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“The GymRat CHALLENGE has been a true blessing to girls basketball! Not only have you guys attracted top flight competition, the format of this “EVENT” has motivated another level of conditioning for our student-athlete’s at New Heights. Amazingly it’s “First Come, First Serve” and the fact that you continue to get top organizations to commit immediately speaks volumes of the GymRat CHALLENGE! Thank you guys for this platform!”
— Coach Rock Rosa, Program Coordinator, New Heights NYC

“I LOVED this tournament. The WORD IS OUT! This IS going to be one of the biggest GIRL’S events in the country. We’ve been waiting for an event in New York to grab the NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT. THIS IS THE ONE!”
— Hammer Stevens, CAS Douglass Panthers

“This is the BEST ORGANIZED and TEAM TALENT LOADED EVENT of the summer! It is the BEST NATIONALLY SPOTLIGHTED TOURNAMENT BEFORE AAU Nationals, USJN, and Penn State. If you want to know where your team is competition-wise, this is the event!”
— Ricky Oliver, Northeastern Lady Panthers

THANKS for a OUTSTANDING tournament !!! We made the decision this year to forgo the AAU regional tournaments in order to concentrate our financial resources on college exposure events. The down side is that we were always traveling to play three to five games on a week end, and then just going home. There were no tournament winners or losers. We just played. In that sense, we really had nothing to play for, no reaching for the gold so to speak. I had heard good things about your boys tournament. So when your girls tournament was brought to my attention, I entered it. It was all that I had hoped it would be and more. You succeeded in combining the college exposure benefit with a bracketed championship tournament in one, very professionally run event. With the level of competition from all over everywhere, it felt like an AAU national tournament. The kids AND the parents had a great time.
— Tom Torcia, Mid-PENN Motion

“Without question, this event is a game changer. There’s no doubt about that! Sure, there are other major tournaments out there for the girl’s right now, but even many of the established tournaments haven’t evolved at the same pace as the overall girl’s game. The GIRL’S GymRat CHALLENGE is setting a new standard for the way that these tournaments are conducted. This is a basketball EVENT, not just a place where you go to play your three or four games, visit the concession stand, and go home. At the end of the GymRat CHALLENGE, you know where you stack up. I don’t care what other name you mention, there’s nobody else in the country that runs an event like this and does it this well.”
— Bill Ames, Director of Scouting, Girl’s Hoops USA

“Having played in numerous GymRat Boys Tournaments, my expectations for the ladies event were extremely high. Thanks for delivering. Being able to challenge my girls versus some of the best New York City talent, in back to back games, will definitely pay dividends this upcoming AAU season. Thanks for the great start to our season.”
— Coach Jim McCormick, Albany Capitals 16U National Team

Between playing our national schedule and running the Rumble in the Bronx, I know what it takes to develop a nationally competitive event. John Kmack and the GymRat CHALLENGE have simply taken that process to ANOTHER LEVEL. It’s amazing to see what this event has become in a relatively short period of time. Even more impressive, it’s unbelievable to understand what this event will continue to become. It’s one thing to establish a nationally competitive event. It’s something very different to continually make it better. Make no mistake about it, the GymRat CHALLENGE just KEEPS GETTING BETTER EACH YEAR! There’s a big difference between playing in a tournament and attending an EVENT. Like the Rumble in the Bronx, the GymRat CHALLENGE is an EVENT!
— Jim Hart, Director, City Rocks & Rumble in the Bronx

“No tournament in the country offers the complete package like the GymRat CHALLENGE. Great competition, fantastic facilities, a staff that attends to every detail big and small and if you’re not prepared and tough, an opportunity for David to slay Goliath.”
— Coach Dave Vitale, Rhode Island Breakers

“I’ve been doing this for over 40 years and attended well over 1,000 tournaments. The GymRat CHALLENGE is in the TOP 5 of ALL of the tournaments that we’ve attended during that time.”
— The late, great, Doc Nicelli, Student-Athlete Broncos (NYC)

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