USA Gymnastics Announces 2019 U.S. Women's World Championships Team

Simone Biles, Jade Carey, Kara Eaker, Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum, and MyKayla Skinner will represent the United States at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany October 4-13, 2019. 

Morgan Hurd and Leanne Wong were named the non-traveling alternates.

USA Gymnastics announced the team following the conclusion of the World Team Selection Camp that was held in Sarasota, Florida Sept. 21-23. Out of the six athletes named, the five-person team will be named at least 24 hours prior to the start of competition in Stuttgart.

Biles was automatically named to the worlds team following the all-around competition on Sept. 22 where she posted a 58.55. Lee took second with a 58.20, followed by Eaker with 57.10. Skinner, Carey, and McCallum finished 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively, and those top six gymnasts were the ones ultimately named to the team.

The gymnasts had a closed-door two-event competition on Sept. 23 and the team was announced following the competition.

On the 23rd, the five gymnasts were selected based on criteria outlined by USAG, "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 members of the Selection Committee were 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 did not have a vote. 

According to USAG, an independent observer attended the selection meeting, and a written report will be provided to the athletes, coaches and general public.

Below are the results of the all-around competition at the selection camp via USAG.

All-Around

1.  Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 58.550

2.  Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 58.200

3.  Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 57.100

4.  MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, 56.050

5.  Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, 55.900

6.  Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 55.550

7.  Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 54.850

8.  Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, 54.750

9.  Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, 54.100

10.  Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, 53.450

11.  Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 53.400

12.  Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida, 52.550

 

Vault

1.  Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 15.350

2.  Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, 15.250

3.  MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, 15.050

4.  Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 14.700

4.  Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 14.700

6.  Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 14.550

7.  Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, 14.400

7.  Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, 14.400

9.  Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 14.000

9.  Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida, 14.000

11.  Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, 13.250

12.  Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 13.100

 

Uneven Bars

1.  Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 15.000

2.  Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, 14.150

3.  Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 13.900

4.  Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 13.850

4.  Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 13.850

6.  MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, 13.500

6.  Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 13.500

8.  Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida, 13.450

9.  Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, 13.350

10.  Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, 13.050

11.  Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 12.700

12.  Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, 12.550

 

Balance Beam

1.  Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 15.200

2.  Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 14.550

2.  Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 14.550

4.  Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 14.400

5.  Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, 14.200

6.  Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, 14.050

7.  Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, 14.050

8.  MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, 13.650

9.  Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, 13.400

10.  Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida, 13.350

11.  Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 13.250

12.  Aleah Finnegan, Lee's Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 13.200

13.  Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 13.100

 

Floor

1.  Simone Biles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 14.800

2.  Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center, 14.100

3.  Kara Eaker, Grain Valley, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express, 14.000

4.  Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, 13.900

5.  MyKayla Skinner, Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights Gymnastics, 13.850

6.  Grace McCallum, Isanti, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 13.750

7.  Faith Torrez, Pleasant Prairie, Wis./Legacy Elite Gymnastics, 13.550

8.  Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kansas/Great American Gymnastics Express, 13.300

9.  Jordan Chiles, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 13.200

10.  Morgan Hurd, Middletown, Del./First State Gymnastics, 13.100

11.  Emily Lee, Los Gatos, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School, 11.800

12.  Trinity Thomas, York, Pa./University of Florida, 11.750

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