USA Gymnastics announces U.S. Women's Team for 2014 City of Jesolo Trophy
posted on 03/16/2014

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 16, 2014 – The USA Gymnastics Women's Selection Committee has selected the 14-woman U.S. Team to compete in this year's City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy, March 22-23. The team was finalized at the U.S. Women's National Team training camp that just concluded at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site.

2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headlines the seniors, and 2013 U.S. junior all-around champion Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, tops the juniors. Also, Rachel Gowey of Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute, has been added to the senior national team, and Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, and Ragan Smith of Dacula, Ga./Texas Dreams Gymnastics, are on the junior national squad. This competition features a junior and senior team, all-around and event final competition.

"This competition a great training ground for the upcoming Pacific Alliance Championships and World Championships," said National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, who has guided the U.S. Women's Team to 72 World and Olympic medals since 2001.

The complete roster is listed below.

Seniors
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Peyton Ernst, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas/WOGA
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics

Juniors
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics
Norah Flatley, Cumming, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Emily Gaskins, Coral Springs, Fla./Cincinnati Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Dacula, Ga./Texas Dreams Gymnastics