The trampoline and tumbling Junior Olympic National Championships took place July 10-15 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. The event featured competition for Levels 5-10 with athletes competing in trampoline, double mini-trampoline, synchronized trampoline and tumbling for both men and women.

To qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championships, athletes must meet the qualifying criteria and score requirements which vary by category and event. Gymnasts in Levels 5-10 are ranked by their level of expertise, with 10 being the highest and just below elite.

The Regional All-Stars Competition featured the Level 10 regional champions vying for the title of Grand Champion as the best overall Regional All-Star Team. The region that accumulated the highest combined score was named the Grand Champion Team. Region 3 was this year’s champion.

The San Antonio Sports Commission was the local host for the competition.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform single, double and twisted somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated spring runways that enable athletes to jump at heights over 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. Double-mini competition involves the athlete making a short run and leaping onto a small two-level trampoline. The athlete will then perform an aerial maneuver and dismount onto a landing mat.