USA Gymnastics announces men's gymnastics team for 2012 Olympic Games
posted on 07/01/2012

© John Cheng

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2012 – USA Gymnastics today announced the gymnasts who will join Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), on the U.S. Olympic Team for men's gymnastics that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Leyva and Orozco were named to the team on Saturday, June 30, at the conclusion of the men's competition at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics. The balance of the team and the three replacement athletes were chosen by the Men's Selection Committee.

The five-man team and replacement athletes are listed below.
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Jonathan Horton, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Danell Leyva, Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics)
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan
John Orozco, the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Replacement athletes
Chris Brooks, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma)
Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center)

The women's team will be named following the conclusion of the final day of women's competition later today at the HP Pavilion at San Jose. All athletes named to the Olympic Team are subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Board of Directors.

The members of the Men's Selection Committee were: Kevin Mazeika, men's national team coordinator; Mike Burns and Yoichi Tomita, coach representatives; Kevin Tan, athlete representative; Steve Butcher, at-large representative; and Dennis McIntyre, USA Gymnastics men's program director (non-voting).

 


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