HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Jan. 20, 2014 – The first women's national team camp of the New Year begins today in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. The camp runs through Friday, Jan. 24.
The goals of the camp are to finalize new routine composition for the upcoming season with an emphasis on dance preparation and flexibility. The athletes will participate in physical abilities testing, half routine verification and dance classes each day.
2013 World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, and 2012 Olympic team gold medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, who finished second in the all-around at the 2013 World Championships, will continue their preparation for the 2014 AT&T American Cup, scheduled for March 1 in Greensboro, N.C.
In addition to Biles and Ross, 2013 World team members Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, and 2013 World vault champion McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All-Olympia, who also won the Olympic team gold medal in London with Ross, will attend the camp.
The complete list of athletes expected to attend the camp is below. USA Gymnastics will be on site, providing exclusive coverage from the camp, including training footage and athlete profiles.
- Ariana Agrapides, MG Elite
Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, Bannon's
Nadia Cho, WOGA
Nia Dennis, Buckeye
Madison Desch, GAGE
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
Norah Flatley, Chow's Gymnastics
Sarah Finnegan, GAGE
Ashley Foss, North Stars Gymnastics Academy
Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams
Madison Kocian, WOGA
McKayla Maroney, All Olympia
Abigail Milliet, Denton
Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Elizabeth Price, Parkettes
Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Melissa Reinstadtler, Rebound Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
Polina Shchennikova, TIGAR
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Deanne Soza, Arete
Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters
Alexis Vasquez, Chow's Gymnastics