INDIANAPOLIS, May 31, 2012 – The second annual USA Gymnastics Open Championships, a nationwide invitational for women’s gymnastics Levels 4-8 and Xcel, begins June 1 at the Jostens Center at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Competition wraps up on June 3
"This event is a great opportunity for young gymnasts to see where they rank in their respective level among other talented athletes across the country," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "Last year’s event was a big success, and we expect 2012 to be even better. Hosting it at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex only adds to the fun atmosphere of this event."
This competition will feature both individual and club team champions for Xcel and Levels 4-8 competition; Level 8 National Team Challenge, and will crown an overall club team champion.
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the leading multi-sport venue in the nation for youth sports, is located at Walt Disney World Resort, and participants qualify for a variety of reduced accommodation and vacation packages.
The competition schedule is listed below.
- Friday, June 1: Levels 4 and 5, and Xcel
- Saturday, June 2: Levels 6 and 7
- Sunday, June 3: Level 8 Regional Team Championship
Individual awards will be given for each age group in each session. Age groups will be established by dividing the athletes in each session into groups as determined by actual birth dates.
Club teams will be comprised of a minimum of three gymnasts per club. The top three club team champions will be awarded in each session. Team scores will be determined by adding the top three scores in each event. The top three overall club team champions will be named at the conclusion of the event.