USA Gymnastics announces women’s spring international team assignments
posted on 02/24/2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23, 2019 – The women’s Athlete Selection Committee has named the U.S. Teams for the Jesolo (Italy) Trophy International Competition, Feb. 28-March 3, and the Gymnix International in Montreal, Que., Canada, March 8-10. The team assignments were based on performances at the February National Team Training Camp. The World Cup assignments were announced earlier this month, and the athletes demonstrated competitive readiness during the training camp.

Jesolo (Italy) Trophy International Competition, Feb. 28-March 3
    Junior
    Ciena Alipio, San Jose, California/West Valley Gymnastics
    Sophia Butler, Houston, Texas/Discover
    Kayla Di Cello, Boyds, Maryland/Hill's Gymnastics
    Konnor McClain, Cross Lanes, West Virginia/Revolution
    Senior
    Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
    Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minnesota/Midwest Gymnastics Center
    Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
    Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Gymnix International, Montreal, Que., Canada, March 8-10
    Junior
    Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
    Olivia Greaves, Staten Island, New York/MG Elite
    Lilly Lippeatt, Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
    Kaylen Morgan, Huntersville, North Carolina/Everest Gymnastics
    Senior
    Sloane Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
    Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Missouri/GAGE
    Aleah Finnegan, Lee's Summit, Missouri/GAGE
    Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colorado/5280 Gymnastics
World Cup all-around events
    American Cup, Greensboro, N.C., March 2:
    Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters
    Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/GAGE

    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
World Cup individual events
    World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14-17, and Doha, Qatar, March 20-23
    Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays
Eight women were added to the U.S. National Team: junior: -- Alipio, Butler, Lippeatt and Morgan; and senior: -- Blakely, Finnegan, Malabuyo and Perea.

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