This weekend, more than 3,000 gymnasts from more than 15 states will gather at the Knoxville Convention Center on Fri., Jan. 18 through Monday, Jan. 21 for the 11th annual Ozone Invitational Gymnastics Competition powered by Flip Fest Gymnastics Camp. The competition is one of the largest in the industry.
Flip Fest Summer Gymnastics Camp is run by former Olympians John Macready and John Roethlisberger. Their commitment to athletics has led them to create one of the country’s top gymnastics camps located on a 150-acre retreat located on Lake Frances in Crossville, Tenn.
The invitational is broken into three divisions: Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Gymnastics, and Trampoline and Tumbling. The men compete Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The women compete Friday, Saturday and Monday. The Trampoline and Tumble category competes on Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
The majority of event volunteers are parents from the two Premier Athletics gyms in Knoxville. This year’s competition is a joint effort on the part of the Visit Knoxville, Ozone Leotards, Flip Fest Summer Gymnastics Camp and Premier Athletics.
For more information, visit the official website at OzoneInvitational.com. One-day admission tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children between age 6-12. Weekend passes are $25 for adults and $12 for children. Children under 5 are free.
Over 3,000 competitors of all ages competing with the hopes of capturing the elusive first-place trophy. Award ceremonies will take place after each session. Interview opportunities with young athletes and Premier Athletics volunteers.