HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 20, 2014 – The first women’s national team camp of the New Year begins today 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 Friday, Jan. 24.

The goals of the camp are to finalize new routine composition for the upcoming season with an emphasis on dance preparation and flexibility. The athletes will participate in physical abilities testing, half routine verification and dance classes each day.

2013 World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, and 2012 Olympic team gold medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, who finished second in the all-around at the 2013 World Championships, will continue their preparation for the 2014 AT&T American Cup, scheduled for March 1 in Greensboro, N.C.

In addition to Biles and Ross, 2013 World team members Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, and 2013 World vault champion McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia, who also won the Olympic team gold medal in London with Ross, will attend the camp.

The complete list of athletes expected to attend the camp is below. USA Gymnastics will be on site, providing exclusive coverage from the camp, including training footage and athlete profiles.

    Ariana Agrapides, MG Elite
    Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
    Simone Biles, Bannon’s
    Nadia Cho, WOGA
    Nia Dennis, Buckeye
    Madison Desch, GAGE
    Christina Desidero, Parkettes
    Brenna Dowell, GAGE
    Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
    Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
    Sarah Finnegan, GAGE
    Ashley Foss, North Stars Gymnastics Academy
    Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams
    Madison Kocian, WOGA
    McKayla Maroney, All Olympia
    Abigail Milliet, Denton
    Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak
    Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
    Elizabeth Price, Parkettes
    Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Melissa Reinstadtler, Rebound Gymnastics
    Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
    Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
    Polina Shchennikova, TIGAR
    MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
    Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
    Deanne Soza, Arete
    Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters
    Alexis Vasquez, Chow’s Gymnastics