2012 Olympians, World, Olympic medalists headline '12 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions cast; tickets go on sale July 20
posted on 07/18/2012

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2012 - Members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team join 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics and her fellow 2008 Olympic team silver medalists Chellsie Memmel of West Allis, Wis./M and M Gymnastics, and Alicia Sacramone of Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics, in headlining the all-star cast for the Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which debuts on Sept. 8 in San Jose, Calif. Tickets for the 40-city tour, which runs through Nov. 18, go on sale July 20. The Kellogg's Tour includes stops in cities big and small across the United States, including Las Vegas, Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., Hartford, Conn., and Brooklyn, N.Y.

"As our 2012 Olympians head to London to represent their country, we are proud to announce they will be an important part of our cast for the 2012 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which serves as the perfect stage for Americans to celebrate and welcome our Olympians home," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics.

2012 Olympians currently scheduled to participate in the Kellogg's Tour are: Jake Dalton of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma; Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics and Dance Institute; Jonathan Horton of Houston /Team Hilton HHonors; McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center; John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors; Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA.

Beginning July 20, tickets may be purchased through all venues hosting the Tour across the country. Ticket prices range from $25-$240 and vary by market and seat location. Platinum and Gold VIP Packages are available in most markets and include special athlete access and a commemorative gift. To find the Tour stop nearest you and order tickets, click here.

Below is the complete list of artistic gymnasts scheduled to perform during the Kellogg's Tour of Champions. Due to athletes' schedules and personal commitments, the cast will vary from stop to stop.

Women's Artistic Gymnasts

  • Rebecca Bross - Plano, Texas/WOGA. 2010 World Championships Team silver medalist; six-time World medalist
  • Gabby Douglas - Virginia Beach, Va./Chow's Gymnastics. 2012 Olympic all-around and team gold medalist. 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials champion and 2011 World Championships Team gold medalist
  • Brenna Dowell - Odessa, Mo./ Great American Gymnastics Express. 2010 Pan Am Championships team gold medalist
  • Sarah Finnegan - St. Louis, Mo./ Great American Gymnastics Express. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2010 Pan Am Championships team gold medalist
  • Anna Li - Aurora, Ill./Legacy Elite Gymnastics. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2012 U.S. uneven bars bronze medalist
  • Nastia Liukin - Parker, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics. 2008 Olympic all-around champion; five-time Olympic medalist
  • McKayla Maroney - Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia. 2012 Olympic team gold medalist and vault silver medalist. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member; 2011 World vault and team gold medalist
  • Chellsie Memmel - West Allis, Wis./M&M Gymnastics. 2008 Olympic Team silver medalist; World gold medalist in all-around, team (twice), uneven bars
  • Elizabeth Price - Coopersburg, Pa./ Parkettes National Gymnastics Center. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy team gold medalist
  • Aly Raisman - Needham, Mass./Brestyan's Gymnastics. 2012 Olympic team and floor gold medalist and beam bronze medalist. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member; 2011 World floor bronze medalist and team gold medalist
  • Kyla Ross - Aliso Viejo, Calif./ Gym-Max. 2012 Olympic team told medalist. 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim team gold medalist
  • Alicia Sacramone - Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics. 2011 World team gold medalist; 2008 Olympic team silver medalist; 10 career World medals
  • Sabrina Vega - Carmel, N.Y./Dynamic Gymnastics. 2011 World Championships team gold medalist
  • Jordyn Wieber - DeWitt, Mich./Twistars USA. 2012 Olympic team told medalist; 2011 World all-around and team gold medalist, balance beam bronze medalist

Men's Artistic Gymnasts

  • Chris Brooks - Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Academy of Gymnastics). 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships all-around and team gold medalist
  • Alex Buscaglia - Stanford, Calif./Stanford University. 2010 Pan Am Championships Team gold medalist
  • Jake Dalton - Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma. 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member; 2011 World Championships team bronze medalist
  • Jonathan Horton - Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Academy of Gymnastics). 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member; 2010 World all-around bronze medalist; 2008 Olympic team bronze medalist and horizontal bar silver medalist
  • Glen Ishino - Santa Ana, Calif./University of California-Berkeley. 2010 Pan Am Games team gold medalist
  • Steven Legendre - Port Jefferson, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Oklahoma). 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2011 World Championships team bronze
  • Alex Naddour - Gilbert, Ariz./Team Hilton HHonors (USA Youth Fitness Center). 2012 U.S. Olympic Team replacement athlete; 2011 World Championships Team bronze medalist
  • John Orozco - Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center). 2012 U.S. Olympic Team member; 2012 U.S. all-around champion; 2011 World Championships team bronze
  • Paul Ruggeri - Manlius, N.Y./University of Illinois. 2011 Pan Am Games team bronze medalist and high bar champion
  • Brandon Wynn - Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors (Ohio State University). 2011 Pan Am Games team bronze medalist and still rings gold medalist

"USA Gymnastics has produced countless memorable moments throughout the history of the Olympic Games and Kellogg's is excited to help bring the incredible athletes who create these moments to fans, even after the Games have ended, as part of our official partnership," said Kellogg U.S. Morning Foods President David Denholm.

Kellogg's has been helping people start their day right for more than 100 years, believing great starts, both big and small, create the potential for great days, every day.

1996 Olympian John Macready and 2004 Olympian Mary Sanders will also be part of the Tour. The cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop. Acrobatic, rhythmic and trampoline athletes participating in the 2012 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be announced at a later date.

The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions starts Sept. 8 in San Jose, Calif., and ends on Nov. 18 in Brooklyn.

Date City Venue
Sept. 8 San Jose, Calif. HP Pavilion
Sept. 9 Ontario, Calif. Citizens Business Bank Arena
Sept. 13 San Diego, Calif. Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 14 Glendale, Ariz. Jobing.com Arena
Sept. 15 Los Angeles, Calif STAPLES Center
Sept. 16 Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center
Sept. 20 Las Vegas, Nev. Thomas & Mack Center
Sept. 21 Sacramento, Calif. Power Balance Pavilion
Sept. 22 Portland, Ore. Rose Garden
Sept. 23 Seattle, Wash. KeyArena
Sept. 27 West Valley City, Utah Maverik Center
Sept. 29 Colorado Springs, Colo. World Arena
Sept. 30 Denver, Colo. 1stBank Center (Broomfield)
Oct. 4 Oklahoma City, Okla. Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oct. 5 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center
Oct. 6 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
Oct. 7 Lubbock, Texas United Spirit Arena
Oct. 11 Minneapolis, Minn. Target Center
Oct. 12 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 13 Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center
Oct. 14 Chicago, Ill. United Center
Oct. 18 Kansas City, Mo. Sprint Center
Oct. 19 St. Louis, Mo. Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
Oct. 20 Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum
Oct. 21 Lafayette, La. Cajundome
Oct. 25 Louisville, Ky. KFC Yum! Center
Oct. 26 Charlotte, N.C. Time Warner Cable Arena
Oct. 27 Atlanta, Ga. Gwinnett Arena
Oct. 28 Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Times Forum
Nov. 1 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena
Nov. 2 Indianapolis, Ind. Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 3 Detroit, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 4 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
Nov. 9 Philadelphia, Pa. Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 10 Newark, N.J. Prudential Center
Nov. 11 Boston, Mass. TD Garden
Nov. 15 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
Nov. 16 Pittsburgh, Pa. Consol Energy Center
Nov. 17 Hartford, Conn. XL Center
Nov. 18 Brooklyn, N.Y. Barclays Center

The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in partnership with AEG Facilities, Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor and Hilton HHonors and Procter & Gamble are official supporting partners.

Background information

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  • Procter and Gamble. P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company's leadership brands include Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, and Ambi Pur®. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

  • AEG Facilities. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, and works in concert with affiliated AEG entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Development to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. AEG owns, operates or provides services to venues including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Los Angeles, Calif.), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, Calif.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, Calif.),, Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), XL Center and Rentschler Field (Hartford, Conn.), The Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.), Key Arena (Seattle, Wash.), KFC YUM! Center (Louisville, Ky.), American Airlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas), Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati, Ohio), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Pernambuco Stadium (Recife, Brazil), AllphonesArena (Sydney, Australia), Globe Arenas (Stockholm, Sweden), and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar). For more information, please visit www.aegworldwide.com.


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