Mckenna Kurz
© Diane Bidermann

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 13, 2010 – Finals at the 2010 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships concluded today at the Les Arenes Sports Complex in Metz, France. The USA had a strong showing, qualifying eight athletes into five finals, and Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif., won a silver medal for men’s double mini-trampoline. The 2010 World Age Group Championships begin tomorrow in Metz. 2009 World Age Group tumbling gold-medalist Kiara Nowlin of Oxnard, Calif./Waller’s GymJam Academy, headlines the U.S. team for the 2010 World Age Group Championships, which wrap up on Nov. 19.

Today’s finals featured women’s double mini-trampoline, men’s tumbling, and men’s synchronized trampoline.

Mckenna Kurz of Encinitas, Calif./Bounce California, finished fifth in women’s double-mini. She earned a combined 64.000, posting a 32.800 on her first pass and 31.200 on her second. Canada’s Corissa Boychuk won the gold medal with a 70.500, with South Africa’s Bianca Budler and Russia’s Svetlana Balandina in second and third, respectively.

Kalon Ludvigson of Sterling, Utah/Team Revolution, scored a 58.500 in men’s tumbling. Struggling with height and landings, Ludvigson earned a 27.800 and 30.700, respectively, for his two passes and eighth place. Viktor Kyforenko of Ukraine won the men’s tumbling title with a 76.300. China’s Yang Song and Russia’s Andrey Krylov joined him on the medal podium.

Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head Over Heels, and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite, finished sixth in men’s synchro finals, scoring a 30.000 due to an unfortunate mishap on skill seven. Dong Dong and Xiao Tu of China finished first with a 53.800. France and Japan (2) finished in second and third.

Earlier in the championships, Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive Academy, was fourth in men’s double mini-trampoline. Yuliya Hall of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, and Karly Judkins of Tulsa, Okla./Xtreme Elite, finished fourth and seventh place, respectively, in the women’s tumbling final.

The championships featured individual competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling.

For a complete list of World Age Group team members, click here.