Mikulak, Whittenburg headline U.S. Men's Team for 2015 World Championships
posted on 08/16/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 16, 2015 – 2015 U.S. men’s all-around gold and silver medalists Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), headline the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2015 World Championships, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, in Glasgow, Scotland. The 2015 World Championships are the first opportunity for countries to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in men’s and women’s gymnastics. USA Gymnastics also has announced the complete U.S. Senior National Team, which will be in place through the 2016 Winter Cup Challenge.

World Championships
The seven members of the team are listed below.
Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics)
Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center)
Paul Ruggeri III of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), identified as the replacement athlete
Second alternate
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)

U.S. Senior National Team
Donothan Bailey of Lake Forest, Calif./Team Hilton (University of California – Berkeley)
Chris Brooks of Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma)
Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton (Cypress Gymnastics)
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Steven Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma)
Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics)
CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness Center)
John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Paul Ruggeri III of Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)

The U.S. Men’s Team was finalized by the Men’s Program Committee based on performances at the 2015 P&G Championships and the approved petitions by Dalton and Orozco, who are recovering from surgery and could not compete. The six men and two replacement athletes were determined by the 2015 World Championships Team Selection Committee following the conclusion of the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships.