INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 – Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, headline the seven-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the 2014 World Championships, scheduled for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China. The team was selected following the conclusion of the World Championships Team Selection Training Camp held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, in Huntsville, Texas.

“This is an important year for our team development,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “The World Championships is a valuable proving ground for this group of athletes, and we are confident that the U.S. Team will deliver an impressive performance.”

The seven women on the U.S. World Championships Team are listed below in alphabetical order.

Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Madison Desch, Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights

The non-traveling alternate is Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./GAGE.