US Squad Wins Team Silver at US Open
IRVING, Texas – The United States won the silver medal in the senior team event Saturday at the 2013 U.S. Open Synchronized Swimming Championships.
The event, hosted by the Pirouettes of Texas Synchronized Swimming Club, included club teams from the U.S., Canada, China and Mexico vying for several titles in senior and junior divisions at the North Lake College Natatorium.
A U.S. squad selected to compete at the U.S. Open won silver in the senior team event with 172.8000 points. Guangdong Synchro from China won gold with 180.0333 points, and Quebec (155.4667) was third. Indy Synchro was fourth at 151.1833.
Members of the U.S. Open national team are: Morgan Boneberg (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), McKinzie Chelberg (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Elizabeth Davidson (Riverside Aquettes), Alyssa Hoying (Indy Synchro), Jamie Kuchan (Walnut Creek Aquanuts), Isabella Park (La Mirada Aquabelles), Jasmine Pulido (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Sarah Rodriguez (Santa Clara Aquamaids), Alexa Tchekmarev (Walnut Creek Aquanuts) and Claire Wang (Santa Clara Aquamaids)
Cuicacalli’s Andrea Noval Duran won the senior solo event with 158.8833 points, while Quebec’s Gabrielle Boisvert took silver at 157.4000 and teammate Genevieve Peel won bronze at 156.5500. Alexa Aton (150.0500) of Indy Synchro was fourth, and Christine Bergene (132.7500) of the St. Paul Stars finished fifth.
China’s Ou Liu and Qian Luo won duet with 174.7833 points. Quebec took the next two spots as Sarah Brunin-Brouillette and Carlie Cholette (154.0500) earned silver and Kelly Hersh and Julie MacFarlane (150.9333) grabbed bronze. Indy Synchro’s Victoria Baron and Natalie Huibregtse (147.8333) were fourth, and teammates Alexa Aton and Noelle St. John (146.5333) were fifth.
Mexico won the junior team event with 148.7877 points. Quebec (145.5670) was second and Alberta (142.6803) third. The Meraquas of Irvine (131.3753) finished fifth while the Pirouettes of Texas (119.2157) were sixth.
Indy Synchro’s Noelle St. John won silver in the junior solo competition on Thursday with 146.4273 points. Teammate Jessica Giannuzzi was fifth at 142.6517. Mexico’s Teresa Alonso (152.7353) won the event, and Quebec’s Ioana Gheta (145.3020) was third.
Mexico won junior duet on Friday with 151.4130 points, followed by two Quebec duos at 145.9660 and 143.2857. Shea Ramsey and Rachel Warren (142.5383) of the La Mirada Aquabelles were fourth, and the Santa Clara Aquamaids’ Michelle Roysental and Ana Yon (141.9623) were fifth.
Santa Clara’s Karen Li, Michelle Roysental and Ana Yon won gold in the junior trio on Thursday with 141.2597 points. La Mirada Aquabelles’ Shea Ramsey, Andreina Rojas and Rachel Warren (139.8170) took silver, and Indy Synchro’s Emily Ellis Berend, Laura Hinshaw and Grace Minkis (134.0773) won bronze.
For more on the 2013 U.S. Open, go to http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Synchronized-Swimming/Events/2013/July/09/2013-US-Open.