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USA Gymnastics Lists June and July 2016 Competitive Events

2 Jun, 2016


USA Gymnastics is headed into a summer of competitive events as the lead-up to the Olympics continues. 

P&G Men’s Gymnastics Championships and Secret U.S. Classic, June 3-5, XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
Website:  hartford2016.com.
Scheduled for June 3-5, the three-day event features the two-day P&G Championships, the national championships for senior men’s gymnastics, and the Secret U.S. Classic, the final women’s qualifier for the P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships.  The men’s 2016 P&G Championships will determine the men’s senior national champions and national team, as well as the men who will advance to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Gymnastics in St. Louis, June 23 and 25.  The Secret U.S. Classic, which has women competing on the junior and senior levels, serves as the last opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the P&G Women’s Championships in St. Louis (June 24 and 26), as well as a tune-up for many of the country’s top women leading into the national championships.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s Gymnastics and P&G Women’s Gymnastics Championships, June 23-25, Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Mo.
Website:  stlouis2016.com.
The men’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials dates are June 23 and 25, with the women’s P&G Championships on June 24 and 26:  June 23, 1 p.m. for junior men and 7 p.m. for senior men; June 24 – 1 p.m. junior women and 7:30 p.m. senior women; June 25 – 1 p.m. junior men and 7 p.m. senior men; and June 26 – 1 p.m. junior women and 7:30 p.m. senior women (all times CT). The U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team will be announced following the conclusion of competition on June 25, per the approved selection procedures and pending approval of the United States Olympic Committee. The P&G Championships will determine the women who will compete in the women’s trials, as well as the national champions and national teams for junior and senior women and junior men.  Both days of competition count equally for each of the events.  The U.S. Olympic Trials for all sports are a collaborative undertaking between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies and the local organizing committees.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Gymnastics, July 8 and 10, SAP Center at San Jose (Calif.)
Website:  sanjose2016.com.
The competition schedule for the women’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials is:  July 8, 5:30 p.m., and July 10, 5 p.m. PT.  Both days of competition count equally, with the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team and the replacement athletes, subject to the approval of the United States Olympic Committee, announced following the conclusion of competition on July 10.  USA Gymnastics is inviting all living U.S. athletes who contributed to the USA’s Olympic Gymnastics Teams to be in San Jose, Calif., for a reunion scheduled in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic Trials — Women’s Gymnastics.  A special event is being planned for the evening of July 9.  The U.S. Olympic Trials for all sports are a collaborative undertaking between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies and the local organizing committees.

NOTE: The P&G Championships and U.S. Olympic Team Trials for men’s and women’s gymnastics are being held separately to accommodate the differences in scheduling needed to properly identify and prepare athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  This is the first time since 2008 that the men’s and women’s national championships have been staged independently, and the last time the trials were conducted separately was in 1976.

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