HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 30, 2015 – The April women’s national team camp began on Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. The camp ends on Sunday, May 3, and will be led by national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, who has helped guide Team USA to 79 World and Olympic medals since 2001.
For the athletes, this will be a working camp with no full routine work. They will be working on upgrading their skills and sequences, finalizing routine construction and new choreography.
Also in attendance of the camp is the new Senior Vice President of Women’s Program Rhonda Faehn. She was welcomed by the athletes, coaches and staff.
Members of the U.S. National Team will be preparing for a busy summer including the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, the Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago and the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis.
The members of the gold medal winning 2014 U.S. Women’s World Team in attendance are: Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA; Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express; Madison Kocian of Plano, Texas/WOGA; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights. Along with Ross, 2012 Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, are also scheduled to participate in the training camp.
The complete roster is listed below.
Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champions Gym
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Madison Desch, GAGE
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Nia Dennis, Buckeye
Gabby Douglas, Buckeye
Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Ashley Foss, North Stars
Emily Gaskins, Intensity Gymnastics
Rachel Gowey, Chow’s Gymnastics
Felicia Hano, Gym-Max
Lauren Hernandez, MG Elite
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson
McKenna Kelley, Stars Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
Madison Kocian, WOGA
Lauren Navarro, Gliders
Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Marissa Oakley, Gym Phenom
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Grace Quinn, Texas Dreams
Aly Raisman, Brestyan’s
Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
Polina Shchennikova, TIGAR
Megan Skaggs, Gymnastics Acad of Atlanta
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Deanne Soza, Arete