USA Gymnastics Selects Gymnasts for Annual International Exchange Competition
AT&T American Cup runner-up Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/Bannon's Gymnastics
Brenna Dowell of Lenexa, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express
Peyton Ernst of Coppell, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Lexie Priessman of Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, the reigning U.S. junior champion.
Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics
With their selection to this international assignment, Nichols and Ernst have been added to the U.S. Women's Senior National Team.
Ernst has also been selected to compete individually at the 2013 Tokyo World Cup. She will join 2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of the USA men's team. Competition is scheduled for April 6-7 at the Metropolitan Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground. The event is an International Gymnastics Federation all-around World Cup competition and is the final event in the 2012-13 series.