INDIANAPOLIS, March 7, 2016 – The USA’s Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Clare Johnson of Huntsville, Ala./The Matrix Gym, placed sixth in synchronized trampoline at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan. The top eight teams from the qualification round advanced to the finals, with a maximum of two per country. Hanna Harchonak and Tatiana Piatrenia of Belarus won the gold with a 47.500.
In the women’s individual trampoline competition, Team USA had three athletes finish in the top 20: Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; Ahsinger; and Johnson. Drury led the way, finishing 14th with a 97.500 total. Ahsinger finished 16th scoring a 95.445, and Johnson was right behind in 17th (95.345). The USA’s Shaylee Dunavin of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, also competed and finished 30th (50.910).
For the men, Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy earned a 104.660 for 13th. Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express finished 16th, scoring 103.815. Gluckstein and Shostak competed together in synchronized trampoline and finished 15th (43.500).