The USA Gymnastics Region 8 Level 6, 7 & 8 Championships are being held this weekend at the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville. The competition is co-hosted by OSEGA Gymnastics of East Asheville and the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24.
USA Gymnastics Region 8 represents the Southeastern United States with approximately 900 athletes advancing from state level competitions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
“Each level of gymnastics requires athletes to perform certain moves throughout the various elements on the floor”, says Miles Avery, a former US Olympic coach and owner at OSEGA Gymnastics. “This competition is highly competitive with winners advancing to the National Championships in each level”.
The Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission has put an emphasis on attracting gymnastics events since for many years partnering with OSEGA on the Miles Avery Autism Awareness Meet held each February and the Gala Gymnastics Competition held each January at the U.S. Cellular Center. “Gymnastics has been a great addition to our suite of events, it attracts athletes from all over the region and country and allows for our local gyms to have opportunities for their athletes here in our own community”, shared Ben VanCamp Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission.
A schedule of competition can be found on Region8Gymnastics.org and spectators are welcome to attend. Tickets are available at the door, $15 for adults and $10 for students, children 5 and under are free of charge.
For more information visit: Region8Gymnastics.org.