COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 1, 2017 – The U.S. Men’s Junior Elite National Team training camp started today at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The camp runs through Monday, December 4.

This camp is part of the selection process for the team that will represent the United States at the men’s 2018 RD761 Junior International Team Cup in Houston January 19-20. The 2018 RD761 Junior International Team Cup is an International Gymnastics Federation-sanctioned event, which is expected to feature teams invited from Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and the United States in men’s team and individual event competition.

The RD761 International Junior Team Cup is named in honor of U.S. Junior National Team member Ricky Deci, who tragically passed away in 2001. The annual RD761 age group invitational competition supports the Ricky Deci Memorial Fund, which in turn funds a USA Gymnastics elite development training camp held each summer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.