By Paul D. Bowker | April 27, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Sam Mikulak competes on the rings at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men's Gymnastics at Chafitz Arena on June 25, 2016 in St. Louis.


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The U.S. team assembled for the Pacific Rim Championships this week in Medellin, Colombia, consists of a mix of valuable Olympic experience and potential Olympic stars.

The men’s team includes two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak, who finished fourth on high bar and helped the U.S. to a fourth-place finish at the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Leading the youthful women’s team is Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 hopeful Morgan Hurd, who has already won the world championship and American Cup titles in the all-around.

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The competition, which also includes trampoline and rhythmic events on senior and junior levels, runs Friday through Sunday.

Joining Hurd on the senior women’s team are Jordan Chiles, a strong vaulter who finished third at the Stuttgart all-around world cup, and Grace McCallum, who is in her first year of international competition as a senior. McCallum topped the all-around scores in the U.S. Pacific Rim verification camp.

Competing alongside Mikulak in the men’s events are 2016 Olympic alternate Akash Modi and 2017 world team member Marvin Kimble.

Trampoline gymnasts are Stewart Pritchard and Isaac Rowley in the men’s competition, and Jessica Stevens and Sarah Webster in the women’s competition.

Heather Chan and Camilla Feeley are competing in the rhythmic events. 

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.