Eight Senior National Team members participate in training camp In Japan
posted on 06/17/2019

FUNABASHI, Japan, June 17, 2019 – Eight members of the men’s senior national team are headed to Funabashi, Japan, for a training camp at the city’s men’s gymnastics training center. This is the second straight year for the camp in Funabashi. Becoming familiar with travel and the environment in Japan and training with local elite athletes are among the goals in preparation for next year. Camp wraps up on June 22.

The city of Funabashi is sponsoring significant portions of the camp as part of an agreement with the U.S. Men’s National Team that extends through the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In addition to training at the men’s “state of the art” training facility, the city of Funabashi also hosts the U.S. Team at several community outreach activities planned for the week of the camp.

The U.S. National Team members attending the camp are listed below. Andriy Stepanchenko with the U.S. Olympic Team Training Center resident team and Mark Williams with the University of Oklahoma are the coaches attending the camp.
  • Allan Bower, Lincoln, Neb./University of Oklahoma
  • Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University
  • Sam Mikulak, Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • Akash Modi, Edison, N.J./Stanford University
  • Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma
  • Robert Neff, Stanford, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • Genki Suzuki, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
  • Colin Van Wicklen, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma
Returning for the second year are Bower, Melton, Mikulak, Modi and Moldauer.

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