USA Gymnastics announces 2015 World Championships training squad
posted on 08/19/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2015 – Three-time U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, headlines the fifteen women who have been named to the training squad for the 2015 World Championships, Oct. 23-Nov.1, in Glasgow, Scotland. In addition, four juniors have been selected to compete internationally this fall.

2015 U.S. gold and silver medalists Lauren Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J., and Jazmyn Foberg of Bayville, N.J., both of MG Elite, will represent the USA at the International Junior Japan Meet, Sept. 22-23 in Yokohama, Japan. Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, who is also the alternate to Japan, and Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov, will compete in the 2015 Top Gym meet in Charleroi, Belgium, Nov. 28-29.

The members of the training squad are listed below.
    Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
    Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
    Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio/Legacy Elite
    Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
    Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
    Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
    Rachel Gowey, Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute
    Amelia Hundley, Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams
    Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
    Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, senior
    Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
    Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
    Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
    MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
The World Championships training squad will attend the training camp Sept. 12-16 and the World Selection Camp, Oct. 6-9, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.