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.