HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 30, 2013  – The U.S. Women’s National Team held its October camp this past week at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. The camp, which ran from Oct. 24-28, featured 31 gymnasts and their coaches.  2013 World team members Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon’s Gymnastix, McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia, Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, and Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express were not in attendance.
Each national team camp starts with physical abilities testing. During the next two days, gymnasts undergo through verification on each event under the watchful eye of the Athlete Selection Committee.  TIGAR’s Polina Shchennikova posted the highest physical abilities score of the camp.
The 31 athletes who were in attendance were as follows.
Amelia Hundley of Cincinnati Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols of Twin City Twisters
Elizabeth Price of Parkettes
Megan Skaggs of Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Polina Shchennikova of TIGAR
Ashton Locklear of Everest
Melissa Reinstadtler of Rebound Gymnastics
Madison Desch of Great American Gymnastics Express
Peyton Ernst of Texas Dreams
Kennedy Baker of Texas Dreams
Abigail Milliet of Denton Gymnastics
Madison Kocian of WOGA
Felicia Hano of West Coast Elite
Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati Gymnastics
Bailie Key of Texas Dreams
MyKayla Skinner of Desert Lights
Alyssa Baumann of WOGA
Grace Waguespack of Ace Gymnastics
Jazmyn Foberg of MG Elite
Veronica Hults of Texas Dreams
Nadia Cho of WOGA
Emily Gaskins of Cincinnati Gymnastics
Emily Schild of Everest
Laurie Hernandez of MG Elite
Abby Paulson of Twin City Twisters
Olivia Trautman of Twin City Twisters
Lauren Navarro of Charter Oak
Christina Desiderio of Parkettes
Norah Flatley of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance
Alexis Vasquez of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance
Ragan Smith of Texas Dreams