USA Gymnastics’ 2nd annual Men’s Artistic Development Program Eastern and Western Championships will kick off Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Galveston, Texas, respectively.
The Championships run April 28-30 and serve as the culmination of the season for the top Level 7 and Level 8 and 9 Junior National division athletes in their respective regional locations.
Athletes from USA Gymnastics’ men’s artistic Regions 1-4 and 9 will compete at the Western Championships, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center and hosted by Alpha Omega Gymnastics. Regions are comprised of the following states: Region 1 – Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada; Region 2 – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin; Region 9 – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming. For team rosters, event schedules and rotations, visit the Western Championships website.
The Eastern Championships at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center are hosted by Twister Gymnastics and will feature top talent from USA Gymnastics’ men’s artistic Regions 5-8. Regions are determined by state: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee. For team rosters, event schedules and rotations, visit the Eastern Championships website.
Each event will crown all-around and apparatus champions as well as award the top-three Level 7, 8 and 9 teams in the competition, with team scores being amassed from the five highest-scoring athletes per region. The top three clubs will also be recognized based on the cumulative totals of their three highest-scoring athletes.