SARASOTA, Fla., September 23, 2019 – At the conclusion of the women’s 2019 World Team Selection Camp, the women’s Athlete Selection Committee announced the six women who will represent the United States at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Oct. 4-14. Defending World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, automatically qualified to the team by winning the all-around at yesterday’s camp competition.
The members of the 2019 U.S. Women’s World Championships Team are listed below. The six-woman team will travel to Stuttgart, five of whom will be identified for the team qualification line-up a minimum of 24 hours prior to competition.
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express
Biles automatically qualified and the remaining five were selected based on selection criteria, including results from the 2019 American Classic, GK U.S. Classic, U.S. Championships, international competitions and the World Team Selection Camp; D and E scores earned at any official international assignment or national event; consistency; the composite strength of all World team members, with consideration given for potential team, all-around, and individual event medals; world-class presentation; and readiness to compete. For complete information about the selection process, please check the official selection procedures.
The members of the Selection Committee were Tom Forster, high-performance team coordinator; Tatiana Perskaia, International Elite Committee representative; Kayla Williams, athlete representative; and Annie Heffernon, vice president of women’s gymnastics, who did not have a vote. In accordance with the selection procedures, an independent observer attended the selection meeting, and a written report will be provided to the athletes, coaches and general public.