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2022 Rhythmic Challenge & Invitational
March 11-13, 2022 - Des Moines, Iowa
Schedules, Rotations & Info


Deadline Summary
  • January 23, 2022 – Rhythmic Challenge & Inv. Registration Deadline (NOTE: by registering for the 2021 Rhythmic Challenge & Invitational, athletes, coaches, and any parents who attend to watch their athletes are agreeing to follow the COVID protocol at the event.)
    • Participants must be registered in both the Meet Reservation System and KSIS
  • February 16, 2022 – Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • February 28, 2022 – Music Upload Deadline (via KSIS)


Venue
Iowa Events Center – Grand Ballroom
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309



COVID Protocol – Spectators and Participants
With changes to the CDC masking guidelines and the dramatic drop in COVID rates over the past weeks, we will be pulling back on almost all of the COVID protocols, effective immediately, for all camps and domestic USAG events.
  • No pre-event testing will be required regardless of vaccination status
  • We will have testing available onsite for symptomatic participants
  • Masks will be optional (if allowed by local and venue regulations)
    • Des Moines does not require masking
  • Follow CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine
  • Follow local/venue guidelines for COVID restrictions (attendance, distancing, masking)
    • The Iowa Events Center does not have requirements for distance/masking
This means that the Healthy Roster upload invitation that you received for vaccination cards or PCR testing is no longer required for the Rhythmic Challenge.



Schedule
Friday, March 11
  • Arrivals
  • Training Schedule
    • Training is for National Team Members & FIG Groups (all Challenge Participants) only
  • Note: The hotel has extremely limited rooms available for Thursday, March 10th, so arrivals should be Friday March 11th where at all possible. It should be possible for most people to arrive earlier in the day on March 11th before training. For those who have no flight options Friday, March 11th by 1:00pm (and are not driving distance), we will put them later in the evening in the training schedule.
Saturday, March 12- Sunday, March 13

Registration and Entry Fee
Registration Deadline: January 23, 2022 (by registering for this event, participants agree to follow the event's COVID-19 protocol)

$175 per gymnast (National Team Members complimentary)
$200 per group

Step 1: Register athletes and pay registration fees through the Meet Reservation System on the USA Gymnastics website.
Step 2: Register athletes and upload music to the KSIS website.

NOTES:
  • The Rhythmic Challenge and Invitational is by qualification only. Please see the list of eligible athletes below. Registration will be cancelled for any athletes who are ineligible and entered in KSIS or the Meet Reservation System.
  • National Team Members registered in Meet Reservation System by USA Gymnastics, but must be registered in KSIS by coaches.


Hotel
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

USA Gymnastics Rate of $179/night

Click here to book rooms

Note: The hotel has extremely limited rooms available for Thursday, March 10th, so arrivals should be Friday March 11th where at all possible.

Reservation deadline is February 17th, 2022



Membership
Coaches and athletes must hold a current membership (including all related requirements) with USA Gymnastics to participate in the 2022 Rhythmic Challenge & Invitational.



Coach Attire
All coaches must be in club or athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the competition floor. Please remember to bring layers as temperatures can vary in the gym.



Music
Electronic music files will be used for this competition. Upload deadline: February 28, 2021 - All music must be uploaded to KSIS by this date. Please be sure to check the music files after they are uploaded and bring back-up files to the event just in case (on a phone or CD).

KSIS Music Upload Link



Awards
Per the Rules & Policies.

All National Team Members are REQUIRED to be present for awards.



Inquiries
Per the Rules and Policies



Refunds
If a program event or camp is cancelled by USA Gymnastics, participants will receive a 100% refund on entry fees paid if the event is cancelled more than 60 days from the start of the event. If the event is cancelled by USA Gymnastics 60 days or less from the event, the participants will receive a 50% refund on the entry fees paid. If an athlete withdraws from the event due to an injury or any other reason more than 60 days from the event, she/he may receive a 100% refund on her/his entry fee. If the athlete withdrawals within 60 days of the event, no refund will be given.



Additional information
Additional information on the Des Moines area can be found HERE on the venue website.



Eligible Gymnasts
2022 Rhythmic Challenge Eligible Participants (Group & Individual Competition)
Eligible participants for the 2022 Rhythmic Challenge are per the Rhythmic Rules & Policies.
  • Current Senior National Team
  • Current Junior National Team
  • All FIG Groups (Required as a first step to USA Gymnastics Championships Qualification – group members must be USA Citizens)
2022 Rhythmic Invitational Eligible Participants (Junior/HOPES Individual Competition Only)
  • All current (at the time of the event) Level 10/Elite Juniors/HOPES
  • All Level 9 Juniors/HOPES who competed at the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships and remain Juniors for the 2022 season
  • Top 12 Level 8 gymnasts from the 2021 Development Program National Championships who are competing as level 9 and remain Juniors/HOPES for the 2022 Season
    1. Daniela Shevchenko
    2. Mia Pomato
    3. Olivia Sklyut
    4. Anna Filipp
    5. Louisa Konnik
    6. Sasha Kuliyev
    7. Nicole Zaripova
    8. Sophie Clifton
    9. Victoria Meshkova
    10. Kiera Mungcal
    11. Sophie Hao
    12. Anya Tarasyuk
    13. (Note: if any of these gymnasts do not attend, we will not drop down. The places are nominative.)