HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 20, 2017 – USA Gymnastics named its team for the 2017 World Championships in women’s gymnastics. Led by 2017 U.S. all-around champion Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, the U.S. Women’s World Championships Team was determined at the conclusion of the selection camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.
The 2017 World Championships are scheduled for Oct. 2-8 in Montreal, Que., Canada, and will include all-around and individual event competition.
The four members of the U.S. Women’s Team and the non-traveling replacement athlete are listed below.
- Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oasis Gymnastics
- Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
- Ashton Locklear, Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
- Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
- Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, non-traveling alternate
In Montreal, the U.S. women start competition on vault, competing in Subdivision 5 of the preliminary round on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. ET.
USA Gymnastics will have a live stream of both podium training and the qualification rounds that feature the U.S. gymnasts available at usagymworlds.com. In addition, USA Gymnastics will stream other qualification rounds. The U.S. women train on the podium on Oct. 1 at 3:45 p.m.
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 usagym.org.