McCallum, Eaker & Skinner Set For U.S. Gymnastics Championships
FORT WORTH, Texas – The next stop on the Road to Tokyo for Olympic hopefuls Grace McCallum, Kara Eaker and MyKayla Skinner is this weekend's 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The trio of Red Rocks will contend for national titles on Friday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. MT and Sunday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. MT.
Following the national championships, the U.S. Women's National Team will be named. The event will also help determine who will compete at the Olympic Team Trials (June 24-27). The senior women's Day 1 session will be aired on NBCSN at 6 p.m. MT on Friday, while the Day 2 session will be broadcast live Sunday on NBC at 5 p.m. MT.
At the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, McCallum finished in the top-8 on three events and earned the bronze medal in the all-around. She finished fourth on floor, sixth on bars and eighth on beam to highlight her stellar weekend. In her first U.S. Championships competing as a senior, McCallum placed fourth in the all-around, fifth on beam and sixth on bars against the nation's top elite gymnasts in 2018. The future Red Rock will look to build off her fourth place finish in the all-around at the 2021 U.S. Classic just under two weeks ago.
Eaker enters this weekend as the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Championships silver medalist on beam, finishing only behind Simone Biles each year. In 2018, Eaker also finished fifth on floor and seventh in the all-around. She was the balance beam national champion as a junior in 2017, as well as the bronze medalist in the all-around. Shining on her signature event, Eaker placed third on beam at this year's U.S. Classic.
Skinner has tallied nine medals at the U.S. Championships in her senior elite career, including a bronze medal on vault at the 2019 competition after just three months of training. She also placed fifth on floor and eighth in the all-around. At the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Championships, Skinner earned back-to-back silver medals on vault and consecutive bronze medals on floor. She is coming off her first competition of the 2021 season at the U.S. Classic where she walked away as the vault champion.
To view the full field of competitors at the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, as well as competition schedules and ticketing information, click here.