Breaking Down the 2013 World Championships (Plus US Team Predictions)


28905_412775208813763_658985593_nNow that the 2013 Elite season is firmly underway in the US, many are asking questions about the end goal of the season – the World Championships. Here is the breakdown for you.

The 2013 Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held in Antwerp Belgium. They will begin on September 30th with an Opening Ceremony. Men’s and Women’s qualifications will take place from the 30th to October 2. Men’s All-Around finals will be on the 3rd, Women’s on the 4th and then Event Finals will be help on the 5th and 6th.

The year after an Olympics, there is no Team Finals competition at the World Championship. Each country may bring four gymnasts, and two per country may qualify for each final. The top 24 all-around scores will go to the All-Around Finals and the top eight will move on to each Event Final.

Most countries will be looking to bring the combination of gymnasts who will win the most individual medals. After each meet, I like to take stock and say, if I had to name a team today from the US, who would it be. So lets take a look at the possibilities in the US. All scores from below are taken from Uncle Tim’s awesome post.

All-Around

Kyla Ross -By John Cheng

Simone Biles and Kyla Ross have pulled the top two all-around scores this year. Simone scored a 60.4 at the City of Jesolo (the highest all-around score in so far in the world during 2013) and Kyla scored a 59.3 at the GER-ROU-USA Friendly Meet. Close behind are Katelyn Ohashi with a 51.199 at the American Cup and Elizabeth Price with a 59.165. If either of them are healthy enough to return before the selection camp, they could definitely play into the picture. Especially if Simone does not show consistency and the ability to hit when it counts at Nationals.

Simone Biles -By John Cheng

However, in addition to being a top all-arounder, Simone has put up some of the highest scores in the world on Vault and Floor. She is second only to McKayla on Vault and to Ksenia Afanasyeva on floor. This makes bringing her especially appealing as she has the ability to take home three medals. Lexie Priessman did not compete all-around at the Secret Classics. Her performances earlier this year looked a little lackluster, but she is the reigning US National Champion. And her performance on the events she DID do in Chicago showed only good things to come. So we shouldn’t count her out quite yet.

Event Specialists

Vault

McKayla Maroney has put up the highest score on Vault this year at the Secret US Classic, and seems a very likely candidate to be brought along for an event specialist medal. MyKayla Skinner will be working hard to overtake McKayla as she actually has more difficulty. However, she will need to make some major improvements in execution for that to happen.

Uneven Bars

Kyla Ross has the most potential to make the Uneven Bars final, and has actually put up the second highest bar score in the world this year (a 15.4 at the Friendly meet compared to Aliya Mustafina’s 15.5 at the Russian Nationals -though Aliya was doing a watered down version of her previous routine). Katelyn Ohashi is in the top 6 as well.

Balance Beam

Katelyn Ohashi has a monster beam routine, and has put up the top score in the world for beam so far. She scored a 15.8 at the Woga Classic to Larissa Iordache’s 15.65 at Anadia. Simone and Kyla rank in the top ten, but are unlikely to be up to the podium level unless Kyla brings a lot of upgrades (she watered down her routine at Classics).

Floor

Simone put up the second highest floor score in the world with a 14.9 in Jesolo behind Ksenia Afanasyeva’s 15.166 at the European Championships. Just behind her is Lexie Priessman with a 14.8 at the Secret Classic. 

So what does all that mean?!?

At the current state of competition readiness and health, Marta would most likely send Kyla Ross (AA, UB), Simone Biles (AA?, V, FX), McKayla Maroney (V, Fx?) and Lexie Priessman (Fx, AA?). If Katelyn comes back healthy and ready to compete, she could definitely take one of those slots (FX, BB, UB?). Though there are a number of other talented girls that could come into the mix (Peyton Ernst, Brenna Dowell, Abigail Milliet, MyKayla Skinner, and Elizabeth Price) all of them would have to put up higher all-around scores or a much higher event score than they have currently.

P&G US National Championships will shed more light on the team selection. But as there is likely to be another selection camp in September after Nationals, it definitely won’t tell the final story!

Watch the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic Floor Champions


Floor was quite a treat! I think the next few years we are going to see quite a change in the US floor offerings. We are seeing quite a few girls who can tumble AND dance in the mix! Not to be missed is my favorite routine of the meet – Laurie Hernandez and McKayla Maroney’s new floor routine.

Seniors

Floor Champion –  Lexie Priessman (14.8)

Floor Silver – Peyton Ernst (14.5)

Floor Bronze – McKayla Maroney (14.35)

Juniors

Floor Champion – Lauren Hernandez (14.65)

Floor Silver – Nia Dennis (14.6)

Floor Bronze – Amelia Hundley (14.45)

Watch the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic Beam Champions


By John Cheng

By John Cheng

The balance beam tooks its fair share of victims, especially in the junior ranks. Many impressive beam routines fell victim to, well a fall. However, all the beam routines you see below are well worth your time watching they are beautiful! Most especially Norah Flatley, who has been a you tube sensation on beam for many years. Her elite beam debut did not disappoint!

Seniors

Balance Beam Champion – Peyton Ernst (14.7)

Balance Beam Silver – Kyla Ross (14.65)

Balance Beam Bronze – Kennedy Baker (14.3)

Juniors

Balance Beam Champion – Norah Flatley (15.2)

Balance Beam Silver – Bailie Key (15.0)

Balance Beam Bronze – Veronica Hults (14.9)

Watch the 2013 Secret US Classic Bars Champions


By John Cheng

By John Cheng

There were lots of attempts at some high flying skills on bars, but in the end, clean and consistent won the day.

Seniors

Uneven Bars Champion – Kyla Ross (15.4)

Uneven Bars Silver – Madison Kocian (14.45)

Uneven Bars Bronze – Abigail Milliet (14.4)

Juniors

Uneven Bars Champion – Veronica Hults (14.55)

Uneven Bars Silver – Amelia Hundley (14.400)

Uneven Bars Bronze – Polina Shchennikova (14.35)

All videos are from USA Gymnastics.

Watch 2013 U.S. Secret Classic Vault Champions


Seniors

As far as I can tell, only two seniors performed two different vaults, the necessary qualification for vault event finals in any major international competition.

Vault Champion – McKayla Maroney  (15.6)

Coming back as strong as ever, McKayla competed her gravity defying Amanar and the Mustafina.  She won with a 15.6

Vault Silver – MyKayla Skinner (15.25)

Making her senior debut, MyKayla competed two strong vaults. A Cheng – now worth more than an amanar- and a DTY. She definitely has the potential to be  a strong vault contender.

Juniors

No juniors perform two vaults, so the vaulting scores are just made up of their primary vault.

Vault Champion – Nia Dennis (15.25)

Nia showed power and amplitude everywhere she went, and vault was no different!

Vault Silver – Ariana Agrapides (15.1)

This little girl has a big vault! As a brand new elite who just started competing this vault, it will be fun to see what she can do.

Vault Bronze – Emily Schild (15.0)

Definitely a strong vaulter, Emily led the competition with this vault for the first round.

Vault Bronze – Bailie Key (15.0)

For such a slight, small girl, Bailie has a great vault! No doubt as she grows it will just get better.

2013 Secret U.S. Classic Senior All-Around Champions


The Queen of Clean Reigns at Classics – Kyla Ross

Kyla just gets better with age. As you would expect, her time at the Olympics has given her maturity and depth that shows in her gymnastics. Especially in her floor routine. She used to just go from pose to pose. At Classics, she seemed to FEEL the music and danced beautifully. With a watered down beam routine and an uncharacteristic fall on floor, she still took the title.

Beauty and Elegance Win the Day – Peyton Ernst

Peyton was a bit of a surprise, but she came through with four solid routines all done with beauty and elegance. She is a joy to watch perform and will be one to watch for sure at Nationals.

Taking Risks has Rewards – Brenna Dowell

Brenna has upgraded everywhere, and it was really fun to see her compete everything. She has some cleaning up to do to make her execution match her difficulty, but she did great for her first debut of so many difficult skills.

2013 U.S. Secret Classic Junior All-Around Champions


The Junior Competition was exciting as many different people were showing strong performances. The balance beam took many of the possible champions down, but overall it was a really great competition. Thanks to USA Gymnastics, we have videos of every routine!

Third Time’s a Charm for Bailie Key – All-Around Champion.

Bailie has been on the elite scene since 2010 – qualifying Junior Elite at just 11 years old. A member of the Junior US National Team since 2011, she already has a significant amount of international experience.  At 14, She carries herself like a veteran, with two years to go until her senior debut!  She won with an all-around score of 58.250 in her third US Classics.  She had a beautiful meet, and what is more amazing is that rumor has it that she did it with the stomach flu.

Going it Alone and Still Going Strong. Amelia Hundley – Silver Medalist

Amelia and Lexie Priessman are two names that always go together. We haven’t seen one without the other in training videos much less competition in their elite careers. One year older, Lexie moved on to the senior ranks. But Amelia did just fine and took the silver medal with a 57.950.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race for Nica Hultz – Bronze Medalist

Nica has been slowly, but surely climbing her way through the ranks over the past few years. She took the bronze medal with a 56.800 her final year as a Junior.

All videos from USA Gymnastics.

Who’s Who in the 2013 Secret Classics – The Juniors


JUNIORS! 

The junior ranks are full of talented, exciting gymnasts. They also seem to be full of great floor performers. So if you like floor, this is a competition you don’t want to miss.

Junior National Team Members

The following girls are members of the Junior National Team. They are definitely ones to watch.

Bailie Key

Part of the Texas Dream Team, at 12 years old, Bailie is already a seasoned international competitor and well known in the world of gymnastics. She is a great performer, a strong all-arounder, and shows a level-headedness that belies her young age.  Her performance abilities brings to mind the gymnasts of the 80’s and 90’s, bringing back an artistic AND athletic style much missed in the gymnastics community. She is definitely a favorite for 2016 and one we will continue to watch over the next few years.

2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 1st-Team; 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-AA, VT, BB, FX; 3rd-UB (Jr. Div.)
2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team; 2nd-VT, FX; 3rd-AA(T); 6th-UB (Jr. Div.)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 3rd-VT, BB, FX(T); 4th-AA; 7th-UB (Jr. Div.)

Amelia Hundley 

Amelia has had a distinguished junior career, and there are high expectations of her continued leadership in the junior field. She has been competing internationally since 2011 and this will be her third U.S. Classics. She has an incredibly entertaining floor routine, Everyone will be watching her performances carefully.

2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – (Jr. Div.)
2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 3rd-AA, BB; 6th-UB, FX (Jr. Div.)
2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 3rd-UB; 4th-BB; 5th-VT, FX; 6th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 2nd-BB; 3rd-AA, VT, UB(T); 4th-FX (Jr. Div.)

Polina Shchennikova 

Polina brings such a strong reminiscent of Nastia, many look forward to her beam and bars contribution in the future. Polina is without a doubt a talented, hard-working, beautiful gymnast who has a lot of potential for the future. This will be her 4th Classics as a junior.

2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 4th-UB; 10th-AA (Jr. Div.)
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 2nd-UB; 9th-AA (Jr. Div.)

Lauren Hernandez 

Laurie is most definitely one of the most charismatic gymnasts since Shawn Johnson or Mary Lou Retton. In addition, the girl can perform and dance like very few US gymnasts. Laurie has a great deal of potential as an all-arounder – a strong vaulter, a decent bar swinger, and shows incredible poise and skills on beam and floor. In addition, she is irresistible once you start talking to her. She is rare in the gymnastics world- personality, poise, power. Everyone looks forward to her senior career with much anticipation. She is exactly who many would want to represent the USA in 2016. (Check out the Junior Watch I did on her for The Couch Gymnast)

2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – (Jr. Div.)
2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 6th-FX; 7th-BB (Jr. Div.)

Nia Dennis

Nia is really fun to watch on floor with her unique style and powerful tumbling. She is also very strong on the beam. This will also be Nia’s fourth US Classics.

2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 5th-BB; 7th-AA(T); 8th-FX (Jr. Div.)

Other Exciting Juniors

There are so many juniors, it is hard to pick which ones to highlight! But these girls definitely stand out in a crowd. Some of them have been youtube sensations and we have awaited their elite debut with much anticipation. Others are bright shining new stars.

Norah Flatley

Norah has been widely followed on the internet, especially for her phenomenal beam routines. She shows incredible flexibility combined with poise and athleticism. Norah trains under Chow, and shows an incredible amount of promise. She is one of the already incredibly promising seniors of 2016- the next summer Olympics. She will continue to be watched with a careful eye and much anticipation in the coming years.

2012 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships, Hampton, Va. – 1st-BB; 3rd-AA(T) (Jr. A)

Emily Schild 

 Emily caught my eye – and the eye of many others- at the Nastia Liukin Cup this year. Though she didn’t place well or catch much TV time, she was obviously full of talent and potential. Emily is a new elite and has the potential of being one we should watch.

Ariana Agrapides

Ariana skyrocketed from level 8 to level 10 in 2012. She qualified to junior elite this year and went on to win the American Classic – beating her teammate Lauren Hernandez. She is a little pixie and seems to have the potential of a strong all arounder. Considering that just last year she was a level 8, this girl is quite extraordinary!

2013 American Classic, Huntsville, TX. – 1st UB, 1st AA, 2nd VT, 2nd BB, 2nd FX
2013 Women’s Level 10 National Championships, Minneapolis, Minn. – 2nd-VT(T); 5th-UB(T); 9th-AA (Jr. A)

Jordan Chiles

Jordan is a little fireball. She shows unique choreography, powerful tumbling with catlike landings and an awesome vault. It will definitely be exciting to see her elite debut.

2013 The American Classic, Junior International Elite, Olympic Training Center – 1st-AA, 1st VT, 2nd BB, 3rd-UB, 8th FX

Sydney Johnson-Scharpf

Sydney not only catches your eye, she demands your attention when she performs on floor – and then captures your heart. This little girl can perform! Daughter of Brandy Johnson, Sydney seems to have the genes and the coaching, as well as her own special spark to be one we want to watch.

2013 Nastia Liukin Cup, Worcester, Mass. –
2012 Level 9 Easterns, Landover, MD – 1st-BM; 2nd-V, FX, AA
2012 Level 9 Regionals, Tampa, FL – 1st-VT, BM, AA; 2nd-B, FX

This will be an exciting meet!

Who’s Who going in the 2013 Secret Classics – The Seniors


The USA 2013 Season is underway, with the big meets approaching quickly. The 2013 US Secret Classic is this weekend and the National Championships are under a month away. Let’s take a look at the major players for Classics and over the next month we will take a look at at those going on to the National Championships in more depth.

The Seniors

Some Names That are Hard to Forget.

Though all five members of the Fierce Five are currently in training, only two have set their sights on competing in 2013 – Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney. Both look to have regained all their former skills and are working on new skills as well. The gymnastics community will welcome these stars back with open arms!

McKayla Maroney

One of the greatest vaulters of all time, without a doubt, McKayla Maroney is one of the most charismatic, savvy representatives of the gymnastics world. She has become a household name –  loved as much for her not impressed meme as her ever impressive vaulting ability. After multiple surgeries, an incredible amount of public appearances, red carpets, talk shows, tv series appearances and more, McKayla has somehow managed to return to training. Not only has she regained her former skills rapidly, she is already showing upgrades for the coming year. McKayla seems set to not only defend her ability as the best vaulter in the world, but to show that she can contribute on other events as well. 2013 will be an exciting year for her.

Kyla Ross

Kyla was the first of the Fierce Five to return to training. Determined to keep her NCAA eligibility in tact, she did not go professional, and therefore the draw of all the opportunities as an Olympic gold medalist did not hold the same allure for here. Kyla has been training hard for this season since shortly after she returned from the Olympics. She battled a small heel injury, but seems to be in top shape as she goes into these competitions. She has quickly gone from the baby role on the Olympic team to that of seasoned veteran and leader.

Some Names You Might Remember.

Then there are returning seniors who made a splash last year, but didn’t make the Olympic team. Each of these girls are hoping that this year is their year!

Kennedy Baker

Kennedy made a strong bid for the Olympic team last year, just falling short of her dream. She is expected to be a strong contender this year.

  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. – 7th-UB; 8th-AA, FX
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 7th-UB, 8th-AA, FX
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 3rd-AA; 5th-UB; 6th-FX; 7th-VT; 8th-BB

Brenna Dowell

Brenna competed in the Olympic Trials last year with a broken hand. Despite this, she had a strong showing. If her training videos are to be depended upon, she is most definitely a force to be reckoned with this year. In fact, in my opinion, she definitely looks like one of our strongest possible all arounders for 2013. She looks to be ready to debut her amanar, has difficult tumbling in the works and a strong bars set. She is definitely making a name for herself.

  • 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 5th-AA
  • 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, UB
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. – 8th-UB(T); 9th-AA
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 9th-AA

Some Names you Need to Know.

There are a number of very talented new seniors. These girls have made a strong showing as Juniors, and many in the gymnastics community have looked forward to their Senior debut. However, the first year in the quad is a hard year to become a senior as it can be very difficult to hold a top level through the next Olympics.

Simone Biles

Simone has been a rising star since last year with an incredibly strong showing in her final year as a Junior. She has continued to come on strong in her debut Senior year. She is incredible on vault and floor, and has a strong enough bars and beam to be a strong all around competitor. In the absence of Kaitlyn Ohashi and the Fierce Five all arounders, she is definitely in contention to be one of the strongest American All-Arounders of 2013.

  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 1st-VT; 3rd-AA; 6th-UB, BB(T), FX (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 1st-AA, VT; 2nd-FX(T); 6th-BB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 American Classic, Huntsville, Texas – 1st-AA, VT; 2ND-FX(T); 3rd-BB; 4th-UB (Jr. 2)
  • 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 1st-Team; 2nd-AA(T)
  • 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team, AA, VT, BB, FX
  • 2013 AT&T American Cup, Worcester, Mass. – 2nd-AA

Lexie Priessman

Lexie has had an incredibly strong Junior career, and is in fact the current US National Junior Elite Champion. It has been assumed that she would be one of the strongest debuting seniors in the US arsenal. However, her early 2013 has not been as strong as expected. That to be said, Lexie is a talented all-arounder and a strong competitor. She is definitely not one to count out.

  • 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 1st-Team; 6th-AA
  • 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team, 3rd-VT; 5th-AA
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 1st-AA, FX; 2nd-VT, UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 1st-FX; 3rd-BB(T); 4th-AA; 5th-UB; 6th-VT (Jr. Div.)

The following girls have made some name for themselves as Juniors and definitely have a lot to offer as seniors.

Madison Desch

Madison shows a daring beam routine and is a strong all arounder to boot. She comes in as the reserve Junior National Champion, and definitely has

areas of contribution for the US National Team.

  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 1st-BB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX(T); 4th-VT; 5th-UB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 1st-BB; 2nd-AA, VT, FX(T) (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team; 4th-VT, UB(T); 5th-AA; 7th-BB(T) (Jr. Div.)

Peyton Ernst

By John Cheng

Peyton was strong as a Junior, but not one of the top names. However, she has been given a number of international assignments this year and has done very well. She is incredibly elegant on floor and has lots of potential as a strong all arounder.

  • 2013 Tokyo World Cup, Tokyo, Japan – 2nd-AA
  • 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 1st-Team; 2nd-AA(T)
  • 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team; 4th-AA
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – 7th-AA(T); 8th-VT, BB (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 5th-VT; 6th-AA; 7th-UB (Jr. Div.)

Maggie Nichols

Maggie also has been given a number of international assignments this year. She has a fun floor routine opening with a beautiful double layout!

  • 2013 USA, Germany, Romania Tri-Meet, Chemnitz, Germany – 1st-Team; 4th-AA
  • 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy – 1st-Team; 2nd-FX; 6th-AA
  • 2012 Visa Championships, St. Louis, Mo. – (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Secret U.S. Classic, Chicago, Ill. – 7th-VT (Jr. Div.)

 

The Secret US Classics Are Here!


Picture from USA Gymnastics

After an Olympic year, the wait between US Elite meets can seem like a lifetime! But the time has come, the Secret US Classics are here!

The Classics are the final chance for athletes to qualify for the US National Championships in August. Some of the competitors will be making that last bid. The rest will use it as a tune-up meet before National Championships. Many of them tend not to compete in the all-around, so it will be interesting to see who competes what!

There are a few Seniors who I am excited to see. McKayla and Kyla are back and if their training videos show us anything it is that they are better than ever. Brenna Dowell looks like a dark horse for this year, so I am excited to see what she will bring to the table. With the two who were expected to lead the pack out with injury- Katelyn Ohashi, Elizabeth Price- and Jordyn, Aly and Gabby waiting to return until next year, the all-around title is anyone’s guess. I however, am super excited to see the Juniors. There is an awful lot of talented girls in that bunch and the competition there will be fierce.

Here is all the info from USA gymnastics about how to follow this weekend.

Web video coverage

  • Live podium training coverage. There will be a live stream of both junior (8:30 a.m. CT) and senior (11 a.m. CT) podium training from the Secret U.S. Classic on Friday, July 26. The stream will be available on SecretClassic.com/live.
  • Live competition coverage. On Saturday, July 27, there will be a live stream of the both the junior and senior competition with commentary and analysis from 1996 Olympic gold-medalist Amanda Borden and 2007 World team champion Samantha Peszek. Junior competition begins at 1 p.m. CT with senior action getting underway at 6 p.m. CT. The stream will be available on our Secret Classic live coverage page.
  • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the Secret Classic, including every competition routine, after the conclusion of the event, interviews from media day and post-competition, and clips from podium training.

Ways to follow

  • Online. The Secret U.S. Classic is easier than ever to follow online. Schedules, general event information, start lists, live scoring and more are available at secretclassic.com, which is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices. Click here for live scoring.
  • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content, including videos and photos, from the Secret U.S. Classic on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the 2013 Secret Classic, #SecretClassic.

Here is a complete list of the expected competitors at the 2013 Secret US Classics.

PARTICIPATING ATHLETES
(Subject to change)

Seniors

Name Club Current Residence
Kennedy Baker Texas Dreams Gymnastics Flower Mound, TX
Simone Biles Bannon’s Gymnastix Inc. Spring, TX
Lacy Dagen San Mateo Gymnastics Pleasanton, CA
Madison Desch Great American Gymn. Express Lenexa, KS
Brenna Dowell Great American Gymn. Express Odessa, MO
Peyton Ernst Texas Dreams Gymnastics Coppell, TX
Rachel Gowey Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute Urbandale, IA
Ariana Guerra Texas Dreams Gymnastics League City, TX
Madison Kocian WOGA Gymnastics Dallas, TX
Erin Macadaeg San Mateo Gymnastics Redwood City, CA
McKayla Maroney All Olympia AOGC Long Beach, CA
Grace McLaughlin WOGA Gymnastics Allen, TX
Abigail Milliet Denton Gymnastics Academy Denton, TX
Maggie Nichols Twin City Twisters Little Canada, MN
Lexie Priessman Cincinnati Gymnastics Cincinnati, OH
Kyla Ross Gym-Max Gymnastics Aliso Viejo, CA
Mykayla Skinner Desert Lights Gymnastics Gilbert, AZ

Juniors

Name Club Current Residence
Ariana Agrapides MG Elite Bayville, NJ
Simone Banen North Stars Gymnastics Academy Wyckoff, NJ
Alyssa Baumann WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Vanasia Bradley Splitz Gymnastics Lincoln Park, MI
Jordan Chiles Naydenov Gymnastics Inc. Vancouver, WA
Nadia Cho WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Bridget Dean Orlando Metro Gymnastics Fort Myers, FL
Nia Dennis Buckeye Gymnastics Westerville, OH
Christina Desiderio Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Hackettstown, NJ
Asia Dewalt WOGA Gymnastics Plano, TX
Kennedi Edney Precision Gymnastics Chino, CA
Lauren Farley WOGA Gymnastics Dallas, TX
Bailey Ferrer Orlando Metro Gymnastics Orlando, FL
Norah Flatley Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute Cumming, IA
Jazmyn Foberg MG Elite Bayville, NJ
Ashley Foss North Stars Gymnastics Academy Towaco, NJ
Molly Frack Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Nazareth, PA
Megan Freed Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Bethlehem, PA
Emily Gaskins Cincinnati Gymnastics Coral Springs, FL
Felicia Hano West Coast Elite Gymnastics San Gabriel, CA
Lauren Hernandez Monmouth Gymnastics Old Bridge, NJ
Veronica Hults Texas Dreams Gymnastics Coppell, TX
Amelia Hundley Cincinnati Gymnastics Hamilton, OH
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics Groveland, FL
Bailie Key Texas Dreams Gymnastics Montgomery, TX
Alonza Klopfer North Stars Gymnastics Academy Boonton, NJ
Taylor Lawson Parkettes National Gymnastics Center Macungie, PA
Alexandra Marks Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy Cushing, OK
Hope Masiado Girls In Co-Operation Gymnastics Training Center I Bethlehem, PA
Emily Muhlenhaupt Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Center Castle Rock, CO
Lauren Navarro Charter Oak Gymnastics La Verne, CA
Maile O’Keefe Academy of Gymnastics – Salcianu Gymnastics Las Vegas, NV
Samantha Ogden WOGA Gymnastics Allen, TX
Abby Paulson Twin City Twisters Coon Rapids, MN
Gabrielle Perea Legacy Elite Gymnastics LLC Geneva, IL
Grace Quinn Texas Dreams Gymnastics Arlington, TX
Lexy Ramler KidSport, LLC St. Michael, MN
Melissa Reinstadtler Rebound Gymnastics Inc. Brick, NJ
Alexandria Ruiz ACE Gymnastics Lake Mary, FL
Emily Schild Everest Gymnastics Huntersville, NC
Polina Shchennikova Tigar Arvada, CO
Megan Skaggs Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta Marietta, GA
Ragan Smith Northwind Gymnastics Center Inc. Dacula, GA
Deanne Soza Arete Gymnastics Orem, UT
Alexis Vasquez Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute West Des Moines, IA
Grace Waguespack ACE Gymnastics Longwood, FL