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Women's national team camp begins today
posted on 02/21/2014

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 21, 2014 Acaa The February women's national team camp 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 Tuesday, Feb. 25, and will be lead by national team coordinator Martha Karolyi, who has guided the United States to 72 World and Olympic medals since 2001.

As the competition season approaches, the athletes are finalizing routine construction for first phase of the competitive season and will show nearly full readiness with these routines. Like in all training camps, the athletes will test physically abilities and continue to work diligently to improve technique, consistency and artistry.

2013 World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastix, and 2013 Stuttgart World Cup all-around champion Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, along with the alternate 2013 World Championships team member Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, will present full routines on all events to show readiness for the 2014 AT&T American Cup, scheduled for March 1 in Greensboro, N.C.

In addition to Biles and Dowell, 2013 World team member Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, will also attend the camp.

The complete list of athletes expected to attend the camp is below.

    Ariana Agrapides, MG Elite
    Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
    Simone Biles, Bannon's
    Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
    Nadia Cho, WOGA
    Nia Dennis, Buckeye
    Madison Desch, GAGE
    Christina Desiderio, Parkettes
    Brenna Dowell, GAGE
    Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
    Norah Flatley, Chow's Gymnastics
    Sarah Finnegan, GAGE
    Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Rachel Gowey, Chow's Gymnastics
    Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams
    Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
    Madison Kocian, WOGA
    Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
    Abigail Milliet, Denton
    Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak
    Victoria Nguyen, Chow's Gymnastics
    Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
    Elizabeth Price, Parkettes
    Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Payton Richards, Aerial Gymnastics Club
    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