© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 12, 2012 – Following a U.S. national team training camp in Huntsville, Texas, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic Training Site, USA Gymnastics is announcing the six-woman team who will compete at the 2012 Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Championships, scheduled for March 16-18 at the Comcast Arena in Everett, Wash. Team USA is lead by 2011 World all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA, 2011 World team gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance, and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, who will make her senior international competitive debut at the event. The trio is joined by junior national team members Katelyn Ohashi of Plano, Texas/WOGA, Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, and Amelia Hundley of Hamilton, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics.

The athletes who will represent the United States in men’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics are as follows:

Men’s gymnastics

    Chris Brooks, Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Gymnastics)
    Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma
    Sam Mikulak, Ann Arbor, Mich./University of Michigan

    Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics
    Sean Melton, Orlando, Fla./U.S. Olympic Training Center
    Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Monmouth Gymnastics Academy


    Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta
    Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Cody Gesuelli, Middletown, N.J./Eta
    Colin Duda, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta

    Savannah Vinsant, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Alaina Williams, Norman, Okla./Acrospirits
    Shaylee Dunavin, Armarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics
    Maggie Gallagher, Coto de Caza, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics

    Polina Kozitskiy, Fountainville, Pa./Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy
    Alexis Page, New York, N.Y./ Aviator Sports and Recreation
    Julie Zetlin, Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics

    Julia Gabuz, Eden Prairie, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic LLC
    Jennifer Rokhman, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    Laura Zeng, Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

The 2012 Pacific Rim Championships will showcase athletes from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Russia, and the United States. Considered one of gymnastics’ premier international events, competition at the Kellogg’s Pacific Rim Championships includes artistic (men’s and women’s) gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. The competition features both junior and senior athletes.

The country breakdown by discipline is as follows.

  • Artistic gymnastics: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama (women), Philippines, Russia, USA
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, USA
  • Trampoline: Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, USA

Single-session tickets range from $15 to $65, and all-session tickets range from $110 to $250 (including facility fees). Tickets may be purchased at the Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office; by phone at 866-332-8499; or online through Comcastarenaeverett.com. In recognition of Visa’s long-time support of USA Gymnastics, Visa is the preferred method of payment.

The competition schedule is as follows:

    Friday, March 16
    10 a.m. – Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
    1:30 p.m. – Women’s Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
    3 p.m. – Rhythmic Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)
    7 p.m. – Women’s Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)

    Saturday, March 17
    1:30 p.m. – Men’s Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 1)
    3 p.m. – Rhythmic Individual Event Finals
    7 p.m. – Men’s Team & All-Around (Sub Div. 2)

    Sunday, March 18
    9 a.m. Aca a