Gluckstein adds individual silver to the collection of nine at Pac Rim trampoline competition
posted on 03/18/2012

© Diane Bidermann

EVERETT, Wash., March 18, 2012 – Senior trampolinist Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta, took home the silver along with two bronze medals, in team and synchronized trampoline, today at the 2012 Kellogg's Pacific Rim Championships in the Comcast Community Ice Rink in Everett, Wash.

Gluckstein's strong performance landed him in second place with a total score of 58.325, as Jason Burnett of Canada claimed first with a 59.215. Russia's Aleksey Ilichev placed third with an overall score of 57.825. Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, also competed and placed sixth with a 55.505.

"Coming out to this meet I was really testing myself mentally," Gluckstein said, "to make sure I am really ready. I tweaked everything that I could to make my performance as perfect as possible and to better prepare myself for the Olympic trials."

For the women, Canada's Rosie Maclennan and Karen Cockburn took the gold and silver, respectively, with scores of 53.890 and 52.215. Alexandra Freeman of Australia won bronze with a 49.800.

For synchronized trampoline, both the men's and women's pairs medaled in the senior competition. Gluckstein and Gulati won bronze, behind Australia and Russia, as Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express and Alaina Williams of Norman, Okla./Acrospirits, won silver for the women with a 45.60. The women's pairs from Canada and Russia placed first and third, respectively.

For the junior women's division, Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, who has medaled in every international competition she has competed in, finished second with a total score of 51.680, behind Russia's Yana Pavlova with a 53.440. Karine Dufour of Canada placed third with a 50.615.

"It was a pretty good meet for me," Dunavin said. "It 's always a great feeling to represent the USA among other countries, and it's always nice to see my hard work pay off."

Junior Cody Gesuelli of Middletown, N.J./Eta, earned the bronze medal with a 51.385, behind New Zealand's Dylan Schmidt and Mexico's Cesar Prieto, who earned the gold and silver with a 55.910 and 53.315, respectively. Colin Duda of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Eta, had a close fourth-place finish with a 50.205.

In the junior synchronized trampoline competition, Dunavin claimed another silver medal along with her partner Maggie Gallagher of Coto de Caza, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, for the women with a 42.70, behind Russia with a 44.90. Australia placed third with a 37.40. For the men, Gesuelli and Duda captured the gold with a total score of 45.30, with Russia and Australia earning the silver and bronze, respectively, with a 42.50 and 40.80.

For the team competition, both the U.S. men's and women's teams claimed the bronze medal. The men had a total score of 297.290, as Australia placed first (299.43) and Russia finished second (299.20). The women had a team total of 283.93, with Canada and Russia taking the gold and silver with a 296.51 and 288.82, respectively.

The U.S. men's trampoline team total included scores from Gluckstein, Gulati, and Gesuelli, and Vinsant, Williams, and Dunavin made up the final team score for women's trampoline.

"Of course I am always hungry for the gold," Gluckstein said, "but I guess I'll save that for London."

Today concluded the trampoline competition at the Pac Rim Championships, but continues tonight with the senior women's and men's artistic individual event finals.

Background information

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