Women’s U.S. National Team kicks off 2019 with January camp
posted on 01/20/2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 2019 – The 2019 season will officially start for the U.S. Women’s National Team with its first national team training camp, slated for Jan. 24-27 at EVO Athletics in Sarasota, Fla. The 33 participants, who are attending along with their coaches, are a mixture of national team members, including the 2018 World Championships Team, and invited athletes.

High-performance Team Coordinator Tom Forster’s goals for the January camp are to provide assistance to the coaches, as needed, for athlete preparedness, and to embrace the team’s culture of disciplined, focused training in a positive atmosphere, including effective communication among the national team coaches and athletes. The national staff will assist the athletes and coaches as they prepare for a very important competitive season. 2019 has a number of international assignments which fit in to Team USA's goal of providing more opportunities for experience to more athletes. The spring international assignments will be determined at the February camp, where the American Cup gymnasts will demonstrate readiness.

The roster for the camp is listed below.

Seniors
Shania Adams, Plain City, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre*
Sloane Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
Jordan Bowers, Lincoln, Nebraska/Solid Rock
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays*
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Washington//Naydenov Gymnastics*
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Missouri/ Great American Gymnastics Express*
Aleah Finnegan, Lee’s Summit, Mo./GAGE
Trista Goodman, Henderson, Nev./Salcianu Elite
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics*
Alexis Jeffrey, Warrensburg, Mo./GAGE
Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy*
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center*
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters*
Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite*
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite
Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./5280
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams*
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express*

Juniors
Ciena Alipio, San Jose, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School
Sydney Barros, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams
Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA*
Sophia Butler, Houston, Texas/Discover
Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics*
Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania/Prestige
Olivia Greaves, Staten Island, New York/MG Elite*
Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Woodland Hills, Calif./Paramount Elite Gymnastics
Lilly Lippeatt, Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Konnor McClain, Cross Lanes, W.Va./Revolution*
Sydney Morris, Bowie, Md./First State Gymnastics
Lyden Saltness, Forest Lake, Minnesota/Midwest Gymnastics Center
JaFree Scott, Independence, Mo./GAGE
* designates national team member

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s 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.