2014 P&G Championships Field Announced

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Earlier today, USA Gymnastics announced the athletes set to compete at the 2014 P&G Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, Penn., later this month.

The list doesn’t include any surprises from what we previously reported following the Secret U.S. Classic, aside from the inclusion of Grace Quinn. Quinn competed only two events at the U.S. Classic, but later requested to petition through to Championships due to a nagging injury. Two other junior gymnasts attempted to petition through as well, but Quinn’s was the only one accepted.

The field is headlined by 2013 World Champion Simone Biles and 2012 Olympic gold medalist and three-time 2013 World silver medalist Kyla Ross. The pair just captured the U.S. Classic gold and silver all-around medals while picking up multiple event medals as well.

Other seniors in attendance include 2014 Secret U.S. Classic bronze medalist Maggie Nichols as well as 2013 national team members Alyssa Baumann, Madison Desch, Peyton Ernst, Rachel Gowey, Nica Hults, Amelia Hundley, Madison Kocian, and MyKayla Skinner.

Performances at U.S. Nationals will determine the senior and junior national teams for the 2014-2015 season and begin the process of team selection for this year’s World Championships. In addition, the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships team will also be selected and announced at the conclusion of the competition.

The P&G Championships will be held August 21 through August 24.

Seniors

Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champions Centre
Madison Desch, GAGE
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Peyton Ernst, Texas Dreams
Rachel Gowey, Chow’s Gymnastics
Felicia Hano, Gym-Max Gymnastics****
Veronica Hults, Texas Dreams**
Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Madison Kocian, WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Everest Gymnastics***
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Kyla Ross, Gym-Max Gymnastics
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics*
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights Gymnastics
Macy Toronjo, Texas Dreams

* Schild will not compete due to an injury
** Hults will compete only bars due to a slight hip tear
*** Locklear will compete only bars and beam due to recovery from an injury
**** Hano has qualified on all events but bars

Juniors

Ariana Agrapides, MG Elite
Elena Arenas, Georgia Elite
Rachel Baumann, WOGA*
Aria Brusch, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Nia Dennis, Buckeye Gymnastics
Christina Desiderio, Parkettes
Bailey Ferrer, Orlando Metro
Rachael Flam, Stars Gymnastics
Norah Flatley, Chow’s Gymnastics
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Molly Frack, Parkettes
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Megan Freed, Parkettes
Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Delanie Harkness, Geddert’s Twistars
Morgan Hurd, First State
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson’s
Shilese Jones, Auburn
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa Gym-Nest
Bailie Key, Texas Dreams
Taylor Lawson, Parkettes
Maggie Musselman, Hill’s Gymnastics
Lauren Navarro, Charter Oak Gymnastics
Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s Gymnastics
Marissa Oakley, Phenom Gymnastics
Maile O’Keefe, Salcianu Gymnastics
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Adriana Popp, Girls Co-op
Grace Quinn, Texas Dreams
Lexy Ramler, KidSport
Alyona Shchennikova, TIGAR
Megan Skaggs, Gym Academy of Atlanta
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Deanne Soza, Arete
Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters
Alexis Vasquez, Chow’s Gymnastics

* Baumann will not compete due to an arm injury

Article by Lauren Hopkins
Photo thanks to USA Gymnastics

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