INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 29, 2017 – 2017 U.S. all-around champion Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, is one of 10 women who have been invited to participate in the 2017 World Championships Selection Camp, Sept. 18-22, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center. The four-woman U.S. World Championships Team, plus a non-traveling alternate, will be determined at the conclusion of the camp. The 2017 World Championships are scheduled for Oct. 2-8 in Montreal, Que., Canada.
The 10 women who are expected to attend the camp are listed below in alphabetical order.
- Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics
- Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
- Margzetta Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
- Emily Gaskins, Coral Springs, Fla./Cincinnati Gymnastics
- Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
- Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
- Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
- Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
- Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
- Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to www.usagym.org.