HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 24, 2015 – Forty-one athletes participated in 2015’s final women’s gymnastics’ developmental camp at USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. Before heading home, the camp’s participants made “good luck” posters for the trampoline and tumbling athletes who are competing in this week’s World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Odense, Denmark.
The developmental camp opened with physical abilities testing for the athletes. Kylie Coen of Empire Gymnastics Academy placed first, followed Hannah Hagle of Texas East Gymnastics. Adeline Kenlin of Iowa Gym Nest was third. Kenlin was also chosen as most improved athlete at camp by the national coaching staff.
Under the direction of Valeri Liukin, Director of Elite Developmental Athletes, gymnasts at the five-day camp prepared for the upcoming 2016 Elite National Qualifiers. During camp, the athletes verified their new skills, upgrades and bonus combinations.
The gymnasts were at the Ranch at the same time as the U.S. World Championships Trampoline and Tumbling Team that was preparing for the upcoming World Championships. The developmental gymnasts created good luck posters for the T&T team, as well as watched and cheered for the World team during one of T&T’s training sessions.
Many of the developmental gymnasts will return to the Ranch in January for the first Developmental Camp in 2016, where they will verify full routines in preparation of the upcoming elite season.