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BIRMINGHAM, England, Nov. 17, 2011 – National trampoline champion Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, finished in 10th place with a score of 98.445 at the 2011 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Birmingham, England. Vinsant, due to the two per country rule, advances to the women's individual trampoline final and secures a spot for the U.S. team at next summer's 2012 Olympic Games in London. USA's women's team finished fifth with a 287.865, qualifying to the team final, which begins tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET.
In addition to the women's team final, qualification rounds for men's and women's double mini-trampoline and tumbling will be contested tomorrow.
Vinsant earned a 45.595 for her compulsory exercise and a 52.850 for her voluntary routine, giving her a combined total of 98.445. Joining Vinsant were U.S. teammates Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits, who finished 28th place with a 95.390 total, Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy, 35th place, who earned a 93.800; and Alaina Williams of Norman, Okla./Acrospirits, who finished 39th, after earning a 92.770 total.
For the men, Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, recorded the highest finish for the U.S. squad in 26th. He received a 47.274 for his compulsory routine and a 55.995 for his voluntary exercise for a 103.269 total. Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, finished in 28th place, earning a combined total of 103.065.
Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J and J Tumbling and Trampoline Team, and Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, also represented Team USA, finishing 81st and 106th respectively.
The U.S. men's team finished in 14th place with a score of 282.894, missing a spot in tomorrow's team final competition.