gymnastics morning guest 5-14-19

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- 2018 World Championships gold-medalist Riley McCusker is in Louisville to promote the 2019 GK U.S. Classic, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville,

The GK U.S. Classic is the women's final qualifying event for the U.S. Championships and features all-around and individual event competition. The GK U.S. Classic is the last opportunity for female gymnasts to qualify for the 2019 U.S. Championships, the national championships for men's and women's gymnastics. Gymnasts who have already qualified to nationals use the GK U.S. Classic as a final tune-up for the U.S. Championships. 

Riley McCusker, who lives in Brielle, N.J., won the World team title at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and finished second in the all-around at the 2019 World Cup in Birmingham, Great Britain. One of the USA's top gymnasts, her accomplishments include: 2018 World Championships, team gold medal; 2018 U.S. uneven bars silver medalist and all-around and balance beam bronze medalist; 2017 U.S. bars gold, balance beam silver and all-around bronze medalist; 2017 Jesolo Trophy team, allaround and balance beam champion and bars silver medalist. McCusker is a high school senior and plans to compete in gymnastics at the University of Florida.

Single-session tickets for the GK U.S. Classic on July 20 are $35-$45 for the junior session at 1 p.m. and $39-$59 for the senior session at 6:30 p.m. All times are Eastern and subject to change. The GK Hopes Championships takes place Friday, July 19, the day prior to the GK U.S. Classic, and tickets range from $20-$30. All-session ticket packages range in price from $79-$129, plus applicable fees, and prices vary depending on the seat location. The all-session ticket includes both the junior and senior sessions for the GK U.S. Classic on July 20, as well as the GK Hopes Championships on July 19.

Tickets may be purchased at the KFC Yum! Center Box Office or For information on club sales or group tickets, call Kelsie Hall at 502.690.9029. Discounted tickets are available through local gymnastics clubs that are participating in the club ticket sales program.

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