The Xcel State Gymnastics meet will take place March 29-30 at Ozark Mountain Gymnastics, 2910 S. Fort Ave., in Springfield.

Up to 300 athletes from across Missouri will participate in the competition.

The event sponsored by USA Gymnastics is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Junior Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes. All gymnasts must qualify to attend.

Entry fees for spectators are $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass for adults, $2 per day or $5 for a weekend pass for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger.

For more information, call 417-882-5311 or send email to

To learn more about this and other amateur sports events brought to Springfield by the Springfield Sports Commission and the Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767. The CVB and Sports Commission are nonprofit organizations dedicated to boosting the local economy by promoting travel and tourism to Springfield.