Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern/Western Championships begin May 4
posted on 05/03/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, May 3, 2018 – Over 900 gymnasts will compete May 4-6 at the 2018 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships. The Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships are the culmination of the Junior Olympic Level 9 competitive season, and each features the nation’s top Level 9 gymnasts in the respective regions. The Level 9 Eastern Championships will be held in Rochester, N.Y., at Gordon Fieldhouse at the Rochester Institute of Technology, with the Western Championships staged in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Mountain America Expo Center.

The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are two of USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both championships feature the top seven gymnasts in the all-around in each age division from the respective regional championships and will have competition in 16 age divisions, which are determined by birth date.

Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships
The Monroe County Sports Commission, Visit Rochester and Rochester Gymnastics Academy are organizing the Eastern Championships, which features the top Level 9 gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
The competition schedule for the Eastern Championships is as follows.
  • May 4 – Session 1 – Juniors 1 and 2 at 9:35 a.m., Session 2 – Juniors 3 and 4 at 1:35 p.m., and Session 3 – Juniors 5 and 6 at 5:35 p.m.
  • May 5 – Session 4 – Juniors 7 and 8 at 9:35 a.m., Session 5 – Seniors 1 and 2 at 1:35 p.m., and Session 6 – Seniors 3 and 4 at 5:35 p.m.
  • May 6 – Session 7 – Seniors 5 and 6 at 9:05 a.m., and Session 8 – Seniors 7 and 8 at 1:05 p.m.
Tickets are available onsite: training day (May 3), adults – $10, and children (5-12) and seniors (65+) – $5; one-day pass, adults – $25, children and seniors – $10. Children 4-and-under are free.

To learn more about the Eastern Championships, please go to www.usagymeastern.com.

Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships
The Western Championships, which showcases the top gymnasts from Regions 1-4, is hosted by Performance Plus Events, Visit Salt Lake, and the Utah Sports Commission. The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; and Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

The competition schedule for the Western Championships is as follows.
  • May 4 – Session 1 – Juniors 1 and 2 at 9:35 a.m., Session 2 – Juniors 3 and 4 at 1:35 p.m., and Session 3 – Juniors 5 and 6 at 5:35 p.m.
  • May 5 – Session 4 – Juniors 7 and 8 at 9:35 a.m., Session 5 – Seniors 1 and 2 at 1:35 p.m., and Session 6 – Seniors 3 and 4 at 5:35 p.m.
  • May 6 – Session 7 – Seniors 5 and 6 at 9:05 a.m., and Session 8 – Seniors 7 and 8 at 1:05 p.m.
Awards are held at the conclusion of each session. All times are Mountain.

Tickets are available onsite: training day (May 3), adults – $10, and children (4-12) and seniors (65+) – $5; one-day pass, adults – $25, children and seniors – $10. Children 4-and-under are free.

To learn more about the Western Championships, please go to www.usagymwestern.com.