U.S. women’s February training camp begins today
posted on 02/21/2019

SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 21, 2019 – The February Women’s National Team Training Camp gets underway Thursday at EVO Athletics in Sarasota, Fla., with 35 gymnasts who are members of the U.S. National Team or invited athletes. The camp is primarily a selection camp for both the Jesolo (Italy) Trophy International Competition and Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada, as well as having the athletes competing in upcoming World Cup events demonstrate competitive readiness.

The World Cup assignments announced previously are:

  • American Cup, Greensboro, N.C., March 2 – Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, and Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express
  • DTB Pokal World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 14-17 – Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
  • World Cup, Birmingham, Great Britain, March 23 – Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
  • World Cup, Tokyo, April 6 – Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
  • Individual event World Cups, Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14-17, and Doha, Qatar, March 20-23 – Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays.

Under the watchful eye of Women’s High-performance Team Coordinator Tom Forster and the national staff, the camp’s schedule includes physical abilities testing and selection competition. The four-day camp features one training session on the arrival and departure days and two a day for the other two days. The teams for Jesolo and Gymnix will be announced on Saturday evening.

The gymnasts and coaches for the American Cup will remain in Sarasota until the depart for Greensboro.

The gymnasts participating in the camp are listed below in alphabetical order.

Shania Adams, Future Gymnastics
Cienna Alipio, West Valley Gymnastics
Sydney Barros, Texas Dreams
Simone Biles, World Champions Centre
Love Birt, First State Gymnastics
Skye Blakely, WOGA
Sloane Blakely, WOGA
Jordan Bowers, Solid Rock Gymnastics
Sophia Butler, Discover
Jade Carey, Arizona Sunrays
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov Gymnastics
Kayla DiCello, Hill's Gymnastics
Kara Eaker, GAGE
Addison Fatta, Prestige Gymnastics
Aleah Finnegan, GAGE
Olivia Greaves, MG Elite
Morgan Hurd, First State Gymnastics
Alexis Jeffrey, GAGE
Shilese Jones, Future Gymnastics
Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Paramount Elite
Sunisa Lee, Midwest Gymnastics Center
Lilly Lippeatt, Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Grace McCallum, Twin City Twisters
Konnor McClain, Revolution
Riley McCusker, MG Elite
Kaylen Morgan, Everest Gymnastics
Sydney Morris, First State Gymnastics
Victoria Nguyen, Everest Gymnastics
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Lyden Saltness, Midwest Gymnastics Center
Alyona Shchennikova, 5280 Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Trinity Thomas, University of Florida
Leanne Wong, GAGE