INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 9, 2010 – 2009 World Games gold-medalists Kristin Allen and her mixed pair partner Michael Rodrigues, both of Livermore, Calif./West Coast Training Center, headline the U.S. acrobatic gymnastics team traveling to Wroclaw, Poland, July 16-18, to compete in the 2010 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships. The Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition is scheduled for July 9-11.
In addition to Allen and Rodriques, the U.S. World Championships Team includes mixed pair Nicole Faubert of Danville, Calif., and Brian Kincher of Fort Collins, Colo., West Coast Training Center; women’s pair Nicole Barrilleaux of Metairie, La., and Beth Landeche of New Orleans, La., Crescent City Gymnastics; and men’s pair Axel Osborne and Dylan Inserra of Richardson, Texas, WOGA.
The World Age Group Games team includes two age groups, 11-16 and 12-19. The 12-19 athletes are: women’s group Liselle Kitchens and Jillian Giblin of San Ramon, Calif., and Hannah Busha of Danville, Calif., West Coast Training Center; women’s group Chelcea Riegel and Mackenzie Porter of Kearney, Mo., and Kristin Weidmaier of Holt, Mo., Rising Star Acrobatic Club; mixed pair Kiley Boynton of Riverside, Calif., and Ryan Smethers of Mira Loma, Calif., Realis Gymnastics Academy; mixed pair Eirian Smith and Jake Kanavel, both of San Jose, Calif., West Coast Training Center; and women’s pair Valerie Bryant and Hayley Lemmons of Boerne, Texas, Boerne Gymnastics.
The 11-16 world age group athletes are: women’s group Daphne Kirschner, Kerrie Prestipino and Rachel Cole, all from Rockville, Md., Xtreme Acro And Cheer; women’s group Ginger Burrows and Erica Prestipino of Rockville, Md., and Mackenzie Meyer of Silver Spring, Md., Xtreme Acro And Cheer; men’s pair Aaron Trofman of Owings Mills, Md., and Alexander Ruth of Laurel, Md., Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics And Cheer; women’s pair Mariah Cockshell of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Kennedy Swanson of Blue Springs, Mo., Acro Explosion; and women’s pair Maren Merwarth and Taylor Mosher, both of San Antonio, Texas, Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio.
The schedule for the World Championships is: July 15 – Opening Ceremony, 7 p.m.; July 16 – qualification rounds for mixed pair dynamic and balance, women’s group balance and dynamic, men’s group dynamic, women’s pair balance and men’s pair dynamic; July 17 – qualification rounds for mixed pair and women’s group combined, men’s group and men’s pair balance and women’s pair dynamic, and combined finals for mixed pair (6 p.m.) and women’sgroup (7 p.m.); July 18 – combined qualification rounds for men’s pair, men’s group and women’s pair and the final combined rounds for men’s pair (4 p.m.), women’s pair (5 p.m.) and men’s group (5:50 p.m.), followed by the Closing Ceremony.
For the World Age-Group Competition, the schedule is: July 9 – Opening Ceremony; July 10 – qualifications rounds for both 11-16 and 12-19 in boys’ group, girls’ pair and boys’ pair balance and mixed pair and girls’ group dynamic; July 11 – qualification rounds for both 11-16 and 12-19 in boys’ group, girls’ pair and boys’ pair dynamic, and mixed pair balance; and July 12 – 11-16 balance or dynamic, beginning at 11 a.m., and finals for 12-19 combined, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and followed by the Closing Ceremony.