Reigning World All-Around bronze medalist and 2020 Olympic alternate Kayla DiCello  is among nine women’s artistic gymnasts who will represent the U.S. July 15-17 at the Junior and Senior Pan American Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, USA Gymnastics announced today. She’ll be supported in the senior competition by 2022 Winter Cup All-Around runner up Skye Blakely, 2022 City of Jesolo Trophy team champions Zoe Miller and Elle Mueller, and Lexi Zeiss who is set to make her international debut.

For the juniors, Tiana Sumanasekera, who collected junior team, All-Around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise titles in Jesolo in April and topped the junior team and vault podiums at the DTB Pokal Team Challenge in Stuttgart in March, will look to add to her growing collection of international hardware. Sumanasekera’s City of Jesolo Trophy teammate Zoey Molomo, 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup junior champion Alicia Zhou and Dulcy Caylor round out the U.S. juniors slated to compete next week in Brazil.

The team was selected following competition and routine verification July 4 and 5 at the ongoing Women’s National Team camp in Katy, Texas. Blakely and Molomo led the way in the all-around in their respective divisions behind scores of 55.250 and 54.100. Each also set the bar on vault and beam. Miller posted the day’s high score on uneven bars, while DiCello and Zeiss split the top spot on floor exercise. Zhou topped the scoresheet on bars, and Sumanasekera paced the field on floor in the junior competition.

Addison Fatta was named the traveling alternate for the senior team, and Audrey Snyder will assume that role for the juniors.

Look for features on Kayla DiCello and Skye Blakely coming soon to InsideGym.com

See below for the complete camp roster and details.

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USA Gymnastics has released the roster of Junior and Senior Women’s National Team members who will gather for camp and Pan American Championships selection July 3-6 in Katy, Texas.

The list also includes Olympic All-Around Champion Sunisa Lee who is coming off a stellar freshman season at Auburn! (Is she heading for a 2024 run?)

Over the course of the four-day camp, participants will work on competition readiness ahead of the domestic season, and some attendees will vie for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2022 Junior and Senior Pan American Championships July 14-17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four junior athletes and five seniors, plus one traveling replacement gymnast for each division, will comprise the Pan American Championships team. Gymnasts interested in being selected to a team spot will compete July 4 and may verify on select apparatus July 5. The highest all-around scorers for each division from Monday’s competition will earn automatic team spots. The selection committee will name the remaining team members.

Gymnasts in attendance are listed below alphabetically by division.

Senior
Ciena Alipio, Maplewood, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center
Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Charlotte Booth, Clermont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics
Jade Carey, Phoenix, Ariz./Oregon State University Gymnastics Academy*
Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics
Shilese Jones, Auburn, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center*
Katelyn Jong, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Woodland Hills, Calif./Twin City Twisters
Sunisa Lee, St. Paul, Minn./Midwest Gymnastics Center*
Lauren Little, Mooresville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics
Nola Matthews, Gilroy, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center
Konnor McClain, Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics*
Zoe Miller, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Elle Mueller, Ham Lake, Minn./Twin City Twisters
Brooke Pierson, Canby, Ore./WOGA Gymnastics
Joscelyn Roberson, Texarkana, Texas/North East Texas Elite Gymnastics
Katelyn Rosen, Boerne, Texas/Twin City Twisters
Ashlee Sullivan, Richardson, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics*
Lexi Zeiss, Omaha, Neb./Twin City Twisters

Junior
Dulcy Caylor, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
Norah Christian, Bremerton, Wash./Cascade Elite West
Nicole Desmond, Wind Gap, Pa./First State Gymnastics
Kieryn Finnell, Pittsford, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy
Jayla Hang, Bellevue, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics
Madray Johnson, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics*
Avery King, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Zoey Molomo, Frisco, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
Ella Murphy, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Michelle Pineda, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
Christiane Popovich, West Des Moines, Iowa/Midwest Gymnastics Center
Hezly Rivera, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Simone Rose, Sammamish, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics
Audrey Snyder, Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics
Izzy Stassi, North Royalton, Ohio/Gym X-Treme
Tiana Sumanasekera, Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School
Gabby Van Frayen, Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme
Finley Weldon, Fairview, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
Kelise Woolford, Blacklick, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics
Alicia Zhou, San Antonio, Texas/Love Gymnastics

*Indicates attendees who are not pursuing Junior or Senior Pan American Championships selection

Photos by Lloyd Smith for Inside Gymnastics

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