TULSA, Oklahoma.– The BOK Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa will welcome more than 1,600 of the nation’s top acrobatic, rhythmic, trampoline and tumbling gymnasts and hundreds of coaches, judges and support personnel to the 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships June 20-24. The annual event determines national champions through developmental and elite levels for each discipline represented and attracts Olympians and world athletes, as well as the country’s most promising up-and-coming athletes.
“The USA Gymnastics Championships marks the culmination of the national season for three separate disciplines, creating a high-energy environment with some of the best gymnasts in the world,” said Stefanie Korepin, USA Gymnastics Chief Programs Officer. “Tulsa has previously hosted the 2000 US Classic and we are thrilled to be back with an event of this caliber and scope. We know our athletes and fans will be warmly welcomed.”
The U.S. junior and senior national teams for each discipline will be named after the conclusion of the competition, and performance will determine selection for international assignments, including the Fall World Championships.
“It is an honor to be selected as the host city for the prestigious 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships,” said Tulsa Deputy Mayor Cassia Carr. “Over five days, Tulsa will host 2,200 event attendees that will have an estimated $3,361,321 impact on our city’s economy. This is definitely something to celebrate as we prepare to welcome these world-class athletes to Tulsa in June.”
The USA Gymnastics Championships was first held as a combined national championship event in 2014. Competitors in 2022 included, among others, 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympians Evita Griskenas (Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center ) and Lili Mizuno (Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center), reigning men’s acrobatics world champions Angel Felix (Moreno Valley, California/Realis Gymnastics Academy) and Braiden McDougall (Riverside, California/Realis Gymnastics Academy ), World Games men’s tumbling champion Kaden Brown (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and women’s silver medalist Miah Bruns (Crete, Illinois/World Champions Center), two-time Olympian in women’s trampoline Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette , La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express), and individual double and mini world silver medalists Shelby Nobuhara (Mapleton, Utah/High Altitude) and Ruben Padilla (Bluffda le, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling).
“The 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships is going to be an incredible five days for Tulsa,” said Renee McKenney, senior vice president of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and president of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “With an estimated 4,133 hotel rooms booked for this five-day event, downtown Tulsa will be filled with visitors, many of them first-time visitors. We look forward to hosting these talented gymnasts and their families and friends in Tulsa this summer.”
For more information on the USA Gymnastics Championships, visit usagymchamps.com.
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