The 17th Annual Arnold Gymnastics Challenge on March 3-5, 2017 will welcome more than 3,000 competitors from across the country.

One of the largest mixed gymnastics meet in the nation will again be held at the Celeste Center at the Ohio Expo Center, where it will join a host of other events at the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO.

“The exciting atmosphere of such a large event and appreciative crowd really inspires the athletes,” said Tim Willson, Event Director. “We also have a spectacular opening ceremony planned with Arnold, Olympic gymnasts and special performers.”  The Opening Ceremony is Saturday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m.

A highlight of the meet is the 4th Annual Men’s NCAA Challenge which this year will feature men’s gymnastics teams from The Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and Ukraine’s National Team, Saturday, March 4, at 1:30pm.

Columbus Rotary will join with the Arnold Sports Festival in presenting a $2,500 College Scholarship to the Top Level 10 female and male gymnasts.

For more information, including registration and a list of winners from 2016, visit