Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles Joins Colgate Skating Series on ABC

Simone Biles, Gymnastics World Champion.
Simone Biles, Gymnastics World Champion.

World Champion Simone Biles has joined the cast of Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular, one of the four star-studded ice skating specials in the Colgate Skating Series airing on ABC.

The 2015 Gymnastics all-around World Champion is coming to the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Wednesday, December 16 for the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Biles became the first female gymnast in the history of the sport to win three consecutive women’s all-around Gold medals at the World Gymnastics Championships.

Biles also became the first gymnast ever to win ten World Championship Gold medals when she won four Gold medals at the World Championships this past week in Glasgow, Scotland. In addition to the all-around, Biles won the Gold medal on the balance beam, floor exercise and the U.S. Women won the team Gold medal.

In addition, 2012 U.S. all-around champion John Orozco and 2015 World Championships team member and four-time rings U.S champion Brandon Wynn have been added to the cast.

Orozco, 21, from Bronx, NY, currently resides in Colorado Springs and trains at the Olympic Training Center. He was a member of the world championships team that won the Bronze medal in 2011, was the 2012 all-around U.S. champion, and was a member of the 2012 Olympic team. In addition to being the 2014 U.S. high bar champion, Orozco is the 2014 U.S. all-around Silver medalist.

Wynn, 26 from Vorhees, NJ, currently resides in Colorado Springs.  Wynn is a member of the U.S. World and National Team. A still rings specialist, Wynn won the Bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships and is the 2015 U.S. Silver medalist on rings.  Wynn finished 5th on rings at the 2015 World Championships.

Already confirmed for the once in a lifetime show are current Olympic ice dance champions, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, along with singers, Olivia Holt and MAX.

Tickets are available at the Convocation Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000

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