The finisher with the top totals from the US Championships plus the two days of these trials will be named to the team. The second place finisher will also be named to the team automatically, but only if he places in the top 3 in at least 3 events. Modi has moved into 2nd overall but will need to move up in the PH and PB rankings to secure his spot. Former #2 Yul Moldaeur, the former OU NCAA champ, has been battling illness. He placed 4th in the AA but still could secure a spot with a stronger second day.
The overall US team picture is unclear. The US as a team lagged the leaders on Rings, PH and VT at last year's World's, when they finished fourth. Trevor Howard placed 1st on R and tied with Colin Van Wicklen on VT today (7th AA), although the later scored the same on two different VTs and was 5th AA. Former Sooner Allan Bower also did well on FX and PH to place 6th AA.