Peszek and Biles head to Indy to promote upcoming P&G Gymnastics Championships
posted on 07/17/2015

© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, July 17, 2015 – Hoosiers will have several opportunities to meet and get autographs from Indianapolis native Samantha Peszek, who was a member of the 2008 Olympic Team that won the team silver medal, and Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, who is the defending U.S. all-around champion and the 2014-15 World all-around champion. Both are coming to Indianapolis to promote the upcoming P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Here are the dates, times and locations to meet Peszek and Biles

Samantha Peszek, July 19
  • July 19 - 4-5 p.m. - Kroger, 9799 E 116th St, Fishers, IN 46037
    First 300 fans can meet Sam and receive an autograph
  • July 19 - 6-8 p.m. - Hendrick's County Fair, 1900 E Main St., Danville, IN 46122
    First 300 fans can meet Sam and receive an autograph
Simone Biles, July 26-27
  • July 26 - 4-5 p.m. - Kroger, 1217 S. Rangeline Rd, Carmel, IN 46032
    First 300 fans can meet Simone and receive an autograph
  • July 27 - 12-1 p.m. - Vera Bradley Store, 8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (located in the Keystone Fashion Mall on the second floor above the food court)
    First 300 fans can meet Simone and receive an autograph
Scheduled for Aug. 13-16, the four-day the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, which serves as USA Gymnastics’ national championships, will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, site of the 2005 championships.

Single-session tickets are on sale now and range from $10-$105, with prices varying depending on session and seating area, along with several other ticket packages: women’s gymnastics day 1 includes both the junior and senior sessions on Aug. 13, $75-$125 per seat; men’s gymnastics package that includes every men’s junior and senior session, Aug. 14 and 16, $75-$125; women’s gymnastics final day includes both the junior and senior sessions on Aug. 15, $90-$140; senior men’s and women’s gymnastics final day sessions, Aug. 15-16, $85-$135; and all-session ticket package includes every competitive session, with prices running from $150-$495, and a limited number of Platinum VIP all-session tickets, located in the first five rows, are still available and include an autographed poster and a meet-and-greet with an Olympian.

Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster through, Ticketmaster charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or at participating Walmart locations in Central Indiana and Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office. Tickets are also available at a discounted price through participating local gymnastics clubs. Prices vary depending on seat location, and listed ticket prices do not include applicable fees.

The competition schedule, which is subject to change, is outlined below:
  • Thursday, Aug. 13 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:30 p.m.;
  • Friday, Aug. 14 – men’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7 p.m.;
  • Saturday, Aug. 15 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:30 p.m.;
  • Sunday, Aug. 16 – men’s gymnastics, seniors at 1:30 p.m., and juniors at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, go to

The P&G Gymnastics Championships, previously known as the Visa Championships, determine the U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. The field will be determined closer to the competition. The nationals also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships. This is the fourth time the prestigious event has been held in Indianapolis (1986, 1998, 2005, 2015).

Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Michigan), both won their second consecutive women’s and men’s U.S. all-around titles, respectively, at the 2014 P&G Championships. The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who’s who of gymnastics, including: women – Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner. The U.S. Gymnastics Championships traces its history back to 1897 for the men and 1931 for the women.

The annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is a three-day event open to the entire gymnastics community. Held in conjunction with the P&G Championships, National Congress provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor’s hall with additional business opportunities. The 2015 edition will be staged at the Indiana Convention Center.

Indiana Sports Corp, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana are the event’s local organizers. St. Vincent Sports Performance is the official medical and performance nutrition provider of USA Gymnastics and the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983. The four premier level partners are: Deloitte, Vera Bradley, Kroger and OneAmerica Financial Partners. The other event partners are Bohlsen Group; Washington National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group; Hendricks Regional Health; Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Crowe Horwath; and Faegre Baker Daniels. Event signage, which will begin to appear in downtown Indianapolis next month, will incorporate some Vera Bradley designs.

About Indiana Sports Corp.
Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2021, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, and much more. For more information, visit