Becca Green competed at the Women’s Junior Olympics National Championships on May 12-13 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Green, a sophomore at Annandale High School, qualified at the Region 4 Championships in St. Paul on April 13-15 and earned the right to compete at the JO National Championships. Region 4 is made up of seven states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
At the Region 4 competition qualifier, the top seven athletes, per age category, qualify to advance to the JO National Competition. The JO National Championships is the culmination event for the competitive season. The competition features twelve age divisions which are determined by birth date. These gymnasts are vying to become JO National Champions in the all-around, as well as in all four events, vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.
USA Gymnastics has eight regions and the top seven gymnasts in each division from each Regional Championship advance to Nationals. The winning regions are also determined at the end of the event. The top four athletes in each age division are named to the 2018 JO National Team.
US Junior Olympic National Championships is one of the national Championships of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body in the United States. Many JO Champions have gone on to make the US National team and represent the United States in international competition and/or compete in collegiate gymnastics.
At the Region 4 Championship meet, Green medaled with a third place finish on uneven bars, and medaled with a fourth place all-around to advance her to the JO Nationals.
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