USA Gymnastics 2019 Region 3 championships underway in Lubbock

USA Gymnastics 2019 Region 3 championships underway in Lubbock
USA Gymnastics is hosting the Region 3 championship competition in Lubbock.

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Once every four years, USA Gymnastics will host their Region 3 Championships here in the Hub-City.

As the championships are hosted on the South Plains, 1,103 gymnasts from five states traveled to compete.

The Gymnasts who qualify from this weekends action out at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center will get the chance to compete in the national championship.

According to event organizers, this is where the gymnasts learn the drive and the passion to compete in gymnastics.

“This Region is a very strong Region within the USA Gymnastics, and a lot of our kids are on Senior National Teams, Junior National Teams, and World Age Group Teams that went the last time,” Region 3 Director, Patti Conner, said. “In fact, Region 3 the last time, they sent 18 coaches and athletes to that particular event. So, it is kind of a big deal. Because it is a select few - only four boys and four girls from each age group get to go.”

Copyright 2019 KCBD. All rights reserved.