Kansas City gymnast competing in Olympic Trials Friday night

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 18:41:38-04

Brenna Dowell from Odessa, Missouri takes on her second Olympic trials in San Jose Friday hoping to earn a spot to Rio. She finished eleventh overall in the Women's P&G championships in St. Louis a few weeks ago. After this weekend, only five will be chosen for the Olympic team.

Find out more about Dowell's journey to the trials, as well as her own move now called "The Dowell," here.

Dowell isn't the only Kansas City tie to the women's gymnastics Olympic team trials this weekend in San Jose. 2004 silver medalist Terin Humphrey will help decide who makes the team. She is one of the three members on the Olympic selection committee. Humphrey serves as the athlete representative.

Find out more about Humphrey's Olympic journey, here.

You can watch the women's gymnastics Olympic team trials on NBC Friday night at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.



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