HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 14, 2016 – 2015 World team gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, Aly Raisman of Needham Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, headline the 13-gymnast squad that will compete at the City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy, March 19-20.
Douglas most recently won the 2016 AT&T American Cup, and Skinner just took top honors at the World Cup in Glasgow, Great Britain. In addition to selecting the team for Jesolo, three gymnasts were added to the U.S. Women’s National Team: Emily Gaskins of Coral Springs, Fla./Palm Beach Gymnastics; Emily Schild of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; and Trinity Thomas of York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics.
The complete team for Jesolo is as follows.
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics
Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics
Emily Gaskins, Coral Springs, Fla./Palm Beach Gymnastics
Laurie Hernandez, Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Groveland, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics
Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Emma Malabuyo, Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams
Gabby Perea, Geneva, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Aly Raisman, Needham Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
Emily Schild, Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics