The 2023 U.S. Women’s World Team Selection Camp will feature two days of competition at Stars Gymnastics in Katy, Texas, and we’ll have live coverage of both days here.
Day 1 is on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:50 p.m. ET, and Day 2 is Wednesday, September 20 at 5:15 p.m. ET.
The six-member team (including a traveling alternate) will be named following the conclusion of competition on Wednesday. The Pan American Games team will also be named.
For more information on the competition, including the full field and a preview, see our U.S. women’s world team selection camp 411 story.
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Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:57 p.m.
Team announcement will happen later tonight, so stay tuned to our social channels and the site for the full team. Plus, don’t forget we’ll be on-site in Belgium for worlds coverage starting next Wednesday!
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:56 p.m.
Final scores from Day 2 of selection camp
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:47 p.m.
Addison Fatta BB: Last routine of selection camp! Triple wolf turn. BHS LOSO, low chest on the latter, small bobble. Front aerial, soft knees, split jump to straddle jump. Side aerial. Switch leap. Switch side 1/4. 2.5 twist, low in the knees a bit/might not have gotten it around all the way, step forward. 13.000.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:42 p.m.
Jade Carey BB: Forward roll mount. Front aerial to split jump to swing down. BHS LOSO LOSO, clean. Switch side 1/4. Switch leap to switch half to straddle jump, low on the latter two. Side aerial. Double pike, smallest of hops forward. 13.400.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:38 p.m.
Kayla DiCello UB = 13.600.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:36 p.m.
Lexi Zeiss UB: Toe 1/1 to Van Leeuwen. Ezhova. Toe-on to high bar to Pak salto. Maloney to Gienger. Full-twisting double back, bit of an uncontrolled step back. 13.350.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Simone Biles UB: Fell on her Van Leeuwen yesterday, seemed like a fluke more than anything – she usually has more trouble with her toe 1/1 into her dismount. Let’s see how today goes… Clear hip half up to high bar to 1/1 to piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. No trouble with the Van Leeuwen today. Toe 1/1 to full-twisting double back, excellent, small hop. 14.050.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:27 p.m.
Zoe Miller hits her bars set for the second-straight day. Really floaty. Double layout is just very arched, and she has to take a step forward because it was. a bit under-rotated. 14.400.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:23 p.m.
Skye Blakely BB: Clean triple wolf turn. Solid standing full. FHS to front tuck. Switch leap to switch half. Front aerial to split jump to BHS. Side aerial. Double pike, small step. 14.500.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:21 p.m.
Jordan Chiles UB: Toe 1/1 to piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Maloney to Gienger. Piked Jaeger. Bail to toe shoot. Full-twisting double back, small hop. 14.100.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:19 p.m.
Kaliya Lincoln BB: Clean triple wolf turn. Solid BHS to two-footed layout. Front aerial, soft knees, split jump to straddle jump, bit low. Switch leap to switch half, might not get that connection, long pause between. Side aerial, small bobble. Double pike, large step back. 13.100.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:16 p.m.
Joscelyn Roberson UB: Clear hip 1/2 to Ezhova. Toe 1/1 to high bar to Gienger. Clear hip. Stuck double layout – yea, thinking they put Josc on this team. She’s been so consistent. Has competitive routines and is even hitting her notoriously worst event very clean. 13.050 – an improvement from Day 1!
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:14 p.m.
Shilese Jones BB: Switch leap mount to switch half. Standing Arabian. Two-footed layout series, small balance check. Side aerial LOSO, leg up balance check. Full turn, just a bit off balance overall. Switch leap to Sissone. Double pike, step back. 14.350.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:10 p.m.
Leanne Wong BB: Side aerial. Switch leap to wolf jump 1/1. BHS LOSO, excellent. Full L-turn to full turn. Balance check on her switch ring. Bit of a bobble on her side somi. Front aerial to split jump to straddle jump, slightly low. 2.5 twist, small hop. Think Leanne has done her job the past couple of months – now she just waits to see if the ASC thinks its enough to put her on her third world team. 13.700.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 6:03 p.m.
Simone Biles BB: Think Simone is cold – she’s hanging on to her jacket as long as possible lol… Switch leap mount to switch half to back pike, bit soft in the knees on the back pike, small bobble. Wolf turn. Front aerial to split jump to straddle jump. BHS LOSO LOSO, smalllll bobble. Side aerial. Full-twisting double back, small hop. 14.900.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:59 p.m.
Zoe Miller BB: Straddle mount. Full turn. BHS LOSO LOSO, hits it but soft knees. Front aerial, much better, to split jump to back tuck. Switch leap to switch half, veryyy low and a balance check. Side aerial. Sissone to wolf jump. Double pike, step back. 12.950.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:55 p.m.
Jordan Chiles BB: Fell on her opening series yesterday and struggled throughout. Let’s see how it goes today… BHS LOSO LOSO, hits it. Front aerial to straddle jump to BHS. Full turn, slight bobble. Side somi, low chest, balance check. Switch leap. Sissone to wolf jump. Side aerial, confident. Switch side 1/4. Double pike, very clean, small step. 13.100.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:51 p.m.
Madray Johnson UB: Stalder 1/1 to stalder to high bar. Toe-on piked Tkatchev. Pak salto to Van Leeuwen – she’s been having trouble with the VL in traininig. Falls. Toe 1/2 to straddled Jaeger. Stuck double back. 11.650.
Tiana Sumanasekera BB: Excellent BHS BHS to two-footed layout. Front aerial to split jump to swing down – split jump was a bit low. Switch leap to switch half, low/position issues. Ring jump. Side aerial to wolf jump to Sissone. Full turn. Falls on her double pike, just over-rotates it and falls safely back. 12.350.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:46 p.m.
Skye Blakely fell on her opening release on bars. 13.000.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:46 p.m.
Joscelyn Roberson BB: Crushes her standing full, very confident. Switch leap to switch half to back tuck, solid. Side aerial LOSO LOSO, good through the air but balance check on the landing. Full turn. Onodi to split jump to pike jump. Good on the next jump. Double pike looks a bit over-powered, but keeps it on her feet and just takes a large step back. 13.400.
Kaliya Lincoln UB: Clean routine. Van Leeuwen looked like it might be a little crooked. Otherwise, clean on the apparatus and stuck her double back off. 12.600.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:40 p.m.
Reminder that scores are added to the end of an athlete’s routine play-by-play once they come in.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:38 p.m.
Amelia Disidore BB: Off on roundoff layout mount. Hangs on to two-footed layout series. Handstand to LOSO. Switch leap. Switch half to swing down. Single wolf turn. Side somi, super low and touches the beam to stay on. Side straddled 1/4. Double pike, hop forward. 11.200.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:35 p.m.
Scores haven’t come through just yet.
Eveylynn Lowe BB: Switch leap mount. Switch ring. Excellent two-footed layout series. Switch leap, pauses and breaks connection on switch straddled 1/4. Next series is clean. Front aerial to split jump to straddle jump to swing down, low on a couple of those jumps. Side somi, solid. Didn’t see dismount due to watching Shi. 13.200.
Shilese Jones UB: Stalder 1/1 to stalder to high bar. Straddled Tkatchev. Toe 1/1 to stalder piked Tkatchev to Pak salto to Van Leeuwen. Double front, hop forward. 14.750.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:31 p.m.
Leanne Wong UB: Clear hip 1/2 to straddled Jaeger. Toe 1/1 to Bhardwaj. Maloney to Pak salot. Van Leeuwen. STUCK double layout. Girl is consistent! 13.900.
Also, read our story on Leanne from earlier today here. (P.S. It’s her 20th birthday!)
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:30 p.m.
Nola Matthews UB: Stalder to straddled Jaeger. Stalder to straddled Tkatchev. Pak salto. Toe 1/1 to Van Leeuwen. Double layout, bit arched, small hop. 13.750.
Lexi Zeiss BB: BHS mount. BHS LOSO, soft knees, balance check. Double wolf turn seemed a bit slow but she hit it. Side aerial, hangs on so to not bobble. Split jump to Sissone. Switch half. Front aerial, soft knees. Double back, bit low in the chest but just a small hop in place. 12.600.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:26 p.m.
Kayla DiCello BB: Excellent candle mount. Very clean triple wolf turn. BHS LOSO LOSO. Switch leap to switch half to split jump, definitely low. Front aerial. Side aerial. Double pike dismount, small hop. 13.950.
Meanwhile, Alicia Zhou hit her bars routine from what we caught. Showed some inbar work. She finished 11th in the all-around yesterday. 13.600.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:21 p.m.
Touch warmup for bars and beam is happening now.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 5:17 p.m.
Jade Carey VT 1: Very nice Cheng, clean with a small hop. Would say it was better than Day 1. 14.800.
JC VT 2: Powerful double-twisting Yurchenko – MUCH improved from Day 1. Very powerful, big hop.
Addison Fatta FX: 2.5 through to full twist, OOB. Double layout, small hop, bit low in the best. FHS full, much better today. 12.700.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 4:53 p.m.
Competition starts at 5:15 p.m. ET. Athletes will be competing select events – two each. Scroll down for the start list for today.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 1:10 p.m.
Second vault scores from Day 1 of selection camp
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 10:25 a.m.
Wed. Sep. 20 @ 9:43 a.m.
Yurchenko double pike controversy is over
Simone Biles’ expected soon-to-be eponymous skill, the Yurchenko double pike, will be valued at a 6.4 difficulty score by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), according to U.S. women’s technical lead Chellsie Memmel.
This ends a months long saga that started at the Core Hydration Classic, when USA Gymnastics officials valued the vault at a 6.4, but it had not yet been submitted to the FIG. The vault was a 6.6 in the last Code of Points, with every vault going through a standard 0.4 devaluation in the newest COP, so logically, the YDP would be a 6.2 unless an exception was made, specifically due to the difficulty of the skill.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 11:20 p.m.
IMPORTANT schedule change for tomorrow!
Competition will start at 5:15 p.m. ET instead of the originally planned 6:15 p.m. ET.
Athletes will be showing select routines (one to two events), with the team named later tomorrow evening.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:47 p.m.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:26 p.m.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:24 p.m.
Final from Day 1 of selection camp. Simone Biles automatically qualifies to the world team. The remaining five members, including a traveling alternate, will be named tomorrow evening.
The all-around results pretty much resolve the fifth spot discussion in my eyes – Shilese Jones, Skye Blakely, Joscelyn Roberson, and Leanne Wong have shown that they should be on this team. Lincoln would be a solid alternate, or you could take someone with world experience like Chiles or DiCello, which would make sense.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:15 p.m.
Leanne Wong UB: Excellent through the beginning. Bhardwaj is money now. Just super floaty and the double layout is clean with just a hop. 13.850.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:10 p.m.
Joscelyn Roberson VT 1: Powerful Cheng. Very clean, minimal movement on the landing. 14.600.
JR VT 2: Double-twisting Yurchenko, clean and a small hop.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:07 p.m.
Shilese Jones UB: Stalder 1/1 to stalder to high bar to straddled Tkatchev. Toe 1/1 to stalder piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Van Leeuwen. Toe 1/2. Double front, nearly sticks but a hop back. 13.500? Trying to think about what went wrong since she only got a 7.4 E-score. This puts Simone winning (55.700) and Jones getting a 55.300.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:05 p.m.
Jordan Chiles VT 1: Clean double-twisting Yurchenko with a hop back. Great to see that she seems to be Okay! 14.350.
JC VT 2: Clean Lopez with a small hop.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 10:02 p.m.
Kaliya Lincoln UB: Stalder 1/1. Stalder to high bar. Straddled Tkatchev. Release to Pak, seemed a bit off. Van Leeuwen. Stuck double back. Solid set to finish her day! 12.450.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:56 p.m.
Biles leads for now with a 55.700. Definitely not her best day. Two falls, some OOB, the issues on beam, but it’s also selection camp, and she will make this team. She’s looking to peak in a week or two, not right now.
If Jones hits, she’ll likely get the automatic qualifying spot. She needs a 14+ to pass Biles.
Skye Blakely UB: Piked Jaeger. Stalder Piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Toe 1/1 to Van Leeuwen. Stuck double front half. 14.200.
Alicia Zhou UB = 13.600.
Madray Johnson UB = 12.050.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:52 p.m.
Simone Biles VT: Powerful Yurchenko double pike, but she over-rotates it and falls back (safely). Does not walk back to the top of the runway, so she’s just doing one today. Really, what’s the point? She can do the Cheng easy. 14.550 after the -0.500 deduction for Laurent spotting her. Got an 8.650 E-score, which is crazy considering she fell, but she usually scores 9.5+ E-score on that skill so not surprising.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:50 p.m.
Kayla DiCello VT: Soft knees but gets the double-twisting Yurchenko around. 14.200.
Nola Matthews UB = 13.650.
Lexi Zeiss VT = 13.400.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:49 p.m.
Eveylynn Lowe VT = 13.850.
Addison Fatta UB = 13.450.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:47 p.m.
Final rotation! Wrapping up on vault and bars. We will be recording a recap GN10 podcast after this to discuss today’s happenings and what to expect tomorrow. Will be uploaded to Spotify and then here for subscribers (ad-free).
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:43 p.m.
After three rotations, Kaliya Lincoln leads by one-tenth over Shilese Jones, followed by Simone Biles, Skye Blakely, and Leanne Wong. Some mistakes today, but the field is starting to separate itself. If Lincoln shows a clean bars set, she could definitely make her case, but it’s her weakest event. Meanwhile Jones and Biles are both heading to their highest scoring events (bars and vault). Skye Blakely and Leanne Wong have seemingly solidified their spots on the team along with Jones and Biles. It’s that fifth spot that will come down to Lincoln (unless she were to automatically qualify) or Roberson or maybe even Miller, although she primarily adds value on bars, while the other two can contribute on multiple events. The alternate spot will be very interesting.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:38 p.m.
Tiana Sumanasekera FX: Tucked double-double, OOB. Double layout, hop back but stays in bounds. Clean third pass. Double pike, slightly under-rotated, step forward. 13.200.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:33 p.m.
Jordan Chiles FX: Full-twisting double layout, clean through the air and a small hop back. 1.5 through to full-twisting double back, fights to stay in bounds. Double wolf turn. Double layout is under-rotated, falls forward, hands down. Double pike, clean. She fell to her knees as she was walking off the mat. Seems to be the right ankle that they’re looking at, according to Scott Bregman. 12.950.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:31 p.m.
Shilese Jones VT: Double-twisting Yurchenko. Not her cleanest – a bit sideways and a large hop back. But still very powerful. 14.150.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:29 p.m.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:27 p.m.
Skye Blakely VT 1: Block looked a bit wonky, but she still has great power and basically sticks it! 14.200.
SB VT 2: Makes the Lopez look easy. Basically stuck landing. The Cheng potential is there.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:24 p.m.
Simone Biles FX: Full-twisting double layout, clean, just a small step back. Front full through to tucked double-double, stuck. Shaky on her double wolf turn. Excellent Biles I, nearly sticks it but hops forward and believe it was just barely OOB. Cecile seemed to laugh at that lol. Double layout, two feet OOB. 14.300.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:22 p.m.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:21 p.m.
No second vault scores on MyUSAGym like usual, but if we get them from USAG, we’ll share them.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:19 p.m.
Alicia Zhou VT: Full-twisting Yurchenko, lands with her feet wide apart like a star? and goes over the line. Clean otherwise besides a hop. 12.850.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:17 p.m.
Lexi Zeiss FX: Falls on her opening pass, just super under-rotated. 11.950.
Addison Fatta VT 1: Double-twisting Yurchenko, seemed slightly under-rotated, soft knees, hop back. 13.950.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:10 p.m.
Eveylynn Lowe FX: Great turns to start. Big double Arabian, large step but seems to keep it in bounds. Didn’t see the end of her 2.5 twist pass. Double back to finish. 13.350.
Leanne Wong VT 1: Basically stuck double-twisting Yurchenko – excellent! 14.450.
LW VT 2: Very clean Lopez, small hop back.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 9:06 p.m.
Jade Carey VT 1: Powerful Cheng with a large hop back, noticeable leg separation from our angle. 14.650.
JC VT 2: Double-twisting Yurchenko seemed like a challenge. Low chest, large step over the line.
Amelia Disidore FX: Tucked double-double, very clean. Full-twisting double back, under-rotated and large step forward. 1.5 to front double full. Double pike, one foot OOB. 12.800.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:59 p.m.
Joscelyn Roberson FX: Laid-out double-double, one foot OOB but clean. Full-twisting double layout. Frotn full through to double back, might’ve been one foot OOB but it was close. Front layout through to double pike, nearly stuck! 13.850.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:56 p.m.
After two rotations, Shilese Jones is tied for the lead with Kaliya Lincoln at a two-event score of 27.650. Skye Blakely is third (27.600), followed by Zoe Miller (27.400) and Simone Biles (26.850). Lincoln started on her two best events. Biles still has her two best to go but has definitely opened the door for Jones to get the automatic qualifying spot after the fall on bars and the broken connection on beam, as well as a hit on her D-score due to missing the dance series. Miller is bolstered by a 14.500 on bars, which is the top score on the event right now.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:53 p.m.
Skye Blakely FX: This is the event that Skye has been struggling with most. Just returned to competing it at championships (first time since 2022 worlds). Tucked double-double, multiple feet OOB but stays on her feet after stumbling off the mat. Double layout, keeps it in bounds. Clean wolf turn. Punch front through to double back, clean but OOB. 13.250.
Zoe Miller BB: Straddle mount. Full turn. BHS LOSO LOSO, small bobble. Front aerial, soft knees, breaks connection. Split jump to back tuck. Switch leap to switch half, low. Side aerial. Sissone to wolf jump. Double pike. 12.900.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:47 p.m.
Simone Biles BB: Switch leap to switch half to back pike, hits it. Triple wolf turn, clean. Front aerial to split jump, breaks connection. Straddle jump. BHS LOSO LOSO, small bobble. Side aerial. Full-twisting double back, very clean, hop back. D-score took a hit due to lack of dance series after the split jump, so knocked down to a 5.9 (usually a 6.4/6.5). 14.050.
Madray Johnson FX = 12.650.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:42 p.m.
Kayla DiCello BB: Candle mount. Clean triple wolf turn. BHS LOSO LOSO. Switch leap to switch half, second very low. Frotn aerial to split jump to Sissone. Side aerial. Double pike, large step back. 13.800.
Alicia Zhou FX: Double layout, small hop. 1.5 to front full to arabesque. Double back. 13.000.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:39 p.m.
Lexi Zeiss BB: BHS mount, balance check. Soft knees on flight series. Double wolf turn. Side aerial, bobble. Split jump to Sissone. Front aerial. Double back. 12.750.
Nola Matthews FX: Full-twisting double back, one foot OOB. Front full through to 2.5 twist. Wolf turn. Double back. 13.650.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:32 p.m.
Addison Fatta FX: 1.5 through to double back. Double layout, rebound with leg up but controls it. Rudi was super uncontrolled, might’ve gone OOB – hard to tell. 13.100.
Eveylynn Lowe BB = 12.950.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:27 p.m.
Leanne Wong FX: Double wolf turn. STUCK double-double. Basically stuck double layout. Double L-turn to full turn was a bit off. Half to front full. Double pike, big rebound forward but stays on her feet. 13.200.
Amelia Disidore BB: Beautiful roundoff layout mount. Two-footed layout, balance check. Split jump to straddle jump, did not connect. Handstand to LOSO LOSO. Switch leap. Switch half to swing down. Single wolf turn. Side somi, very low but somehow saves it. Switch straddle 1/4. Double pike, step back. 13.500.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:21 p.m.
Jade Carey FX: Excellent laid-out double-double, hop back. Full-twisting double layout, might’ve been one foot OOB. Full-twisting double back. Falls on punch front through to double back, fell forward. 12.300.
Joscelyn Roberson BB: Standing full, small bobble. Switch leap to switch half. A couple small bobbles here and there but nothing major while Carey was going. Side aerial LOSO LOSO looked funky, but she hit it. Excellent on her Onodi to jump series. Double pike, couple steps back. 13.450.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:17 p.m.
Shilese Jones FX: Double wolf turn. Tucked double-double, strong landing. Turn series is lovely. Front full through to double back. Full-twisting double back with stutter step. 13.500.
Tiana Sumanasekera BB: Big balance check on two-footed layout series. Clean double pike, small step. 13.100.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:12 p.m.
Jordan Chiles BB: Off on her opening series. Shaky on her side somi. Broken connection. Finishes strong with a double pike, but she needed to hit that routine. 12.150.
Kaliya Lincoln FX: This is the event they would take her to worlds for. Great double-double with excellent height and opens up early, landing with chest up. Missed second pass when Chiles fell. Front full through to double back, stuck. 13.850.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:08 p.m.
On to Rotation 2! Bars squad moves to beam. Beam squad moves to floor.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 8:04 p.m.
Alicia Zhou BB: Switch leap mount to switch half to swing down, EXCELLENT! 1.5 wolf tun, bobbly. BHS LOSO LOSO, solid. Switch ring leap. Side aerial, small bobble. Front aerial to split jump to straddle jump, don’t know if she’ll get the connection value. Double twist with a hop back. 13.450.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:59 p.m.
Nola Matthews BB: Back-handspring mount, major balance check but stays on. BHS LOSO, another major balance check and she’s off. Triple wolf turn is a bit wobbly but she hits it. Switch leap to switch half, definitely not 180. Side aerial. Front aerial. Double back, small hop. 12.150.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:57 p.m.
Kayla DiCello UB: Toe 1/1 to stalder up to high bar. Piked Tkatchev, excellent. Piked Jaeger. Pak salto, super floaty, but goes over on the ensuing handstand on the low bar. Van Leeuwen. Stuck full-twisting double back. 12.700.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:54 p.m.
Eveylynn Lowe UB: Toe 1/1 to Gienger. Straddled Jaeger. Pak salto. Toe shoot, a bit close to the bar. Full-twisting double back, literally up and down. 12.700.
Addison Fatta BB: Went while Zeiss was going. Clean 2.5 twist dismount but stepped out very quickly to salute. 12.700.
Lexi Zeiss UB: Toe 1/1 to high bar. Ezhova. Clear hip to high bar to Pak salto. Maloney to Gienger. Full-twisting double back. 13.650.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:49 p.m.
Leanne Wong BB: Side aerial to switch leap to jump series, clean. BHS LOSO. L-turn 1/1. Switch ring. Side somi, solid. Front aerial to split jump, little bit of a bobble, mightttt have broken the connection if judges are being harsh. 2.5 twist dismount, solid. 13.350.
Amelia Disidore UB = 11.600.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:44 p.m.
Second half touch warmup happening now.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:43 p.m.
Jade Carey BB: Forward roll mount (harder than it looks!). Front aerial to split jump to swing down. BHS LOSO LOSO, very clean. Side straddled 1/4. Off on her split half. Switch leap to switch half to straddle jump, bit conservative. Side aerial. Double pike, single step. 12.500.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:39 p.m.
Scores are finally coming in. See below by the respective routines for the latest!
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:38 p.m.
Shilese Jones BB: Switch leap mount to switch half. Standing Arabian, bit low. BHS to two-footed layout series, might have been a bit under-rotated, took a step forward out of it. Side aerial. Switch leap to Sissone. Double pike with a step. Wasn’t her cleanest, but still a very solid hit with minimal balance checks. 14.150.
Joscelyn Roberson UB: Hits her most challenging event! And added back in the same-bar release that she took out at champs. Gienger looked solid. Powerful double layout. Now that that’s out of the way, Roberson is all systems go to crush her next three events and make a strong case for her to be on the world team. 13.000.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:34 p.m.
Tiana Sumanasekera UB: Stalder 1/1 to Maloney. Pak salto. Van Leeuwen. Stalder. Straddled Jaeger. STUCK full-twisting double back. 13.050.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:33 p.m.
Kaliya Lincoln went at the same time as Chiles. Didn’t seem to have any major errors and ended with an excellent double pike dismount. 13.800.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:32 p.m.
Jordan Chiles UB: Toe 1/1 to piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Maloney to Gienger. Piked Jaeger. Bail to toe shoot. Full-twisting double back. Excellent set from Jordan, who was telling us at championships that the three extra weeks to prepare between then and now would be crucial. 14.200.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:30 p.m.
Haven’t seen any scores yet, but when we get them, we’ll add them at the end of each routine’s play-by-play.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:29 p.m.
Skye Blakely BB: Trademark mount is clean. Blakely made the world beam final last year and was in contention until her ribbon got loose and derailed her routine, leading to a fall. Triple wolf turn is solid. Standing full. Front walkover to punch front to split jump, excellent. Switch leap to switch half, might’ve been a little low. Front aerial, bit soft in the knees. Side aerial. Stuck double pike dismount. 14.350.
Zoe Miller UB: Zoe didn’t have her best champs, so she’s looking for redemption here. Inbar 1/1 to Maloney. Inbar half to straddled Jaeger. Stalder piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Van Leeuwen. Double layout. Great redemption set for Zoe. 14.500.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:26 p.m.
The start list is not correct – it’s just in alphabetical order. FYI.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:25 p.m.
Simone Biles UB: Clear hip 1/2. Maloney. 1/1 to piked Tkatchev to Pak salto. Falls on her Van Leeuwen. Repeats the skill and hits. Toe 1/1 to full-twisting double back is clean. 12.800.
Madray Johnson went first on beam it seems and fell on her dismount. 12.250.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:21 p.m.
It looks like we might be going at the same time on each event, so we’ll try to catch as much as possible. Hopefully they alternate routines.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:17 p.m.
Touch warmup happening now. It looks as though Katelyn Jong will not compete today. She was not in the lineup.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:16 p.m.
Always fun seeing Simone no longer at the end of the lineup. Her teammate, Joscelyn Roberson, has taken the last spot. Biles and Roberson are the same height, but Simone said earlier this year that she trumped Joscleyn with the age card (Josc is 17 and Biles is 26).
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:14 p.m.
Alright, lineup happening now and competition is about to begin! All athletes are wearing USA leotards since this is an assignment. So even the pinks and purples are USA leos.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:10 p.m.
Simone Biles has been warming up both the Cheng and Yurchenko double pike. Reminder that she opted to just do the Cheng on Day 2 of championships after stinging her ankle on the YDP on Day 1. She doesn’t have to do both at this selection camp, but if she’s going to do it at worlds (and get it named the Biles II on vault), the more reps the better.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:07 p.m.
Warmups still going on. Meanwhile, an update on Katelyn Jong:
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:04 p.m.
Start lists for Rotation 1
- Amelia Disidore
- Eveylynn Lowe
- Jordan Chiles
- Joscelyn Roberson
- Katelyn Jong
- Kayla DiCello
- Lexi Zeiss
- Simone Biles
- Tiana Sumanasekera
- Zoe Miller
- Addison Fatta
- Alicia Zhou
- Jade Carey
- Kaliya Lincoln
- Leanne Wong
- Madray Johnson
- Nola Matthews
- Shi Jones
- Skye Blakely
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
In regard to Katelyn Jong (see earlier tweet), Jong is already qualified as an individual to Pan Am Games after winning the junior title in 2021. If she were to be unable to compete, the U.S. would simply lose that individual spot, which is separate from the 5-person team.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:56 p.m.
Athletes are still warming up, so will be a few more minutes until competition begins.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:56 p.m.
Today is the all-around competition, and tomorrow is select events – one to two as decided after a conversation between the Athlete Selection Committee (ASC) and each individual athlete.
The top all-arounder from today’s competition will automatically qualify to the world team. That athlete is expected to be Simone Biles, barring an unexpected development.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:52 p.m.
We’re starting out on bars and beam and will be alternating between the two, it seems. The broadcast provides no commentary, so we will be that voice for you if you’re tuning in live.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:46 p.m.
This selection camp is for both worlds and Pan Am Games. The world team will consist of 6 athletes, including a traveling alternate, and the Pan Ams team will have 5 athletes and up to 3 non-traveling alternates.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:35 p.m.
Tue. Sep. 19 @ 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to our live blog for the U.S. women’s world team selection camp ahead of 2023 worlds in Antwerp, Belgium!