USA Gymnastics names 2015 Team Hilton squad
posted on 07/31/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 31, 2015 – Donothan Bailey of Lake Forest, Calif./University of California – Berkeley, and Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy, have been added to Team Hilton, bringing the squad of men who will represent Team Hilton in 2015-16 to 14.

Listed below are all members of Team Hilton for 2015-16.
Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./University of California – Berkeley
Chris Brooks, Houston/U.S. Olympic Training Center
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Jonathan Horton, Houston /Cypress Gymnastics
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy
Steven Legendre, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
John Orozco, the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Eddie Penev, Penfield, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./U.S. Olympic Training Center

Sponsored by Hilton, Team Hilton is a program that provides direct financial support to selected male gymnasts to help offset their training expenses while they pursue their Olympic goals. The majority of them are expected to compete at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, Aug. 13-16, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

As members of Team Hilton, the gymnasts wear uniforms bearing the Team Hilton designation at domestic competitions, as well as make appearances on behalf of Hilton. The creation of Team Hilton was unveiled in 2011 when Hilton became the USA Gymnastics official hotel partner.

Team Hilton is just one part of Hilton’s sponsorship of USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics athletes, professional members, families and fans have the opportunity to save up to 15 percent at any of the participating 12 distinct hotel brands within the Hilton portfolio when booking through HHonors.com/USAGym.

Hilton is also providing sports fans access to exclusive events throughout the year through Hilton@PLAY. As part of Hilton@PLAY, HHonors members are encouraged to visit HHonors.com/auctions and redeem Hilton HHonors Points to gain access to once-in-a-lifetime sporting events, including upcoming USA Gymnastics events.

Background information

  • Hilton. In the nearly 100 years since our founding, Hilton has defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 12 world-class brands, including our flagship full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. Our premier brand portfolio also includes our luxury and lifestyle hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton, our full-service hotel brands, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton, our focused–service hotel brands, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton and our timeshare brand, Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV). More than 155,000 Team Members proudly serve across owned and managed properties and corporate offices around the world, and we have approximately 44 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors.