INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2022) – USA Gymnastics on Thursday announced that GK Elite, a brand of Elite Sportswear, L.P., will serve as the Official USA Gymnastics National Team Gymnastics Competition and Training Apparel Partner through 2024.
A partner of USA Gymnastics in various capacities since 1989, GK will be the exclusive provider of competition and gymnastics training attire for National Team athletes and will be the exclusive gymnastics apparel retailer at USA Gymnastics premier events. GK Elite’s partnership will also include supporting the expansion of mental health services and programs that USAG currently provides to the National Team.
"We are extremely pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with GK Elite," USA Gymnastics Chief Operating Officer Lauryn Turner said. "Their experience designing and outfitting our National Team athletes, and their work with the grass roots community, is unrivaled. For over three decades, GK Elite has supported our athletes, and we look forward to collaborating with them through the current quadrennium."
"GK is honored to continue outfitting the best gymnasts in the world through this multi-year partnership with USA Gymnastics," said Matt Cowan, President of Elite Sportswear. "Our commitment to supporting and growing the sport of gymnastics, across all disciplines and levels, is at the core of GK Elite and this partnership allows us to extend our dedication and commitment to all athletes across the country."
USA Gymnastics fields National Teams at as many as 20 international events each year. GK will outfit U.S. National Team athletes in competition attire at major competitions over the next two years, including World Championships, The World Games, Pan American Championships, World Cup events, Gymnastics Team Trials, and the Paris Olympic Games.
As USAG’s exclusive gymnastics apparel retailer, GK also will have a significant presence at all major USA Gymnastics domestic competitions. Events in 2022 still on tap include the U.S. Classic July 28-31 in Salt Lake City, and the U.S. Gymnastics Championships August 18-21 in Tampa.
About GK Elite
GK Elite is the world’s leading brand of gymnastics apparel and is recognized around the globe for superior variety, quality, fit and service. For over 40 years, GK has been dedicated to the sport of gymnastics, contributing millions of dollars to support hallmark grassroots gymnastics programs globally. Known for their signature collections of gymnastics workout leotards, GK has historically partnered with over 10 Olympic athletes and currently offers leotards designed by the most decorated American gymnast, Simone Biles, 2020 Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee, and 2020 Silver Medalist Jordan Chiles. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK Elite brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for gymnastics apparel. Elite Sportswear, L.P. also owns, manufactures, and distributes a full line of swimwear under its brand, Dolfin Swimwear, and cheerleading apparel through Omni Cheer and All Star Cheer. For more information regarding GK, visit www.gkelite.com.