LIMA, Peru (May 19, 2024) – The American junior trampolinists clinched five more medals, led by two gold medal-winning routines, to conclude their run at the 2024 Pan American Championships and Club Pan American Cup in Peru. The U.S. won 14 medals in total across three days of Pan Am action.

Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) picked up her third medal of the competition in Peru, taking synchronized trampoline gold along with partner Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) in the women’s 17-21 division at the Club Cup. DeHanes and Edelman scored a 45.920 to top the podium ahead of Canada’s Roshni James and Liana Pinnock in second (44.350) and Brazil’s Clara Santos and Maria Marcante in third (43.060).

Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) collected the second gold for the U.S. when she posted a 52.380 in junior individual trampoline competition Sunday evening. Grace Danley (Millstone, N.J./Garden State Trampoline Academy) took silver behind Mytnik with a 50.780 to add to her Pan Am medal tally. Gabrielle Rodrigues of Brazil was third with a 49.990. Annabella Ursu (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) placed fifth in qualifications with a combined 88.620, but could not advance to finals due to the two-per-country rule.

On the men’s side, Nate Erkert (Wildwood, Mo./Elite Trampoline Academy) won junior individual silver with a 53.480 behind Brazil’s Arthur Ferreira in first with a 55.460 and ahead of Mexico’s Jorge Montijo in third with a 52.660. Mick Seyler (Flower Mound, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics Academy) placed fifth in the final with a 51.110. Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen (Silver Spring, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) and Alexander Rozenshteyn (Cranford, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) were fifth (91.980) and sixth (91.590) in qualifying but also did not move on because of the two-per-country rule.

The women’s team of DeHanes, Edelman and Logan McCoy (Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) also earned a team gold medal on the final day of Pan Am Championship competition. They claimed the team title with a combined 14 points ahead of Canada (11) and Mexico (9). The men’s team of Cody Gesuelli (Middletown, N.J./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy), Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) and Elijah Vogel (Longmont, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics) were fifth in the team final with 7 points. Mexico, Brazil and Colombia won first (12), second (11) and third (9).

Team USA Medal Table

2024 T&T Pan American Championships
Total: 14

Seniors
Gold (3)

  • Cody Gesuelli (Middletown, N.J./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Paul Bretscher (Knoxville, Tenn./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) – men’s sychro
  • Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) – women’s trampoline
  • Women’s Team – DeHanes, Edelman, McCoy

Silver (2)

  • Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) – women’s synchro
  • Elijah Vogel (Longmont, Colo./Xtreme Altitude Gymnastics) – men’s trampoline

Bronze (1)

  • Cody Gesuelli (Middletown, N.J./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) – men’s trampoline

Juniors
Gold (2)

  • Grace Danley (Millstone, N.J./Garden State Trampoline Academy) and Annabella Ursu (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) – women’s synchro
  • Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) – women’s trampoline

Silver (2)

  • Grace Danley (Millstone, N.J./Garden State Trampoline Academy) – women’s trampoline
  • Nate Erkert (Wildwood, Mo./Elite Trampoline Academy) – men’s trampoline

Bronze (1)

  • Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen (Silver Spring, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) and Mick Seyler (Flower Mound, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics Academy) – men’s synchro

2024 T&T Club Pan American Cup

Gold (2)

  • Maia Amano (Honolulu, Hawaii/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) – women’s 17-21 trampoline
  • Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) – women’s 17-19 synchro

Silver (1)

  • Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) – men’s 17-21 trampoline