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Jan 25, 2019

Multi-Session Tickets for 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Go On Sale Feb. 11

Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 28, 2019) –Multi-session ticket packages for the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Aug. 8-11, at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., will go on sale Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. The four-day championships feature the country’s best gymnasts vying for national titles and national team berths.

 

The multi-session packages are identified below. 

Junior & Senior Women’s Day 1 Package – Aug. 9

Junior & Senior Men’s Package Day 1 & 2 – Aug. 8 & 10

Junior & Senior Women’s Day 2 Package – Aug. 11

Senior Men’s & Senior Women’s Day 2 Package – Aug. 10 & 11

 

The competition schedule, which is subject to change, for the four days is below.  All times are Central.

Thursday, August 8:  Men’s gymnastics – 1 p.m., juniors, and 6:30 p.m., seniors

Friday, August 9:  Women’s gymnastics – 1 p.m., juniors, and 6:30 p.m., seniors

Saturday, August 10:  Men’s gymnastics – 1 p.m., juniors, and 6:30 p.m., seniors

Sunday, August 11:  Women’s gymnastics – 1 p.m., juniors, and 6:30 p.m., seniors

 

A part of the Team USA Champions Series, the U.S. Championships determines the men’s and women’s U.S. champions and U.S. National Teams for the junior and senior elite levels. The U.S. Championships also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships.  Additionally, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center, Aug. 8-11, in conjunction with the championships.

 

At the 2018 U.S. Championships, both 2016 Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic Training Center, won their fifth U.S. women’s and men’s all-around titles, respectively.  Biles recently won her fourth World all-around title, as well as the vault and floor gold, uneven bars silver and balance beam bronze medals.  Biles also anchored the U.S. women’s Team that won the team title.  Mikulak brought home his first individual World medal, the horizontal bar bronze.

 

USA Gymnastics is partnering with the Kansas City Sports Commission for the 2019 event, with support from Visit KC and Sprint Center. The event previously took place in Kansas City in 1987.

 

Sprint Center played host to both the 2012 and 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.  Kansas City has also staged other gymnastics events, including the final selection event for trampoline for the 2008 Olympic Games.

 

The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who's who of gymnastics, including: women – Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men –Jonathan Horton, Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner. The U.S. Gymnastics Championships traces its history back to 1897 for the men and 1931 for the women.

 

Held at the Kansas City Convention Center, the annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show provides a valuable opportunity for gymnastics professional around the country to attend educational presentations, as well as a number of live demonstrations, on a variety of topics, including coaching, judging, business, preschool, school-age/recreational, sports science, fitness and safe sport and more.  Attendees also receive admittance to the trade show hall where they can visit vendor booths that provide specific goods and services to the gymnastics community.

 

Multi-Session tickets for 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships go on sale to the public on Monday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at SprintCenter.com.  For group rates and information, call Sprint Center at (816) 949-7177 or email [email protected]. Discounted tickets are available through local gymnastics clubs that are participating in the gym club ticket program.