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USA Gymnastics Releases Full Schedule of Sanctioned Events

22 Dec, 2014


USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in all its various disciplines, has released a schedule of events for 2015 and early 2016. The schedule, released this week, is subject to change.

Legend: AG=acrobatic gymnastics; M=men’s gymnastics; R=rhythmic gymnastics; TR=trampoline; TT=trampoline and tumbling; TU=tumbling; W=women’s gymnastics; GfA=Gymnastics for All; NLC Series=Nastia Liukin Cup Series

January
9-11                 NLC Series:  Atlanta Crown Invitational, Atlanta, Ga. (W)
9-11                 NLC Series:  Legacy Elite Winter Classic, Chicago, Ill. (W)
16-18               NLC Series:  Brestyan's Invitational, Medford, Mass.
16-18               NLC Series:  CGA Coaches Spectacular, Cincinnati, Ohio (W)
16-18               NLC Series:  Lady Luck Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev. (W)
16-18               NLC Series:  Star Struck Invitational, Atlantic City, N.J. (W)
16-18               NLC Series:  Tampa Bay Turners Invitational, Bradenton, Fla. (W)
16-18               NLC Series:  Kim Zmeskal's Texas Prime Meet, Irving, Texas (W)
23-25               NLC Series:  Sand Dollar Invitational, Orlando, Fla. (W)
30-Feb. 1         NLC Series:  Chow's Challenge, Galveston, Texas (W)
30 - Feb. 1       NLC Series:  Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, Indianapolis, Ind. (W)
30-Feb. 1         NLC Series:  Metroplex Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas (W)
30 - Feb. 1       NLC Series:  Wisconsin Dells Gymnastics Vacation Classic, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. (W)
 
February
6-8                   NLC Series:  Buckeye Classic, Columbus, Ohio (W)
6-8                   NLC Series:  Charity Choice Invitational, Tacoma, Wash. (W)
6-8                   NLC Series:  Fiesta Bowl Invitational, Chandler, Ariz. (W)
6-8                   NLC Series:  Gliders Invitational, Ontario, Calif. (W)
6-8                   NLC Series:  Greater Greensboro Invitational, Greensboro, N.C. (W)
6-8                   NLC Series:  Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo. (W)
11-15               Colorado Invitational and Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. (R)
13-15               NLC Series:  Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, Ariz. (W)
13-15               NLC Series:  IGI Chicago Style, Chicago, Ill. (W)
13-15               NLC Series:  Excalibur Cup, Virginia Beach, Va.(W)
13-15               NLC Series:  Magical Classic Gymnastics Meet, Orlando, Fla. (W)
13-15               NLC Series:  Presidential Classic, Orlando, Fla. (W)
13-15               NLC Series:  WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas (W)
19-21               Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. (M)
 
March
1                      Regional Elite Team Championships, Colorado Springs, Colo. (M)
6                      Nastia Liukin Cup, Dallas, Texas (W)
7                      AT&T American Cup, Dallas, Texas (M/W)
19-21               USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate Championships, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. (M)
28-29               City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy (W)
 
April
9-11                 NCAA Men’s National Championships, Norman, Okla. (M)
10-12               USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Championships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. (W)
14-20               Acro Cup, Huntsville, Texas (AG)
17-19               NCAA Women’s National Championships, Ft. Worth, Texas (W)
23-26               Elite Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo.  (TT)
 
May
5-10                 Junior Olympic National Championships, Daytona Beach, Fla. (M)
7-10                 Level 9 Eastern Championships, Kissimmee, Fla. (W)
7-10                 Level 9 Western Championships, Spokane, Wash. (W)
14-17               Junior Olympic National Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (W)
 
June
24-28               USA Gymnastics Championships, Greensboro, N.C. (AG/R/TT)
25-29               USA Gymnastics for All National Championships, Hollywood, Calif. (GfA)
 
July
10-26               XVII Pan American Games, Toronto, Ont., Canada (M/W/R/TR)
10-19               World Gymnaestrada, Helsinki, Finland (GfA)
16-19               Men’s National Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. (M)
25                    Secret U.S. Classic, TBD (W)
 
August
13-16               P&G Gymnastics Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. (M/W)
 
September
7-13                 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany (R)
24-27               EDP and JumpStart National Testing, Huntsville, Texas (TT)
 
October
2-4                   Talent Opportunity Program (TOPs) National Testing, Huntsville, Texas (W)
23-Nov. 1        World Championships, Glasgow, Scotland (M/W)
 
November
11-15               Future Stars Championships and Coaches Workshop, Colorado Springs, Colo. (M)
25-28               World Championships, Odense, Denmark (TT)
 
December
2-5                   World Age Group Competitions, Odense, Denmark (TT)
 
 
2016
February
18-20               Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. (M)
March
5                      AT&T American Cup, TBD (M/W)
 
April
8-10                 Pacific Rim Championships, TBD USA (M/W/R/TR)
14-16               NCAA National Championships, Columbus, Ohio (M)
14-24               Olympic Test Events, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (M/W/R/TR)
15-17               NCAA National Championships, Ft. Worth, Texas (W)
 
June
3-5                   P&G Championships (senior men) and Secret U.S. Classic, Hartford, Conn. (M/W)
TBD                 USA Gymnastics Championships, TBD (R/TT/AG)
23-26               U.S. Olympic Team Trials (men) and P&G Championships (women/jr. men), St. Louis, Mo. (M/W)
 
July
8-10                 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, San Jose, Calif. (W)
August
6-20                 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (M/W/R/TR)
                        3:  Men’s podium training
                        4:  Women’s podium training
                        6:  Men’s team and individual event qualification rounds
                        7:  Women’s team and individual event qualification rounds
                        8:  Men’s team finals
                        9:  Women’s team finals
                        10:  Men’s all-around finals
                        11:  Women’s all-around finals
                        14-16: Men’s and women’s event finals

USA Gymnastics is the sole national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States. This designation comes from the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern gymnastics in the United States. USA Gymnastics has many responsibilities, including selecting and training the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for Olympic Games and World Championships; promoting and developing gymnastics on a grassroots and national level; and serving as a resource center for member clubs, fans and gymnasts throughout the United States.  The organization has programs in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling and acrobatic gymnastics.

The 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization was established in Tucson, Ariz., in 1963. The first Board of Directors began the time-consuming task of creating a viable national program for gymnastics in the United States.  During the mid-1960s the United States had scarcely 7,000 athletes competing a limited schedule. The only major international events for gymnasts were the Olympic Games and the Pan American Games. Due to the hard work of U.S. gymnastics pioneers, such as Frank Bare, George Gulack, Dean McCoy, Gene Wettstone and Arthur Gander, the U.S. Gymnastics Federation, now doing business as USA Gymnastics, gained membership into the FIG in 1970, opening the door to numerous opportunities for U.S. gymnasts. In the last 30-plus years, the sport has grown by leaps and bounds. Most recently, USA Gymnastics welcomed acrobatic gymnastics as its newest discipline in 2002.

Today, more than 110,000 athletes and professionals are members of USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics has more than 90,000 athletes registered in competitive programs, as well as more than 20,000 professional, instructor and club members. Throughout the year, USA Gymnastics provides educational opportunities for coaches and judges, as well as gym club owners and administrators, through regional Congresses, the National Congress and Trade Show and USA Gymnastics University.  Approximately 3,500 competitions and events throughout the USA are sanctioned annually. USA Gymnastics is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., and has expanded very quickly in its 30-plus years. The original staff of three has now grown to more than 50 employees, handling member services, competition programs, marketing, communications, events, finance and administration.

USA Gymnastics logo and organizational slogan – “Begin Here.  Go Anywhere.” – were adopted in June 2003.

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