Eight all-around champions named at 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament
posted on 05/16/2011

CALIFORNIA, Long Beach, May 15, 2011 – Eight all-around champions were crowned at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament (NIT), held in conjunction with the Women's National Junior Olympic Championships, at the Long Beach Sports Arena.

The Junior Olympic NIT was developed to allow an additional 192 athletes an opportunity to compete at the national level and features gymnasts who ranked eighth and ninth in the all-around in each of the eight age divisions at the Level 10 Regional Championships (provided they achieved a minimum all-around score of 34.00), plus any Regional individual event champions who did not qualify to the Junior Olympic Nationals or the Junior Olympic NIT in the all-around qualify for that event.

The competition features eight age divisions (Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Junior D, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C and Senior D), which are determined by age and birth date.

The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, the culmination event for the competitive season, is one of the national championships of USA Gymnastics, the sport's national governing body in the United States. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics.


Photos of the All-Around Champions