NCAA WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS COMING TO KNOXVILLE

📅January 16th, 2014, 15:33

The Ozone Collegiate Gymnastics Classic presented by Texas
Roadhouse will take place at the Knoxville Convention Center on
Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. This will be the most prestigious
gymnastics competition to come to Knoxville since the 1996 US
Gymnastics Championships, which was a qualifier for the Olympic
Games in Atlanta. Teams attending this NCAA competition include the
University of Alabama Crimson Tide (ranked No. 2 nationally),
University of Kentucky Wildcats (ranked No. 21 nationally), and
University of Nebraska Cornhuskers (ranked No. 10 nationally). The
competition will also be televised on January 24 on the CSS Network
(Comcast Sports)

The University of Kentucky team features former Knoxville gymnast Audrey Harrison, one of the nation’s top NCAA all-around gymnasts from last year. Audrey is a senior at the University of Kentucky. She grew up in West Knoxville, graduated from CAK High School, and competed for Premier Athletics on Callahan Drive as a Junior Olympic gymnast under coaches Sasha and Natsha Gridnev and Lea Emery. Audrey won seven NCAA all-around titles in competitions last season and hopes to have the same success in her last opportunity to compete in her hometown.

Admission for the Ozone Collegiate Gymnastics Classic on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. is open to the public. Tickets are $14 for adults age 13 and over and $10 for children ages 12 and under, and can be purchased at the admissions desk in the main concourse of the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday, January 17 from 7:15 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 18 from 7:15 a.m. – 8 p.m., while supplies last. Doors open at 7 p.m., and all seats are general admission

The Ozone Collegiate Gymnastics Classic will be held in conjunction with the 12th annual Ozone Invitational (formerly Flip Fest), USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition with approximately 3,000 Junior Olympic gymnasts from 15+ states scheduled from January 17-20. These Junior Olympic gymnasts will participate in women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling events.

The Junior Olympic competition will be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. All competitions will be hosted by Premier Athletics, a Knoxville based company with two gymnastics gyms located on Callahan Drive and near Lovell Road.

More information can be found at ozoneinvitational.com

Audrey Harrison official UK bio: http://www.ukathletics.com/sports/w-gym/mtt/audrey_harrison_727408.html