HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 19, 2013 – The last women’s national team camp for 2013 begins Wednesday in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. The camp runs through Sunday, Nov. 24.

The camp serves as the final verification for upcoming competitions. The following athletes were assigned a competition and will have to show competitive readiness.

Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes, was selected for the World Cup events in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, and Glasgow, Great Britain, Dec. 7. Seniors Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, and Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, along with juniors Lauren Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, Veronica Hults of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, Bailey Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams, were selected for the Mexico Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Nov. 26-30.

The remainder of the national team will be working on new skill acquisition, technical corrections on existing skills, artistry improvements and routine construction for the 2014 season.

Most of the 2013 World Championships team will return to camp, as the women’s national team looks forward to the 2014 competitive season.

The following athletes are expected to attend the camp:

    Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
    Simone Biles, Bannon’s
    Nadia Cho, WOGA
    Nia Dennis, Buckeye
    Madison Desch, GAGE
    Christina Desiderio, Parkettes
    Brenna Dowell, GAGE
    Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
    Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
    Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Felicia Hano, West Coast Elite
    Lauren Hernandez, MG Elite
    Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams
    Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
    Madison Kocian, WOGA
    Abigail Milliet, Denton
    Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak
    Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
    Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
    Elizabeth Price, Parkettes
    Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
    Polina Shchennikova, TIGAR
    Megan Skaggs, Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
    MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
    Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
    Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters
    Alexis Vasquez, Chow’s Gymnastics