More than 600 gymnasts from across the South are set to compete at the Gumbo Cup Gymnastics this weekend at the Lake Charles Civic Center located at 900 Lakeshore Drive.
These junior Olympic athletes will be competing at various different levels starting this Friday through Sunday.
"It's been five years since we've done a Gumbo Cup and this year we could to do it in the Civic Center so we're really excited because will have over 650 gymnasts coming from as far as Memphis, Tennessee," said Chuck McLallen, owner at Gymnastics Etc. in Sulphur.
McLallen's gym will be hosting this year's competition.
"Gumbo Cup is a junior Olympics competition that we host from levels one through 10 boys and girls and it's one of the biggest competitions in Louisiana," he said. [Attendees] will see all the four events for the women which are vault, bars, beam, and floor. The boys are over here on rings and they have six events; they have floor, pommel, rings, vault, tee bars, and high bars," McLallen said.