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2020 Rhythmic Challenge & Invitational
February 7-9, 2020 – Lake Placid, N.Y.

Final Schedule & Rotations Competition Schedule
Training Schedule
Deadline Summary
  • December 6, 2019 – Rhythmic Challenge & Inv. Registration Deadline
  • December 6, 2019 – OTC Meal Card Request Deadline
  • January 2, 2020 – Travel Form Deadline (for NT participants staying at the OTC)
  • January 2, 2020 – Music Upload Deadline
  • January 15, 2020 – Hotel Reservation Deadline
Venue Lake Placid Olympic Training Center
196 Old Military Rd,
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Eligibility The following athletes are eligible for the 2020 Rhythmic Challenge & Inv*

Challenge - Per the Rhythmic Rules & Poliices
  • Top 12 Juniors and Top 12 Seniors from the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Hopes may be invited to the Rhythmic Challenge at the invitation of the International Elite Coaches Committee.
    • Invited HOPE gymnast: Gemma Gow
  • All FIG Groups (required to attend as the first step of qualification to USA Gym Champs)
Invitational (qualification from 2019 USA Gym Champs)
  • Remaining Level 10 SR Elites from 2019 USA Gym Champs (not already qualified to Challenge)
  • Remaining Level 10 JR Elites from 2019 USA Gym Champs (not already qualified to Challenge)
  • All Level 10 SR from 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • All Level 10 JR from 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Top 30 Level 9 JR/Hopes combined from the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Top 16 Level 8 from the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships (competing as L9 for the 2020 season)
Schedule Friday, February 7
  • Challenge Training (Challenge Participants ONLY; no training for invitational participants)
Saturday, February 8
  • Competition (2 events for individual; 1 event for group)
Sunday, February 9
  • Competition (2 events for individual; 1 event for group)
Registration and Entry Fee Registration Deadline: December 6, 2019

$175 per gymnast
$200 per group

Registration will be conducted using the Meet Reservation system on the USA Gymnastics website. For instructions, click here.
Accommodation – OTC Lodging/Meals OTC Accommodation is available for National Team Gymnasts and Coaches ONLY. All invitational participants and non-NT Coaches should secure hotel accommodations.

OTC meal cards are available to any participating athletes or coaches for $45/day. Each “day” is dinner one day and breakfast/lunch the next day.

Reserve meal cards via the Group Processing system on the USA Gym website.

Meals must be reserved by April 15th (payment required at the time of request). Remember that meals are already included for participants staying on-site at the OTC.
Other Lodging Courtyard by Marriott - $179/night
5920 Cascade Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Click here to book rooms

Reservation deadline is January 15th, 2020
Transportation Official Airport: Albany, NY (ALB) – 132 miles
Train Station: Albany-Rensselaer, New York (ALB) – 141 miles

Alternate Airport Possibilities:
  • Saranac Lake, NY – 16 miles
  • Burlington, VA (BVT) – 63 miles (requires ferry)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL) – 116 Miles
Only those staying on-site at the OTC will be considered for transportation to/from the Albany airport. At no time is transportation guaranteed, but USA Gymnastics and the OTC staff will make best efforts for those staying on-site who have turned in flight information by January 2.

Transportation Request Guidelines:
  • ARRIVALS – February 6th:
    • 6:00pm or earlier to ALB
    • 5:00pm or earlier to YUL
  • DEPARTURES – February 10th:
    • 12:00pm or later from ALB
    • 5:00pm or later from YUL
  • Flight information must be turned in to USA Gymnastics by January 2nd using the travel form below to be considered for transportation.
  • All participants staying at the OTC must submit the travel form. It will be assumed that any participant who does not submit the travel form by January 2nd will provide their own transportation.
Travel Form (Due January 2nd):

Please be mindful of the fact that the OTC is several hours’ distance from the airports and there are a limited number of shuttles per day. It is possible that depending on arrival time there could be several hours wait for the next shuttle. It is also possible that a shuttle may not be available if there are not others leaving at a similar time.

Note: In the case of a flight delay when participants are scheduled for OTC transportation, it is the parent/club’s responsibility to provide Safe Sport compliant transportation from the airport to the OTC. USA Gymnastics will work with the OTC to accommodate the delayed participants on a later shuttle if possible or, in the case of a minor delay, may postpone the shuttle’s departure, however, this cannot be guaranteed nor expected. USA Gymnastics is not responsible for delayed flights that cause participants to arrive after shuttle departure times. Full responsibility for the participants’ transportation falls on the parents/club.
Coach Membership Coaches and athletes must hold a current membership/safety/background check/U100 certification with USA Gymnastics to participate in the 2020 Rhythmic Challenge & Invitational.

Note: Due to a new USOC requirement, all athletes 18 years and older are required to complete the USOC Safe Sport Course to participate in the Rhythmic Challenge & Inv. Deadline: December 6, 2019
Coach Attire All coaches must be in club or athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the competition floor. Please remember to bring layers as temperatures can vary in the gym.
Music/Difficulty Forms Electronic music files will be used for this competition. Upload deadline: January 2, 2020. All music will be downloaded and sorted into rotation order on that date. Please be sure to check the music files after they are uploaded via the online playback button and bring back-up files to the event just in case (on a phone or CD).

  • Have any club administrator from your club log on to the USA Gymnastics website
  • Navigate to the profile page for your gymnast
    • In the sidebar, click “Club Administration”> “Athlete Roster”> then search for the athlete
  • Scroll down on the athlete’s profile page to the section that says “Routine Music”
  • Then click the “upload” button next to each event the athlete will be competing to add the music
Note: Any music already uploaded for your athletes for another event will still be in the system and does not need to be uploaded again, unless it is changed.

Music Late Fee: $25/gymnast for any uploads/changes after January 2, 2020.

Difficulty forms will NOT be used for this competition.
Awards Per the Rules & Policies.

All National Team Members are REQUIRED to be present for awards.
Inquiries Per the Rules & Policies
  • 50% Refunds for registration fees and OTC meal cards will be provided in the case of injury or severe illness with a doctor’s note. Notification must be provided to at least 1 week prior to the event.
  • Refunds without a doctor’s note are not possible.
Additional information Please note: There are no vending machines or concession on-site. Participating athletes and coaches may pre-purchase a meal plan (see above). Meals are not available for parents/spectators. Please inform the parents from your club so they may plan ahead accordingly. The downtown Lake Placid area has many restaurants and shops to serve those without a meal plan. There is also an “Adirondack Corner Store” with refreshments a 10-minute walk from the Olympic Training Center.

Adirondack Corner Store
188 Newman Rd
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Eligible Invitational Gymnasts Invitational Qualification Criteria (qualification from 2019 USA Gym Champs)
  • Remaining Level 10 SR Elites from 2019 USA Gym Champs (not already qualified to Challenge)
  • Remaining Level 10 JR Elites from 2019 USA Gym Champs (not already qualified to Challenge)
  • All Level 10 SR from 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • All Level 10 JR from 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Top 30 Level 9 JR/Hopes combined from the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Top 16 Level 8 from the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships
Elite SR from 2019 USA Gym Champs
  • Helena Pavlovcic
  • Elena Fabian
  • Shallie Rasin
  • Elizabeth Kapitonova
  • Eliza Cohen
  • Ilana Finkelshtein
  • Julia Naishuler
  • Anastasia Lobanov
Level 10 SR from 2019 USA Gym Champs
  • Lily Avila
  • Elvira Belyanova
  • Katherine Wang
  • Nicole Herkenhoff
  • Nicole Yatskar
  • Hannah Lai
  • Angela Wang
  • Meryl Wang
  • Nelly Garces
  • Erika Bilenka
  • Emilia Piskoulian
  • Ekaterina Rodova
  • Baifan Zhou
  • Michelle Kriner
  • Aleksandra Sklioutovskaya-Lopez
  • Jessica Tian
  • Jessica Li
  • Srinija Srinvasan
  • Anya Voznyuk
  • McKenna Bailey
  • Michelle Varshavsky
Elite JR from 2019 USA Gym Champs
  • Gergana Petkova
  • Catherine Holen
  • Valeria Gridina
  • Elizabeth Balikian
  • Sarah Mariotti
  • Camiah Kuno
  • Gabriella Shu
  • Fiona Kim
  • Isabella Pappas
  • Tiziana Greppi
  • Megan Chu
Level 10 JR/HOPES from 2019 USA Gym Champs
  • Yelizaveta Kovalenko
  • Alexandra Saucir
  • Neleh Kay
  • Ava Khlopin
  • Chiara Ruggieri
  • Elizaveta Zaytseva
  • Austeja Dauneckis
  • Isabella Ivanova
  • Theresa Fu
  • Ella Willden
  • Katherine Zhu
  • Elizabeth Birov
  • Alyssa Medvedeff
  • Aurora Vitrychenko
  • Erika Rusak
Level 9 JR/HOPES from 2019 USA Gym Champs
  • Mya Weinstein 56.85
  • Simona Maciunas 56.2
  • Lisa Gerasimova 55.55
  • Liza Odikadze 54.1
  • Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi 54.05
  • Amelia Schneider 53.6
  • Jaelyn Chin 53.05
  • Rachel Lu 52.9
  • Emily Beznos 52.35
  • Katie Tang 51.85
  • Sasha Starsky 51.85
  • Caroline Lupul 51.75
  • Lauren Kramer 51.7
  • Nicole Tchapova 51.35
  • Eleonora Gordieko 51.25
  • Mia Bukatar 51.25
  • Lera Vaisburd 51.0
  • Alexandra Bryukhova 51.0
  • Jacqueline Karlov 50.2
  • Elizabeth Yan 50.05
  • Sabrina Li 50.05
  • Lara Krivobokov 49.8
  • Victoria Gonikman 49.75
  • Christina Antonyuk 49.7
  • Ashley Wang 49.65
  • Karolina Saverino 49.25
  • Alexandra Ebert 49.65
  • Kirin Kimura 48.85
  • Zoe Anderson 48.65
  • Gabby Fuki 48.4
  • Leah Gressel 48.1
Level 8 from USA Gym Champs
  • Rin Keys
  • Irina Fesyun
  • Medeine Viluyte
  • Jessica Kim
  • Alexandra Leone
  • Milana Abayeva
  • Defne Yavuz
  • Anastassia Kim
  • Anna shuvalova
  • Deanna Georgieva
  • Sophia Pyrig
  • Ksenia Pototski
  • Alisa Semenova
  • Emily Nisevich
  • Sofiya Monasyrska
  • Kaylee Forest