INDIANAPOLIS, March 21, 2015 – USA Gymnastics today announced the 16-woman U.S. Team that will compete in the City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy March 28-29. Included on the senior squad are 2013-14 World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalists Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max.
The complete U.S. Team roster is included below.
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics
Emily Schild, Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Megan Skaggs, Marietta, Ga./Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Norah Flatley, Cumming, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Jazmyn Foberg, Bayville, N.J./MG Elite
Lauren Hernandez, Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite
Victoria Nguyen, West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute
Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Olivia Trautman, Champlin, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Schild and Skaggs have been added to the senior national squad, with Trautman named to the junior team.
The competition includes both junior and senior levels, and the United States and Italy (as the defending champion and host country, respectively) automatically participate in the finals on March 28, and the top eight athletes, with a maximum of two per team, advance to the event finals on March 29. The competition schedule is: March 25, junior team qualification; March 26, senior team qualification; March 28, junior and senior team and all-around finals; and March 29, individual event finals.
The Italian Gymnastics Federation will carry a live webstream of the competition on its YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/FGIfederginnastica.