Logan Dooley
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 27, 2010 – Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., won the men’s trampoline title at the 2010 U.S. Elite Challenge at the Virginia Beach (Va.) Convention Center. The other senior champions are: women’s trampoline, Shanelle Landry of Ultra Twisters; women’s tumbling, Karly Judkins of Broken Arrow, Okla./Xtreme Elite Athletics; men’s tumbling, Kalon Ludvigson of Sterling, Utah/Team Revolution; women’s double mini-trampoline, McKenna Kurz of Denver, Colo./Bounce California; and men’s double mini-trampoline, Austin White of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics.

In senior trampoline, Dooley, who trains at World Elite Gymnastics, posted a 40.50 to outscore brothers Jeffery and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., who finished second and third, respectively, and train at Ultra Twisters. For the women, Landry’s 103.40 was the highest score, followed by Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu/Hawaii Academy, at 100.300 and Savannah Vinsant of Newton, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express, at 100.10.

For senior tumbling, Ludvigson easily won the men’s title with a score of 147.50, followed by Brandon Sloan of Capital Gymnastics(125.10) and Aaron Cook of AGT Flip City (123.90). Judkins posted a 123.10 for the women’s title. Alicia Grant of United Gymnastix (119.60) and Yuliya Hall of Team Revolution (119.10) were second and third, respectively.

Kurz won the women’s double-mini title with her 132.20 tally, outpointing Ashleigh Thomas of Gymnastics East, who was second at 130.40, and Sarah Prosen of Gypsy Flyers, who was third at 128.10. White’s 74.90 topped Ludvigson’s 73.00 and Trey Katz’s 72.50 (Sun Athletic Club) in the men’s double-mini competition.

The junior champions are: men’s trampoline, Hunter Brewster of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express; women’s trampoline, Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/Trinity Trampoline and Tumbling; men’s tumbling, Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive; women’s tumbling, Kiara Nowlin of Oxnard, Calif./Wallers’ GymJam Academy; men’s double mini-trampoline, James Lichtenstein of Buffalo Grove, Ill./5-Star Elite; and women’s double mini-trampoline, Lydia Johnson of So. California TTC.

The U.S. Elite Challenge is the second of two qualifying events for the 2010 Visa Championships, Aug. 10-14 in Hartford, Conn., for junior and senior elite gymnasts. Gymnasts may also earn points toward selection for the 2010 Junior and Senior National Teams. And, it is the first of two qualifying events for determining the athletes who will represent the United States at the 2010 World Championships and World Age Group Competition in November.

The U.S. Elite Challenge features senior and junior competition in four events: trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline, and tumbling.


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