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Pac Rims Team: #TeamBrenna is Back

Yesterday, Team USA announced the team competing at the Pacific Rim Championships this coming weekend.

A miracle happened. #TeamBrenna is back. That's right, one Miss Brenna Dowell, Oklahoma Sooner, bars phenom is back. She was named to the team along with Worlds' teammates' Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman. Also named to the team: Ashton Locklear, 2014 Team World Champion and the most anticipated new senior of the year: Laurie Hernandez.

Artwork via USA Gymnastics

This will be Laurie's first international competition since winning the hearts of everyone at Jesolo a couple of weeks ago. This will also be Simone and Brenna's first time on the international stage since the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.  Brenna didn't have the best qualifying competition at worlds and was subsequently put in the alternate position for the team finals. Many in the gymternet had written her off, saying she'd blown her chances. While on the elite scene, Brenna fought for consistency, she flourished at Oklahoma, which prompted her return to international elite competition.

Pac Rims are being held in Everett, Washington, this weekend, April 8-10th. This competition is a diverse competition featuring rhythmic and trampoline as well as artistic gymnastics. Men's Team and All-around will commence the artistic portion on Friday, April 8th, at 7 p.m. Pacific/ 10 eastern time. The women will compete Saturday, April 9th for team and all around also a 7 PT/10 ET. Individual event finals will be held Sunday, April 10th at 1 p.m. Pacific/4 Eastern.  The event will be live streaming on YouTube, simply visit the USA Gymnastics YouTube Channel page to set reminders for the events if you so desire.

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