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Event Information

The National Gymnastics Challenge (NGC) will take place on the campus of the University of Georgia at the Ramsey Student Activity Center in Athens, GA on Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10, 2019 (Turn-by-turn Directions and Area Map).  This competition will be part of a multi-event weekend featuring all levels of women's gymnastics from USAG Levels 1-10/Open/Xcel, AAU Levels 1-Open Optional/Xcel.


We are very disappointed to say the UGA GymDogs will not have a home meet this year.  NEW this year - all gymnasts will receive a event gift leotard.


PARKING - is available in the East Campus Parking Deck E04 adjacent to Ramsey Center.  Parking fee is $5.00 on Friday only.  Free on Saturday and Sunday.  It is recommended that you park in the parking structure and not in the lot in front of the Ramsey Center.  This is a permit only lot and will be subject to parking tickets on Friday. 

Registration INFORMATION and Deadlines

HOLD YOUR SPOT AND REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ALLGYMNASTICS.COM.  Credit card payments (3% processing fee) will be accepted online.  Payment by check may be made by mailing a check payable to USA Sports Production, add NGC to the memo line and mail to:
National Gymnastics Challenge 2019
P.O. Box 29185
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Register now and pay by the entry deadline of January 25, 2019.  Any fees received after this date will be accessed a $10.00 per gymnast late fee.  A full refund will be given if cancelled in writing by February 1st. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2019.  

Your AllGymnastics account will work for all USA Sports Production competitions and other competitions listed on the website.  Create an account, download your team roster from USA Gymnastics and import into your account.  You can then choose a meet and just click the boxes for the gymnasts attending. You will have an option to pay by credit card or defer payment and send a check payable to USA Sports Production and mailed to the address below.  You may make changes to your roster up to the refund deadline of February 4, 2018..  Changes after this date should be emailed to


GRADUATING SENIORS - will be recognized during their session in the opening introductions.  If you have a graduating senior please send an email to and include a short bio to be read during the recognition.  Special awards will be provided to be presented by the team coachIf a bio is not received prior to the competition we cannot guarantee recognition or special awards for any notice given at the competition.

Participation and Registration Fees

All USA Gymnastics athlete members are eligible to compete at the National Gymnastics Challenge for individual and team titles. The following levels will be contested at these Championships:

USAG Level 1 - 5 / AAU Levels 1-4


USAG & AAU Xcel - Bronze/Silver/Gold

USAG & AAUXcel - Platinum/Diamond



USAG Level 6 - 10/Open / AAU Level 6


Team Entries



$15.00 per person per day

Children 5 and under Free

Competition Venue

The Ramsey student Center - uga campus

330 River Road
Athens, GA 30602
Telephone: (706) 542-5060

Competition Dates and Times


2019 Competition Schedule

Day 1

Friday, March 8, 2019


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center


Day 2

Saturday, March 9, 2019


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center


Day 3

Sunday, March 10, 2019


Competition Session Times-Ramsey Center



Competition Format

The National Gymnastics Challenge will consist of a modified capitol cup format for all levels.


MODIFIED CAPITOL CUP FORMAT - Two sets of apparatus in one gym and where the first four squads (Flight 1) have timed warm-ups and competition on one set of apparatus, while the second four squads (Flight 2) have timed warm-ups and competition on the other set of apparatus.   As soon as the squads in Flight 1 finish timed warm-ups on their first event and begin competition, the four squads in Flight 2 begin their timed warm-ups on their first event. Once Flight 1 completes competition on the first event, the judges move to the other set of apparatus to judge Flight 2. The two flights continue to alternate between warm-up and competition until all eight squads have completed all four events. 2)Since the timed warm-ups are conducted on the competition apparatus immediately preceding the competition on the event, 30-second touch warm-ups are not required.

Team Competition

Registration for the team competition is FREE for all eligible clubs with three (3) or more gymnasts per level. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top three (3) scores from each event and the top three (3) teams per session per level will be awarded.

Teams with more than 10 team members will be separated into different squads and will start on different events and possibly different sessions.   It will be necessary to provide a minimum of two (2) coaches with team members over 10 members.   Clubs are able to determine which gymnasts will compete in which squad/session if team is split.


Event placement awards will be given for half of the age group up to 10 places and 100% All-Around and will be recognized on the awards stand.  

Team awards will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place teams for all sessions and all levels.  

Miscellaneous Competition Details

A. All current rules of USA Gymnastics J.O. Program and Xcel Program will be used for all USAG levels of competition. 

B. Floor Exercise Music: CDs, MP3 and ipods/ipads will be accepted for this competition. Coaches are responsible for bringing their gymnast's music cued to the designated music table in competition order. The coach is responsible for giving the Music Coordinator the start cue. All Floor Exercise music must be clearly marked with the Athlete's first name, last name and team name.

For any questions regarding the National Gymnastics Challenge contact Linda Barclay, Competition Director by email to