OKLAHOMA CITY (October 25, 2022) – The 2023 USA Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships will be held May 9-14, 2023, at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. USA Gymnastics made the announcement Tuesday at the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City.
The championships draw more than 1,700 athletes annually and serve as the culmination of the competitive season for USA Gymnastics’ Artistic Development Programs. Many of the nation’s top elite gymnasts are alumni of past men’s and women’s championships, which were previously held separately under the moniker Junior Olympic Nationals.
“From elite-track athletes to the next generation of college stars, the annual Development Program National Championships feature some of the best up-and-coming gymnasts in the country,” said Stefanie Korepin, USAG’s Chief Programs Officer. “We look forward to hosting this event in a community with such strong ties to our sport.”
“Oklahoma City has a strong legacy within gymnastics at varying levels of the sport and we’re excited to host an event of this caliber,” said Adam Wisniewski, VP of Sports Development at Visit Oklahoma City. “Beyond the competition, we look forward to attendees experiencing our vibrant districts and attractions during their stay.”
Men’s all-around and apparatus national champions will be determined across Junior National Level 10 and Junior Elite Level 8, 9 and 10 divisions with participating athletes ranging in age from 12-19. On the women’s side, junior and senior Level 10 gymnasts will vie for all-around and individual event titles in 12 age divisions, and the Wildcard competition, which was introduced this year, will return in 2023. Men’s club and region titles and a women’s regional Super Team title will also be up for grabs.
Gymnasts qualify annually to compete at the Development Program National Championships based on their performances at preceding state and regional championships.
About USA Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, overseeing six disciplines: acrobatic, artistic, gymnastics for all, parkour, rhythmic, and trampoline and tumbling. A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and International Gymnastics Federation, the organization serves more than 200,000 members, including athletes from the beginner to elite levels, parents, coaches, clubs and club owners, and supports the U.S. teams for the Olympic Games, World Championships, and other top-tier international events. USA Gymnastics is committed to delivering top-quality education, actively growing the sport across all levels and disciplines, and providing safe, positive and empowering experiences for all participants. For more on USA Gymnastics, visit www.usagym.org. To watch live and on-demand USA Gymnastics coverage, visit flipnow.tv.
About Visit Oklahoma City
Visit Oklahoma City (Visit OKC) is a division of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Visit OKC is the tourism information source for visitors to and the citizens of Oklahoma City, as well as the home to OKC Sports. As the City’s official destination marketing organization, the mission of Visit OKC is to contribute to the economic well-being of Oklahoma City and its citizens through the solicitation and servicing of conventions, sporting events and other related group business, to promote the city as a first-class visitor destination, and to enhance Oklahoma City's name and image.