Las Vegas, Nevada was the site of the 4th Annual National JumpStart Testing, December 2-4 at Go For It USA.  One hundred six athletes participated in the event and the JumpStart National Team has been named as listed below.  This year, tumbling was added for the first time and a JumpStart National Team was named for trampoline and for tumbling.

USA Gymnastics would like to thank Corey Black, Jeremy Waldridge, Patti Conner, John Reeves for helping with national testing.  Thanks also goes to JumpStart Committee Chair, Bev Lloyd, and comittee members Crissy LaFollette, Peter Dodd and Drew Simon for their work before and during the event.  (Michele Gerlach also serves on the committee, but was unable to attend.)  A big thank you to National Team Coordinator Dmitri Poliaroush, National Coaching Staff member Jon Beck and special guest coach Manu Durand for their fine work with the athletes and coaches during the clinic.  (Click here for pictures from the clinic.)

JumpStart is the trampoline talent identification program, aimed at finding talented young athletes, between the ages of seven and twelve, and providing educational opportunities for them and for their coaches. The JumpStart National Team Camp is scheduled for January 19-22 at Bounce California in San Diego, in conjunction with the Jr./Sr. National Team Camp.

Click here for information on the National Teams Camp.

2006 JumpStart Trampoline National Team

Alders, Megan

World Elite, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Allen, Jessica

Elmwood, Metairie, LA


Aufiero, Erika

Legacy T&T, Reno, NV


Bailey, Savannah

Queen City T&T, Cincinnati, OH


Caddell, Brittany

Acrospirits, Levellland, TX


Dragel, Meghan

TwistStars, Orland Park, IL


Edwards, Ashlyn

Horizons, Mauriceville, TX


Filipcic, Anna

Nebraska Elite T&T, Omaha, NE


Gallagher, Maggie

World Elite, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Hill, Tyler

Youth Training Center, Pocatello, ID


Jacobson, Jake

American Powerhouse, Rocklin, CA


Nowak, Hannah

Elite Energy, Terre Haute, IN


Nowlin, Kiara

Gold Coast Gymnastics, Oxnard, CA


Occhipinti, Tori

World Elite, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Oliver, Makenzi

Texas T&T Institute, Paris, TX


Park, Kainoa

Youth Training Center, Pocatello, ID


Poole, Bethany

Joy’s Jym – Dallas, Duncanville, TX


Powder, Erin

World Elite, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Ross, Morgan

Legacy T&T, Reno