Milwaukee to host 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships

Milwaukee to host 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships
Posted at 3:48 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 17:25:23-05

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee has been awarded the 2017 USA Gymnastics Championship, an event which will feature more than 1,800 of the nation's best gymnasts.

Junior Olympic competition will be staged at the Wisconsin Center, while junior and senior elite competition will be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The event runs from June 27 until July 2.

“Milwaukee will be the perfect host for this event,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Summertime is a beautiful season in Milwaukee and I am sure everyone will enjoy being there.”

Performances in Milwaukee will determine berths on the junior and senior U.S. National Teams for several events. It will also be a part of the selection process for the U.S. teams that will compete at the 2017 World Games.

Visit Milwaukee estimates the economic impact of the event will be upwards of $5 million. It is the first time Milwaukee will host the competition.