Decision for AAI Gymnastics

About AAI
American Athletic, Inc. was founded in 1954, and this iconic brand has enjoyed a rich history due to innovative ideas and a commitment to excellence ever since.

In 2004, Russell Brands, LLC acquired American Athletic, Inc. (“AAI”), located in Jefferson, Iowa, and consolidated its Spalding® equipment, namely basketball systems, volleyball systems and gymnasium equipment, under one roof, alongside AAI®’s gymnastic and cheer equipment products. In this way, the Spalding® brand was paired with AAI’s 60 years of equipment expertise in manufacturing world-class athletic equipment. Today, the company continues to pursue perfection in quality and customer service to achieve timeless dedication and trusted

AAI® products have been the foundation of most historic events in gymnastics history. The dedication of our employees to the sport and their relentless efforts have enabled the most renowned gymnasts to reach new heights. The famous AAI® logo has been the backdrop to some of the most renowned gymnastics events, including:

1984 and 1996 Olympic Games
1976 and 2008 Olympic Trials
1991, 1999, 2003, and 2014  World Gymnastics Championships
2014 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships
USA Gymnastics National Championships since 1972
American Cup since 1974

Today, AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, NCAA® Gymnastics Championships, the YMCA® National Championships, the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, the Bart Connor Invitational, as well as the exclusive equipment to the USAIGC/IAIGC World Championships and the THSGCA. AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.