INDIANAPOLIS – World Cup medalist Melanie Sinclair will replace Olympian Mohini Bhardwaj on the U.S. Women’s roster for the 2005 American Cup, Feb. 25-26 at Nassau Coliseum in New York .
Gatson ( Upland , Calif. / USOTC) was a part of both the 2003 World Championships and 2004 Olympic Games silver medal-winning U.S. teams. Townsend (Dallas/HGA) competed for the silver medal-winning U.S. team at the 2001 World Championships, and also won a world title on parallel bars. Artemev ( Lakewood , Colo. /5280) finished fifth all-around at the Athens Olympic Test Event and won the parallel bars title at the 2004 Visa Championships.
Sender (Chicago/Stanford) helped the U.S. to a team bronze medal at the 2003 Pan Am Games and won the vault title at the 2004 Visa Championships. LaMorte ( Ronkonkoma , N.Y./Eastern Gymnastics Center ) will be making his U.S. National Team debut at the American Cup at the same venue in which is brother, Chris, won a gold medal on still rings at the 1998 Goodwill Games. Spring ( Burke , Va. /Illinois), originally from Houston, is a former U.S. Junior champion, 2004 NCAA high bar champion, and won gold on high bar at the 2005 Winter Cup.