2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Takes Center Stage Beginning September 15

 

PR Newswire — September 6, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The 36-city Kellogg’s®Tour of
Gymnastics Champions kicks off Thursday, Sept. 15, in Spokane, Wash., and
promises fans a high-flying, dynamic experience that celebrates the sport’s
beauty and skill in each of the disciplines. Bigger and better than ever, the
show’s format pairs elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that
pushes the boundaries of athleticism and is sure to keep fans cheering for more.
Tickets for the 38 Kellogg’s tour performances, which conclude on Nov. 13, are
on sale now at KelloggsTour.com.

The 2016 U.S. Olympians participating in the Tour are: The Final Five – Simone
Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman; men’s
gymnastics – Chris Brooks, Jake Dalton, Danell Leyva, Sam Mikulak and Alex
Naddour; rhythmic – Kiana Eide, Monica Rokhman, Jennifer Rokhman, Kristen
Shaldybin and Laura Zeng; and trampoline – Nicole Ahsinger and Logan Dooley.
2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic balance beam
champion Shawn Johnson and 2012 Olympic team champion Jordyn Wieber are also on
the cast. Due to athletes’ schedules and personal commitments, the cast will
vary from stop to stop.

“This year’s Kellogg’s Tour is a welcome home party and celebration for the
USA’s success in Rio,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Our
athletes won the hearts of fans around the globe last month, and this is a
chance for America to see them up close and personal. This year’s Kellogg’s Tour
includes the biggest names in the sport, including three Olympic all-around
champions and medalists from three Olympic Teams. The Kellogg’s Tour has
something for everyone, from the very young to the young at heart.”

While a complete list of athletes scheduled to perform during the Kellogg’s Tour
of Champions is listed below, some other cast members to note are: World
acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair medalists Axel Osborne and Tiffani Williams;
World medalists Ashton Locklear (2016 Olympic replacement athlete), MyKayla
Skinner (2016 Olympic replacement athlete), Donnell Whittenburg (2016 Olympic
replacement athlete), and Brandon Wynn; and 2016 Olympic replacement athlete
Ragan Smith. 1996 Olympian John Macready and 2004 Olympian Mary Sanders are also
part of the Kellogg’s Tour. The cast of gymnastics champions will be joined by
local gymnasts at each tour stop.

“These amazing athletes have shown us that each day is a new opportunity to
achieve our goals and that everyday motivations can help lead us to success –
regardless of whether you’re a world-class Olympian or a working mom raising her
kids,” said Kristin Wesolowski, director of Promotions for Kellogg Morning
Foods. “It’s a privilege to help bring these champions to communities across the
country.”

During the Kellogg’s Tour, young fans can show what gets them started at the
Kellogg’s Fitness and Nutrition Zone at each of the 38 tour performances. The
zone will feature activities that teach strength, flexibility and cardio to kids
in a fun and engaging way while gaining knowledge about the importance of
fitness. Participants will receive a custom Kellogg’s cereal bowl to help get
their day started with delicious cereal.

Ticket prices, inclusive of facility fees, range from $29 to $299 and vary by
market and seat location. Tickets are available through every venue hosting the
Tour. Platinum and VIP Packages are available in all markets and include
Olympian experiences: VIP Package – Pre-Show Chalk Talk hosted by five-time
Olympic medalist Liukin that features a Q&A with select members of the 2016
Olympic Team, as well as a post-show autograph session with select members of
the 2016 Olympic Team; and Platinum tickets – the Pre-Show Chalk Talk. To find
the Tour stop nearest you and order tickets, go to KelloggsTour.com/info.

It also will be easy to follow your favorite gymnasts and the Tour: online,
kelloggstour.com; Facebook, USAGymnastics; and Twitter, #kelloggstour and
@usagym. Visit Facebook.com/Kelloggs to find out more about the Power of
Breakfast and find closest the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions stop.

The Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions is produced by USA Gymnastics in
partnership with AEG Facilities. Kellogg Company is the exclusive title sponsor,
and Chobani, Procter & Gamble, Hershey, Hilton and International Gymnastics Camp
are official supporting partners. American Athletic, Inc., and GK Elite are
official suppliers.

Kellogg’s has been helping people start their day right for more than 100 years,
believing great starts, both big and small, create the potential for great days,
every day.

Complete cast list for the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Women

— Nicole Ahsinger – Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
(trampoline). 2016 Olympian; two-time U.S. trampoline and synchronized
trampoline silver medalist (2015-16); competed at the 2015 World
Championships and 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
— Simone Biles – Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre (women’s
gymnastics). 2016 Olympic team, all-around, vault and floor champion,
and balance beam bronze medalist; three-time World all-around champion
(2013-15); 14-time World medalist (10 gold, two silver, two bronze);
four-time U.S. all-around champion (2013-2016).
— Gabby Douglas – Tarzana, Calif./Buckeye Gymnastics (women’s gymnastics).
2016 Olympic team champion; 2012 Olympic team and all-around gold
medalist; 2015 World team champion and all-around silver medalist;
three-time World medalist (two gold; one silver); three-time Olympic
medalist (three gold).
— Kiana Eide – Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics (group
rhythmic gymnastics). 2016 Olympian; two-time World team member
(2014-15); 2015 Pan Am Games 6 clubs/2 hoops champion and all-around and
5 ribbons silver medalist.
— Laurie Hernandez – Old Bridge, N.J./ MG Elite (women’s gymnastics). 2016
Olympic team champion and balance beam silver medalist; 2016 U.S.
all-around, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise bronze
medalist; 2016 Pacific Rim team gold medalist.
— Shawn Johnson – Nashville, Tenn. (women’s gymnastics). 2008 Olympic
balance beam champion, and team, all-around and floor silver medalist;
2007 World team, all-around and floor champion; 2007-08 U.S. all-around
champion; is a motivational speaker, works with charities and recently
married.
— Madison Kocian – Dallas/WOGA Gymnastics (women’s gymnastics). 2016
Olympic team gold medalist and uneven bars silver medalist; 2015 World
team and uneven bars champion; 2014 World team gold medalist; 2015 gold
and 2014/2016 silver U.S. uneven bars medalist; three-time World
medalist (two gold, one silver).
— Nastia Liukin – Parker, Texas. 2008 Olympic all-around champion;
five-time Olympic (one gold, three silver and one bronze) and nine-time
World medalist (four gold and five silver); works as a TV commentator
for NBC Sports and a motivational speaker after graduating from New York
University; and is engaged.
— Ashton Locklear – Hamlet, N.C./Everest Gymnastics (women’s gymnastics).
2016 Olympic replacement athlete; 2016 and 2014 U.S. uneven bars
champion; 2014 World Championships team champion; 2016 Pacific Rim team
and uneven bars champion.
— Aly Raisman – Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (women’s
gymnastics). 2016 Olympic team champion, and all-around and floor silver
medalist; 2012 Olympic team and floor gold medalist and balance beam
bronze medalist; 2015 World team gold medalist; 2011 World team gold and
floor exercise bronze medalist; 2010 World team silver medalist; six
Olympic medals (three gold, two silver, one bronze); four-time World
medalist (two gold, one silver, one bronze).
— Jennifer Rokhman – Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics
(group rhythmic gymnastics). 2016 Olympic replacement athlete; two-time
World team member (2014-15); 2015 Pan Am Games 6 clubs/2 hoops champion
and all-around and 5 ribbons silver medalist.
— Monica Rokhman – Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics (group
rhythmic gymnastics). 2016 Olympian; two-time World team member
(2014-15); 2015 Pan Am Games 6 clubs/2 hoops champion and all-around and
5 ribbons silver medalist.
— Kristen Shaldybin – Highwood, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics
(group rhythmic gymnastics). 2016 Olympian; 2015 World team member; 2015
Pan Am Games 6 clubs/2 hoops champion and all-around and 5 ribbons
silver medalist.
— MyKayla Skinner – Gilbert, Ariz./Desert Lights (women’s gymnastics).
2016 Olympic replacement athlete; 2014 World Championships team champion
and vault bronze medalist; 2015-16 U.S. vault silver and floor bronze
medalist.
— Ragan Smith – Lewisville, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics (women’s
gymnastics). 2016 Olympic replacement athlete; 2016 Pacific Rim team and
balance beam gold medalist; 2015 U.S. junior balance beam and floor
champion and all-around bronze medalist.
— Jordyn Wieber – DeWitt, Mich. (women’s gymnastics). 2012 Olympic team
gold medalist; 2011 World all-around and team gold and balance beam
bronze medalist; two-time U.S. all-around champion; currently attending
University of California – Los Angeles and serves as team manager for
the UCLA women’s gymnastics team.
— Tiffani Williams – Moreno Valley, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy
(acrobatic gymnastics). 2016 World acrobatic mixed pair silver medalist
(with Axel Osborne); two-time U.S. mixed pair champion (2015-16).
— Laura Zeng – Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
(rhythmic gymnastics). 2016 Olympian, 11th place finish ties best U.S.
Olympic finish; two-time U.S. all-around, hoop, and ribbon champion
(2015-16); 2015 Pan American Games all-around, hoop, ball, clubs and
ribbon champion; 2014 Youth Olympic all-around bronze medalist.
Men

— Donothan Bailey – Lake Forest, Calif/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training
Center/men’s gymnastics). 2016 U.S. pommel horse champion; 2016 Winter
Cup pommel horse silver medalist.
— Chris Brooks – Houston/Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center/men’s
gymnastics). 2016 Olympian; 2016 U.S. parallel bars champion and
all-around and high bar silver medalist; 2010 and 2015 U.S. horizontal
bar champion; member of the 2010 and 2015 World Championships Team; 2012
Olympic replacement athlete.
— Jake Dalton – Sparks, Nev./Team Hilton (University of Oklahoma/men’s
gymnastics). Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); 2014 World team and vault
bronze medalist; 2013 AT&T American Cup champion; 2013 World floor
exercise silver medalist; 2011 World team bronze medalist; four-time
U.S. floor (2011-12, 2014,2016) and vault (2009, 2011-12, 2016)
champion.
— Logan Dooley – Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics (trampoline).
2016 Olympian; seven-time U.S. synchro champion (2007-10, 2013-14,
2016); U.S. trampoline silver medalist (2010-12, 2015-16); U.S. synchro
silver medalist (2006, 2012); 2008 and 2012 Olympic replacement athlete.
— Marvin Kimble – Milwaukee, Wis./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training
Center/men’s gymnastics). 2016 Winter Cup horizontal bar bronze
medalist; 2015 Pan American Games team and pommel horse champion; 2015
Winter Cup still rings champion, pommel horse silver medalist and
parallel bars bronze medalist.
— Danell Leyva – Miami/Team Hilton (Universal Gymnastics/men’s
gymnastics). 2016 Olympic parallel bars and horizontal bar silver
medalist; five-time World medalist (2015, high bar silver; 2014,
parallel bars silver and team bronze; 2011 parallel bars gold and team
bronze); three time U.S. high bar champion (2009, 2011-12) and four time
U.S. parallel bars champion (2010-12, 2014); 2012 Olympic all-around
bronze medalist.
— C.J. Maestas – Corrales, N.M./U.S. Olympic Training Center (men’s
gymnastics). 2016 U.S. still rings silver medalist; two-time U.S. still
rings bronze medalist (2014-15); 2015 NCAA high bar champion and
all-around and still rings silver medalist.
— Sam Mikulak – Newport Coast, Calif./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training
Center/men’s gymnastics). Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); 2013-16 U.S.
all-around champion; 2015 Pan Am Games team and all-around champion and
floor exercise and parallel bars bronze medalist; 2014 AT&T American Cup
champion; 2014 World team bronze medalist.
— Alex Naddour – Queen Creek, Ariz./Team Hilton (USA Youth Fitness
Center/men’s gymnastics). 2016 Olympic pommel horse bronze medalist;
2011 and 2014 World team bronze medalist; four-time U.S. pommel horse
champion (2011-13, 2015); 2016 Pacific Rim team and pommel horse
champion; and 2012 Olympic replacement athlete.
— Axel Osborne – Beaumont, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy (acrobatic
gymnastics). 2016 World acrobatic mixed pair silver medalist (with
Tiffani Williams); two-time U.S. champion (2015-16).
— Eddie Penev – Penfield, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training
Center/men’s gymnastics). 2016 U.S. floor exercise bronze medalist; 2016
Winter Cup floor exercise and vault gold medalist; 2013 U.S. vault
champion; 2013 NCAA floor silver medalist, and team and all-around
bronze medalist.
— Donnell Whittenburg – Baltimore, Md./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training
Center/men’s gymnastics). 2016 Olympic replacement athlete; 2016 U.S.
still rings champion; 2016 Pacific Rim team, still rings and parallel
bars champion and all-around and vault silver medalist; 2015 World vault
bronze medalist; 2014 World team bronze medalist
— Brandon Wynn – Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton (Ohio State University/men’s
gymnastics). 2015 and 2010 World Championships Team member; 2013 World
still rings bronze medalist; 2015 U.S. still rings silver medalist; and
four-time U.S. still rings champion (2010-11, 2013-14).
2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Schedule

Sept. 15 Spokane, Wash./Spokane Arena (Thursday)

Sept. 16 Seattle, Wash./KeyArena (Friday)

Sept. 18 San Jose, Calif./SAP Center (Sunday)

Sept. 22 Glendale, Ariz./Gila River Arena (Thursday)

Sept. 24 Los Angeles/STAPLES Center (Saturday)*

Sept. 29 Dallas, Texas/American Airlines Center
(Thursday)

Sept. 30 Houston/Toyota Center (Friday)

Oct. 1 San Antonio, Texas/AT&T Center (Saturday)

Oct. 2 Lubbock, Texas/United Supermarkets Arena
(Sunday)

Oct. 5 Little Rock, Ark./Verizon Arena (Wednesday)

Oct. 6 St. Louis, Mo./Chaifetz Arena (Thursday)

Oct. 7 Kansas City, Mo./Sprint Center (Friday)

Oct. 8 Omaha, Neb./CenturyLink Center (Saturday)

Oct. 9 Minneapolis/Target Center (Sunday)

Oct. 13 Chicago/United Center (Thursday)

Oct. 14 Milwaukee, Wis./BMO Harris Bradley Center
(Friday)

Oct. 15 Indianapolis/Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Saturday)

Oct. 16 Grand Rapids, Mich./Van Andel Arena (Sunday)

Oct. 19 Cleveland, Ohio/Wolstein Center (Wednesday)

Oct. 20 Auburn Hills, Mich./Palace of Auburn Hills
(Thursday)

Oct. 21 Cincinnati, Ohio/U.S. Bank Arena (Friday)

Oct. 22 Columbus, Ohio/Nationwide Arena (Saturday)

Oct. 23 Pittsburgh, Pa./CONSOL Energy Center (Sunday)

Oct. 25 Hershey, Pa./Giant Center (Tuesday)

Oct. 27 Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Coliseum (Thursday)

Oct. 28 Charlotte, N.C./Time Warner Cable Arena
(Friday)

Oct. 29 Duluth, Ga./Infinite Energy Arena (Saturday)

Oct. 30 Tampa, Fla./Amalie Arena (Sunday)

Nov. 3 Rochester, N.Y./Blue Cross Arena (Thursday)

Nov. 4 Philadelphia, Pa./Wells Fargo Center (Friday)

Nov. 5 Hartford, Conn./XL Center (Saturday)

Nov. 6 Brooklyn, N.Y./Barclays Center (Sunday)

Nov. 10 Washington, D.C./Verizon Center (Thursday)

Nov. 11 Newark, N.J./Prudential Center (Friday)

Nov. 12 Bridgeport, Conn./Webster Bank Arena (Saturday)

Nov. 13 Boston/TD Garden (Sunday)*

*Two shows scheduled

Background

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that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2015 sales
of $13.5 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s
leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and
savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company.
Through our Breakfasts for Better DaysTM global hunger initiative, we’ve
provided more than 1.4 billion servings of cereal and snacks to children
and families in need around the world. To learn more, visit
www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube
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— AEG Facilities. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company,
is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG
Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns,
operates or consults with more than 120 of the industry’s preeminent
venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue
management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest
services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also
provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities,
including AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the
world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such
industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the
success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based
organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most
elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los
Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City,
MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center
(Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential
Center (Newark, N.J.), Barclays Arena (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center
(Minneapolis, MN), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Oracle Arena and
Oakland Alameda Coliseum (Oakland, CA), CONSOL Energy Center
(Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), LeSports Center
(Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena
(Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro
(Glasgow, UK), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena
(Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los
Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawaii Convention
Center (Honolulu, HI) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center
(Muscat, Oman). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
— USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national
governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to
encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its
disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic
gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group
gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.
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