USA Gymnastics announces 2013-14 U.S. Men’s Senior National Team

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 18, 2013 – HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 18, 2013 – Following the completion of the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Conn., USA Gymnastics named the members of the 2013-14 U.S. Men’s Senior National Team.


Men’s Senior National Team
Chris Brooks, Houston, Texas/Tim Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma)
Josh Dixon, Los Gatos, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Stacey Ervin, Taylor, Mich./University of Michigan
Jonathan Horton, Houston, Texas/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress)
Steven Legendre, Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Oklahoma)
Danell Leyva, Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics)
Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan
Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Monmouth
Alexander Naddour, Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center)
John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center)
Eddie Penev, Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (Stanford University)
Paul Ruggeri, Manlius, N.Y./Team Hilton Honors (U.S. Gymnastics Developmental Center II)
Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center
Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University)

The winners of the senior men’s annual awards were also announced: Yin Alvarez of Universal Gymnastics, Coach of the Year; Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), Athlete of the Year; and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan, Sportsperson of the Year.

The Senior National Team consists of 15 athletes chosen in the following manner: the top six in the all-around rankings based on the two-day all-around total; the top four athletes (not included in the top six all-around athletes) were selected in rank order using the MPC-approved National Team Points System; the National Team Coordinator will select one team member from among the participants at the 2013 P&G Championships or from petitioned athletes; and the Men’s Program Committee will select four team members from among the participants at the 2013 P&G Championships or from petitioned athletes.