RENO, Nev., May 6, 2019 – Following the conclusion of the 2019 Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships, 14 Junior Elite Levels 8 and Level 9 gymnasts were named to the 2019 Levels 8 and 9 U.S. Junior National Team. The members of the team are listed below.

11 year-olds
Danila Leykin, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
Zander Malinis, Chicago/Lakeshore Academy of Art Gymnastics

12 year-olds
Jaden Bottarini, Valley Village, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA
Alex Deubler, Frisco, Texas/WOGA
Cooper Kim, Grand Ledge, Mich./Twistars
Preston Ngai, Elk Grove, Calif./Elevate Gymnastics Academy

13 year-olds
Xander Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Vahe Petrosyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA
Kai Uemura, Chicago/Lakeshore Academy of Art Gymnastics

14 year-olds
Arun Chhetri, Culver City, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA
Caden Clinton, Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Will Fleck, Fairfax Station, Va./GMS Gymnastics Institute
Colin Flores, Mountain House, Calif./West Coast Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Joshua Karnes, Erie, Pa./Lakettes Gymnastic Academy

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