USA Gymnastics and VisitPittsburgh have announced that the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships will be held in Pittsburgh for the first time. Scheduled for Aug. 21-24, the four-day competition, which serves as USA Gymnastics’ national championships, will be held at CONSOL Energy Center.
The competition schedule for 2014 is as follows.
Thursday, August 21
1:00 PM - Junior Women's - Day 1
7:30 PM - Senior Women's - Day 1
Friday, August 22
1:00 PM - Junior Men's - Day 1
7:00 PM - Senior Men's - Day 1
Saturday, August 23
2:00 PM - Junior Women's - Final Day
7:30 PM - Senior Women's - Final Day
Sunday, August 24
1:00 PM - Senior Men's - Final Day
7:30 PM - Junior Men's - Final Day
The U.S. Gymnastics Championships showcases the country’s best male and female gymnasts, as well as determine the U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. The nationals also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships.
2014 will be the first time the U.S. Championships have been held in Pennsylvania since 2001 and just the fourth since 1973.
Simone Biles, 2013 World Champion, and Sam Mikulak, 2012 Olympian, won the men’s and women’s U.S. all-around titles, respectively, in 2013. 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 – John Orozco, Danell Leyva, 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.