INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 28, 2009 – The third World Cup of the 2009 Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup Series began today at the Ostend Sports Centre in Ostend, Belgium, and three U.S. men advanced to finals. Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., advanced to the finals in men’s individual trampoline and Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho, qualified for the men’s tumbling finals on Saturday, Aug. 29.
After preliminaries in the senior men’s individual trampoline, Dooley who trains at World Elite Gymnastics, sits in second (69.9) behind 2008 Olympic silver-medalist Jason Burnett of Canada (71.0) and just ahead of the Ukraine’s 2004 Olympic champion Yuriy Nikitin (69.4). 2009 U.S. champion Gluckstein, who trains at Ultra Twisters, is still in medal contention in fourth place. Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J & J Trampoline, finished 10th in preliminaries, just missing the top eight spots to advance.
Team Revolution’s Ludvigson, who won his fourth consecutive U.S. national title in August, sits in second place (73.0) in senior men’s tumbling behind world and World Games champion Andrei Krylov of Russia (74.0) and ahead of Ukrainian
Alaina Williams and Nani Vercruyssen competed in women’s individual trampoline preliminaries, but neither advanced into finals.The synchronized trampoline preliminaries are Saturday, Aug. 29, followed by all event finals.
For complete results, visit the competition’s website.
2009 Trampoline and Tumbling World Cup
Ostend Sports Centre
Aug. 28, 2009
1. Jason Burnett, Canada, 71.0
2. Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, 69.9
3. Yuriy Nikitin, Ukraine, 69.4
4. Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, 69.3
10. Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J & J Trampoline, 67.0
1. Andrei Krylov, Russia, 74.0
2. Kalon Ludvigson, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, 73.0
3. Viktor Kyforenko, Ukraine, 71.2