INDIANAPOLIS, April 2, 2022 – USA Gymnastics today announced the six junior athletes and six seniors that will represent the U.S. at the upcoming City of Jesolo Trophy competition April 9-10 in Italy. Madray Johnson (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Zoey Molomo (Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics), Shilese Jones (Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center) and Konnor McClain (Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics) secured automatic team spots as the top-two scoring athletes in each division during National Team camp verification over the weekend. Eight additional gymnasts were named by the selection committee based on the criteria outlined in the March 24 International Elite Committee meeting minutes.
Jones captured team gold in the senior division at the 2019 City of Jesolo Trophy competition, while McClain claimed the junior all-around title. The competition was not held in 2020 or 2021.
The full U.S. lineup is listed below alphabetically by division.
eMjae Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
Shilese Jones, Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center
Konnor McClain, Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics
Zoe Miller, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Elle Mueller, Ham Lake, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Ashlee Sullivan, Richardson, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Madray Johnson, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Myli Lew, Belmont, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics
Zoey Molomo, Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
Ella Murphy, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Tiana Sumanasekera, Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School
Gabby Van Frayen, Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme
Competition at the Palainvent Jesolo will begin Saturday, April 9. The U.S. juniors will compete in the second session beginning at 6 a.m. ET, and the senior competition will follow at 11 a.m. ET. Both groups will start on floor exercise.
The competition will follow a 6-4-3 format. Up to six athletes per country may perform on each apparatus, though only four per rotation – who have been designated ahead of time by their federations – will be eligible to contribute to the team score. Of the those four, the three highest scores will be added to the team’s tally.
The top eight gymnasts on each apparatus from among the full list of competitors will qualify to Sunday’s individual event finals. No more than two gymnasts per country may advance to each final. Apparatus finals are slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET with seniors on vault and juniors on balance beam. The remaining finals will follow in the traditional Olympic order: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise.
Since the competition’s inception in 2008, U.S. gymnasts have captured 10 senior and six junior team titles and have had 20 all-around champions crowned across both divisions.