St. Vincent Sports Performance becomes official provider for 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 22, 2014 – St.Vincent Sports Performance, based in Indianapolis, Ind., and long-time partner of USA Gymnastics, has been named the official medical and performance nutrition provider for the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for Aug. 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
St.Vincent Sports Performance will provide on-site medical support for the 2015 P&G Championships, as well as performance nutrition-based initiatives and consulting. St.Vincent Sports Performance, established as a hospital-based program in 1987, specializes in comprehensive training for athletes by combining performance training, medicine, psychology and nutrition. An official partner of USA Gymnastics since 2006, the organization serves more than 29,000 athletes worldwide in an array of sports, including IndyCar, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB and other national governing body competitors.
The P&G Gymnastics Championships, previously known as the Visa Championships, determine the U.S. champions and the U.S. national team for the junior and senior elite levels. The field will be determined closer to the competition. The nationals also traditionally serve as part of the selection process for the U.S. Team for the World Championships. This is the fourth time the prestigious event has been held in Indianapolis (1986, 1998, 2005, 2015).
All-session tickets are on sale now and include every competitive session. Prices range from $150-$495, plus applicable fees, based on seating location. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster through www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or at participating Walmart locations in Central Indiana and Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office. Tickets are also available at a discounted price through participating local gymnastics clubs.
The competition schedule is: Thursday, Aug. 13 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 14 – men’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 16 – men’s gymnastics, seniors at 1 p.m., and juniors at 7 p.m. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will be held at the Indiana Convention Center.
Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton HHonors (University of Michigan), both won their second consecutive women’s and men’s U.S. all-around titles, respectively, at the 2014 P&G Championships. The roster of former U.S. all-around champions is a veritable who’s who of gymnastics, including: women – Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Courtney Kupets, Shannon Miller, Dominique Dawes, Kim Zmeskal and Mary Lou Retton; and men – Paul Hamm, Blaine Wilson, John Roethlisberger, Mitch Gaylord, Peter Vidmar and Bart Conner. The U.S. Gymnastics Championships traces its history back to 1897 for the men and 1931 for the women.
The annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is a three-day event open to the entire gymnastics community. Held in conjunction with the P&G Championships, National Congress provides a unique opportunity for presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars on a variety of topics and a large exhibitor’s hall with additional business opportunities. The 2015 edition will be staged at the Indiana Convention Center.
The Indiana Sports Corp, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana are the event’s local organizers. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983.
Indiana Sports Corp. Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2021, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org.
St.Vincent Sports Performance. The first and largest hospital-based program of its kind in the United States, St.Vincent Sports Performance has been supporting elite athletes since 1987. With 70 nationally certified athletic trainers, 19 physicians, 12 certified strength and conditioning specialists, two licensed sports psychologists and a registered sports dietitian, the team specializes in performance improvement for athletes of all calibers, including middle school, high school, NCAA, Olympic and professional athletes. St.Vincent Sports Performance is a proud partner of the national governing bodies USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, USA Football and USA Diving. Learn more at definingsportsperformance.com.