Press release via USA Gymnastics
Fifteen senior women have been invited to participate in the 2019 World Team Selection Camp, Sept. 21-23, at EVO Athletics in Sarasota, Fla. The camp includes an all-around competition on Sept. 22 (time TBA), which will be shown live via the USA Gymnastics YouTube channel.
The women are attending the camp along with their personal coaches. The athletes are listed below.
Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays
Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Aleah Finnegan, Lee's Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express
Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics
Shilese Jones, Westerville, Ohio/Future Gymnastics Academy
Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Riley McCusker, Brielle, N.J./MG Elite
MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics
Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida
Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express
The selection camp will have two days of competition: the all-around on Sept. 22, and on Sept. 23, each gymnast will compete on two events determined by the Athlete Selection Committee. The gymnast with the highest all-around score on Sept. 22 will automatically qualify to the six-woman team. The remaining five will be selected based on selection criteria, including results from the 2019 American Classic, GK U.S. Classic, U.S. Championships, international competitions and the World Team Selection Camp; D and E scores earned at any official international assignment or national event; consistency; the composite strength of all World team members, with consideration given for potential team, all-around, and individual event medals; world-class presentation; and readiness to compete.
The athletes will be announced at the conclusion of the World Team Selection Camp. The six-woman team will travel to Stuttgart, five of whom will be identified for the team qualification line-up a minimum of 24 hours prior to competition. For complete information about the selection process, please check the official selection procedures.
The members of the Selection Committee are Tom Forster, high-performance team coordinator; Tatiana Perskaia, International Elite Committee representative; Kayla Williams, athlete representative; and Annie Heffernon, vice president of women’s gymnastics, who does not have a vote. In accordance with the selection procedures, an independent observer will attend the selection meeting, and a written report will be provided to the athletes, coaches and general public.