In addition to Biles, the U.S. Senior National Team members participating are: Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams; Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE; Peyton Ernst, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes; Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights. Abigail Milliet of Denton, Texas/Denton Gymnastics Academy, and Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE, have also been invited to the camp.
The 2013 World Championships, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Antwerp, Belgium, is an individual event championships, which means there is not a team event. The competition schedule for the World Championships is: Sept. 30 – men's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Oct. 1 – men's and women's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 – women's qualification, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 – men's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 4 – women's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 5 – event finals, men's floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings and women's vault and uneven bars, 2:30 p.m.; and Oct. 6 – event finals, men's vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, and women's balance beam and floor exercise, 2:30 p.m.
The women's team will be determined by the Selection Committee. The criteria considered when selecting the team include: results from the P&G; Championships; hit consistency and results from past international and national; competitions; D-scores for difficulty, and E-scores for execution; consistency; medal; potential; composition of individual strengths among the team members; readiness to; compete; etc. An athlete who meets the outlined criteria may petition to the World; Selection Camp but may not petition to the World Championships Team.; The coaches for the 2013 World Championships Team will be the personal coaches of; the team members following the final team selection.