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The GymCats Training Facility
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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The Gymnastics Training Facility, opened in 1994, is one of the nation's premiere training centers, boasting the following features:

  • A large tumbling/vaulting pit with the pit area located at the end of the floor exercise diagonal.
  • Stratum/Palmer floor exercise system with adjacent 40-foot rod tumbling strip.
  • Three uneven bar stations: one regular set with official mats, one set over a resi-pit and a single rail over a loose foam pit (with over-head spotting belts).
  • Six balance beams, including a high beam over a raised platform for working difficult skills and another for working various dismounts located next to the pit.
  • A variety of springboards, safety mats and a reflex vaulting horse.
  • Forty-foot Tumbl-Trak (trampoline tumbling apparatus).
  • In-floor trampoline with Aussie string bed.
  • All gymnastics apparatus are manufactured by American Athletic Inc., which produces the same equipment used at the NCAA Championships.
  • Fully carpeted gym floor area.
  • Biomechanic analysis equipment in the workout facility.
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