SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 23, 2019 – At the conclusion of the American Classic, the USA Gymnastics women’s program determined the eight women who are under consideration to make to the U.S. Women’s Team for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The women’s 2019 Pan Am Games Team will be determined following the conclusion of the 2019 GK U.S. Classic, July 20, in Louisville, Ky.
2019 Pan American Games
Lima Peru – July 27-31
Sloane Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./GAGE
Aleah Finnegan, Lee’s Summit, Mo./GAGE
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/GAGE
Gymnasts who were interested in pursuing a berth on the 2019 Pan American Games Team had the option to compete in a competition at the June National Team training camp or the 2019 American Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah. The eight women were determined based on performances at either the camp or American Classic and must compete in the 2019 GK U.S. Classic to be considered for the five-woman Pan Am Games Team. The process is detailed in the selection procedures.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its athlete safety policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. The organization’s 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, visit usagym.org.