GREENSBORO, N.C., June 30, 2015 – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games scheduled for July 10-26 in Toronto, Ont., Canada, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. The USA will also compete in group gymnastics at the Pan Am Games.
The members of the rhythmic gymnastics group, who train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, are: Kiana Eide of Northbrook, Ill.; Alisa Kano of Glencoe, Ill.; Natalie McGiffert of Northbrook, Ill.; Monica Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill.; Jennifer Rokhman of Northbrook, Ill.; and Kristen Shaldybin of Chicago.
The five-member women’s team for the 2015 Pan American Games will be selected from the training squad following the June 29 training camp. The members of the Pan Am Training Squad are: Nia Dennis of Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics; Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE; Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics; Felicia Hano of San Gabriel, Calif./Gym-Max; Amelia Hundley of Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics; Lauren Navarro of La Verne, Calif./Gliders; Emily Schild of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Megan Skaggs of Marietta, Ga./Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta.
For men’s gymnastics, the U.S. men’s squad includes: Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Steven Legendre of Norman, Okla./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma); Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (USOTC); Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./USOTC; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton HHonors (USOTC).
The U.S. Pan Am Team for trampoline was named in April: men – Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy; and women – Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Clare Johnson of Huntsville, Ala./The Matrix.
The gymnastics schedule at the Pan Am Games is: July 11 –men’s team final and all-around and individual event qualification (USA, Subdivision 1); July 12 – women’s team final and all-around and individual event qualification (USA, Subdivision 1); July 13 – men’s and women’s all-around finals; July 14-15 – men’s and women’s individual event finals; July 17-18 – rhythmic gymnastics qualifications; July 18-19 – men’s and women’s trampoline qualifications and finals; and July 19-20 – rhythmic gymnastics finals. For more information on the Pan American Games, go to Toronto2015.org.