INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2018 – The U.S. Women’s National Team Camp for May begins today at Flip Fest in Crossville, Tenn. The camp is the first for the national team in 2018 and will be the only camp prior to the American Classic (July 6-7, site TBD), the U.S. Classic (July 28, Columbus, Ohio) and the U.S. Gymnastics Championships (Aug. 16-19, Boston).
The athletes named to the U.S. team for the Junior Pan American Championships (June 13-15, Buenos Aires, Argentina) will use the camp as a final tune-up for the event, focusing on full routines, improving technical execution and upgrading dance preparation. The U.S. team for the Pan Am Championships is Jordan Bowers of Lincoln, Neb./Solid Rock Gymnastics; Sunisa Lee of St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gym Center; Leanne Wong of Overland Park, Kan./GAGE; and JaFree Scott of Independence, Mo./GAGE. Sydney Barros of Woodstock, Ga./Texas Dreams, who was originally named to the team, has withdrawn due to injury.
Athletes not preparing to compete at the Junior Pan Am Championships will verify half routines, work to finalize routine composition, improve their technical execution of existing skills and upgrade their dance preparation.
2016 Olympic champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, is expected to participate in the camp, along with 2016 Olympic alternate and 2017 U.S. national champion Ragan Smith of Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams.
The complete roster is listed below.
Simone Biles, World Champions Centre
Jordan Bowers, Solid Rock
Sophia Butler, Discover Gymnastics
Jade Carey, Arizona Sunrays
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Kayla DiCello, Hill’s
Olivia Dunne, ENA Paramus
Kara Eaker, GAGE
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Shilese Jones, Future Gymnastics Academy
Sunisa Lee, Midwest Gymnastics
Lillian Lippeatt, Cincinnati
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Grace McCallum, Twin City Twister
Konnor McClain, Revolution
Riley McCusker, MG Elite
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
JaFree Scott, GAGE
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Tori Tatum, Twin City Twister
Trinity Thomas, Prestige Gymnastics
Leanne Wong, GAGE