Acro nationals today feature elite finals for combined titles
posted on 07/29/2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 29, 2013 – The 2013 U.S. Acrobatic Championships, USA Gymnastics' national championships for acrobatic gymnastics, today features the combined finals for the junior and senior elite levels, along with finals for Levels 5 and 7-10. Held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., the four-day event determines the U.S. champions and wraps up on July 30.

During the first two day, the event has already crowned champions in Levels 5, 8, 10 and junior and senior elite. To check the results and see images, go to usagym.org/acroresults.

The evening session includes Level 10 and junior and senior elite divisions for women's pair, women's group, men's pair and mixed pair. Fans can watch a live webcast of this session on YouTube.

This national event features the best acrobatic gymnasts in the United States, representing gymnastics clubs from across the country. Athletes will qualify through state and regional competitions and will compete in women's pair, men's pair, mixed pair, women's group and men's group, Levels 5 through elite.

Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women's group is comprised of three athletes - a base, middle and top partner – while a men's group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner.


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