Three men added to U.S. Men's Senior National Team
posted on 02/10/2013

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2013 Acaa After meeting at the conclusion of the 2013 Winter Cup Challenge, the USA Gymnastics Men's Program Committee announced the final three men on the U.S. Senior Men's Team through the 2013 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Aug. 15-18, at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Four men were added to the team immediately following the Winter Cup. The eight members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's squad retained their spots to complete the 15-man Senior National Team.

The three additions were: Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California - Berkeley; Akash Modi of Morganville of N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics; and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University. The other four named after the conclusion of the Winter Cup were: Adrian de los Angeles of Long Beach, Calif./University of Michigan; Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./Stanford University; and Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center. The members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team are: Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma; Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Academy; Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan; and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center. The three alternates to the Olympic team are: Chris Brooks of Houston/Cypress Academy; Alex Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; and Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./University of Oklahoma.

The seven gymnasts who were added to the team after the Winter Cup were determined using the following criteria: the two top-ranked all-around athletes who were not already on the senior national team; two based on the National Team Points System; two athletes selected by the Men's Program Committee; and one selected by the national team coordinator. The U.S. Men's Team will be determined again based on performances at the 2013 U.S. Championships.