U.S. Men's Team Announced For 2018 World Gymnastics Championships

USA Gymnastics has announced the men's team for the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Sam Mikulak, Akash Modi, Yul Moldauer, Colin Van Wicklen, and Alec Yoder make up the five person team with Allan Bower as the traveling alternate.

The World Championships will be held October 25 through November 4 in Doha Qatar. The U.S. women's team will be announced October 13 following the worlds selection training camp.

Press release below via USA Gym.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 22, 2018 – Following the two-day competition held as part of the World Team Selection Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the World Championships Selection Committee determined the five-man team that will represent the USA at the 2018 World Championships, Oct. 25-Nov. 4, in Doha, Qatar.  The eight-man World Championships Training squad includes the five gymnasts on the team, the traveling alternate and the two non-traveling alternates.

The members of the U.S. Team are listed below.  Mikulak and Moldauer both automatically qualified in accordance with the selection procedures. 

Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, California/U.S. Olympic Training Center

Akash Modi, Morganville, New Jersey/Stanford University

Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colorado/University of Oklahoma

Colin Van Wicklen, Magnolia, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics

Alec Yoder, Indianapolis /Ohio State University

Alternates

Allan Bower, Chandler, Arizona/University of Oklahoma, traveling

Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University

Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics

Andriy Stepanchenko, the head coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, will be the head coach for the team.

For team selection, the selection committee considered both days of competition at the selection camp and the two days of competition at the 2018 U.S. Championships. The members of the Selection Committee were:  Jake Dalton, athlete’s representative; Russ Fystrom, coach representative; Brett McClure, high performance director; J.D. Reive, athlete, coach, administrative representative; Mike Serra, coach representative; and Dennis McIntyre, vice president for men, ex officio, non-voting.

The 2018 World Championships are Oct. 25-Nov. 4 in Doha, Qatar, and provide the first opportunity for countries to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.  The three countries that medal in the team competition advance to the Games. 

At Worlds, the U.S. men compete in the qualification round in Subdivision 6 on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. and begin on vault.  The women’s qualifying round is Subdivision 5 on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. The finals schedule is:  Oct. 29, men’s team, 4 p.m.; Oct. 30, women’s team final, 4 p.m.; Oct. 31, men’s all-around, 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, women’s all-around; Nov. 2, event finals (men – floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings; women – vault, uneven bars), 4 p.m.; and Nov. 3, event finals (men – vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar; women – balance beam, floor exercise), 4 p.m.

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