INDIANAPOLIS, May 30, 2013 – USA Gymnastics has awarded the 2013 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships to Kansas City, Mo. The weeklong competition is scheduled for July 3-10 at Municipal Auditorium. With competition in Levels 5-10 and elite, the event will host the country’s best trampoline and tumbling athletes and determine the U.S. champions.
"We are excited to welcome USA Gymnastics back to KC," said Rick Hughes, president & CEO of the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association. "Over the course of seven days, this group will bring approximately 10,000 attendees. We’re doing backflips knowing that these championships will generate an economic impact of more than $4.9 million to our local economy. It’s one of the largest conventions held in KC this year."
The Elite Division, scheduled for July 4-6, determines the junior and senior national champions, and the Junior Olympic Division, slated for July 3-10, features competition for Levels 5-10. Both have competition in trampoline, double mini-trampoline, synchronized trampoline and tumbling for both men and women.
The USA’s elite trampoline and tumbling gymnasts will earn points toward making the junior and senior national teams. It is also a selection event for both the World Championships and World Age-Group Competition teams.
To qualify for the Junior Olympic Division, athletes must meet the qualifying criteria and score requirements, which vary by category and event. Gymnasts in Levels 5-10 are ranked by their level of expertise, with 10 being the highest and just below elite.
The Regional All-Stars competition features the Level 10 regional champions vying for the title of Grand Champion as the best overall Regional All-Star Team. The region accumulating the highest combined score is named the Grand Champion Team. The Grand March ceremony will take place prior to Saturday’s finals.
The competition schedule is listed below.
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