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Secret U.S. Classic Returns to Sears Centre for Third Straight Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 12, 2015) — The Secret U.S. Classic, the final qualifying event for women’s gymnastics for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, will be staged at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., for the third consecutive time. Scheduled for July 25 at 6:30 p.m., the Secret U.S. Classic features some of the USA’s top female gymnasts, and all-day tickets go on sale Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. CT.

Two-time World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist and two-time World all-around medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, finished one-two in the senior all-around last year. Jordan Chiles of Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, won the junior all-around title.

Many of the country’s top gymnasts use the Secret U.S. Classic as a final tune-up for the P&G Gymnastics Championships, while other gymnasts are hoping to qualify for the national championships. The P&G Championships is the national championships for USA Gymnastics and determines the U.S. champions and the U.S. National Team. The 2014 P&G Championships are scheduled for Aug. 13-16 at Bankers Life Field House in Indianapolis. For more information, go to pgchamps.com.

The July 25 competition schedule is 1 p.m. for the junior session and 6:30 p.m. for the senior session. All times are Central and subject to change.

All-day tickets, which include admission to both the junior and senior elite sessions, are $125, $79, $69, $59 and $49, including facility fees. Single session tickets will go on sale at a later date. To purchase tickets, visit www.searscentre.com, call 1-888-SEARS-TIX, or visit the Box Office at the Sears Centre Arena. Group tickets may be purchased by calling 847-649-2368. Discounted tickets are also available through local gym clubs that are participating in the Club Ticket Sales Program. For more information, go to secretclassic.com.

USA Gymnastics is again partnering with World Sport Chicago on this event. The two organizations have worked together on the 2009 American Cup, the 2009-10 Chicago Cup, and the U.S. Classic since 2010.

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