HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 – The U.S. Women’s National Team camp for October begins today at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, near Huntsville, Texas. The five-day camp concludes Monday, Oct. 27.
National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, who helped guide Team USA to seven women’s medals at the recent World Championships, including the team and all-around golds, will lead the camp. The goals of the camp are improving physical abilities, new skill acquisition, routine reconstruction for the 2015 season, all with an emphasis on dance training. There will also be informational sessions for athletes and coaching discussing trends in the Code of Points based on the recent World Championships.
The members of the 2014 World Championships gold medal winning team (Alyssa Baumann of Plano, Texas/WOGA; Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Madison Desch of Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE; Madison Kocian of Dallas/WOGA; Ashton Locklear of Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max; and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights) are not scheduled to attend the camp.
2012 Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, and Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass., will be at the training camp. This is the first camp for Raisman since winning two gold medals (team, floor exercise) and one bronze medal (balance beam) at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The entire roster is listed below.
Frances Bidwill, Desert Devils
Alissa Bonsall, Gymnastics Express Too
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Nia Dennis, Buckeye
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Gabby Douglas, Buckeye
Bailey Ferrer, Orlando Metro
Rachael Flam, Stars Gymnastics
Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Felicia Hano, Gym-Max
Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson
McKenna Kelley, Stars Gymnastics
Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
Maggie Musselman, Hill’s Gymnastics
Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s Gymnastics
Marissa Oakley, Phenom
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Grace Quinn, Texas Dreams
Aly Raisman, Brestyan’s
Lexy Ramler, Kidsport
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
Polina Shchennikova, TIGAR
Megan Skaggs, Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Alexis Vaszquez, Chow’s Gymnastics