HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 25, 2017 – Led by 2016 Olympic team alternate Ashton Locklear of Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics, and all-around World Cup bronze medalist Morgan Hurd of Middletown, Del./First State, USA Gymnastics named the 12-gymnast squad that will compete at the City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy, April 1-2.
The complete team for Jesolo is as follows.
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State
Victoria Nguyen, West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics
Alyona Shchennikova, Evergreen, Colo./5280 Gymnastics
Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
Abby Paulson, Coon Rapids, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Maile O’Keefe, Las Vegas, Salcianu
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa GymNest
Olivia Dunne, Hillsdale, N.J./ENA Paramus
2016 Olympic team alternate Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, who recently won the AT&T American Cup title, participated in the Jesolo selection camp but did not verify full routines for selection. She continues to work on upgrading her routines and preparing for this summer’s U.S. Classic and P&G Gymnastics Championships.
Nguyen, Paulson and Shchennikova have been added to the senior national team while Kenlin and Dunne were added to the junior team.