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Stars and Stripes Championships Return to Tulsa

4 Nov, 2016


USA Gymnastics announced that the 2017 Stars and Stripes Championships, scheduled for July 19 - 23, 2017, will return to the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Okla., for the second straight year.  The three-day competition features the nation’s top Levels 5-7 trampoline and tumbling gymnasts. 

Formerly known as trampoline and tumbling’s Levels 5-7 Championships, the event will feature competition in men’s and women’s trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline in five age categories: 8 and under; 9-10; 11-12; 13-14; and 15 and over. The championships kick off on the evening of Thursday, July 20, with the welcoming ceremony and “Grand March In.” More details on the championships will be released in the near future. 

The Tulsa Sports Commission is the local host, and this is the third trampoline and tumbling event held in Tulsa. The 2016 Stars and Stripes Championships and 2012 Elite Challenge were also staged at the Cox Business Center. In 2015, the Levels 5-7 Championships was held in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“Tulsa proved itself to be a perfect city and venue for our growing Stars and Stripes Championships.  We are very excited to be able to return this year,” said Dr. George Drew, program director of Trampoline and Tumbling for USA Gymnastics. “The Cox Business Center is a great venue for this event, and I know that our athletes and their families that attended last year and those making their first trip to this family oriented location will enjoy exploring all that the area has to offer."

“The Tulsa Sports Commission leadership and staff are thrilled to have USA Gymnastics returning to Tulsa for the third year of the T&T Stars and Stripes Championships,” said Vince Trinidad, executive director of the Tulsa Sports Commission. “Our relationship with USA Gymnastics continues to be a strong partnership. We are proud that we have created an ideal environment, with the help of the Cox Business Center, to host national events like the Stars and Stripes Championships.”  

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States.  Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport.  Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics (also known as Gymnastics for All).  For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

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