• U.S. men shine: Americans take the all-around team title.
• Dreams in motion: A look at the Pacific Rim Championships through the eyes of a young gymnast.
• Change and challenges: A former gymnastics teacher has seen a revolution in the sport.
• USA dominates early: The women's team gets off to a fast start, and the rhythmic gymnastics team takes the team title.
• Big day for fans: 2004 Olympic gold medalist Carly Patterson gives local fans a thrill.
• Big sacrifices: Katelyn Ohashi of Newcastle has given up a lot to pursue her gymnastics dreams.
• 'Relentless': All-around world champion Jordyn Wieber maximizes her talent.
• What to expect: 8 things to watch at the gymnastics events.
• Olympic dreams are within sight: Jake Dalton sees championships as a chance to prove he deserves a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
• Event could inspire the next great gymnast: Brett McClure, Snohomish County's most decorated gymnast, traces his interest in the sport to the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.
• Julie Zetlin eyes a medal: An Olympic medal would be a first for U.S. rhythmic gymnastics.
• Judges get butterflies: It takes tough skin to be an international gymnastics judge. Usually figuratively, sometimes literally.
• Meet the U.S. competitors: Some of the names to watch this weekend.
• History of the Pacific Rim Championships: The event has been held since 2004.
• Athletes to watch: Some of the best-known and most accomplished competitors who will be in Everett.
• Championship schedule
When: Friday through Sunday. Competition starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Who: The Pacific Rim Championships feature gymnasts from 17 Pacific Rim countries: Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and the United States.
Format: Artistic and rhythmic gymnastics will have team, all-around and individual event competitions for both juniors and seniors. Trampoline has both men's and women's competitions.
Tickets: Single-session tickets range from $15 to $65, and all-session tickets range from $110 to $250 (including facility fees), and may be purchased at the Comcast Arena box office; by phone at 866-332-8499; online through www.comcastarenaeverett.com; or through participating area gymnastics clubs. In recognition of Visa's long-time support of USA Gymnastics, Visa is the preferred method of payment. For more information, go to www.usagym.org/events.
Television: NBC will carry coverage from the Pacific Rim Championships at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Source: USA Gymnastics
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