USA Gymnastics names U.S. Men’s Team for 2017 World Championships
posted on 08/20/2017

© John Cheng

ANAHEIM, Aug. 20, 2017 – The six-man U.S. Men’s Team for the 2017 World Championships, Oct. 2-8, in Montreal, Canada, includes 2017 U.S. all-around champion Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; 2016 Olympians Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, and Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; and 2016 Olympic replacement athlete Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center. The 2017 World Championships are the first of the new Olympic cycle and is an individual-event championships. USA Gymnastics also has announced the complete U.S. Senior National Team, which will be in place through the 2018 Winter Cup Challenge.

World Championships
The six members of the team are listed below.
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma
Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Replacement athletes
Allan Bower, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif./Stanford University
Colin VanWicklen, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma

U.S. Senior National Team
Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Allan Bower, Mesa, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center
Sean Melton, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Akash Modi, Stanford, Calif./Stanford University
Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma
Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Kanji Oyama, Norman, Okla./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Eddie Penev, Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Alex Powarzynski, Gilbert, Ariz./University of Oklahoma
Colin VanWicklen, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University

The U.S. Men’s Team was finalized by the Men’s Program Committee based on performances at the 2017 P&G Championships. The six men and three replacement athletes were determined by the 2017 World Championships Team Selection Committee following the conclusion of the 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships. The events and line-up for Worlds will be announced at a later date.

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 usagym.org.