USA sets line-up for men’s qualification round at 2017 World Championships
posted on 09/30/2017

© John Cheng

MONTREAL, Que., Canada, Sept. 30, 2017 – The United States has submitted its line-up for the men’s qualification round at 1:15 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 2, at the 2017 World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Que., Canada. The U.S. women’s podium training is Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. on. USA Gymnastics is providing live webcasts of the U.S. podium training and competitive sessions.

This year’s World Championships is an individual World Championships, which means World champions for men’s and women’s all-around and individual events are determined but there is not a team competition. Athletes advance to the respective event finals based on performances in the qualification rounds, with a max of two per country.

The U.S. men’s line-up for Monday’s qualification round is listed below. The USA is competing in Subdivision 2 and starts on vault. The U.S. Men’s Team for Montreal features: Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics Center; Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center; Yul Moldauer of Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma; Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; Eddie Penev of Rochester, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center. The non-traveling replacement athletes are: Allan Bower of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma; Akash Modi of Stanford, Calif./Stanford University; and Colin VanWicklen of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma.

All-around: Moldauer
Floor exercise: Moldauer, Penev, Whittenburg
Pommel horse: Kimble, Moldauer, Naddour
Still rings: Moldauer, Naddour, Whittenburg
Vault: Moldauer, Penev, Whittenburg
Parallel bars: Kimble, Moldauer, Whittenburg
Horizontal bar: Kimble, Mikulak, Moldauer 

The World Championships’ competition schedule, which opens with an opening ceremony on Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m., is as follows. The qualification rounds with U.S. athletes are in boldface.

    Qualification rounds
    Oct. 2 – Men: 9:30 a.m. ET, Opening ceremony; 10 a.m. ET, Subdivision 1; 2 p.m. ET, Subdivision 2*; 6 p.m. ET, Subdivision 3.
    Oct. 3 – Men: 10 a.m. ET, Subdivision 4.
    Oct. 3 – Women: 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 1; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 2.
    Oct. 4 – Women: 1:30 p.m. ET, Subdivision 3; 4 p.m. ET, Subdivision 4; 7 p.m. ET, Subdivision 5*.
    All-Around finals
    Oct. 5 – 7 p.m. ET, men’s all-around final
    Oct. 6 –7 p.m. ET, women’s all-around final
    Individual event finals
    Oct. 7 – men’s floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women’s vault, uneven bars, 1 p.m. ET.
    Oct. 8 – men’s vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women’s balance beam, floor exercise; closing ceremony, 1 p.m. ET.

The 2017 U.S. Women's Team, who will compete on Oct. 3 in the qualification round, features Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics; Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics; Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, is the non-traveling replacement athlete.

Ways to follow the action
Here's a quick overview of the various ways to watch and follow the U.S. Team's performances at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal. For more information on the World Championships, please go to USAGymWorlds.com.

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