U.S. Men's Senior National Team named after 2016 Winter Cup Challenge
posted on 02/21/2016

© John Cheng

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2016 – Following the conclusion of the 2016 Winter Cup Challenge, the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team was named for 2016 through the P&G Gymnastics Championships June 3-5 in Hartford, Conn. The members and alternate on the 2015 World Championships Team retained their spots on the national team, and the remaining nine members were determined based on performances at the Winter Cup and petitions.

The members of the U.S. Senior Men’s Team for 2016 until after the P&G Championships are listed below.

U.S. Senior National Team
Chris Brooks, Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma)
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma)
Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla./Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics)
CJ Maestas, Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University
Sam Mikulak, Newport Beach, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University
Yul Moldauer, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
Alex Naddour, Gilbert, 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, 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 (Ohio State University)

Based on performances at the 2016 Winter Cup Challenge, Maestas, Melton, Mikulak and Moldauer where added to the U.S. Men's Senior National Team through the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships. The six members of the 2015 World Championships squad, plus the alternate, retained their spots on the national team. Four athletes were selected by the Men's Program Committee: Dalton, Legendre, Orozco and Penev.