Congratulations to the Coaches and Gymnasts who participated in the Elite Team Cup Championships. Region 7 finished 3rd place in the Elite Team Cup Championships and the Junior Team Cup Championships that took place in conjunction with the 2016 American Cup on March 5, 2016. This elite event showcased 6 athletes from each of the 9 Regions of the United States plus a selected Senior athlete from the 2016 Winter Cup.
The Region 7 Participants were:
Andrew Brower, Old Bridge, N.J./US Gymnastics Development Center;
Peter Daggett, East Longmeadow, Mass./University of Oklahoma;
The members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Menís Gymnastics Team, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee, are: Chris Brooks of Houston, Texas/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Jake Dalton of Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma); Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center); Alex Naddour of Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness); and John Orozco of Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center).
USA Gymnastics also 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 Oklahomaís menís gymnastics program, was named head coach for the 2016 squad.