WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Miah Bruns (Crete, Ill./World Champions Centre) won today’s qualifier in women’s tumbling and Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) won his qualifier on double mini trampoline as Americans claimed nine competitive spots for Saturday’s final day of competition at the 2023 West Palm Beach World Cup in Florida.

Bruns led the way as the maximum number of Americans advanced out of Friday’s competition to Saturday’s final. Her 51.100 put her in first, and Nastia Katchalova (Lakeland, Fla./Elite World Gymnastics) was fourth with a 47.700 score, both earning qualifying spots. Hope Bravo (Frisco, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) finished sixth with a 45.900, while Tia Taylor (Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville) was ninth with a 43.200.

In men’s double mini trampoline, Padilla posted a 60.700, more than seven points ahead of the second place finisher (Campbell Robertson of New Zealand, 53.100). Tomas Minc (Chevy Chase, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) also earned a qualifying spot, finishing fifth with a score of 50.900. Simon Smith (Springville, Utah/Utah Valley Trampoline & Tumbling) was seventh with 49.700, and Dylan Kline (Syracuse, Utah/Flipside Tumbling) was ninth.

Friday’s competition included the first qualifying round for men’s and women’s trampoline. For the men, Padilla was the top U.S. finisher with a score of 58.590, good for 16th place and a spot in Saturday morning’s second qualifying round. Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) also advanced in the competition, with a 57.960 to finish 22nd. Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) had a score of 57.200 to finish 33rd, and Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) rounded out the American competitors with a 55.430 (47th place).

For the women, Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) led the way for the USA with a score of 54.050 to sit in 13th. Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) finished 15th with a 53.930, and Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) 53.830 placed 17th. All three advanced to Saturday morning’s second qualifier. Trinity Van Natta (Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) placed 48th with a score of 49.870.

Saturday’s final day of competition at the 2023 West Palm Beach World Cup begins at 10:30 a.m. ET with the second round of trampoline qualifying for men and women. Finals begin at 11:30 a.m. with tumbling, trampoline, and synchronized trampoline. Finals will be livestreamed on the USA Gymnastics YouTube channel.