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U.S. Vaulting Team Posts
Medal-Winning Results at CHIO Aachen
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July 13, 2011
By Jennifer Wood for USEF
Aachen, Germany - The U.S. Vaulting contingent posted fantastic results at
this year's CHIO in Aachen, Germany, with a full complement of athletes. The
"developing team" was made up of a mixture of seasoned veterans and vaulters
new to performing at CHIO Aachen. The squad won two medals at the world's
most competitive vaulting competition, and has had solid results through
three days of classes.
Mary McCormick gave a very impressive performance through three days of
competition in the Female Individual Classification. On Friday, she and
Gustafsson with longeur Lars Hansen posted a score of 8.227 for fourth place
in the freestyle class. She improved on Saturday in the second
classification freestyle test with a score of 8.240. On Sunday, she received
a final score of 7.901 for the overall Bronze medal in the Individual Female
The second Bronze medal for USA Vaulting came in the new Pas de Deux class
with USA Vaulting veterans Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross. They started out
with a score of 7.805 on Friday vaulting with equine partner Flashlight and
longeur Alexandra Knauf. On Saturday, they finished with a final score of
7.911 for the Bronze medal.
Craig Coburn, U.S. Chef d'Equipe said, "As the USA Vaulting Chef d 'Equipe
at the 2011 CHIO Aachen, I am proud to say that the American team was
extremely successful this weekend. With the support of the USEF, we were
able to win two medals; Mary McCormick won the Bronze medal in the Ladies
Individual event, while Devon Maitozo and Rosalind Ross won the Bronze
medal, this is also the first time the U.S. has competed internationally in
Pas de Deux."
The U.S. Nation Cup team of Mary McCormick, George Joseph Gadd and the
Woodside team posted a score of 7.013 for a fifth place in the final results
of the Nationenpreis.
On the opening day, the United States team from Mt. Eden Sun placed fourth
in the compulsory test on equine teammate Jarl with longeur Lasse
Kristensen. They posted a final score of 6.620 in the Preis der Sparkasse
class. On Sunday, the team improved their score to 7.205 for a second-place
finish in the freestyle test.
"These victories were particularly sweet considering both of our full Teams
and several of our promising individual vaulters are quite young," said
Coburn. "Our success in the 2011 CHIO Aachen is a very promising look into
the future of high performance vaulting in the United States."
For full results, please visit www.chioaachen.de/en/starterlisten. For more
information on the USA Vaulting team, please visit www.usef.org.
For information on all the events at the 2011 CHIO Aachen, visit
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