USA's Best Rhythmic Gymnasts Star in 2002 Rhythmic Challenge
posted on 01/24/2002

Three-Time U.S. National Champion Jessica Howard Scheduled to Compete

Indianapolis - Three-time U.S. National Champion Jessica Howard (Jacksonville, Fla.) and 2001 World Championship team members Olga Karmansky (Brooklyn, NY) and Shayna Javornicky (Queens, NY), headline the competition at the 2002 Rhythmic Challenge, February 16-17, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.


The Rhythmic Challenge serves as the annual re-ranking competition for Junior and Senior National Team Members. The gymnasts' rankings will determine spring and summer international assignments. The Rhythmic Challenge will be held in conjunction with the 2002 Rhythmic Invitational, which features Level 8 and Level 9/10 Juniors and Seniors, and takes place February 14-16.

For the complete rosters for the Rhythmic Challenge and Rhythmic Invitational, please see the Upcoming Events listing on the USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Home Page.

Rhythmic Challenge Schedule

Saturday, February 16 - 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 - 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Rhythmic Invitational Schedule

Thursday, February 14 - 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Level 8
Friday, February 15 - 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: Level 9/10 Seniors
Saturday, February 16 - 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Level 9/10 Juniors

Admission and parking are free.