*Scores for Brody Malone and Donnell Whittenburg are from the 2022 OOFOS U.S. Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 5, 2022) – On Wednesday, U.S. all-around bronze medalist Asher Hong (Tomball, Texas/Stanford University), reigning pommel horse World champion Stephen Nedoroscik (Worcester, Mass./Penn State University) and U.S. parallel bars silver medalist Colt Walker (Cedar Park, Texas/Stanford University) were named to the five-person men’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championships team after two days of high-flying competition at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. They join World individual medalists Brody Malone (Aragon, Ga./Stanford University) and Donnell Whittenburg (Baltimore, Md./Salto Gymnastics), who locked up team spots in August based on their performances at the OOFOS U.S. Gymnastics Championships.

Among the six gymnasts vying for team selection at camp this week, Walker’s two-day 167.300 led all-around competitors, while Hong’s Day 1 84.600 was the highest single-session all-around total. The first-year senior delivered a near-perfect Ri Se Gwang vault Monday to claim top marks of 15.200 on the apparatus. His Day 1 14.300 on still rings also set the bar. Walker nabbed the top-two scores on parallel bars (15.000, 14.850), and Nedoroscik impressed on his signature apparatus with competition-high scores of 14.450 and 15.100.

Yul Moldauer (Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics) will travel with the team as a replacement athlete. The 2020 Olympian’s 14.450 led the way on floor exercise, where he earned bronze at the 2017 World championships. Current NCAA all-around champion Paul Juda (Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan) topped the horizontal bar field with a 14.050. He and Olympian Shane Wiskus (Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center) were named non-traveling replacement athletes.

The 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will run October 29 – November 6 at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. The top-three teams will secure their country a place in the team competition at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The U.S. men are set to qualify Monday, October 31 with Subdivision 1, beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET.