Sports & Outdoors, Summer Guide

USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Elite Challenge

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 15 2014

More than 180 elite athletes from around the U.S., including several 2012 Olympians, converge on the Lilac City this weekend to show of their unreal jumping, twisting and flipping skills for USA Gymnastics’ trampoline and tumbling nationals and elite challenge. This is nothing like the backyard trampoline sessions of your youth (nor should anyone consider trying what they see here at home). With events like synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline and tumbling, competition is literally a lot higher — with athletes rocketing up to 30 feet in the air to perform double and triple twisting flips — than the more familiar gymnastics events of vault, beam, bars and floor.

Chey Scott