BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 3, 2022 – Twenty-five U.S. acrobats between the ages of 12 and 19 are set to take the floor this week at the biennial Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions at the Milli Gimnastika Arenasi in Baku, Azerbaijan. In all, more than 400 gymnasts from 24 countries will participate.
Reigning Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group mixed pair silver medalists Jaylen Ivey of San Jose, Calif., and Amaya Rogers of Campbell, Calif., (Aerial Tumbling and Acrogymnastics) and women’s pair bronze medalists Mo Arthur of Rolla, Mo., and Ariana Katsov of Owensville, Mo., (Mid America Acro Tumbling) headline a seasoned contingent of U.S. competitors. Only six athletes will make their World Age Group debuts in Baku.
Qualifications in the 12-18-year-old division kicked off today with one men’s pair, two mixed pairs, two women’s pairs and two women’s groups in action for the U.S. Qualifications will continue tomorrow with finals for the 12-18 division slated for Saturday, beginning at 5:20 a.m. ET. In the 13-19-year-old division, Ivey and Rogers will begin mixed pair qualifications Friday. The U.S. will also field a 13-19 women’s group and two women’s pairs, which will begin qualifications Saturday. Finals for 13-19 athletes will take place Sunday at 4:20 a.m. ET.
Follow the results and stream the competition live here.
The full list of U.S. competitors is available below by age group.
13-19 Age Group
- Jaylen Ivey of San Jose, Calif., and Amaya Rogers of Campbell, Calif., both from WestCoast Training Center
- Mo Arthur of Rolla, Mo., and Ariana Katsov of Owensville, Mo., both from Mid America Acro Tumbling
- Willow Rose Noble and Sydney Padios both of Moreno Valley, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy
- Gia Calo and Sarah Wilson of Annapolis, Md., and Grace Wright of Harwood, Md., all from International Elite
12-18 Age Group
- Davis Leavitt of Las Vegas, Nev., and Vlad Studwell of Henderson, Nev., both from AGC Las Vegas
- Andrew Castro of Riverside, Calif., and Savannah Stagno of Yucaipa, Calif., both from Realis Gymnastics Academy
- Trent Stoker of Spring Branch, Texas, and Bethany Strawn of Laguna Hills, Calif., both from Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio
- Mia Alvarez of Riverside, Calif., and Ava Cabana of Grand Terrace, Calif., both from Realis Gymnastics Academy
- Allyson Stone and Ayla Vargas, both of San Antonio, Texas/Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio
- Olivia Green of Silver Spring, Md., Evie Plummer of San Antonio, Texas, and Aranel Prevost of Garrett Park, Md., all from Xtreme Acro
- Catherine Lacy of Columbia, Md., Abigail Novoseletskiy of Baltimore, Md., and Cecelia Shadrick of Ellicott City, Md., all from Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer