USAG’s 2023 Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships kick off Thursday in Oklahoma
The 2023 USA Gymnastics Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships are set for May 11-14 in Oklahoma City, where the top Level 10 women’s and Level 8, 9 and 10 men’s artistic athletes will vie for national titles.
The event serves as the culmination of the Development Program season and will be the selection event for several teams, including the Women’s 2023 Development Program National Team and the Men’s Level 8/9 Junior National Team. Athletes have qualified to the Development Program National Championships based on results from state and regional championships.
The Oklahoma City Convention Center and will host competition from Level 10 women’s artistic athletes and Level 8, 9 and 10 Junior National and Junior Elite men’s artistic athletes. All-around and individual event winners will be determined in each division in both men’s and women’s competition. The event and all its sessions will stream live on FlipNow.tv. More information about USA Gymnastics’ Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships, including ticketing, scheduling and results, are available at devnationals.com.
The 2023 GymACT National Championships will run in conjunction with the Men’s and Women’s Development Program National Championships and are set for Saturday, May 13 at 6:40 p.m. ET. The event will also stream live on FlipNow.tv and the session is available for purchase here. GymACT is a men’s collegiate gymnastics division for schools and programs that are unaffiliated with the NCAA and the championships are the final competition of the 2023 GymACT season. More information about the GymACT program can be found here.
Women’s age groups are separated into six junior and six senior divisions (Jr. A-F, Sr. A-F). The “All-Star” session will kick off the competition Friday, where athletes who did not qualify to an age group team from their regional championships will have the opportunity to compete.
At the end of the weekend, an overall Regional Team (Super Team) Champion will be crowned. The top four all-around gymnasts in each age group will be named to the Women’s 2023 Development Program National Team and will be invited to a National Team training camp later in the year.
There are eight regions determined by state in women’s artistic gymnastics and are as follows: Region 1 – Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin; Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
Men’s Level 8, 9 and 10 divisions are determined by age and skill level. Level 8 includes athletes who are 12-13 years old; Level 9, athletes who are 14-15 years old; and Level 10 encompasses 16-17 and 18-19 years old.
Junior Elite Level 8 and 9 gymnasts will have the opportunity to qualify to the 2023 Men’s Level 8/9 National Team at the competition. Athletes in the Junior Elite Level 10 16-17 age group will have a chance to qualify to the 2023 U.S. Gymnastics Championships August 24-17 in San Jose, Calif. where the 2023 Level 10 Junior National Team will be named.
Some of the top men’s artistic returnees include Caden Clinton (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics), Kiran Mandava (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics) and Nixon Miles (Simi Valley, Calif./Gymnastics Olympica USA).
At the Development Program championships, an overall Level 10 Junior National Regional Team champion will be recognized following a special regional session Thursday night. The men’s event will also feature club competition, where titles will be awarded to clubs of all levels.
Men’s artistic gymnastics has nine regions determined by state: Region 1 – Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada; Region 2 – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin; Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee; Region 9 – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.