INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 – Gymnastics fans will have lots of opportunities this weekend with action in Italy, Germany and across the United States scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The U.S. women will compete at the City of Jesolo (Italy) Trophy competition, while members of the U.S. Rhythmic National Team will participate in the GAZPROM World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Back in the United States, the U.S. Air Force Academy’s men’s gymnastics team goes for a fifth straight title at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, and across the NCAA, teams will vie for women’s conference titles.
2012 Olympic team gold-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, and 2013 U.S. junior all-around champion Bailie Key of Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, are among the 14 women competing in the Jesolo Trophy event. Competition begins Saturday with the junior women’s team and all-around competition (5:30 a.m. ET), followed by the senior women’s team and all-around finals (11 a.m. ET). The event wraps up with junior and senior event finals on Sunday at 6 a.m. ET. The Italian Gymnastics Federation will be streaming competition live on its YouTube channel on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET (senior team and all-around) and Sunday at 6 a.m. ET (event finals).
World all-around finalists Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and Rebecca Sereda of Staten Island, N.Y./Isadora, are set to compete at the GAZPROM World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. The event is an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event. The USA’s senior group will also take part in the competition, which begins Saturday with the qualification round and wraps up Sunday with the finals. Click here for the event website.
The Air Force’s men’s gymnastics team makes its bid for a fifth straight USA Gymnastics collegiate national title tomorrow when the 2014 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships get underway at the U.S. Naval Academy, March 21-22. Arizona State University is also hoping to notch its eighth consecutive team title in the Collegiate Club Division. In addition, all six 2013 all-around medalists and six event champions are returning to defend their titles. For more information, click here.
In the NCAA, women’s conference titles are up for grabs this weekend in 12 different events, including the Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference championships. Fans can catch the women’s Big Ten Championships live on the Big Ten Network on Saturday at noon and 5 p.m. ET, and live coverage of the Pac-12 Championships on the Pac-12 Network begins Saturday at 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET. Tape delayed coverage of the SEC Championships will air Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. ET. Fox Sports Network will announce air times and affiliates for the Big 12 Championships soon. For links to the sites of the conference championships, click here.