Level 10 (USA Gymnastics)

Level 10 is the highest level in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Program. The level is open to women's artistic, men's artistic, trampoline, acrobatic and rhythmic gymnasts.[1]

Age RequirementsEdit

Women's ArtisticEdit

Gymnasts must have reached their 9th birthday to qualify to Level 10.

Men's ArtisticEdit

Male artistic competitors must have reached their 16th birthday to qualify.

RhythmicEdit

Level 10 can only be achieved by qualifying for the U.S. National Championship.[2] A rhythmic gymnast may start competing at Level 5 when she has reached her 6th birthday, and Level 6 when she has reached her 7th birthday.[3]

Trampoline & TumblingEdit

For T&T gymnasts, there is no age requirement.

AcrobaticEdit

There is no age requirement for acrobatic gymnasts.

CompetitionsEdit

Competitions, or "meets," as they are known, are held throughout the year but primarily during the Level 10 artistic season, which is from January to April. Clubs usually host a meet through those months on behalf of their Booster Club.

Women's & Men's ArtisticEdit

Regular competitions that are hosted throughout the Level 10 season include the following;

WA and MA Artistic Schedule
Name of Meet Usual Date Location Gender Type
Nastia Liukin Cup Qualification Invitationals January–February Various locations Female Qualifier to NLC
Nastia Liukin Cup February Changes per year Female National, invitation only
State Championships March Various locations Female State
Regional Championships April Various locations Female Regional, qualifier to Nationals
J.O. Nationals May Changes per year Male, Female National, invitation only
J.O. National Invitational May Changes per year Female National, invitation only

RhythmicEdit

Regular Rhythmic competitions include;

Rhythmic Artistic Schedule
Name of Meet Usual Date Location Type
Rhythmic Invitational February Colorado Springs National
Stars and Stripes Cup May Changes per year National
U.S. National Championships June or July Changes per year National, invitation only

AcroEdit

Regular acrobatic competitions include;

Acro Artistic Schedule
Name of Meet Usual Date Location Type
Acro Cup Varies Changes per year National
U.S. Nationals July Changes per year National

TrampolineEdit

Regular Trampoline competitions include;

T&T Artistic Schedule
Name of Meet Usual Date Location Type
Stars & Stripes Cup Varies Changes per year National, invitation only
U.S. National Championships Varies Changes per year National, invitation only
Camp Wakeshma August Three Rivers, Michigan[4] National

J.O. NationalsEdit

The Junior Olympic National Championships and Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament are the highest levels of competition in the women's and men's artistic program. The highest level of competition is the J.O. Nationals. Gymnasts qualify to the competitions through their Regional Championships. There are eight age divisions (Junior A-D and Senior A-D), and the youngest age of qualification is 9 years old.[5]

Gymnasts compete for their region and are eligible to win individual all-around and event titles, as well as team medals.

Notable Level 10 GymnastsEdit

Here is a list of Notable Level 10 gymnasts.

Women's ArtisticEdit

ReferencesEdit