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550 athletes expected to compete in Gymnastics Extreme Winter Classic competition

Provided by Lubbock Sports

Lubbock Sports is excited to welcome the 7th Annual USA Gymnastics Extreme Winter Classic competition to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. This event, hosted by Ready Set Go Gymnastics, is the first in a series of competitions that the athletes must attend to earn eligibility to qualify for the National Championships set for June and July.

"USA Gymnastics provides the opportunity for young athletes to begin their journey to what might one day lead to the Olympic dream," Patti Conner, national technical chair for USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Program, said. "We hope the community will come and see the incredible talent the competitors bring to the table. Events like this are a great experience for the entire family."

The public is encouraged to attend the event to watch 550 athletes compete from the West Texas, South Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Approximately 75 coaches and 50 judges will be in attendance.

The gate fee is $1, and proceeds will go toward athlete scholarships for those who compete in the West Texas region. The competition will take place on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open training for the athletes is available from 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.

Lubbock Sports estimates the event will bring around $150,000 in economic impact to Lubbock. For more information about the event, call Ready Set Go Gymnastics at 806.795.3336.

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