Local Gymnasts to Compete This Weekend

The "Meet Me in St. Louis" Open Invitational, sponsored by St. Louis Gymnastics Centre, begins Saturday.

The annual St. Louis Gymnastics Centre Open Invitational, 2012 Meet Me In St. Louis, is this Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission fee for fans.

The high-powered gymnastic meet will be held in Chesterfield at , which is located at 16625 Swingley Ridge Rd. It typically draws more than 5,000 fans, and gymnasts from eight Midwest states are scheduled to compete.

The event is hosted by . SLGC is an official member of USA Gymnastics (USAG) and annually hosts this largest, USAG-sanctioned, co-ed meets in the country.

Patch is one of the event's sponsors. For additional information, visit the competition website.

Here's what to expect from the weekend competition:

Competition Levels

USA Gymnastics Sanctioned

  • Men’s Levels 4 - 10
  • Women’s Levels 3 - 10 & Prep Opt / Xcel

US Gymnastics Unsanctioned:

  • Boys’ Levels 4 - 10
  • Girls’ Levels 2 - 10 & Prep Opt / Xcel

Competition Format

  • Modified Capital Cup
  • Multiple Competition Gyms
  • Equipment Provided by UAI


  • Individual medals to top 60 percent of gymnasts
    Participation gift for all gymnasts

The list of participating teams are listed below. St. Charles County teams are in bold.

Team Name City/State

ACROS Evansville, IN
All American St. Louis
Barron Gymnastics  
St. Louis
Champaign County YMCA Champaign, IL Champions Louisville, KY DeVeau's Fishers, IN
Didion Athletics
VanBuren, AR Dynamics Gymnastics Springfield, MO Edge Gymnastics
Liberty, MO Emerald City Gymnastics Overland Park, KS Flip Side Gymnastics
St. Charles GAGE Gymnastics
Blue Springs, MO St. Charles
Gym Quarters O'Fallon
Heartland Gymnastics
Cape Girardeau, MO High Energy
McCracken's Olathe, KS MEGA
Kansas City, MO Ellisville
MidCounty YMCA  
St. Louis
NGA Twisters
Olympiad Chesterfield Chesterfield Ellisville Olympiad Festus Festus

St. Peters Florissant Manchester Planet Gymnastics
Union, MO Rebound
Blue Springs, MO SLGC
Webster Groves
St. Louis Spirits 
St. Louis
Show-Me Gymnastics 
Columbia, MO Spectrum Cape Girardeau, MO Springfield Gymnastics Springfield, MO Southern Illinois Gymnastics Academy Marion, IL Wentzville
Maryland Heights
Tiger Academy of Gymnastics
Columbia, MO TNT Gymnastics Hollister, MO Tri-Star Nolensville, TN World Class
Belleville, IL Xtreme Gymnastics Poplar Bluff, MO YMCA of Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL


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