Jonathan Horton is heading back to the Olympics with a bunch of rookies in tow.
The two-time Beijing medalist was picked for the U.S. men's gymnastics team for the London Games on Sunday, joined by Jake Dalton and Sam Mikulak. Danell Leyva and reigning national champion John Orozco automatically qualified for the five-man squad after the conclusion of Olympic trials Saturday night.
Chris Brooks, Steven Legendre and Alex Naddour are the alternates.
Horton gives a veteran presence to the deepest U.S. Olympic team in recent memory. The 26-year-old helped the U.S. win a team bronze in Beijing four years ago, then added a silver medal on high bar. None of the other four members are over 20.
Mikulak, the 2011 NCAA champion, earned a spot despite spraining his left ankle on vault during the opening night of trials last Thursday.
The injury limited Mikulak to just one event Saturday - pommel horse - but his steady rise over the last month was enough for the five-man selection committee...