Orozco is added to 2013 Men's World Championships Team
posted on 08/21/2013

© John Cheng

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 21, 2013 Acaa USA Gymnastics has added 2012 Olympian John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center), to the men's team for the 2013 World Championships, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Antwerp, Belgium. He replaces Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics) who withdrew from the team earlier this week.

In addition to Orozco, the 2013 World Championships Team includes: Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma); Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Oklahoma); 2013 U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan; Alexander Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center); and Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University). The remaining alternates are: Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University); and Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton Honors (U.S. Gymnastics Developmental Center II).

The 2013 World Championships 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.