April 24, 2013
UCLA seniors Vanessa Zamarripa and Alyssa Pritchett have not hung up their leotards and grips just yet. The duo will compete in the Pro Gymnastics Challenge on May 10-11 at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa. The event will be televised on ESPN2 May 20-22 as part of a three-part series.
The PGC is a skill-for-skill competition with mixed teams of men and women. On May 10, mixed international teams will compete in the "No Borders Competition". The event concludes on May 11 with a USA vs. the World skill-for-skill battle. Events to be contested are tumbling; parallel bars and uneven bars; vault; rings and balance beam; rope; and high bar and single rail.
Competitors include Olympians Chellsie Memmel, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton, and team coaches include Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Svetlana Boguinskaia.
Zamarripa and Pritchett just completed their senior seasons with a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Championships. Each earned All-America honors, with Zamarripa receiving honors on vault, floor exercise and the all-around, and Pritchett registering acclaim on floor exercise.