JEFFERSON, Iowa, Aug. 16, 2017 — American Athletic, Inc. (AAI), the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics apparatus in all disciplines, has extended its partnership with USA Gymnastics through 2022. AAI will continue to supply USA Gymnastics events with all apparatus and mats as the “Official Equipment Supplier” to USA Gymnastics.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with AAI,” said Ron Galimore, chief operating officer for USA Gymnastics. “Their brand has a rich history of providing high-quality, high-performance products allowing our athletes to compete at the highest level. We appreciate the support that AAI has provided our organization and sport for more than 50 years and their contributions to the success of our athletes.”

“AAI has been the only Official Equipment Supplier for USA Gymnastics since the organization was founded in 1963,” said Steve Cook, director of sales for AAI. “We are honored to continue supplying the equipment to all USA Gymnastics premier events, showing just how much we care for the sport.”

AAI will continue to supply all apparatus and mats at USA Gymnastic events, including the Winter Cup Challenge, AT&T American Cup, Nastia Liukin Cup, U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, U.S. Classic, U.S. Championships, 2020 Continental Championships, U.S. Olympic Team Trials for men’s and women’s gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline, and other events as may be agreed upon.

Background information

  • American Athletic, Inc. AAI was founded in Jefferson, Iowa in 1954 and is the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics apparatus in all disciplines. AAI is the chosen gymnastics equipment supplier for most major championships, including the Goodwill Games, the Pan American Games, the Special Olympics, the NCAA® Championships, various World Gymnastics Championships, and the 1996 and 1984 Olympic Games. Today, AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, NCAA®, YMCA and an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. AAI is the only U.S. equipment manufacturer whose line of gymnastics products has been tested and approved by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, or FIG, the world’s governing body for the sport. Visit:
  • USA Gymnastics. 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. For more information, visit