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For three of the four gymnasts representing team USA, this will be their international debut. For all four gymnasts, Gymnix will be their first competition of 2016 and we will get to see new skills, combos, and choreography. Let's take a closer look at the four gymnasts making up team USA.
Chiles is a dynamic gymnast who combines power and finesse. Her power is displayed in her effortless tumbling as well as vault where she is capable of competing an Amanar. Her gymnastics is balanced out with her expressive and graceful dance, typical of her club gym Naydenov. She is a seasoned competitor and 2016 will be her final year as a junior.
After a rocky couple years, Deanne Soza is hitting her stride. At last year's P&G Championships she finished 13th AA and tied for fifth on vault. Since then, she's been training full force and it's paying off. At the most recent National Team Training Camp, Soza placed first overall out of the juniors in attendance. Soza has a confident and mature style with great technique and precise form.
Soza is working on some big upgrades, which you can see some of in our recent Workout Wednesday. She is training a Cheng and Amanar on vault and an Arabian double front and double layout on floor. Her signature skill is a stunning straddle back half on bars and she is now working on connecting that from a Ray release.
Perea placed seventh all-around at last year's P&G Championships, just missing out on the National Team by one placement. Her strongest events are bars and beam where she performs skills with impressive difficulty including a standing tuck full on beam that she executes with huge height and ease.
Again, the four gymnasts listed to represent USA were named to the nominative roster and the competitors may change. The roster will likely be finalized for USA following the February National Team Training Camp which begins on Feb. 26.
Below is a list of gymnasts from the U.S. who are on the initial roster to compete in the Gymnix Challenge. These gymnasts will be competing as individuals representing their club gym.
Irina Alexeeva - WOGA
Lexy Ramler - Kidsport
Meleah Bell - Parkettes
Jenna Coleman - Parkettes
Megan Link - Parkettes
Danae Fletcher - Parkettes - added Feb. 26
Claire Tunnell - Parkettes
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Roster: Junior Cup at International Gymnix
Roster: Senior Cup at International Gymnix
Roster: Gymnnix Challenge