Olympian Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and 2023 U.S. trampoline champion Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) won synchronized trampoline silver and back-to-back World Cup Series synchro gold at the 2023 FIG Varna World Cup over the weekend.
Ahsinger and Webster scored a 48.460 in the synchro final Sunday afternoon to claim silver behind the British pair of Bryony Page and Isabell Songhurst in first with a 48.800. The pair from Georgia of Anano Apakidze and Mariam Ragimovi took bronze with a 47.900. After winning the World Cup Series synchro trophy last year, Ahsinger and Webster successfully defended their title in 2023.
On the men’s side, the U.S. pair of Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) placed seventh in the synchro final with an 11.070. Padilla also qualified to the men’s individual trampoline final, landing eighth with a 58.730. In the women’s individual trampoline final, Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) scored a 53.960 to slot in at sixth.
In qualifications, Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) and Shostak each participated in Round 2 of individual competition and punched in scores of 57.530 and 23.770, respectively. Ahsinger scored a 52.380 in Round 1 of individual trampoline followed by Webster with a 52.010. Leah Garafalo (Cream Ridge, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) scored a 51.900 behind her teammates, while Jace Williams (Cave Creek, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics) put up a 51.930.