U.S. Gymnastics Championships heads to Boston, U.S. Classic set for Columbus
COLUMBUS (January 10, 2018) – USA Gymnastics today announced 2018 sites for two of USA Gymnastics premier events: the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the national championships for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, will be held in Boston at the TD Garden; and the Schottenstein Center, in partnership with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission will host the U.S. Classic, the final women’s qualifier for the national championships.
U.S. Classic, Columbus, Ohio, July 27-28
The U.S. Classic, which has athletes competing on the junior and senior levels, is the last opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the U.S. Championships, the national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics. Gymnasts who have already qualified to nationals use the U.S. Classic as a final tune-up for the U.S. Championships. Columbus has played host to the 2012 and 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, as well as the 1992 U.S. Championships.
The Hopes Championships, which features young, aspiring female gymnasts just below the elite level: 10-11 year-olds and 12-13 year-olds, is held in conjunction with the U.S. Classic. Athletes advance to the Hopes Championships from the Hopes Classic (July 7 at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center). The top 18 from each age group achieving a minimum qualifying score qualify for the Hopes Championships on Friday, July 28 - the culmination of the Hopes season.
The competition schedule (subject to change):
July 28 at 1:30PM for juniors and 7:30PM for seniors - U.S. Classic
July 27 at 2:30PM – Hopes Championships