Field set for 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - Gymnastics in San Jose, Calif.
posted on 06/12/2012

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, June 12, 2012 Acaa 2012 U.S. all-around champions John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness), and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Geddert's Twistars USA, headline the field of 15 men and 15 women at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials -- Gymnastics, June 28-July 1, at the HP Pavilion at San Jose (Calif.). The men's and women's Olympic Team will be determined at the Trials.

The field for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials is as follows.

    Women
    Kennedy Baker of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
    Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas/WOGA
    Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
    Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
    Sarah Finnegan of St. Louis, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
    Anna Li of Aurora, Ill./Legacy Elite
    Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas/WOGA
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center
    Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
    Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics
    Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics
    Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics
    Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's Gymnastics
    Sabrina Vega of Carmel, N.Y./Dynamic Gymnastics
    Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA

    Men
    Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics)
    Alex Buscaglia of Cary, Ill./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University)
    Jake Dalton of Reno, N.V./University of Oklahoma
    Josh Dixon of San Jose, Calif./U.S. OlympicTraining Center
    Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics)
    Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California Acaa Berkeley
    Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma)
    Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics)
    CJ Maestas of Corrales, N.M./University of Illinois
    Sam Mikulak of Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan
    Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness)
    John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
    Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./University ofIllinois
    David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Illinois)
    Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University)

Joining Wieber, who won the all-around gold medal at last year's Worlds, are her teammates on the gold-medal 2011 World Championships team: Douglas; Maroney, who is also the 2011World vault champion; Raisman, the 2011 World floor exercise bronze medalist; Sacramone, who has a record 10 career World medals; Vega; and Li (alternate).

Three members of the women's 2008 Olympic Team have qualified to compete: 2008 Olympic all-around champion Liukin, who won five medals in Beijing; Sacramone, the 2010 World vault champion; and Sloan, the 2009 World all-around champion.

Including Orozco, the entire men's 2011 World Championships team, which won the team bronze medal, is expected to compete: Brooks (alternate); Dalton; Horton, the 2010 World all-around bronze medalist; Legendre; Leyva, the 2011 World parallel champs; and Naddour.

Horton is the only member of the men's 2008 Olympic Team competing at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. In Beijing, Horton helped lead the U.S. to team bronze and won silver on horizontal bar.

Also expected to compete in San Jose are three members of the 2011 Pan American Games bronze medal team: Maestas, rings bronze medalist; Ruggeri, horizontal gold and parallel bars silver medalist; and Wynn, rings champion.

Single-session tickets range in price from $36 to $102, including facility fees. The prices vary according to seat location and session. Four multi-session and all-session ticket packages are still available. Multi-session packages, ranging in price from $78 to $236, include a three-day weekend package; a two-day women's package; a two-day men's package; and a finals package featuring the final day of competition for both men and women. All-session ticket packages, which include all four competition sessions and range in price from $135 to $533, are also still available. A limited number of Platinum Packages, which feature premium seating in the lower bowl, are available at $903. In addition to the best seat locations, Platinum Packages include meet-and-greets with gymnastics celebrities, nightly hospitality, a free event program and a commemorative gift.

All tickets may be purchased through ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster outlets and the HP Pavilion Ticket Office. In recognition of Visa's long-time support, USA Gymnastics is proud to accept only Visa at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - Gymnastics, along with cash. For more information and details on the ticket packages, go to www.sanjose2012.com.

The Trials' competition schedule is: men - June 28 at 2 p.m. and June 30 at 12 p.m.; and women - June 29 and July 1 at 5:30 p.m. All times are for the Pacific time zone.

The five men and women who will represent the United States in men's and women's gymnastics at the 2012 Olympic Games in London will be determined at the Trials, subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors.

For the men, two athletes will be identified immediately following the conclusion of the second day of competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials. The remaining members will be named within 24 hours and will be announced on July 1 in conjunction with the women's final session. For the women, the individual all-around champion at the conclusion of two days of competition at the Trials will automatically make the U.S. Olympic Team. The remaining four athletes will be determined by the selection committee. The women's team will be announced on July 1. In addition to the team members, the replacement athletes will also be named.

In conjunction with the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Acaa Gymnastics, San Jose is playing host to the 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships for rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline at the San Jose Convention Center on June 26-27. For men's and women's trampoline, this competition serves as the third of three selection events to determine which man and woman will represent the USA in trampoline at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.

The U.S. Olympic Trials for all sports is a collaborative, three-way partnership between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Governing Bodies and the Local Organizing Committees. Locally, the Trials efforts are headed by the San Jose Sports Authority and HP Pavilion and include support from the City of San Jose, San Jose Hotels, Inc., and the San Jose Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Background information

  • HP Pavilion. HP Pavilion at San Jose, managed by Sharks Sports & Entertainment, hosts nearly 100 sporting events annually including more than 40 San Jose Sharks regular season home games and the SAP Open men's professional tennis tournament. The building hosts approximately 170 events every year -- including Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners and a variety of family and children's favorites that account for more than 200 event days. Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade magazine, nominated HP Pavilion at San Jose as "Arena of the Year" for 2005 and 2007. In 2007, Pollstar also recognized HP Pavilion at San Jose based on non-sports attendance as fourth in North America, top 10 in the world. Over the past 10 years, HP Pavilion at San Jose has consistently been in the Top 5 in North America and top 10 in the world.

  • San Jose Sports Authority. The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose's economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City's sports commission since its inception in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, The First Tee of San Jose, and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit www.sjsa.org.

  • City of San Jose. From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon ValleyAcaathe world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the United States, is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, to work and to live. For more information, visit www.sanjoseca.gov.

  • San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB). The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB), a 25 year old organization focused on enhancing the image and economic well being of San Jose, is managed by Team San Jose, a unique customer service model that works in partnership with local hoteliers, organized labor, local arts leadership and business community to provide a one-team approach to all event-planning needs. Team San Jose manages the San Jose Convention Center and multiple theaters in Downtown San Jose, including the San Jose Civic, Parkside Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre and Montgomery Theater. For more information, visit www.sanjose.org.

  • San Jose Hotels Inc. (SJHI). San Jose Hotels Inc., is a hotels-led, non-profit business improvement district representing 35 San Jose-based hotels. SJHI leverages destination investment focused on event sponsorship, marketing and public relations to attract conventions, events and meetings to San Jose through a unique partnership with Team San Jose and the SJCVB.