The goal of Unified Artistic Gymnastics (UAG) and Decathlon is to open all events in the sport of gymnastics to any participant regardless of gender or sex. Broadly speaking, under Unified Gymnastics a gymnast may compete in any combination of events from among the ten available Artistic Gymnastics apparatus (WAG: Vault/Uneven Bars/Balance Beam/Floor, MAG: Floor/Pommel Horse/Rings/Vault/Parallel Bars/High Bar). The gymnast may combine any level of WAG with any level of MAG (but must stick to a single level within each discipline). Decathlon is now a special subcategory of Unified Gymnastics for those wishing to compete all 10 apparatus in a single competition (aka: Super All-Around) and is still restricted to the High Level (MAG Modified NCAA and WAG Level 9), Intermediate Level (MAG Level 9 and WAG Level 8) and Low Level (MAG Modified Developmental and WAG Level 8) combinations due to logistical constraints. Please see the link below for a detailed description of the rules regarding this new format:
Awards & Qualification
All participants will be eligible for finals and awards with the following exceptions:
- No athlete can qualify for finals or medal on vault in the discipline opposite their registered gender.
- All athletes competing in the discipline opposite their registered gender will not be eligible for the collegiate awards category in that discipline, regardless of student status.
- All teams consisting of one or more athletes registered with a gender opposite their competition discipline will not be eligible for the collegiate awards category.
- Athletes that qualify for finals in both MAG and WAG are responsible for competing in their assigned rotation. Accommodations will not be made.
- Male athletes cannot displace female athletes from qualifying for WAG floor finals.
- If at least 25 athletes register in the discipline opposite their registered gender for any single event, a separate awards category for male athletes in WAG or female athletes in MAG will be created.
Note: There are no restrictions on Non-binary athletes.
In prelims, gymnasts will compete their WAG events in one session and their MAG events in another session. The order of sessions does not matter and sessions may be performed on same or different days.
If a gymnast is participating for finals in both disciplines, it is the responsibility of the gymnast to be present when they are required to compete. No exceptions will be made for rotation schedules, and no judges will be delayed due to a gymnast competing in the other discipline. If the gymnast’s rotation ends and they have not competed, they will receive a score of 0.0 for that event.
The NAIGC offers Three levels of gymnastics decathlon:
- High Level Decathlon: MAG Modified NCAA and WAG Level 9
- Intermediate Level Decathlon: MAG Level 9 and WAG Level 8
- Low Level Decathlon: MAG Modified Developmental and WAG Level 8
Your Decathlon score will be 5*WAG All-Around + MAG All-Around.