USA's Nominative Team For The 2018 World Championships

The nominative registrations are in for the 2018 World Championships, and the USA's team consists of Simone Biles, Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum, and Kara Eaker, with Shilese Jones as the alternate.

The nominative roster is subject to change and USA Gymnastics is expected to announce the final team on October 12, following the world selection camp which will be held October 10-12. The three-day camp includes a one-day competition on October 11 that will be live-streamed on the USA Gymnastics YouTube Channel.

Gymnasts in addition to the nominative roster who are expected to attend the camp are Jordan Chiles, Alyona Shchennikova, and Ragan Smith.

Senior national team members Jade Carey and Trinity Thomas were both invited to the selection camp but declined their invitations. 

According to USA Gymnastics, "Carey, who is the defending vault and floor exercise World silver medalist, and her coach, Brian Carey, want to pursue qualifying as an individual through the apparatus World Cup series, which precludes her competing on the 2018 World Team."

View the complete World Championships nominative roster here.

Below are the world selection team procedures via USA Gymnastics:

"The U.S. Women’s World Championships Team will have six athletes, including an alternate, and there may be one non-traveling alternate.  To be eligible, the gymnast must be at least 16 years of age during the 2018 calendar year. A minimum of eight athletes – the top two in the all-around rankings and a minimum of six additional athletes from among the competitors at the U.S. Championships and petitioned athletes – will be invited to the World Team Selection Camp, Oct. 10-13, at the interim training facility. The 2018 World Championships Team will be announced at the conclusion of the Selection Camp on Oct. 13. The final line-up of the five who will compete at the World Championships will be determined a minimum of 24 hours prior to the qualification competition. 

Criteria considered when selecting the team include: consistency – percentage of hit routines; results from past international and national competitions, including the U.S. Championships, GK U.S. Classic and American Classic, and World Team Selection Camp; D-scores for difficulty, and E-scores for execution; medal potential; composite strength of all team members, with consideration of potential for all-around and event medals; physical capability to fulfill the training plan; and readiness to compete.

The coaches for the 2018 World Championships Team will be the personal coaches of the team members following the final team selection, and the head and assistant coaches will be chosen from this group. Per the FIG rules, either the head or assistant coach must be a female.

The selection committee for the athletes and coaches is comprised of Tom Forster, high-performance team coordinator; Tatiana Perskaia; and Terin Humphrey, the athlete representative."

This article was updated to include the list of gymnasts expected to attend the World Selection Camp, as well as the gymnasts who declined their invitations.

Oklahoma Caps Incredible Season With An NCAA Title

In the inaugural Four on the Floor final of the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, the Oklahoma Sooners won the team title and are back on top after scoring a huge 198.3375. The LSU Tigers had another runner-up finish and earned their highest NCAA Championship score with a 197.8250 ahead of last year's champion UCLA Bruins, who were in third with a 197.5375. The Denver Pioneers concluded their season with a fourth-place finish, their best ever final ranking in program history, with a 197.0000.

UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma & Denver Advance To 2019 NCAA Finals

After placing in the top two in their respective semifinals, UCLA, LSU, Oklahoma, and Denver have qualified to the first Four on the Floor NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship final. In semifinal I, UCLA finished in first with a 197.6750, and LSU finished in second with a 197.5125. In semifinal II, Oklahoma won with a 197.8500 while Denver came in second with a 197.0375.

Individual All-Around Competitors At 2019 NCAAs

While the full teams duke it out for the NCAA team championship this weekend, gymnasts will be competing individually for event titles as well—including for the all-around. 

Title Or Bust For No. 1-Ranked Oklahoma Women

When the 2019 season began, the Oklahoma women’s  gymnastics team found itself ranked No. 2 in the nation. After losing out to UCLA in the 2018 championships, the ranking seemed to be a good reminder of what the Sooners missed out on.

Fueled By 2018 Letdown, Oregon State Makes It To NCAA Championships

Coach Tanya Chaplin remembers the moment well. With her Oregon State squad on the verge of making it to the 2018 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, the unthinkable happened.

UCLA Looking For A Repeat In Legendary Coach's Final Meet

Even if you’re not a gymnastics fan, you’ve probably had some sort of exposure to the UCLA gymnastics team. You may have seen Katelyn Ohashi moonwalking and split-jumping to Michael Jackson in her viral floor routine. You may have seen Kyla Ross win the team gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, or Madison Kocian win the team gold and the bars silver medal in Rio. And you may know that the Bruins are the reigning national champions, which they won by 0.0375 last year in one of the greatest moments in sports history.

Never Satisfied, Oklahoma Men Strive For Fifth Consecutive National Title

NORMAN, Okla. — Yul Moldauer’s resume speaks for itself. The Oklahoma senior is a 15-time All-American and owner of seven individual national championships. Those are just a few of the honors and accolades the Colorado native has amassed in his time with the Sooners.

Morgan Hurd, Sam Mikulak Win Tokyo World Cup

On Sunday (late Saturday evening in the U.S.), gymnasts competed in another FIG World Cup, this time in Tokyo, Japan. There was both a women’s and men’s competition, and both meets showed talent from a range of countries. 

Denver & Oregon State Earn Upset Bids To NCAA Championships

On the last night of regionals anything can happen, and Saturday’s action at the Corvallis regional finals proved that. No. 4 Florida, No. 5 Denver, No. 12 Boise State, and No. 15 Oregon State matched up in the final evening of competition, but only two could move on to the NCAA Championships.

UCLA & Michigan Qualify To NCAA Championships

Finishing in the top two in the final round of competition at the Ann Arbor NCAA women's gymnastics regional championship, reigning national champion UCLA and reigning Big Ten champion Michigan have qualified for nationals.