There's a Y National meet?
Yes, there is a YMCA Nationals Meet every summer.
Some YMCAs choose to go every year. Others will go if it is a cool place or it is within a certain distance. still others choose NOT to go.
It is an optional meet even for gyms that choose to go every year (because of the cost PLUS it is often a travel meet), but they allow Level 1 - "Championship Level" (Levels 9 and 10 compete as a single level), Xcel Bronze - Diamond, and Mens Level 4 (both divisions) - Championship Level (Levels 8 - 10).
For Women's Level 8, they declare an actual Y AA Champion in Junior and Senior age groups (The top XX gymnasts in the prelims go on to AA Finals. For Championship Level, they have actual EVENT Champions in Junior and Senior age groups (Top XX gymnasts in prelims go on to Event Finals). The other levels are basically "Invitational" meets and you only go against other teams in your session, so there could be several Level 4 Child Y National Champions. However, some levels only have 1 session, so TECHNICALLY, those winners could claim the title of Y National Champion. Off the top of my head, Level 1, Xcel Bronze, Xcel Platinum, and Xcel Diamond and all the Mens levels only have 1 session each... and MAYBE Xcel Silver.
Our "district" has a rule that Level 3s can't go unless a higher level at the gym is also going, but some gyms don't let Level 3s go at all.
This year, Nationals is in Toledo, OH. Last year, it was in Savannah, GA. The year before that, it was in Long Beach, CA and before that, Kansas; Tampa, FL; Savannah, GA; Milwaukee, WI; Toledo, OH. That was the first year we went, but I think it was in San Diego or Pennsylvania the year before that.