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USA Gymnastics awards 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships to Milwaukee

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Jennifer Teitell, Content & Communications Manager
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Margaret Casey, Communications Manager
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USA Gymnastics awards 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (Nov. 15, 2016) — USA Gymnastics announced that it has awarded the 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships to Milwaukee. The championships showcase more than 1,800 of the country’s best gymnasts in acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling.

Scheduled for June 27-July 2, Junior Olympic competition will be staged at the Wisconsin Center, with junior and senior elite competition to be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center from June 29-July 1.

“Milwaukee will be the perfect host for this event,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Summertime is a beautiful season in Milwaukee and I am sure everyone will enjoy being there.”

Performances in Milwaukee will also determine berths on the junior and senior U.S. National Teams for acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling. For rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling, the competition will be part of the selection process for the 2017 World Championships. In addition, the USA Gymnastics Championships will be part of the selection process for the U.S. teams that will compete at the 2017 World Games, the equivalent of the Olympic Games for sports and events not included in the Olympics.

The Junior Olympic division has several different levels, and national titles will be awarded for each level and age group for each discipline.

VISIT Milwaukee is working in conjunction with USA Gymnastics on the championships. This is the event’s first trip to Milwaukee, which hosted the 2003 U.S. Championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics.

“Milwaukee is excited to welcome the USA Gymnastics Championships. As a great sports destination with passionate sports fans, we look forward to giving the athletes a memorable experience,” said Paul Upchurch, president & CEO of VISIT Milwaukee.

The estimated economic impact of the event to the Milwaukee area is $5.4 million.

The competition schedule will be available in the near future and tickets will go on sale in 2017.

About USA Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to http://www.usagym.org

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About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, and convention and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. Total business sales related to tourism amounted to $5.1 billion in Greater Milwaukee in 2015 and supported more than 50,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

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