American Athletic, Inc. was founded in 1954, and this iconic brand has enjoyed a rich history due to innovative ideas and a commitment to excellence ever since.

AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, NCAA® Gymnastics Championships, the YMCA® National Championships, the Kurt Thomas Invitational, the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, the Bart Connor Invitational, and the WOGA Invitational. AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and an official partner to Taishan® Sports China.

In 2004, Russell Brands, LLC acquired American Athletic, Inc. (“AAI”), located in Jefferson, Iowa, and consolidated its Spalding® equipment, namely basketball systems, volleyball systems and gymnasium equipment, under one roof, alongside AAI®’s gymnastic and cheer equipment products. In this way, the Spalding® brand was paired with AAI’s 60 years of equipment expertise in manufacturing world-class athletic equipment. Today, the company continues to pursue perfection in quality and customer service to achieve timeless dedication and trusted performance.