USA Gymnastics names U.S. Men’s Team for 2018 World Championships
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
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
Allan Bower, Chandler, Arizona/University of Oklahoma, traveling
Trevor Howard, Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University
Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Salto Gymnastics
Andriy Stepanchenko 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.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.
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