|Full name||Mackenzie Caquatto|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||March 26, 1992|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Years on national team||2008-11|
|Gym||Legacy Elite Gymnastics|
|Head coach(es)||Jiani Wu & Yuejiu Li|
|Music||Laylet Houb (2009-2010)|
Mackenzie Caquatto (born March 26, 1992) is a former artistic gymnast who represented the United States at the 2010 World Championships and competed for the University of Florida. Her younger sister, Bridgette Caquatto, is also a former elite gymnast.
Caquatto first qualified as an elite gymnast in 2007 and competed at the National Championships that year, finishing 17th.
Her first senior competition was the 2008 National Championships, where she placed 10th in the all-around. She was named to the national team and qualified to the Olympic Trials, but competed only on the first day, finishing 12th.
In 2009, she competed at her first international meets as a member of the national team and placed 5th at the National Championships, despite a knee injury. At the Toyota International in Japan, she competed on the uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise and won the silver medal on bars with a score of 14.675, behind world silver medalist Koko Tsurumi of Japan. She was also the first alternate to the U.S. team for the 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
Caquatto started her 2010 season at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Italy, where she had the highest beam score but missed a medal in the all-around because of mistakes on floor exercise. At the 2010 U.S. Classic, she placed 3rd in the all-around, with the second-highest scores on vault and uneven bars but a fall on balance beam. She qualified to the National Championships, where she placed 5th in the all-around after falling on a simple grip change on the uneven bars, her best event.
Based on her performance at Nationals, Caquatto advanced to the team selection camp for the 2010 World Championships. She went on to win the all-around at a second selection camp and was named to the team.
At the World Championships, she placed 9th in the all-around in qualifications but did not advance to the individual all-around final because only two athletes per country can qualify, and her teammates Aly Raisman and Rebecca Bross scored higher. In the team final, she scored 14.666 on bars and 15.000 on vault to help the U.S. win the silver medal, behind Russia but ahead of China.
After competing for the University of Florida for the 2010–11 season, Caquatto decided to train for a comeback to elite gymnastics. At the 2011 U.S. Classic, she competed on bars, scoring 14.750, and performed a somewhat watered-down routine on balance beam, scoring 14.100.
At the National Championships, she competed in the all-around and finished the first day of competition in sixth place with a score of 56.000, counting a fall on beam. However, with solid performances on the second day of competition and injuries to Chellsie Memmel and defending national champion Bross, she placed fourth behind Jordyn Wieber, Raisman, and McKayla Maroney. She also took second place on the uneven bars, just 0.050 behind Wieber.
Caquatto earned a spot on her fourth national team and was invited to the first world team selection camp, but she injured her ankles on a beam dismount at the camp. After sitting out the beginning of the NCAA season, she began competing on the uneven bars again in early 2012.
Caquatto performed the following skills in 2010:
|Apparatus||Skills||D Score||Top Score in World Championship/World Cup/Olympic Competition|
|Uneven Bars||Jump to high bar mount, kip cast to reverse grip handstand, Jaeger (D), kip cast to handstand, toe-on piked Tkatchev (E) to Pak salto (D), kip cast to handstand, Maloney (D) to bail (D) to toe-on full pirouette (D) to toe-on shoot to high bar, kip cast to handstand, Tkatchev (D), kip cast to handstand, giant, full-twisting double tuck dismount (D)||6.2||14.666|
|Balance Beam||Leap mount, side somi (D), front aerial (D) to back handspring (B) to layout step-out (C), full turn with leg at horizontal (C), split jump to sissone, switch split leap 1/2 (D) to back tuck (C)*, front pike with takeoff from one foot (C), switch split leap (C) to back tuck or pike (C), roundoff to double pike dismount (E)||5.7 (5.8*)||14.266|
|Floor Exercise||Roundoff back handspring to full-in double pike (E) (triple twisting back layout (E)*), roundoff back handspring to a triple twisting back layout (E) (roundoff to 1 1⁄2 back layout (C) to full twisting front layout (C)*), double turn with leg at horizontal (D), tour jete 1/2 (C), switch split ring leap (C) to switch split leap 1/2 (C), roundoff to 1 1⁄2 twisting back layout (C) to full twisting front layout (C) (front handspring to double twisting front layout (D)*), roundoff back handspring double pike dismount (D)||5.6 (5.5*)||13.533 (with slightly watered-down exercise)|
- *Variation competed for 2011.
Senior career history
|2011||CoverGirl Classic||Chicago, IL||Uneven Bars||4||14.750|
|U.S. Championships||Saint Paul, MN||All-Around||4||112.500||6||56.000|
|2010||CoverGirl Classic||Chicago, IL||All Around||3||56.450|
|U.S. Championships||Hartford, CT||All-Around||5T||113.350||5T||56.800|
|World Gymnastics Championships||Rotterdam, The Netherlands||Team All-Around||2||175.196||3||233.643|
|Vault||15.000 (team finals)||6||14.933 (no average)|
|Uneven Bars||14.666 (team finals)||12||14.466|
|2009||CoverGirl Classic||Des Moines, IA||Uneven Bars||9||13.350|
|U.S. Championships||Dallas, TX||All-Around||5||111.950||5||56.000|
|Toyota International||Toyota City, Japan||Uneven bars||2||14.675|
|2008||U.S. Olympic Team Trials||Philadelphia, PA||All Around||12||57.100|
|U.S. Championships||Boston, MA||All Around||10||114.850||8||58.100|