The U.S. will have artistic, trampoline and tumbling, and Gymnastics for All athletes participating in domestic and international competitions throughout the coming week.
World University Games (MAG)
The U.S. men’s program will send five gymnasts to compete at the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games August 1-5 in Chengdu, China. This will be the first WUGs since 2019 after the 2021 edition of the competition was postponed to this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Held every two years, the World University Games is the largest sporting event for student-athletes worldwide.
The U.S. will be represented by reigning NCAA all-around, parallel bars and high bar champion Fred Richard (Stoughton, Mass./University of Michigan), 2023 NCAA all-around silver medalist Taylor Christopulos (Layton, Utah/University of Nebraska), 2023 Winter Cup and NCAA pommel horse champion Ian Skirkey (Pepperell, Mass./University of Illinois), 2023 Winter Cup and NCAA parallel bars bronze medalist Joshua Karnes (Erie, Penn./Penn State University), and 2023 Winter Cup high bar silver medalist Landen Blixt (Fowlerville, Mich./University of Michigan).
2023 Winter Cup floor exercise and vault champion Kameron Nelson (Evans, Ga./Ohio State University) and 2022 U.S. Classic floor champion Matt Cormier (Milton, Mass./Penn State University) were designated as non-traveling replacement athletes for the competition.
- Team finals/Individual qualifications, Subdivision 1-2 (Tuesday, August 1 at 2 a.m. ET)*
- Team finals/Individual qualifications, Subdivision 3-4 (Wednesday, August 2, at 2 a.m. ET)
- Men’s Individual All-Around Final (Friday, August 4 at 2:30 a.m. ET )
- Apparatus Finals (Saturday, August 5 at 1 a.m. ET)
*U.S. athletes in Subdivision 1
Stars and Stripes Championships (T&T)
Nearly 650 Level 5, 6 and 7, and HUGS athletes will be in West Palm Beach, Florida, for the 2023 Stars & Stripes Championships July 28-30. National titles will be awarded across all divisions during competition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Athletes advanced to the competition through state qualifiers.
Complete information about the 2023 Stars & Stripes Championships can be found here.
World Gymnaestrada (GFA)
The 17th World Gymnaestrada July 30-Aug 5 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will see more than 300 athletes from 10 U.S. clubs participate alongside 20,000 gymnasts from 60 countries, spanning five continents. The U.S. delegation will compete in Group Performances, City Performances, the PAGU National Performance, the World Team and the FIG Gala.
The U.S. clubs include Skyview, Mt. Airy, Md.; Showcase, Katy, Texas; Cal Elite, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Chattooga, Marietta, Ga.; Rhythmics El Paso, El Paso, Texas; GymTrix, Alpine, Calif.; La Jolla YMCA, La Jolla, Calif.; Encore, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Wendy Hillard Foundation, New York, N.Y. and American Sokol, Chicagoland, Ill.
Visit worldgymnaestrada2023.com for more information about World Gymnaestrada.