You never know what can happen. I feel like I have a pretty good chance, but you never know.

- Carly Patterson

It meant a lot because it was my first time to compete as a senior at that meet, which was kind of weird because I've done senior all year, but I didn't get to compete last year because of my elbow.

- Carly Patterson

I think we all have had better days in competition.

- Carly Patterson

Probably Romania and China and Russia. I think they're all working really hard to beat us right now.

- Carly Patterson

Yep, my body is doing good and everything feels good and I'm ready.

- Carly Patterson

If they did it like they did it in '96 or whenever, just picking it from one meet, what if someone had the meet of their life but they're not usually a good competitor? That could be really bad for the team. So, I think this is the best way.

- Carly Patterson

She said I did good and I think she was happy with what I did. She just wants me to get my higher Start Value vault, which I'll be competing at Trials and, hopefully, the Olympics.

- Carly Patterson

Well, it's still another two-day competition, so it's really important to show that you're ready. Every meet is really important right now. You've got to keep showing you can hit

- Carly Patterson

It just meant a lot because it's something I've always wanted to do. I've always wanted to be a Senior National Champ. I was Junior National Champ in 2002, so now to be the senior champ is great

- Carly Patterson

I think we're all really strong and we just need to keep working really hard. If we go out there and do our best we'll win again. All we need to do is hit.

- Carly Patterson