AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) — Sunisa Lee, incoming freshman gymnast for the Auburn Tigers, will be attending the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in hopes of earning a coveted position on the United States' team. The trials will be held Friday, June 25 and Sunday, June 27 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo.
This year's trials mark Lee's first of her career. A native of St. Paul, Minn., Lee attended the 2021 U.S. Championship earlier this year, bringing home gold on bars and finishing as runner-up in both the all-around and on beam.
“It’s so much fun to watch and support our future Tiger as she goes through this Olympic process,” Auburn head coach Jeff Graba said.
“The pressure and stress she is under is incredible and yet she is handling it like the champion that she is. I can’t wait for the Auburn fans to see her in orange and blue after we hopefully see her in the red, white and blue!”
While 18 gymnasts are competing for the opportunity to become a part of Team U.S.A., the country's roster only has room for four gymnasts along with two additonal event specialists. Those gymnasts who finish in the top-two in in the all-around automatically earn a role on the team, while the remaining spots will be chosen by the committee.
First day coverage of the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT and the second day will air at 7 p.m. CT. The first 30 minutes of both broadcasts can be seen on the Olympic Channel, but programming will continue on NBC until the trials conclude. All action will also be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com.