HUNTSVILLE, Texas, March 31, 2016 – The camp to decide six women who will compete at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, presented by Hershey’s, began yesterday in Huntsville, Texas. The five-day camp is being held at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, under the direction of national team coordinator Martha Karolyi.

After a successful international outing at the Jesolo Trophy competition earlier this month, select athletes have been identified to prepare for full routine verification in order to make the Pacific Rim team. For more information on the Pacific Rim Championships, visit

Other athletes at the camp will continue to work toward competitions later in the season, including the P&G Gymnastics Championships in St. Louis, Mo., June 23-26, and the U.S. Olympic Trials – Women’s Gymnastics, in San Jose, Calif., July 8-10.

The following members of the gold-medal winning 2015 World Championships team are participating in the camp: Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre; Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics; Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express; Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters; Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, and MyKayla Skinner of Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights.

The complete roster is listed below.

Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champion Centre
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Gabrielle Douglas, Buckeye
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Emily Gaskins, Palm Beach Gymnastics
Rachel Gowey, Chow’s
Lauren Hernandez, MG Elite
Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson’s
Ashton Locklear, Everest Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
Aly Raisman, Brestyans
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Deanne Soza, Arete
Trinity Thomas, Prestige