Athletes from the across the United States to Demonstrate Skill and Artistry: March 25-27, 2022
The United States Twirling Association (USTA) announced today that the Wichita area has been selected as the site of the 2022 U.S. Trials for the Sport of Baton Twirling , to be held March 25th-27th, at the Goddard High School Gymnasium. Approximately 100 of the country’s top baton twirling athletes will compete for bronze, silver and gold medals and the honor of representing the United States at the 35th World Baton Twirling Championship this coming August in Turin, Italy.
“This is athletic competition at its very best,” said Karen Cammer, president of the United States Twirling Association (USTA), which is hosting the selection process. “These athletes demonstrate the strength and agility of gymnasts, the grace and artistry of figure skaters, and the endurance of distance runners, all while tossing, rolling and swinging a metal baton. Sport baton twirling is athleticism merged with music and art to form dynamic competitive performances. Wichita sports fans are in for a real treat.”
Athletes competing in the U.S. Trials range in age from 12 to 35 and will compete in men’s and women’s individual freestyle solo, as well as in freestyle pair and team disciplines. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the U.S. Trials go to www.ustwirling.com.
About the United States Twirling Association: The United States Twirling Association (USTA) is dedicated to the development and advancement of the sport of baton twirling. The USTA is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, founded in 1958, to provide opportunities for its members and supporters to participate in the sport of baton twirling through recreational, educational and competitive programs. The USTA has more than 6,000 members, provides educational programs for athletes, coaches and judges, and sanctions more than 200 local, state, regional and national competitions each year. The USTA is a member of the World Baton Twirling Federation and selects a team each year to represent the United States in the World Baton Twirling Championships.
About the World Baton Twirling Federation: The increasing popularity of the sport of baton twirling throughout the world brought about the formation of the World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) in 1977 to develop, promote and standardize the sport of baton twirling. The WBTF offers international clinics for athletes, a standardized Judges’ Training Program and Master Exam for judges and sanctions the World Baton Twirling Championships.