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years. 600 athletes are resting up right now ahead of two more days of competition. terre haute is hosting the usa gymnastics indiana state meet. it's the largest gymnastics event in indiana. and terre haute "stuck the landing" for the first time to host it this year. news 10's heather good is live outside strive 3-65 where the meet is taking place. she has more on the event and it's impact on terre haute. inside this building... 6-hundred athletes will hit the floor... bars... and balance beam for their chance to win the gold and move on to regionals. the city is also winning this weekend with an enflux of people spending money in terre haute. < the best gymnasts from across the hoosier state are in terre haute this weekend for the state championship. covered: "what the girls are hoping to do here today is qualify for the regional championships so you're going to see some pretty big gymnastics here." wabash valley tumbling and gymnastics is hosting the event inside strive 365. this is the first time the largest indiana gymnastics event is happening in terre haute. until strive 365 opened... there was not a place large enough to accomodate these 6-hundred athletes. danielle worley, wabash valley tumbling & gymnastics, says, "all of these people are coming to our city and it is definitely good for the economy and local businesses." these teams need a place to sleep and eat... which means hotels and restaurants will be full this weekend. jennifer hollems traveled from muncie to watch her daughter kendall. she says she's impressed with the size of this athletic facility. i spoke with her about efforts to draw more people to terre haute. jennifer hollems, traveled from muncie, says, "i think we're in the same boat in muncie trying to get more people to come and live and work and travel to muncie and i think there's been a real resurgence in these communities in indiana and i think that colleges help a lot but we're all in the same boat trying to do the same thing right now." these athletes say they're focused on their routines... and taking home some hardware for their team. kalyn alivio, 12-years-old, says, "my goal is to just have fun, not be nervous."> this event wraps up sunday evening. you can come out and watch the event. it is 15-dollars at the door. live in terre haute, heather good, news