2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships
2015 P&G Championships
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
More than 33,000 fans headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis over four days in mid-August to see Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak successfully defend their U.S. titles for the third straight time at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships. The combination of attendance, community outreach, local corporate support, fan activities, a great venue and athletic excellence made the P&G Championships the most successful since USA Gymnastics introduced the current national championship format in 2005.
The Indiana Sports Corporation, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana were the local are the local organizers of the event. This was the fourth time the prestigious national event has been conducted in Indianapolis.
In addition to competition, nearly 3,000 people attended the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show, an annual education event for the entire gymnastics community held in conjunction with the championships.
Back home again in Indiana fans enjoyed their time at many activities at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and on Georgia Street, including beach featuring a gymnastics-themed sand sculpture, live art, gymnastics demonstrations, appearances from Olympians, and more.
For a recap of the P&G Championships and activities in Indianapolis, click here
For more information and complete results, go to PG Champs.
In addition to Indiana Sports Corp and Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana have played key roles in the event preparation. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983.
The competition schedule was:
Thursday, Aug. 13 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 14 – men’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15 – women’s gymnastics, juniors at 1 p.m., and seniors at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 16 – men’s gymnastics, seniors at 1:30 p.m., and juniors at 7:30 p.m.
The annual USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show is held in conjunction with the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and will take place at the Indiana Convention Center.
Olympic Day World Record Attempt
To celebrate Olympic Day and promote the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics and Indiana Sports Corp, along with USA Track and Field, sponsored a host of fun activities including a world record attempt for the most handstands at one time and a dynamic representation of the Olympic rings.
Olympic champions Shannon Miller and Jaycie Phelps (1996, gymnastics), Quinn Buckner (1976, basketball) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, athletics) were on hand, along with Olympians Stephanie Arnold (2004, archery) and Ron Galimore (1980, gymnastics). 2014 Youth Olympic bronze-medalist and 2016 Olympic hopeful Alec Yoder of Indianapolis also attended the event.
Further details regarding the 2015 P&G Championships and Olympic Day can be found in this press release.