LONG BEACH, Calif., July 7, 2012 – Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, won his seventh consecutive U.S. men's tumbling title on the final day of the 2012 U.S. Elite Championships for trampoline and tumbling at the Long Beach (Calif.) Arena. Marina Moskalenko of Orlando, Fla./Stick It Gymnastics, is the 2012 U.S. women's tumbling champion, with Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite, and Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T&T, take top honors in senior men's and women's double mini-trampoline, respectively.
On his way to the U.S. tumbling title, Ludvigson performed the pass he used to set the world record for difficulty at the 2011 Odense World Cup, which includes two layout full-in, full outs through to a triple-twisting, double layout (Miller). He posted a total score of 150.000. Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./InterActive, followed in second at 134.200, and Jake Roth of San Diego, Calif./So Cal TTC, rounded out the top three with 124.800.
Moskalenko won the senior women's tumbling national title by posting a score of 129.700. Moskalenko performed a double layout through to double pike in her first pass. Yuliya Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics at 126.700, and Natalya Beneschott of Reno, Nev./Team Revolution, at 125.300, finished second and third, respectively.
White earned a two-run score of 74.400 to take the senior men's double mini-trampoline title. He performed a triple front tuck, half-out to triple back flip for his first pass, and a triple pike, half-out to rudi out pike for the second.
In women's double-mini competition, Jauch's 140.800 combined score won the competition. She executed a double front half-out to full-twisting, double layout for her second pass. Alyssa Williamson of Amarillo, Texas/All American, took second at 133.800, followed by Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Branch Gymnastics, in third with 133.500.
Trampoline for the men's and women's senior elite level was held in late June in San Jose, Calif. Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./ETA, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, won the U.S. titles and secured their spots on the Olympic Team for trampoline with their performances.
In junior elite competition, Cody Gesuelli of ETA took the men's trampoline title with a score of 51.875. Colin Duda, also of ETA, was second at 51.495, and Sam Chiacchia of High Country Gymnastics Academy placed third 51.310 to complete the award podium.
Maggie Gallagher of World Elite Gymnastics claimed the junior women's trampoline title with a 49.715, followed by Nicole Ahsinger of So Cal TTC with 48.840, and Clare Johnson of Trevino's Gymnastics at 48.730.
Josh Browne of Aspire Kids Sports Center posted a 70.400 to win the junior men's double mini-trampoline title. Noah Orr of Air Sports Unlimited was second at 70.100, and Sam Chiacchia of High County Gymnastics Academy was third with 68.600.
In junior women's double-mini, Shaylee Dunavin of All-American Gymnastics earned a four-pass score of 134.200 to clinch the U.S. title. Madi Webster of Tumbling Express posted a 131.400 for the silver medal, with Alyssa Long of 5 Star T&T taking the bronze medal with her 129.200.
Aaron Cook of AGT Flip City won the junior men's tumbling title, earning a total score of 74.700 in the finals. Tyler Waller of Gymnastics Etc. scored a 66.200, with Jackson Tyson of Flip Force Gymnastics at 65.600, for second and third-place, respectively.
In the junior women's tumbling final, Aubrianna Salas of AGT Flip City took the title with a 128.900 combined score, edging out AGT teammate Cassandra Skinner, who posted a 128.700 for second. Kainoa Park of Team Revolution was third with 128.000.