INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2014 – The World Championships Team Selection Training Camp for women’s gymnastics begins on Sept. 15, 2014, at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, an official U.S. Olympic training site, in Huntsville, Texas. The women’s squad will be announced on Sept. 17. The World Championships are scheduled for Oct. 3-12 in Nanning, China.
Reigning U.S. and world all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, are among the gymnasts vying for spots on the U.S. Team for the World Championships, who are listed below in alphabetical order.
Alyssa Baumann, Plano, Texas/WOGA
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Madison Desch, Blue Springs, Mo./GAGE
Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo./GAGE
Felicia Hano, Costa Mesa, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics
Veronica Hults, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams
Amelia Hundley, Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
Madison Kocian, Dallas/WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights
Macy Toronjo, Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams
Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, will not be attending the camp because she is recovering from a dislocated knee cap, which happened at the recent Senior Pan American Championships.