Indianapolis – USA Gymnastics is sending eleven athletes to the Goodwill Games, August 29-September 9, in Brisbane, Australia. The squad includes 2000 Olympians Stephen McCain and Sean Townsend along with three-time Women’s Junior National Champion Kristal Uzelac, three-time Rhythmic Senior National Champion Jessica Howard, and five-time Trampoline National Champion and 2000 Olympic Alternate Ryan Weston.

Athletes were named to the Goodwill Games teams following the U.S. Gymnastics Championships which were August 8-11 in Philadelphia for men, women and rhythmic gymnastics, and June 8-9 in San Antonio for trampoline.


Jason Furr, Woodbridge, Va./Team Texaco-Houston
Stephen McCain, Houston, Texas/Team Texaco-USOTC
Brett McClure, Mill Creek, Wash./Team Texaco-USOTC
Sean Townsend, Houston, Texas/Team Texaco-Houston


Carly Patterson, Baton Rouge, La./World Olympic Gymnastics
Kristal Uzelac, Johnstown, Pa./Parkettes Gymnastics
Hollie Vise, Dallas, Texas/World Olympic Gymnastics
Kaitlin White, Allen, Texas/World Olympic Gymnastics


Jessica Howard, Jacksonville, Fla./International Rhythmic Gymnastics


Ryan Weston, Pocatello, Idaho/Elite Performance
Erin Maguire, Pocatello, Idaho/Elite Performance

Gymnastics competition will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The schedule for gymnastics is as follows:

Gymnastics Schedule

Wed., August 29
7-10:30 p.m. Artistic Gymnastics
Individual Apparatus Finals
Women’s Vault, Floor Exercise
Men’s Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse
Men’s & Women’s Finals
Thurs., August 30
7-10:00 p.m. Artistic Gymnastics
Individual Apparatus Finals
Women’s Uneven Bars
Men’s Rings, Vault
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Women’s All-Around
Friday, August 31
7-10:30 p.m. Artistic Gymnastics
Individual Apparatus Finals
Women’s Balance Beam
Men’s Parallel Bars, High Bar
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Individual Apparatus Finals (rope, hoop, ball, clubs)
Sat., Sept. 1
7-9:30 p.m. Artistic Gymnastics
Men’s All-Around Final
Sunday, Sept. 2
7-9:00 p.m. Artistic Gymnastics
Women’s All-Around Final