January women's national team camp begins today
posted on 01/23/2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, January 23, 2017 - The January women’s national team camp begins today at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site. 1988 Olympic champion and national team coordinator Valeri Liukin, will lead the first camp of 2017.

The camp will begin with physical abilities testing, followed by verifications on each apparatus. Athletes will have the option to perform half routines or full routines with dismounts on to soft landing surfaces. The focus of the camp is to continue to provide guidance for proper execution and finalize routine composition for the first half of the 2017 competitive season. Particular attention will be paid to dance preparation and finalizing choreography. The U.S. women are expected to participate in the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series, including the AT&T American Cup, scheduled for March 4 in Newark, N.J. Four junior athletes will represent Team USA at the International Gymnix in early March and the U.S. will attend the Jesolo (Italy) Trophy, April 1-2.

2016 Olympic team replacement athletes Ashton Locklear and Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, are expected to participate in the camp since the Rio Olympics.

The complete roster is listed below.

Shania Adams, Buckeye
Jade Carey, Oasis
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Olivia Dunne, ENA Paramus
Norah Flatley, Chow's
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati
Morgan Hurd, First State
Madeleine Johnston, Hill's
Shilese Jones, Buckeye
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa Gym-Nest
Sunisa Lee, Midwest Gymnastics
Lauren Little, Everest
Ashton Locklear, Everest
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Jaymes Marshall, TIGAR
Riley McCusker, MG Elite
Victoria Nguyen, Chow's
Marissa Oakley, Everest
Maile O'Keefe, Salcianu Elite
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
Lexy Ramler, Kidsport LLC
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
Alyona Shchennikova, 5280 Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Tori Tatum, Twin City Twisters
Trinity Thomas, Prestige
Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters