Women's selection camp underway at Karolyi Ranch
posted on 02/27/2016

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Feb. 27, 2016 – The February women’s national team camp is currently underway at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. The camp will be the final verification for 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, and 2015 World team gold medalist Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, who are scheduled to participate in next weekend’s AT&T American Cup in Newark, N.J.

In addition, the camp, which is led by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, who has helped guide the U.S. to an unprecedented 87 World and Olympic medals since 2001, will verify athletes who are participating at the Glasgow World Cup in Glasgow, Great Britain, March 12, and junior athletes for the Gymnix International in Montreal, Canada, March 5-6. Finally, this month’s camp will determine the athletes who are invited to participate in the Jesolo/Stuttgart World Cup preparation camp, scheduled for March 12-15.

In addition to Douglas and Nichols, the following members of the gold-medal winning 2015 World Championships team are participating in the camp: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Grea American Gymnastics Express; Madison Kocian of Dallas, Texas/WOGA, Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights.

The complete roster is listed below.

Elena Arenas, Georgia Elite
Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champion Centre
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Madison Desch, GAGE
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Gabrielle Douglas, Buckeye
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Norah Flatley, Chow's Gymnastics
Emily Gaskins, Palm Beach Gymnastics
Lauren Hernandez, MG Elite
Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson's
Hannah Joyner, World Champion Centre
Madison Kocian, WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Everest Gymnastics
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Maile O'Keefe, Salcianu's
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
Aly Raisman, Brestyans
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Deanne Soza, Arete
Trinity Thomas, Prestige