Freedom Cup and J.O. Nationals Updates
This section indicates new or updated event information
  • July 16 - Final results from the J.O. Championships are now available.

  • July 13 - Results from the J.O. Championships will be posted as soon as they are received.

  • July 12 - Complete Final Results and Photos from the last day of competition are now available

  • July 11 - Photos from the first day of competition are posted.

  • July 10 - Rodrigues and Allen lead mixed pair competition at 2009 Freedom Cup on day 1

  • July 10 - Results for the Freedom Cup will be posted following each session

  • July 10 - Watch Kristin Allen and Michael Rodrigues' appearance on ABC's KSTP TV Twin Cities Live.

  • July 10 - More photos added from Thursday's training.

  • July 9 - Start lists are available on the webcast page

  • July 9 - There will be a FREE LIVE WEBCAST of all sessions of the Freedom Cup.

  • July 9 - Photos from training. More photos were added Thursday night.

  • July 9 - Michael Rodrigues and Kristin Allen appeared on ABC's KSTP TV Twin Cities Live on July 8 to promote the Freedom Cup. Click here to view photos from their visit.

  • July 7 - Click here for the J.O. Championships Technical Packet.

  • July 6 - Click here for a map to the Welcome Center at the airport.

  • July 6 - Click here for the Freedom Cup Technical Packet and Workplan.

  • July 6 - The accreditation office for the Acrobatic Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championships is located at the St. Paul. Crowne Plaza. All athletes, coaches, and judges must check-in at the accreditation office to receive event credential, coaches' packet, and additional information. Any individual without a credential will not be allowed in the venue.

  • July 2 - Check out the most recent issue of the Freedom Cup newsletter. This issue highlights an exclusive Gym Club Ticket Offer, an Athlete Spotlight and Recap of Gym Club visits! Please copy and distribute for gym club members, coaches, etc.

  • July 1 - The J.O. Championships training schedule and schedules for team photos and athlete measurements are now posted. Visit the schedule page for these updates

  • June 25 - View some photos of Michael Rodrigues and Kristin Allen as they went around Minneapolis promoting the Freedom Cup

  • June 25 - Check out this newsletter about the Freedom Cup highlighting some ticket opportunities, club visits, and the schedule.

  • June 18 - PHOTOS - Champion Images is the official photographer of the 2009 J.O. National Championships. To register for photos, please download and fill out the order form and fax it to them at 972-767-5000.
    EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: Limitations on Activity, Unauthorized Use, and Distribution
    In considerations of liability and athlete safety, parents are welcome to take pictures of their athlete only from the designated spectator seating areas so as to not interfere with athlete performances, disrupt the intended use of public areas, or inhibit viewing opportunities for other spectators. Use of professional camera equipment, monopod, or tripod is prohibited.
    LEGAL NOTICE: Regardless of intended use, the unauthorized capture of images from this event is strictly prohibited by event officials. Authorization can only be obtained in writing from both event officials and event photographer. Violators are subject to removal and will be held legally and financially liable for any damage, or perceived damage, associated with the violation.

  • June 17 - Please visit the schedule page for some updates to both event schedules

  • June 17 - J.O. Nationals Closing Party - All participants, families and friends are invited to join us for a fun-filled evening of food and dancing under the Rotunda in the Great River Room at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, July 16 from 7-11 p.m. Plan to attend and socialize with friends old and new and wrap up what is sure to be a great week at J.O. National Championships. There will be a short 15 minute awards presentation for those athletes that stood out at J.O. National Championships. Tickets are still available and can be purchased for $35.00 at Accreditation in the Crowne Plaza (See Elizabeth Millard) until July 12.

  • June 15 - Tariff Sheets are to be submitted, upon arrival, at accreditation for the 2009 Freedom Cup. The accreditation office is located at the host hotel. The host hotel is the St. Paul Crowne Plaza. One copy per exercise is required.

  • June 4 - The Training Form for the J.O. Nationals needs to be filled out and returned by June 12

  • June 1 - Tariff Sheet Forms available.

  • June 1 - Pair/groups wishing to be considered for selection to the J.O. National Team must read and sign the selection procedures.

  • June 1 - The 2009 J.O. National Championships Closing Party will be held Thursday, July 16 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront Hotel. All participants, families and friends are invited to join us for a fun evening of dinner and dancing. Order your tickets on the merchandise order form.

  • May 29 - J.O. National Championships non-competing athlete payment form

  • May 28 - The draw is available for the World Cup. Click here to view.

  • May 22 - GYM CLUBS - Take advantage of our club ticket offer for the 2009 Freedom Cup. Download the Club Ticket Sales Marketing Packet and the Ticket Order Form to get tickets at a discounted rate!

  • May 21 - PHOTOS - Champion Images is the official photographer of the 2009 J.O. National Championships. To register for photos, please download and fill out the order form and fax it to them at 972-767-5000.

  • May 20 - Order form is now available for the J.O. Nationals T-Shirts.

  • May 19 - Freedom Cup Tariff Sheets are to be submitted at accreditation (one copy per exercise).

  • May 12 - Tickets for the Freedom Cup go on sale Friday, May 15. click here for more information.

  • May 8 - Freedom Cup and J.O. Nationals schedule is updated.

  • May 8 - J.O. Nationals online registration is now available. Click here for more information on registration.

  • April 20 - Freedom Cup and J.O. Nationals website combined

  • April 16 - You can now sign up to be a volunteer

  • March 31 - J.O. Nationals website is launched

USA Gymnastics is hosting the 2009 Freedom Cup and the Acro Junior Olympic National Championships in St. Paul, Minn., at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The events will take place during the week of July 10-16, 2009.

Congratulations is extended to the athletes and their coaches working their way through the qualification process these events. We welcome your participation at this event, as well as the attendance of your family and friends. Please use this web site to find all of the information about the Freedom Cup and the J.O. National Championships event including venue and schedule information, online registration, and travel and lodging information.

Volunteers also have an instrumental part in helping to make this event a success. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please click on the Volunteer link.