COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 7, 2016 – Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif., both with World Elite Gymnastics, won the senior trampoline titles at the 2016 Elite Challenge at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The three-day event featured competition in trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline and synchronized trampoline for men’s and women’s senior, junior, youth elite, open elite and Level 10 (10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18). Competition wraps up tomorrow with Level 10 finals.
The senior elite gymnasts who won titles for their respective disciplines are: men’s tumbling – Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics; women’s tumbling – Breanne Millard of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./World Elite; men’s double mini-trampoline – Trey Katz of Charleston, Ill./KPT; and women’s double-mini – Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./One World Gymnastics.
Drury won the women’s trampoline title with a 152.705 total. Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./T&T Express, took second at 148.635, and Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/T&T Express, completed the top three with 146.845.
In men’s senior trampoline, Dooley clinched first place with a 164.355 total, finishing ahead of Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, at 161.555, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, with 156.095.
For double-mini, Lowell tallied a 137.200 for the women’s top honors. Paige Howard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite, was in the runner-up spot at 135.700. Millard’s 133.900 earned third place. Katz easily won the men’s title (143.500). Tanner Robinson of Anaheim, Calif./World Elite (138.00), and Joshua Cooper of Irvine, Calif./National Gymnastics (134.400), went two-three, respectively.
Millard nailed the gold for women’s tumbling, scoring a 128.400. Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch, took the silver (117.800), with the bronze going to Hope Bravo of Dallas, Texas/Eagles Wings (116.300). Krzynefski also had a large margin of victory in men’s tumbling, garnering a 139.300. Matthew Hawkins of Phoenix and Emilio Lehmer of San Francisco, both with Aspire, tied at 128.700.
Participants in the senior level trampoline competition are eligible to earn Olympic selection points based on performance at the Elite Challenge. The bonus points will be added to scores earned at the USA Gymnastics Championships, June 8-13, in Providence, R.I. For more information, click here (Section 1.3.1).
The competition schedule is: May 7 – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., prelims for trampoline (youth elite, open and Level 10) and double mini-trampoline (Level 10), 5-6:40 p.m., finals for trampoline (senior, youth elite and juniors), tumbling (junior, youth elite, open) and double-mini (senior, junior, youth elite and open), and 7:40-9 p.m., finals for trampoline (junior, youth elite, open), tumbling (senior) and double-mini (youth elite, open, Level 10); and May 8 – 9 a.m.-1:20 p.m., Level 10 finals for trampoline, tumbling, double-mini and synchronized trampoline.