The American Turners is a national organization founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1848 by German immigrants. Our motto, "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body", explains the purpose of the American Turners. We are a family organization, encouraging people of all ages to be mentally and physically active.
Our 50 Societies, located in 11 Districts throughout the United States, participate in athletic and cultural activities. Many have gymnasiums and teach gymnastics and other sports to people of all ages. We have yearly national competitions in gymnastics, golf, bowling, softball, volleyball, and cultural activities. In addition there are regional events in other sports.
The National Turnfest is the longest running festival in the United States and happens every four years. Turnfest is most commonly compared to the Olympics with many events for our members to participate in, including gymnastics, golf, volleyball, pickleball, track and field, swimming, cultural events and much more! Come be part of the Turner Family Fun today!
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- 2019 Festival News
- 2019 Festival Rulebook
- 2019 Supplemental Handbook
- Revised By-Laws of American Turners are now available!
- 2018 National Convention Part A and Part B is Available now!! Convention was at Concordia Turners, St. Louis, MO Aug 3-4!
- 2018 National Gymnastics Meet-Day 2 Results are in! Click HERE to see who came out on top for Tumbling!
- 2018 Bowling Official Results are in!! How did your Society size up to the competition?
- Turner Topics: Apr/May/Jun **
- National Scholarship Rules & Application Form**
- Youth Membership Application form