USA Gymnastics Confirms Assignments at National Team Camp


One purpose of the February national team camp was the selection and confirmation of gymnasts for several upcoming international assignments, including the three FIG World Cups (the American Cup in New Jersey on Saturday as well as the cups held in Stuttgart and Glasgow, both in March) as well as International Gymnix, held this weekend.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas and 2015 two-time world medalist Maggie Nichols were confirmed to attend the American Cup, three-time world medalist MyKayla Skinner was confirmed for Glasgow, and three-time Pan American Games medalist Amelia Hundley was confirmed for Stuttgart, a spot originally meant for Nia Dennis, though she had to withdraw after rupturing her Achilles earlier this month.

While the International Gymnix meet will see both junior and senior level competitors, the U.S. will only send a junior team, featuring Jordan Chiles, Emma Malabuyo, Gabby Perea, and Deanne Soza. Chiles was the only junior national team gymnast who didn’t age up between 2015 and 2016, so Malabuyo, Perea, and Soza were all added to the team with the news of their assignments, as was Hundley. Though she did not receive an assignment, 2014 world medalist Ashton Locklear was also added to the team.

In addition to the assignment selections, Martha Karolyi used this month’s camp to determine the athletes invited to participate in the Jesolo selection camp scheduled for March 12-15.

A full list of gymnasts at the February camp is below.

Alyssa Baumann, WOGA
Simone Biles, World Champion Centre
Madison Desch, GAGE
Christina Desiderio, Parkettes
Gabby Douglas, Buckeye
Brenna Dowell, GAGE
Norah Flatley, Chow’s
Emily Gaskins, Palm Beach
Laurie Hernandez, MG Elite
Amelia Hundley, Cincinnati
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf, Brandy Johnson’s
Madison Kocian, WOGA
Ashton Locklear, Everest
Maggie Nichols, Twin City Twisters
Aly Raisman, Brestyans
Emily Schild, Everest
MyKayla Skinner, Desert Lights
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Elena Arenas, Georgia Elite
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Hannah Joyner, World Champion Centre
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Maile O’Keefe, Salcianu’s
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
Deanne Soza, Arete
Trinity Thomas, Prestige

Article by Lauren Hopkins

15 thoughts on “USA Gymnastics Confirms Assignments at National Team Camp

    • Jazzy has a nagging injury and is using this time to keep things low key. I’m not sure about Gowey or Key but I know they’re not injured. Probably something similar to Jazzy.


  1. Just read your “you asked, the gymternet answered” and I’m sorry for the repeat question, I just wasn’t sure how the comments on that worked/if you can reply to those? I was wondering if you know what Bailie’s “minor problem” is specifically and if it’s anything to worry about? I’m a huge fan and really want her to be healthy and able to go to Jesolo!


  2. opinion on norah not being added to the national team? does that reflect anything about her standing in the mix of things?


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