Photo Gallery INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 3, 2008 – 2007 all-around world champion Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, and two of her teammates from the team that won the 2007 world team title Samantha Peszek of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., are among the gymnasts who will compete in the USA-Canada-Italy-Netherlands Friendly Competition on March 8 in Jesolo, Italy....">
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USA Gymnastics announces team for competition in Italy
posted on 03/03/2008
Samantha Peszek
© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 3, 2008 – 2007 all-around world champion Shawn Johnson of West Des Moines, Iowa, and two of her teammates from the team that won the 2007 world team title Samantha Peszek of Indianapolis, Ind., and Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind., are among the gymnasts who will compete in the USA-Canada-Italy-Netherlands Friendly Competition on March 8 in Jesolo, Italy. 2006 all-around world silver-medalist Jana Bieger of Coconut Creek, Fla., is also on the team. The United States is sending a team of both junior and senior gymnasts.

Seniors
Jana Bieger, Coconut Creek, Fla./Bieger International Gymnastics
Olivia Courtney, Orlando/Orlando Metro
Chelsea Davis, Lakeway, Texas/Texas Dreams
Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics
Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind./DeVeau’s Gymnastics
Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy

Juniors
Rebecca Clark, Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE
Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, All-Olympian Gymnastics Center
Morgan Smith, Clermont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics
Jordyn Wieber, Dewitt, Mich., Twiststars USA