AAU National Championships Information
Once again, Wildcard Gymnastics will be offering gymnasts the opportunity to compete in the AAU National Championship events this summer. Last year, Wildcard gymnasts brought home 52 gold medals from the AAU National Championship events, and this year is your gymnast’s opportunity take home one of those national titles. Both AAU Nationals and Junior Olympics are an amazing experience in that gymnasts from all over the country compete, there are opening/closing ceremonies, and it’s larger than many of the competitions in Wisconsin, with gymnasts competing for the chance to be a national champion.
The two events that are available for gymnasts to compete in are:
AAU Age Group National Championships, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Fla.
Boys’ Competition: June 15
Girls’ Competition: June 14-16
AAU Junior Olympic Games, Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich.
Girls’ Competition: August 1-2
To participate in either of these two events, gymnasts must qualify by participating in the AAU District Championships, held April 19-21 in Loves Park, Ill. Girls’ gymnasts must score a 29.0 or higher to qualify for the national championship events. Boys’ gymnasts must compete at the district championships to qualify for the national championships. If your gymnast intends on competing at a national championship event, please register and pay for the District Championship meet by Feb. 28.
The cost to compete at the national championship competitions is $75 each.
The deadline to register for the AAU Age Group National Championships is May 5.
The deadline to register for the AAU Junior Olympic Games is June 28.
GYMNASTS WILL NOT BE REGISTERED IF NOT PAID IN FULL BY THE DEADLINE.
We will not be traveling as a team. Participants and their families will be responsible for their own travel. There are hotel specials and Disney World theme park ticket specials (for the AAU Age Group National Championships) available. Please ask about information for these specials. Also, given the proximity to the end of school, we will not be holding a practice session in Orlando like we have in the past.
We hope many of you can attend these unique and fun national championship events.