American gymnastics | Season 9 of the Women’s Development Program wraps up this weekend with the 2022 Eastern and Western Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, May 5, 2022 – More than 900 gymnasts will gather this weekend at the Golisano Training Center in Rochester, NY, and the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah, for the Eastern and Western Championships of the 2022 USA Gymnastics women’s development program. The all-around and apparatus champions will be crowned in 16 age categories – eight juniors and eight seniors. Regional super team titles will also be awarded.

Simultaneous events are the culmination of the competitive season for Level 9 athletes. Participating gymnasts qualified to compete based on their performances at regional championships earlier in the season.

Eastern Championships, Rochester, NY

The Eastern Championships will feature the top Level 9 gymnasts from Regions 5-8. Regions are determined by state: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

Participating athletes are listed here, and the competition schedule is outlined below in Eastern Time. Prize giving will take place at the end of each session.

  • Friday May 5: Session I – Junior 1 and 2 at 9:05 a.m.; Session II – Junior 3 and 4 at 1:35 p.m.; Session III – Junior 5 and 6 at 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday May 6: Session IV – Junior 7 and 8 at 9:05 a.m.; Session V – Senior 1 and 2 at 1:35 p.m.; Session VI – Senior 3 and 4 at 6:05 p.m.
  • Sunday May 7: Session VII – Senior 5 and 6 at 9:05 a.m.; Session VIII – Senior 7 and 8 at 1:35 p.m.

Day tickets are available for purchase on site. For more information, click here.

Western Championships, Sandy, Utah

The Western Championships will host the top Level 9 gymnasts from Regions 1-4, which are broken down by state as follows: Region 1 – Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

A list of competitors is available here. The program of events is summarized below in mountain time. Each session will end with rewards.

  • Friday May 5: Session I – Junior 1 and 2 at 9:05 a.m.; Session II – Junior 3 and 4 at 1:35 p.m.; Session III – Junior 5 and 6 at 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday May 6: Session IV – Junior 7 and 8 at 9:05 a.m.; Session V – Senior 1 and 2 at 1:35 p.m.; Session VI – Senior 3 and 4 at 6:05 p.m.
  • Sunday May 7: Session VII – Senior 5 and 6 at 9:05 a.m.; Session VIII – Senior 7 and 8 at 1:35 p.m.

All-access and day passes can be purchased on site. For more information, click here.

Mara R. Wilmoth