U.S. Men's Senior National Team named after 2017 Winter Cup
posted on 02/19/2017

© John Cheng

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2017 – Following the conclusion of the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge, the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team was named for 2017 through the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 17-20.

The members of the U.S. Senior Men’s Team for 2017 until after the P&G Championships are listed below.

U.S. Senior National Team
Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Allan Bower, Mesa, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Grant Breckenridge, Libertyville, Ill./Stanford University
Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/U.S. Olympic Training Center
Jake Dalton, Sparks, Nev./University of Oklahoma
Hunter Justus, Cypress, Texas/University of Oklahoma
Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University
Sam Mikulak, Newport Beach, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University
Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma
Alex Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Robert Neff, Brookfield, Wis./Stanford University
Kanji Oyama, Huntington Beach, Calif./University of Oklahoma
Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center

Bower, Modi, Moldauer and Whittenburg were automatically added to the U.S. Men's Senior National Team based on the all-around results at the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge. The remaining 11 athletes Bailey, Breckenridge, Brooks, Dalton, Justus, Melton, Mikulak, Naddour, Neff, Oyama and Penev, were selected by the Men's Program Committee. Due to injury, Dalton and Mikulak petitioned onto the team.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to www.usagym.org.