U.S. women’s national team holds training camp ahead of World team selection camp

By Patricia Duffy | September 29, 2021
U.S. women's national team holds training camp ahead of World team selection camp
The Gymnastics Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Courtesy: USA Gymnastics)

The U.S. women’s national team convened for a training camp at The Gymnastics Company in Indianapolis over the weekend ahead of next month’s World team selection camp.

Both junior and senior athletes are eyeing international assignments, with senior team members hoping to make the cut for the upcoming Artistic Gymnastics World Championships that are set for October 18-24 in Kitakyushu, Japan. Junior athletes are working toward the 2021 Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia later this year.

“While in Indianapolis, gymnasts were able to connect with National Team staff on each apparatus as well as complete routine verifications,” USA Gymnastics said.

World team selection camp is set for October 7-10 in Indianapolis. 2021 Olympic team alternates Kayla DiCello and Leanne Wong are expected to headline the field.

First-year senior Skye Blakely looks to make her return to competition after an injury at 2021 Olympic Trials caused her to withdraw from both nights of competition.

The 2021 World Championships team for the U.S. women will consist of four athletes and an alternate. As is tradition for the Worlds after an Olympic Games, athletes will only compete for individual medals with no team event taking place.

Junior and senior athletes in attendance are listed below.


  • Ciena Alipio, San Jose, Calif./Midwest Gymnastics Center
  • Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Kayla DiCello, Boyds, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics
  • Amari Drayton, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre
  • Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics
  • eMjae Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
  • Olivia Greaves, Staten Island, N.Y./World Champions Centre
  • Ava Siegfeldt, Williamsburg, Va./World Class Gymnastics
  • Leanne Wong, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express


  • Charlotte Booth, Clermont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics
  • Kailin Chio, Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics
  • Katelyn Jong, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
  • Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Maple Grove, Minn./Twin City Twisters
  • Kaliya Lincoln, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Nola Matthews, Gilroy, Calif./Airborne Gymnastics Training Center
  • Ella Murphy, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
  • Ella Kate Parker, West Chester, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics
  • Azaraya Ra-Akbar, Columbia, Md./World Class Gymnastics
  • Joscelyn Roberson, Texarkana, Texas/North East Texas Elite Gymnastics
  • Izzy Stassi, North Royalton, Ohio/Gym X-Treme
  • Gabby Van Frayen, Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme