According to her own website, US junior champ Jordyn Wieber (aged 13) has been invited to compete at the American Cup in February. Apparently 2008 Olympian Bridget Sloan is also slated to compete. Two other American competitors are still to be confirmed.
From Wieber's website: "Jordyn will be competing in the 2009 American Cup competition which will be held on February 20th-21st in Chicago, IL. Jordyn will be joining 2008 US Olympian, Bridget Sloan. The United States will be naming two additional athletes to their squad and many international athletes are also expected to participate. The finals portion of the competition will be broadcasted LIVE by NBC Sports on February 21st at 3:00 CT. For ticket information and more please visit USA Gymnastics."
Jordyn Wieber (photo: Wieber's website)
We're kind of curious now as to who the other two American competitors will be. Considering the number of talented fresh seniors who just missed out on the Olympics because of injuries or uncooperative birth dates, USAG's inviting a junior who is not even about to turn senior is odd to say the least, although we do obviously look forward to seeing Wieber on the big stage.