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.