ANTWERP, Belgium, April 5, 2018 – Competition is underway at the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competition in Antwerp, Belgium. Held at Lotto Arena, the USA earned top-10 finishes in both the 11-16 men’s group and women’s pair events, placing fourth and sixth, respectively. The 12-18 and 13-19 age groups will kick off their competition on Sunday, April 8, with finals contested on Tuesday, April 10.

The U.S. pairs/groups that qualified to finals are listed below. This list will continue to be updated as the competition continues in Antwerp.

Thursday, April 5

  • Men’s group – 11-16: Ethan Chang, Devon Freed, Samuel Lacy, Cade Shields, all of Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer, 26.100, fourth place.
  • Women’s pair – 11-16: Camila Hernandez and Makena Ludeman, both of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, 26.900, sixth place.

Team USA is also sending athletes to next week’s World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships, which begin April 13. For more information on the World Age Group competition, including live results, please visit