Gymnastics invitational held at Bayfront Convention Center

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The 19th annual Stars and Stripes gymnastics invitational kicking off tonight.

More than 2,000 gymnasts will pack the Bayfront Convention Center this weekend. The event is the largest co-ed gymnastics invitational in Pennsylvania and also some of the largest in the eastern United States. Gymnasts from the tri-state area and even as far as Puerto Rico will take part in a series of floor, beam, bars and vault exercises.

“This is really an intense, competitive sport, a lot of these kids in the main event are twenty plus hours a week in the gym, many are home schooled for this.” said Douglas Pershun.

This invitational tournament was founded in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks.

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