900 Compete in Trampoline & Tumbling at Rock Island Apr. 23-24
This weekend the U.S. Trampoline & Tumbling Association (USTA) returns to the Quad Cities to host the Northern Illinois State Championship after a long absence from a competition hosted in the area.
The USTA includes power tumbling, trampoline, and double mini (another type of trampoline).
900 athletes (ages 3 yrs. to college) are competing on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24 at the Rock Island High School Fieldhouse. Some of these athletes have competed at the Worlds level. This meet is a qualifier to the national meet in June in Knoxville, Tenn.
The meet runs 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days. The highest level athletes go from 8:30 a.m. to around 11 a.m. each morning (Saturday on trampoline, Sunday for tumbling) and Saturday at 1 p.m. on the double mini.
The meet is hosted by the QC Xtreme Booster Club.
The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau assisted is bringing the USTA Northern Illinois State Championship here. The estimated economic impact of this event for the local economy is $150,000.
— Submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau