HUNTSVILLE, Texas, May 5, 2014 – The U.S. women’s national team camp for May, led by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi, wrapped up Sunday at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, near Huntsville, Texas.

“It was an excellent working training camp,” said Karolyi. “The gymnasts worked on new skill acquisition and upgrading start values without neglecting the importance of execution and artistry.”

After a successful start to 2014 – highlighted by team and all-around wins at both the Jesolo Trophy competition and Pacific Rim Championships – the focus of the five day camp was preparing for upcoming competitions, including the Secret U.S. Classic (Chicago, Aug. 2), the P&G Gymnastics Championships (Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 21-24), the Senior Pan American Championships (Toronto, Canada, Aug. 29-Sept. 1), and the World Championships (Nanning, China, Oct. 3-12). Athletes worked on finalizing routine construction for those events with special attention paid to balance beam connections and dance/artistry training.


The following athletes attended the camp.

    Ariana Agrapides, MG Elite
    Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
    Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
    Nia Dennis, Buckeye
    Brenna Dowell, GAGE
    Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
    Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
    Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
    Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Rachel Gowey, Chow’s Gymnastics
    Laurie Hernandez, MG Elite
    Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams
    Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
    Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
    Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak
    Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s Gymnastics
    Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
    Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Kyla Ross, Gym-Max
    Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
    MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
    Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
    Deanne Soza, Arete
    Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters