The 2018 Hopes Classic and the American Classic are scheduled for Friday, July 6, and Saturday, July 7, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City.
Tickets are available to purchase individually for each day, or you can purchase both days together at a discounted rate. A ticket is valid for both sessions for one day.
Rows 1-10: $20
Rows 11-20: $15
Rows 21-31: $10
Rows 1-10: $25
Rows 11-20: $20
Rows 21-31: $15
3 p.m. – Ages 10-11
6:15 p.m. – Ages 12-13
11 a.m. – Junior Elite
4 p.m. – Senior Elite
The American Classic is an opportunity for elite female gymnasts to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships.
Women’s gymnastics has several ways athletes can qualify to the U.S. Championships, including by earning a minimum of 52.000 for seniors or a 51.000 for juniors in the all-around at either the American Classic or U.S. Classic. The U.S. Classic, scheduled for July 28 at the Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus, is the final opportunity to advance to the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Senior athletes can also qualify by earning a three-event score of 39.750 or a two-event score of 27.00 at either of these two events.
The Hopes Classic, which features young, aspiring female gymnasts who are just below the elite level, is held in conjunction with the American Classic. The Hopes Classic has two age groups, 10-11 year-olds and 12-13 year-olds. From the Hopes Classic, athletes advance to the Hopes Championships. The top 18 from each age group qualify to the Hopes Championships, assuming each athlete achieves a minimum qualifying score.