INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./Stanford University, has been added to the U.S. Men’s Team for the 2006 World Championships, Oct. 14-22 in Aarhus, Denmark. He is replacing Justin Spring of Burke, Va., who relinquished his spot on the team because he has re-aggravated his injured ankle.

"We have great confidence in the men who will be representing us in Denmark next month," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "We appreciate Justin’s consideration for what is best for the team because he is not yet back to 100 percent, and we wish him a speedy recovery."

In addition to Sender, the U.S. Men’s Team for the World Championships is comprised of: Guillermo Alvarez of Denver/Team Chevron; Alexander Artemev of Morrison, Colo./Team Chevron; Jonathan Horton of Houston/University of Oklahoma; Clay Strother of Jasper, Texas/Team Chevron; and Kevin Tan of Fremont, Calif./Penn State University. David Durante of Garfield, N.J./Team Chevron, is the alternate and will travel with the team.