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Kimble Earns Edge as Winter Cup Begins
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Newcomer Marvin Kimble took the lead on day one of the Winter Cup Challenge, held Friday in Las Vegas.


Day-one leader Marvin Kimble on parallel bars

The two-day competition serves as a re-ranking system for the U.S. men, determining the 15 gymnasts who on the national team through the U.S. championships in August.

Kimble (Swiss Turners), scored 86.20 to edge 2012 Olympian John Orozco and Sean Melton (Ohio State), who tied with 86.15.

Orozco, a two-time world bronze medalist, suffered a 13.75 on floor exercise and 12.700 on pommel horse to drop his all-around total. The New York native earned the top mark on high bar with 15.500.

Kimble, a high school senior, trains at Swiss Turners under 1996 Belarusian Olympians Alexander Belanovski and Andrei Kan. Belanovski's son, 2013 U.S. junior champion Dmitri Belanovski, finished 28th.

Defending champion Adrian de los Angeles (Michigan) placed only 18th, but had the top score on parallel bars (15.50).

Other high scorers were Josh Dixon on floor exercise (15.65) and Donnell Whittenburg on still rings (15.70) — both of the U.S. Olympic Training Center — Ohio State's Jake Martin on vault (15.35) and Penn State's Craig Hernandez on pommel horse (14.25).

2013 world championship medalists Jake Dalton, Steven Legendre and Brandon Wynn each competed one event. U.S. national champion Sam Mikulak skipped the competition to prepare for the upcoming American Cup.

The top 42 gymnasts — determined by a points system — and the top three on each apparatus will advance to Saturday evening's final.

Day 2 of the competition will be streamed live at WinterCup.com/live, beginning at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. EST).

External Link: USA Gymnastics

2014 U.S. Winter Cup Challenge
Feb. 21, Las Vegas

Day 1 All-AroundFXPHSRVTPBHBTotal
1. Marvin Kimble Swiss Turners 6.0 15.05 6.5 13.40 6.2 14.75 5.6 14.40 6.1 14.85 5.7 13.75 86.20
2. John Orozco Team Hilton HHonors 6.1 13.75 6.3 12.70 6.4 14.50 5.7 15.15 6.6 14.50 6.6 15.55 86.15
2. Sean Melton Ohio State 6.1 15.10 6.2 13.05 5.9 14.05 5.6 14.75 6.3 14.35 5.9 14.85 86.15
4. Donnell Whittenburg USOTC 6.3 14.35 5.8 12.15 6.8 15.70 5.6 14.90 6.5 14.70 5.6 14.20 86.00
5. Chris Brooks Team Hilton HHonors 6.2 14.40 5.5 13.35 6.0 14.05 5.6 14.95 6.5 13.85 6.6 15.20 85.80
6. Jake Martin Ohio State 6.1 14.95 6.1 12.55 5.6 13.40 5.7 15.35 5.9 14.55 6.0 14.50 85.30
7. Akash Modi Stanford 6.3 14.40 5.9 13.35 5.8 14.05 5.2 14.20 6.3 15.40 5.7 13.65 85.05
8. Joshua Dixon USOTC 6.5 15.65 5.7 11.70 5.4 14.05 5.8 15.00 5.8 13.85 6.1 14.40 84.65
9. Danell Leyva Team Hilton HHonors 6.4 15.00 5.8 13.00 5.8 13.00 5.2 14.40 6.8 15.35 7.2 13.65 84.40
10. Donothan Bailey Cal Berkeley 5.9 14.45 6.2 13.50 5.5 13.75 5.2 14.10 5.7 14.65 5.5 13.55 84.00
11. Allan Bower Oklahoma 5.6 14.00 5.5 14.05 5.3 13.40 5.2 14.20 5.7 14.10 5.4 14.00 83.75
12. CJ Maestas Illinois 6.3 15.20 5.3 11.80 6.7 15.00 5.2 14.45 5.7 13.55 5.3 13.60 83.60
12. Alec Robin Oklahoma 6.3 15.50 5.8 13.35 4.7 12.30 5.7 15.25 5.1 13.60 5.3 13.60 83.60
14. Eddie Penev Stanford 6.7 14.85 5.0 12.00 5.2 13.65 5.8 15.15 5.4 14.20 5.5 13.70 83.55
15. Kiwan Watts Above the Bar 5.5 14.40 5.0 13.05 5.5 13.70 5.2 14.40 5.6 13.35 5.0 13.80 82.70
16. Timothy Wang Air Force 5.8 14.35 5.7 13.15 5.0 13.05 5.2 14.30 5.5 13.25 5.6 13.95 82.05
17. Bobby Baker Aerial 6.1 13.90 5.1 12.05 5.2 13.65 5.6 14.80 5.4 14.05 5.5 13.45 81.90
18. Adrian de los Angeles Michigan 6.4 13.80 5.6 14.15 5.7 11.70 5.6 14.80 6.3 15.50 5.8 11.80 81.75
19. Danny Berardini Oklahoma 5.4 13.95 4.5 11.30 5.4 14.60 5.2 14.30 5.9 12.90 6.1 14.45 81.50
20. Ellis Mannon Minnesota 5.3 13.60 6.3 13.75 5.0 13.35 5.2 13.70 5.8 14.00 5.0 12.75 81.15
21. Trevor Howard Penn State 6.5 14.60 5.2 10.15 6.4 13.95 5.6 14.55 6.1 14.20 5.7 13.45 80.90
22. Emyre Cole Go For It 5.5 14.35 4.3 11.80 4.4 12.95 5.7 15.15 4.7 12.60 5.1 13.70 80.55
22. Tristan Burke WOGA Frisco 5.9 13.85 5.2 12.95 5.5 14.00 5.6 14.60 5.2 12.00 5.0 13.15 80.55
24. Daniel Potemski William and Mary 5.4 13.95 5.0 12.20 5.2 13.85 5.2 14.20 5.0 13.15 4.4 13.00 80.35
25. Alex Powarzynski Oklahoma 5.4 13.75 4.2 11.35 5.1 13.70 5.2 14.45 5.3 13.15 5.1 13.90 80.30
26. Grant Breckenridge Buffalo Grove 5.2 13.70 4.8 12.85 4.5 13.20 5.2 14.30 5.1 13.35 4.7 12.60 8
27. Cameron Bock SCATS 5.1 13.00 5.2 12.85 4.8 12.25 5.2 13.85 5.6 14.40 5.0 13.50 79.85
28. Dmitri Belanovski Swiss Turners 5.8 13.50 5.5 12.10 5.5 13.25 5.2 14.30 5.0 12.55 5.7 14.05 79.75
29. David Jessen RISE 5.4 13.80 5.8 12.35 4.6 12.20 5.2 14.40 6.2 13.30 5.6 13.65 79.70
30. Matthew Loochtan Iowa 5.8 14.45 4.5 12.05 6.0 14.05 5.2 14.40 3.9 11.30 5.1 13.40 79.65
31. Robert Neff Swiss Turners 5.5 13.20 5.9 11.50 5.2 12.95 5.2 14.40 5.5 13.15 5.6 13.60 78.80
32. Yul Moldauer 5280 Gym 5.7 12.55 5.7 13.15 5.7 13.50 3.6 12.70 6.1 13.50 5.2 13.20 78.60
33. Johnny Jacobson USA Gym World 5.4 13.25 4.5 13.25 5.1 12.40 4.4 13.40 4.9 13.30 5.1 12.75 78.35
34. Alec Yoder Interactive 5.2 12.90 6.0 12.20 5.8 13.25 5.2 14.00 5.6 12.25 5.4 13.70 78.30
35. Davis Grooms Champions 4.6 12.65 5.4 13.55 5.2 12.20 4.4 13.85 5.3 12.50 5.2 13.45 78.20
36. Marty Strech Azarian 5.9 13.00 5.1 9.65 5.4 14.15 5.2 14.55 5.0 13.00 5.2 13.60 77.95
37. Alex Diab Premier 5.6 13.45 4.5 11.35 5.7 13.45 5.2 14.20 3.7 12.00 5.0 13.40 77.85
38. Kevin Wolting Cal Berkeley 5.6 14.40 4.6 10.35 5.1 13.20 5.2 14.40 5.4 12.40 5.8 13.05 77.80
39. Anthony McCallum Hayden's 5.3 13.55 4.9 11.20 5.0 12.70 5.2 13.30 5.6 13.40 4.6 12.15 76.30
40. Dylan Ellsworth USA Gym World 4.7 12.75 4.5 12.30 4.7 12.40 5.2 14.30 4.9 11.85 5.1 12.60 76.20
41. Yaroslav Pochinka WOGA Plano 5.8 12.10 4.3 12.25 5.7 12.15 5.6 14.40 4.6 12.10 4.2 11.95 74.95
42. Joseph Hodges UIC 4.8 12.40 5.0 10.70 4.6 12.70 4.4 13.35 5.0 11.85 5.3 13.25 74.25
43. Ryan Sheppard WOGA Plano 5.3 11.45 5.5 12.15 5.7 12.55 5.6 13.40 5.5 12.05 4.8 12.50 74.10
44. Jacob Barrus Ridgewood 5.6 12.75 3.5 8.70 4.7 11.75 4.8 14.10 5.3 12.45 5.2 13.20 72.95
45. Stacey Ervin Michigan 6.4 15.25 4.4 10.85 5.6 14.90 5.8 14.25 5.4 13.10 68.35
46. Fabian DeLuna WOGA Frisco 5.6 13.95 5.9 14.30 5.6 13.45 6.0 14.00 5.2 11.60 67.30
47. Andrew Botto Iowa 4.9 10.65 5.8 13.85 5.2 14.35 4.9 13.00 4.8 12.85 64.70
48. Chandler Eggleston Illinois 6.2 14.40 5.7 15.10 4.7 13.10 5.4 14.15 56.75
49. Jacob Dastrup Ohio State 6.4 14.30 6.0 11.80 5.6 14.65 6.1 14.00 54.75
50. Neal Courter William and Mary 6.3 14.50 4.1 11.30 5.6 14.35 5.2 13.70 53.85
50. Antonio Castro Nebraska 5.2 13.45 5.6 13.25 4.4 13.65 5.0 13.50 53.85
52. Paul Hichwa Stanford 5.8 13.20 5.2 14.10 5.4 12.80 5.8 13.70 53.80
53. Taylor Seaton Stanford 5.7 13.80 4.7 13.25 5.6 13.65 4.9 12.70 53.40
54. Joey Peters Illinois 5.5 13.05 5.5 13.25 5.8 13.45 5.6 12.85 52.60
55. Nicholas Gaudlip Air Force 5.4 12.40 5.1 11.55 5.3 12.40 5.4 14.35 50.70
56. Quest Hayden Hayden's 4.8 11.90 5.0 13.25 4.4 14.05 3.3 8.30 47.50
57. Colin Van Wicklen Oklahoma 6.0 15.10 5.6 14.75 5.5 13.95 43.80
58. Landon Funiciello William and Mary 5.9 14.20 6.6 14.75 5.6 14.40 43.35
59. Steven Lacombe Cal Berkeley 5.6 12.80 6.7 14.90 5.6 14.95 42.65
60. Jeffrey Langenstein Cal Berkeley 6.1 13.40 5.8 14.15 5.6 14.35 41.90
61. Steven Jaciuk Minnesota 5.6 14.30 5.8 13.25 5.5 14.15 41.70
62. Craig Hernandez Penn State 5.7 14.30 6.3 14.25 5.3 12.95 41.50
63. Matthew McGrath Iowa 6.0 13.60 5.9 12.85 5.6 14.90 41.35
64. Jordan DeClerk Stanford 5.2 13.35 5.3 14.60 5.3 13.20 41.15
65. Eric Schryver Nebraska 5.6 12.15 5.2 13.85 5.2 13.55 39.55
66. Andrew McCabe Stanford 4.6 13.50 4.9 13.70 4.1 12.30 39.50
67. Wyatt Aycock Nebraska 5.4 12.35 5.5 12.50 5.3 12.20 37.05
68. Michael Wilner Illinois 4.9 13.60 6.5 14.65 28.25
69. Fred Hartville Illinois 6.0 13.35 5.6 13.75 27.10
70. Edward Mesa Universal 5.6 12.05 5.0 13.65 25.70
71. Brandon Wynn Team Hilton HHonors 6.9 15.35 15.35
72. Michael Squires Oklahoma 6.5 15.20 15.20
73. Jake Dalton Team Hilton HHonors 6.5 15.10 15.10
74. Steven Legendre Team Hilton HHonors 6.1 14.70 14.70
74. Grant Perdue Nebraska 6.2 14.70 14.70
76. Michael Newburger Ohio State 6.1 13.60 13.60
77. Alex Naddour Team Hilton HHonors 6.9 11.75 11.75

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