The 36-city Kellogg's® Tour of Gymnastics Champions promises fans a high-flying, dynamic experience that celebrates the sport’s beauty and skill in each of the disciplines. Bigger and better than ever, the show's format pairs elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that pushes the boundaries of athleticism and is sure to keep fans cheering for more. The tour stops at Tampa’s AMALIE Arena October 30 at 6:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now.
The 2016 U.S. Olympians participating in the Tour are: The Final Five – Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman; men’s gymnastics – Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and Alex Naddour; rhythmic – Kiana Eide, Monica Rokhman, Jennifer Rokhman, Kristen Shaldybin and Laura Zeng; and trampoline – Nicole Ahsinger and Logan Dooley. 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic balance beam champion Shawn Johnson and 2012 Olympic team champion Jordyn Wieber are also on the cast. Due to athletes’ schedules and personal commitments, the cast will vary from stop to stop.
“This year’s Kellogg’s Tour is a welcome home party and celebration for the USA’s success in Rio,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Our athletes won the hearts of fans around the globe last month, and this is a chance for America to see them up close and personal. This year’s Kellogg’s Tour includes the biggest names in the sport, including three Olympic all-around champions and medalists from three Olympic Teams. The Kellogg’s Tour has something for everyone, from the very young to the young at heart.”
While a complete list of athletes scheduled to perform during the Kellogg’s Tour of Champions is listed below, some other cast members to note are: World acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair medalists Axel Osborne and Tiffani Williams; World medalists Ashton Locklear (2016 Olympic replacement athlete), MyKayla Skinner (2016 Olympic replacement athlete), Donnell Whittenburg (2016 Olympic replacement athlete), and Brandon Wynn; and 2016 Olympic replacement athlete Ragan Smith. 1996 Olympian John Macready and 2004 Olympian Mary Sanders are also part of the Kellogg’s Tour. The cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by local gymnasts at each tour stop.
“These amazing athletes have shown us that each day is a new opportunity to achieve our goals and that everyday motivations can help lead us to success – regardless of whether you’re a world-class Olympian or a working mom raising her kids,” said Kristin Wesolowski, director of Promotions for Kellogg Morning Foods. “It’s a privilege to help bring these champions to communities across the country.”
During the Kellogg’s Tour, young fans can show what gets them started at the Kellogg’s Fitness and Nutrition Zone at each of the 38 tour performances. The zone will feature activities that teach strength, flexibility and cardio to kids in a fun and engaging way while gaining knowledge about the importance of fitness. Participants will receive a custom Kellogg’s cereal bowl to help get their day started with delicious cereal.
Platinum and VIP Packages are available in all markets and include Olympian experiences: VIP Package – Pre-Show Chalk Talk hosted by five-time Olympic medalist Liukin that features a Q&A with select members of the 2016 Olympic Team, as well as a post-show autograph session with select members of the 2016 Olympic Team; and Platinum tickets – the Pre-Show Chalk Talk.
It also will be easy to follow your favorite gymnasts and the Tour: online, kelloggstour.com; Facebook, USAGymnastics; and Twitter, #kelloggstour and @usagym. Visit Facebook.com/Kelloggs to find out more about the Power of Breakfast.
The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in partnership with AEG Facilities. Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor, and Chobani, Procter & Gamble, Hershey, Hilton and International Gymnastics Camp are official supporting partners. American Athletic, Inc., and GK Elite are official suppliers.
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Complete cast list for the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions:
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