© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 24, 2010 – 2010 U.S. all-around champion Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas, 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., and 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass., are among the 12 women on the U.S. Senior National Team who have accepted invitations to participate in the first of two selection camps for the U.S. Women’s Team for the 2010 World Championships, Oct. 17-24, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Six gymnasts and one alternate will be named to the U.S. Women’s Team for the 2010 World Championships, the first qualifying step for the 2012 London Olympic Games, following the second selection camp. The World Championships will feature team, all-around and individual event competition. The First Selection Camp is Sept. 13-18, and based on performances at the first selection camp, a minimum of eight gymnasts will be invited to the second and final selection camp Oct. 3-6. Both camps will be held at the U.S. Women’s National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.

The gymnasts invited to the first camp, who are also members of the senior national team, are listed below in alphabetical order. Amanda Jetter of Milford, Ohio, successfully petitioned to attend the selection camp after withdrawing from the Visa Championships due to injury, while UCLA’s Vanessa Zamarripa of Shiloh, Ill., declined the invitation.

  • Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
  • Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
  • Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
  • Amanda Jetter, Milford, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
  • Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia
  • Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
  • Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
  • Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif./All Olympia
  • Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy
  • Morgan Smith, Clermont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics
  • Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics