NIU Invitational

Information about the 2024 NIU Invational coming soon!

2023 NIU Invitational Scores and Highlights

Thank you all who watched the NIU Invitational! Thank you Doug Kieso for passing out the Rancke-Sorensen award to Minnesota’s Kellen Ryan for his outstanding performance on the High Bar. And Congratulations to Minnesota for being the top GymACT team in attendance. 

The meet brought a few different worlds of gymnastics together for 11 teams to directly duke it out including 4 GymACT teams, Oklahoma’s NAIGC team, 5 USAG club teams and 1 team of collegiate gymnasts that came together and formed the Collegiate All-Stars. 

Thanks to all for coming and hope to see you next year!


NIU Invite UPDATE as of 1/30/23

Rotations for teams are as follows:

NIU Invite UPDATE as of 1/20/23

Judges for each event:

NIU Invite UPDATE as of 1/10/23

The name of the hotel block is NIU Invitational, and is at the Crowne Plaza Lombard. The price $109 a night on Saturday March 11th. (5 miles from the venue at the DuPage Fairgrounds) link below: Click here to find out more information!

If you arrive early and want a fun spot for your team athletes to hang out there is a place called Enchanted Castle close to the hotel that has Escape Rooms, Lazer Tag, Bumper Bowling, Mini Golf, and video games. Click here to find out more information!

Across the street there is a place called JT’s Porch for a tentative spot for a social gathering after the competition on Saturday March 11th: Click here to find out more information! 

Please fill out the USAG reservation system if you haven’t already. There will be 6 college teams competing (NIU, Temple, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, and UIC with a few NAIGC athletes) alongside junior club teams as well. It will be one set of equipment and TRADITIONAL FORMAT. 

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NIU Invite UPDATE as of 9/26/22

The NIU Invitational is now available on the USAG meet reservation system!

NIU Invitational Judging Rules.docx

NIU Invite UPDATE As Of 7/13/22

We are proud to announce that the NIU Invitational is now partnering up with the Legendary Joe Giallombardo Invitational on the anniversary of its 25th year. Two Invitationals originally run inside of gymnastics gyms are merging and moving “out of house” into the DuPage Fairgrounds to accommodate a larger audience and a traditional structure, bringing more amazing gymnastics at all possible levels under one roof. The synergy of the two meets should bring a variety of gyms together from far and wide. With the change comes a change in weekend. The NIU Invitational will now be March 11th, 2023. 

Levels 8-10 will still be competing directly against collegiate teams in a 5 up 4 count structure. Although the scoring will be NCAA rules, there will be a few rules in place to make sure that junior gymnasts will not have to change their routines to compete in a college meet. For example, a level 8 gymnast will not be expected to have to use pommels.  Rules will allow junior gymnasts to count junior (A) skills for value and have a minimum of 6 skills in their routine without deduction. 

Along with the change is a slight change in Entry Fee. The entry fee structure for junior teams will be $600 for teams of 6 athletes or less and a cost of $700 for teams of 7 athletes or more. Gyms are encouraged to put up as many teams as they want if they provide the coaching staff that can accommodate multiple teams. 

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