April 4, 2013

Trade center will host gymnastics regional

From Staff Reports

— The very best male gymnasts in the southeast will converge on the trade center this weekend for the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championships.

Starting on Friday and concluding on Sunday, more than 700 gymnasts from the seven state region will be competing for regional titles and qualification to the Junior Olympic National Championships in Portland, Oregon on May 2-5.

Tennessee Academy of Gymnastics (TAG) is the host institution for the event for the fourth time, but this is the first time it has been held at the Dalton venue. TAG will be represented by three athletes — Level 8’s James Westbrook and Matthew Bardoner and Level 5 Rowan Fitzsimmons. For ticket info go to the website www.taggym.com/2013mensregionals or call (423)697-1824.