Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, catered to a Pittsburgh audience by wearing a Penguins No. 14 jersey — not for Chris Kunitz, who wears that number, but to help root the Penguins to a 14th win in a row tonight.
And he called the 2014 U.S. gymnastics championships, which will be held at Consol Energy Center, “the annual Super Bowl of our sport.”
But Penny, in formally announcing the national event at a news conference Wednesday at the arena, is convinced that America’s version of his sport, particularly women’s gymnastics, is every bit as dominant as the Penguins and Steelers have been.
“I’m beginning to talk about our women’s program as having established a dynasty in our sport,” Penny said.