The 2014 P&G Championships will be held August 21 through August 24 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Penn.
The competition will feature two days of competition for the women, including a junior session for gymnasts up to age 15 as well as a senior session for gymnasts aged 16 and older.
At the conclusion, the 2014 junior and senior national champions will be crowned and national teams will be named. National team coordinator Martha Karolyi will also select the six-member senior team for the 2014 Pan American Championships, which will begin in Toronto, Canada following Championships.
The Gymternet’s Complete Coverage Guide has everything you’ll need to follow along – including who’s competing, when it’s going down, and where to watch.
When are the P&G Championships?
Podium training will take place on Wednesday August 20 with the first day of competition on Thursday August 21 and the competition concluding on Saturday August 23. A full schedule is below.
|Wednesday August 20||9:00 am||Podium Training (junior women)|
|11:30 am||Podium Training (senior women)|
|Thursday August 21||1:00 pm||Junior Women’s Competition (day 1)|
|7:30 pm||Senior Women’s Competition (day 1)|
|Saturday August 23||2:00 pm||Junior Women’s Competition (day 2)|
|7:30 pm||Senior Women’s Competition (day 2)|
All times listed are in EST.
Who Will Be There?
The women’s artistic gymnastics field is comprised of 15 senior athletes and 35 junior athletes. Our full list of competitors is below, and you can also access the most up-to-date start lists on the P&G Championships website. We are also keeping up a list of injuries and scratches, though hopefully we won’t have to update it anytime soon!
|Alyssa Baumann (WOGA)||Amelia Hundley (Cincinnati)|
|Simone Biles (World Champions Centre)||Madison Kocian (WOGA)|
|Madison Desch (GAGE)||Ashton Locklear (Everest)|
|Brenna Dowell (GAGE)||Maggie Nichols (Twin City Twisters)|
|Peyton Ernst (Texas Dreams)||Kyla Ross (Gym-Max)|
|Rachel Gowey (Chow’s)||MyKayla Skinner (Desert Lights)|
|Felicia Hano (Gym-Max)||Macy Toronjo (Texas Dreams)|
|Veronica Hults (Texas Dreams)|
|Ariana Agrapides (MG Elite)||Adeline Kenlin (Iowa Gym-Nest)|
|Elena Arenas (Georgia Elite)||Taylor Lawson (Parkettes)|
|Aria Brusch (Cincinnati)||Maggie Musselman (Hill’s)|
|Jordan Chiles (Naydenov)||Lauren Navarro (Charter Oak)|
|Nia Dennis (Buckeye)||Victoria Nguyen (Chow’s)|
|Christina Desiderio (Parkettes)||Marissa Oakley (Phenom)|
|Bailey Ferrer (Orlando Metro)||Maile O’Keefe (Salcianu)|
|Rachael Flam (Stars)||Abby Paulson (Twin City Twisters)|
|Norah Flatley (Chow’s)||Adriana Popp (Girls Co-Op)|
|Jazmyn Foberg (MG Elite)||Grace Quinn (Texas Dreams)|
|Molly Frack (Parkettes)||Lexy Ramler (KidSport)|
|Margzetta Frazier (Parkettes)||Alyona Shchennikova (TIGAR)|
|Megan Freed (Parkettes)||Megan Skaggs (Gym Academy of Atlanta)|
|Emily Gaskins (Cincinnati)||Ragan Smith (Texas Dreams)|
|Delanie Harkness (Geddert’s Twistars)||Deanne Soza (Arete)|
|Morgan Hurd (First State)||Olivia Trautman (Twin City Twisters)|
|Sydney Johnson-Scharpf (Brandy Johnson’s)||Alexis Vasquez (Chow’s)|
|Shilese Jones (Auburn)|
How Can I Watch?
You can get tickets to the P&G Championships through Ticketmaster, which has both single session tickets as well as multiple session packages available.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Everything will be filmed, including podium training! Podium training, the two junior sessions, and the preliminary senior session on August 21 will be streamed live on pgchamps.com. The webcast for the senior session on August 23 will be through NBC Sports as well as on the NBC Sports Live Extra app for smart phones and tablets (you need a cable subscription for access to NBC’s coverage).
In addition to the web coverage, the first day of competition for the women will air tape-delayed at 11:30 pm EST on NBCSN while finals will air live beginning at 8 pm EST on NBC.
If you can’t watch the competitions live, USA Gymnastics will upload all videos of every routine from both sessions on YouTube.
Article by Lauren Hopkins