© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 12, 2012 – 2011 World Championships team gold medalists McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia AOGC, and Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics, are two of the 14 women who will represent the USA in the 2012 City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy on March 31. The event is expected to feature gymnasts from Japan, Italy, Russia and the USA.

The U.S. Team features nine seniors and five juniors.

    Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, WOGA
    Brianna Brown, West Chester, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., GAGE
    Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., GAGE
    McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., All Olympia
    Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., Parkettes
    Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., Brestyan’s American Gymnastics
    Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Gym-Max
    Mykayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz., Desert Lights Gymnastics

    Madison Desch, Lenexa, Kan., GAGE
    Bailie Key, Coppell, Texas, Texas Dreams Gymnastics
    Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics
    Katelyn Ohashi, Plano, Texas, WOGA
    Lexie Priessman, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics

Maroney is the defending all-around and vault champion, while Raisman won the all-around bronze medal and gold medals on balance beam and floor exercise in 2011. Ross, now a senior, won the junior all-around title last season.