Performing at Dickies Arena is becoming a major milestone for gymnasts across the country. The venue hosted the U.S. Championships in 2021 and this past weekend it hosted the NCAA Gymnastics Finals

Jason Sands, executive director of the Fort Worth Sports Commission, said that every championship the city hosts builds on its reputation as a premier sports destination.

“The DFW Metroplex is a very strong gymnastics community. There’s over 80 gymnastics clubs in the Metroplex and Texas as a state has produced so many amazing gymnasts over the years,” Sands said. “And for us to be able to tap into that great history and traditions to support these gymnastics championship events, those with the NCAA and U.S. Gymnastics has been a huge win for our community.”

Four Olympians turned collegiate athletes were among those vying for individual and team titles: Jordan Chiles (UCLA) and Jade Carey (Oregon State), Sunisa Lee (Auburn) and Grace McCallum (Utah).

Collegiate gymnasts from around the country will continue to fight for the national collegiate title at Dickies Arena for the next four years.

Marcheta Fornoff covers the arts for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at or on Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Marcheta FornoffArts & Culture Editor

For just over seven years Marcheta Fornoff performed the high wire act of producing a live morning news program on Minnesota Public Radio. She led a small, but nimble team to cover everything from politics...