In the Windy City, this is Chicago Style.
Hosted by elite coach Todd Gardiner and the IGI team, over 4000 girls are here to show their stuff on a really, really big stage.
The Navy Pier venue is massive.
Six competition floors, it’s not easy to capture in one photo. (This shows less than half competition area.) In fact, it’s a good long walk from one end of the gym to the other.
For the 10th Anniversary edition, IGI has added an NCAA Session featuring Stanford University, UCLA, University of Illinois and University of Washington.
Needless to say, that’s the hottest ticket in town. First come, first served, tickets go on sale 4PM today at Navy Pier. I hope to get in with my “media credential”. Yup, bloggers are media now.
Organizers look surprisingly relaxed. Hosting 4000 athletes is not ten times more difficult than hosting 400 kids.
official website – IGI â€œChicago Styleâ€ Gymnastics Meet
Note: The venue has no internet access so I’m having to sneak out to Starbucks to post this weekend.