow - Salto 
  • Jamie Dantzscher  - Gliders
  • Dominique Dawes - Hill's
  • Lenna Doolan - Capital
  • Erinn Dooley - Hill's
  • Cory Fritzinger - Gymstrada
  • Rachel Glasmire - Parkettes
  • Jan Hart - Parkettes
  • Nicole Kilpatrick - North Stars
  • Sheehan Lemley - Parkettes
  • Kristen Maloney - Parkettes
  • Katie McFarland - Gymstrada
  • Becky Meldrum - Parkettes
  • Olga Menin - Israel
  • Kelly Parkinson - Cypress
  • Robin Phelps  - Hill's
  • Julie Pigg - Dynamo
  • Kristy Powell - Cincinnati
  • Marla Ranieri - North Stars
  • Christy Ray - Hill's
  • Elise Ray - Hill's
  • Jeana Rice - Ace
  • Breanne Rutherford - New England
  • Sierra Sapunar - Cincinnati
  • Brittany Smith - Cincinnati
  • Marlene Stephens - Cypress
  • Risa Sugawara - Japan
  • Jennie Thompson - Cincinnati
  • Kristin Uransky - Gymstrada 
  • Talya Vexler - Cats
  • Kim Zmeskal - Cincinnati

Juniors

  • Angela Beam - Bart Conner
  • Ashley Bradley - Cincinnati
  • Monique Chang - Capital
  • Janae Cox - SIGS
  • Whitney Ferguson - Cincinnati
  • Audra Fraim - Dyanmo 
  • Marie Fjordholm - Cincinnati
  • Katie Hardman - Salto 
  • Kim Harris - MarVa Teens
  • Kinsie Hughes - Dynamo
  • Ashley Kupets - Hill's
  • Amber Melvin - Hill's
  • Ashley Miller - North Stars
  • Jennifer Orlando - Karon
  • Chelsea Otto - Desert Devils
  • Dana Pierce - Wrights
  • Ashley Postell - Capital
  • Breasha Pruitt - Cypress
  • Jamie Schell - Hill's
  • Tasha Schwikert - Gymcats
  • Brittany Thome - Cypress
  • Kristin Thome - Cypress
  • Kristal Uzelac - Parkettes
  • Morgan White - Cincinnati

Format of Competition

The competition took place on one day. Similar to the National Championships, not everyone had to compete the all-around. The gymnasts who specialized and only competed certain events had to scratch (touch the apparatus then salute the judges) on the apparatus they chose not to compete.

Results

Seniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Kristen Maloney
Parkettes
Jamie Dantzscher
Charter Oak
Sierra Sapunar
Cincinnati
Vault Jamie Dantzscher
Charter Oak

Dominique Dawes
Hill's

N/A Alexis Brion
Gymstrada
Uneven Bars Kristy Powell
Cincinnati
Jeanette Antolin
SCATS
Elise Ray
Hill's

Sierra Sapunar
Cincinnati

Balance Beam Kristen Maloney
Parkettes
Kristy Powell
Cincinnati
Jeanette Antolin
SCATS
Floor Exercise Kristen Maloney
Parkettes
Jamie Dantzscher
Charter Oak
Marlene Stephens
Cypress

Juniors

Event Gold Silver Bronze
All-Around Kristin Thome
Cypress
Kristal Uzelac
Parkettes
Ashley Postell
Capital
Vault Ashley Postell
Capital
Kristin Thome
Cypress
Monique Chang
Capital
Uneven Bars Morgan White
Cincinnati
Breasha Pruitt
Cypress
Kristin Thome
Cypress
Balance Beam Ashley Postell
Capital
Kristin Thome
Cypress
Katie Hardman
Cypress
Floor Exercise Kristal Uzelac
Parkettes
Monique Chang
Capital
Ashley Kupets
Hill's

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