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Ludlow's Circus Mojo to Co-Host World Wheel Gymnastics Games at Mt. St. Joseph

The general assembly of the International Wheel Gymnastics Federation IRV announced last week that the 12th World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics will be held in Cincinnati June 21-26, 2016.

The championships will be hosted by Circus Mojo from Ludlow and Team USA, based in Chicago. This competitive event will be held at Mount St. Joseph University in 
Cincinnati and features athletes and teams from more than 30 nations around the world.

Paul Miller, founder of Circus Mojo, recently returned from a trade mission to Canada with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Miller was invited on this mission due to the significant economic impact that Circus Mojo and its education, entertainment and tourism produces for the Northern Kentucky region. 

“The IRV World Championships will bring artists and athletes from around the world to compete here, and with Cincinnati’s recent World Choir Games, upcoming All Star Game, the COV200 (Covington bicentennial) celebration, we are delighted to partner with the tremendous location of Mount St. Joseph University. The IRV made a wise 
choice sending the 2016 championships to the USA,” said Miller, Producer of the 2016 World Wheel Championships. 

The USA and the Netherlands were competing to host the 2016 World Championships and the announcement was made Saturday, June 13, in Lignano, Italy, the host city for the 2015 World Championships. Team USA is coached by the eight-time World Wheel Champion Wolfgang Bientzle. 

Miller sponsored Bientzle’s visa when he emigrated from Germany in 2004 bringing this dynamic international sport to the USA. 

“We are honored to be chosen as the main location for the 2016 World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics,” said Jill Eichhorn, public relations manager at Mount St. Joseph University. “It will be exciting to have these world-class athletes on our campus and watch them compete.” 

-Staff report