SAN JOSE, Calif., June 29, 2012 — Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits, were named as the men's and women's trampoline alternates for the 2012 Olympic Team, pending approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Heights, N.J./ETA Gymnastics, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, earned the men's and women's Olympic roster spots after winning the U.S. title at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Trampoline Championships at the San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center. The pair earned the most points in the 2012 Olympic Games Standings, which ranked athletes based on scores at the Elite Challenge, Stars & Stripes Cup and U.S. Championships.
Dooley served as the alternate to Chris Estrada at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and this will be Earnest's first Olympics.
Both athletes will travel with the Olympic Team to London.
San Jose Convention Center. The San Jose Convention Center offers plenty of versatile space: 143,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space; room for 1,000 10' x 10' booths; a 22,000-square-foot ballroom; 100,000 square feet of pre-function space; 31 meeting rooms with capacities from 50 to 2,400 in theater-style seating; and banquet seating and kitchen facilities for 5,000. The convention center was the site for the 2007 USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show and the rhythmic gymnastics competition for the 2007 Visa Championships.
San Jose Sports Authority. The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose's economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City's sports commission since its inception in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, The First Tee of San Jose, and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit www.sjsa.org.