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June 27, 2016

USA Gymnastics announces 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Gymnastics Team

USA Gymnastics today announced the five men who comprise the U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team that will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team was announced at the conclusion of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for men’s gymnastics. The three replacement athletes will be named on the morning of June 26.

The members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee, are listed below.

·      Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
·      Jacob Dalton, Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma)
·      Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
·      Alex Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness)
·      John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center)

The women’s team will be named following the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Gymnastics, scheduled for July 10 at SAP Center at San Jose (Calif.). All athletes named to the U.S. Olympic Team are subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee.

Leyva, Modi, Whittenburg named replacement athletes for 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team - OU’s Williams tabbed as head coach

ST. LOUIS, June 26, 2016 – USA Gymnastics today announced that Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics), Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, and Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), are the replacement athletes for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team.  Mark Williams, head coach for the University of Oklahoma’s men’s gymnastics program, was named head coach for the 2016 squad.

Replacement athletes train and prepare along with the U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team and are on deck to step in should one of the Olympic team members withdraw from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mikulak wins all-around at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials; U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team named in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, June 25, 2016 – Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), earned a berth to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after posting the highest four-day all-around total, a 362.750, at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Saint Louis (Mo.) University’s Chaifetz Arena. The all-around standings include scores from the two days of competition at the 2016 P&G Gymnastics Championships and two days of competition at the Olympic Trials.