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Simone, Kyla and Sam to Compete At the American Cup

After a successful  World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, USA's Sam Mikulak, Kyla Ross and Simone Biles have both accepted invites to compete at the American Cup in March.



The American Cup will be held March 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sam, Simone and Kyla are the first wave of invites that has been announced. As a part of the FIG's World Cup series,  invitations to the event are based on standings from the World Championships. Per USA Gymnastics, the rest of the field is expected to be announced in early 2014.

For Simone, this will be her second American Cup event. She stole the hearts of gym fans everywhere when she and Katelyn Ohashi competed last year marking their senior debuts. Simone came in second to Katelyn, and later won the all-around title at the P&G Championships and followed up with two world championship gold medals, a bronze and a silver, for the all-around, floor exercise, balance beam and vault.

Kyla won three silvers for the all-around, uneven bars and balance beam at the world championships after winning the all-around title at the Secret Classic, and silver the P&G Championships. Kyla was also honored with the Longines Prize for Elegance at the world championships in Antwerp.

Sam is Mr. USA Gymnastics, with a chill, easy going California boy attitude and boy-next-door good looks. The 20-year-old competes for the University of Michigan and is a two-time NCAA individual all-around champion (2011 & 2013). He also won the all-around title at the P&G Championships and came in sixth in the all-around and fourth on the high bar at the World Championships. USA Gymnastics, in a stroke of marketing genius, posted a video featuring the happy go-lucky Sam dancing on the sidelines during podium training and qualifications at the World Championships in Antwerp Belgium this past fall.

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