Athletes confirmed for final 2013 international assignments following successful National Team Camp
posted on 11/24/2013

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Nov. 24, 2013 – The final U.S. Women's National Team Camp concluded today in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. Many athletes at the camp showed their progress toward acquiring new skills, while others proved their readiness for international competition.

The United States is sending six women to compete at next week's Mexico Open in Acapulco, Mexico, Nov. 26-30. Seniors Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, and Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, and juniors Emily Gaskins of Coral Springs, Fla./Cincinnati Gymnastics, Lauren Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, Veronica Hults of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams, and Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams, have been named to the squad.

Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes, is set to compete at World Cup events in Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, and Glasgow, Great Britain, Dec. 7.

Following the conclusion of the camp, Madison Desch of Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express, and Gaskins have been added to the senior and junior national teams, respectively.

Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, and Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, received rings to commemorate their success at 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, where Team USA collected a record 12 medals. Coach Artur Akopyan accepted the ring for McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia, who was not present at this month's camp.

The next U.S. Women's National Team Camp runs Jan. 20-24, 2014.


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