11 women invited to 2013 World Team Selection Camp
posted on 08/20/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2013 Acaa 2013 U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, is among the 11 women who have been invited to participate in the 2013 World Championships World Team Selection Camp, Sept. 12-16. The 2013 World Championships Team will be announced at the conclusion of the Selection Camp, held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.

In addition to Biles, the U.S. Senior National Team members participating are: Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams; Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE; Peyton Ernst, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes; Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights. Abigail Milliet of Denton, Texas/Denton Gymnastics Academy, and Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./GAGE, have also been invited to the camp.

The 2013 World Championships, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Antwerp, Belgium, is an individual event championships, which means there is not a team event. The competition schedule for the World Championships is: Sept. 30 Acaa men's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Oct. 1 Acaa men's and women's qualification, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 Acaa women's qualification, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 Acaa men's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 4 Acaa women's all-around finals, 8 p.m.; Oct. 5 Acaa event finals, men's floor exercise, pommel horse and still rings and women's vault and uneven bars, 2:30 p.m.; and Oct. 6 Acaa event finals, men's vault, parallel bars and horizontal bars, and women's balance beam and floor exercise, 2:30 p.m.

The women's team will be determined by the Selection Committee. The criteria considered when selecting the team include: results from the P&G; Championships; hit consistency and results from past international and national; competitions; D-scores for difficulty, and E-scores for execution; consistency; medal; potential; composition of individual strengths among the team members; readiness to; compete; etc. An athlete who meets the outlined criteria may petition to the World; Selection Camp but may not petition to the World Championships Team.; The coaches for the 2013 World Championships Team will be the personal coaches of; the team members following the final team selection.