INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2018 – The 2018 Junior Pan American Trampoline Championships gets underway on June 21 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Held at the Pabellon Municipal de Gimnasia – Zona la Chimba, the three-day event features competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline. The Junior Pan Am Championships also serves as the qualifying event for individual trampoline to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Buenos Aires later this year.
The competition schedule is: June 21 — synchronized trampoline and double-mini; June 22 — trampoline, and finals for synchronized trampoline; June 23 – finals for trampoline and double-mini. The United States is only competing in trampoline events.
The members of the U.S. trampoline team are listed below. All of them are Youth Olympic Games age-eligible.
- Logan Gilbert, Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute
- Joseph Isenberg, Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy
- Kayttie Nakamura, Honolulu/Hawaii Academy
- Alyssa Oh, Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
- Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club
- Sydney Senter, Aiea, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy
- Olivia Simpson, Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme
The coaches for the event are Steven Gluckstein, USA Gymnastics junior national team head coach, and Max Vercruyssen of Hawaii Academy.
Only gymnasts born in 2001-02 are eligible to qualify for a Youth Olympic Games berth for their country, based on the results from the individual trampoline qualification competition in the junior category. The USA has already qualified for men’s and rhythmic gymnastics.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.