Elevate The Stage, Presented by Promedica, Podium Gymnastics Meet Features Teams of the Big Ten Conference in Toledo Competition
July 25, 2018


TOLEDO, OHIO – Elevate the Stage, a youth and women’s collegiate gymnastics meet presented by ProMedica, has announced the participating NCAA teams for the 2019 event. The event, which features a podium competition, will travel to Toledo, Ohio in the upcoming season. The event will host a weekend-long club meet for girls Junior Olympic competitors Levels 2-10, Xcel and an Open competition. A NCAA Division I Women’s Gymnastics meet featuring teams of the Big Ten Conference will headline the meet weekend. The NCAA teams that will come to Toledo to be a part of the 2019 Elevate the Stage, presented by ProMedica, include: 
Toledo, Ohio – February 22 & 23
Presented by ProMedica
Huntington Center
Featuring teams of the Big Ten Conference
Session 1 – Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Iowa
Maryland
Michigan State
Nebraska
Penn State
Session 2 – Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Illinois
Michigan
Minnesota
Ohio State
Rutgers

The Elevate the Stage meet is in its fifth year of operation and was created to provide a championship-caliber platform for gymnasts to compete across the country. The meet is staged on the podiums, which are typically only used at top championship meets and the Olympics. Competing on the podiums gives the gymnasts a special experience and provides an enhanced viewing experience for the fans.

“We are thrilled to take part in a championship-caliber event that provides the opportunity to showcase the sport and all Big Ten gymnastics teams,” said Big Ten Associate Commissioner of Sports Administration Wendy Fallen. “Podium competition prepares our student-athletes for the postseason and we very much appreciate the opportunity to participate in Knight Eady’s Elevate the Stage event.”

ProMedica is the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Elevate the Stage meet in Toledo. Elevate the Stage is owned and operated by Knight Eady, a Birmingham-based sports marketing and event management firm. Kayla Williams, Gymnastics Operations Coordinator at Knight Eady, serves as the event director. Williams was an NCAA Women’s Gymnastics champion, two-time Southeastern Conference Gymnastics champion and 2009 World Champion.

“Elevate the Stage is excited to be in Toledo for the second year in a row,” said Williams. “We look forward to providing this unique experience for collegiate and youth gymnasts to compete on the podium and in the same weekend. We hope gymnasts and fans from across the country will join us in Toledo in 2019 to be a part of this meet!”

“We are proud to support this national collegiate competition for our community,” said Randy Oostra, president and CEO at ProMedica. “This will be a great opportunity for people across the region to experience a championship-caliber event, and to see the revitalization of Toledo firsthand.”

Tickets for the college meet will be on sale beginning in fall of 2018. Pre-sale ticket information is available at elevatethestage.com. For additional information or to register for the club meet, visit elevatethestage.com.

About Knight Eady Sports Group:
Founded in 2013, Knight Eady provides full-service event operations, including management and consultation of live sporting events. In addition, Knight Eady offers strategic communication plans for enhanced market exposure, branding, and corporate partner relationships. Knight Eady believes in motivating and inspiring individuals to reach beyond their potential and develop an unparalleled loyalty and passion for their sport. This is accomplished by delivering quality, consistent, cost efficient and creative services, while applying ethical principles that radically exceed expectations.

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Courtesy: Elevate The Stage