HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 26, 2015 – 2013 U.S. junior all-around silver medalist Lauren Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, was added to the U.S. Junior Women’s National Team on the final day of the women’s national team training camp. The camp, which ran Jan. 21-25, was held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, under the director of National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi.
The five-day camp included half routine verification and physical abilities testing with a focus on finalizing routine construction for the first half of the 2015 competitive season. Two-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and World vault bronze-medalist MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights, used the camp as part of their preparation for the upcoming AT&T American Cup, scheduled for March 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Hernandez, who missed the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships due to injury, had a breakout year in 2013, finishing second in the all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise at the junior competition at the P&G Championships. She also recorded a third-place finish on the balance beam. At the 2013 Secret U.S. Classic, she won the floor exercise title.
In addition to Biles and Skinner, the members of the gold medal winning 2014 U.S. Women’s World Team in attendance were: Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA; Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express; Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max. 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, also participated in the training camp.
The complete roster for the camp is listed below.
Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champions Centre
Nia Dennis, Buckeye
Madison Desch, GAGE
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Gabrielle Douglas, Buckeye
Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Ashley Foss, North Stars Gym
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Emily Gaskins, Intensity Gymnastics
Felicia Hano, Gym-Max
Lauren Hernandez, MG Elite
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson
McKenna Kelley, Stars Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
Ashton Locklear, Everest Gymnastics
Laney Madsen, Gym Max
Lauren Navarro, Gliders
Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, 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
Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters
Alexis Vasquez, Chow’s Gymnastics
Sabrina Vega, GAGE