INDIANAPOLIS, June 21, 2012— Current Olympic selection leaders Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express, headline the field of 11 men and 10 women in trampoline at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships, June 26-27, at the San Jose Convention Center (Calif.). The two-day competition is the third of three events that will determine the one man and one woman who represent the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
The field for trampoline at the 2012 USA Gymnastics Championships is as follows:
Hunter Brewster of Lafayette, La./T&T Express
Casey Chandler of Reno, Nev./Legacy T&T
Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling and Trampoline
Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Justin Hackett of Allendale, Mich./Branch Gymnastics
Tanner Page of Bellevue, Wash./Action Athletics
Ryan Roberts of Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC
Ryan Walsh of Kalamazoo, Mich./Branch Gymnastics
Hayley Butcher of Saint John, Ind./Midwest Training & Ice
Dakota Earnest of Tokio, Texas/Acrospirits
Audrey Ghanian of Holdmel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Shanelle Landry of Shanelle Landry, Lafayette, La./Elite Trampoline Academy
Erica Owen of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Deana Parris of Burtonsville, Md./Fairland T&T
Alicia Powder of Ladera Ranch, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express
Alaina Williams of Norman, Okla./Acrospirits
Alyssa Williamson of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics
The competition will feature men’s and women’s senior elite trampoline and synchronized trampoline. In addition to determining the U.S. champions for those events, the competition is the third of three events where athletes earn points based on their performances toward selection for the 2012 Olympic Team in trampoline. Gluckstein and Vinsant currently lead the men’s and women’s standings, respectively, after taking top honors at both of the first two events. Only two of the three competitions count toward the final ranking, dropping the lowest points. The other two events are the U.S. Elite Challenge, March 30-April 1; and the Stars and Stripes Cup, May 11-13. The man and woman who will represent the USA in trampoline in London, pending approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
Coinciding with rhythmic competition, the championship schedule is: June 26 – rhythmic gymnastics all-around preliminaries and individual event finals, juniors at 9 a.m. and seniors at 3 p.m., and men’s and women’s trampoline preliminaries, 7 p.m.; and June 27 – men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline prelims and finals, 10:45 a.m., rhythmic gymnastics all-around finals at 12 p.m., and men’s and women’s trampoline finals at 7 p.m.
The trampoline and rhythmic competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic Trials-Gymnastics, which take place June 28-July 1 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Seating for events will be general admission. Three ticket options are available: June 26 – an all-day, all-session ticket includes both the junior and senior rhythmic individual event finals and the men’s and women’s trampoline preliminary session for $29, including facility fees; June 27 – the junior and senior rhythmic gymnastics all-around finals and the men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline preliminaries and finals for $29, including facility fees; and June 27 -men’s and women’s trampoline finals for $35, including facility fees.
Tickets for both the USA Gymnastics Championships for rhythmic and trampoline and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics are available through ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for the Trials are also available at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office. In recognition of Visa’s long-time support, USA Gymnastics is proud to accept only Visa at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics, along with cash.
The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials – Gymnastics features men’s and women’s gymnastics and will be held at the HP Pavilion at San Jose, June 28-July 1. The USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will also be staged in conjunction with the Trials. For more information and details on the ticket packages, go to www.sanjose2012.com.
Premier gymnastics and the Olympic Movement are not new to San Jose. In addition to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, the city has hosted the 2007 Visa Championships, the 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, 2009 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Junior Olympic Championships, 2011 U.S. Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships, 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline, and post-Olympic gymnastics tour stops. In addition, the U.S. Olympic Committee processed the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in San Jose before heading to Beijing. San Jose also played host to the 2003 Titan Games, produced in partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Locally, the Trials efforts are headed by the San Jose Sports Authority and HP Pavilion and include support from the City of San Jose, San Jose Hotels, Inc., and the San Jose Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
The U.S. Olympic Trials for all sports is a collaborative, three-way partnership between the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Governing Bodies and the Local Organizing Committees.
Past venues for the U.S. Olympic Trials for gymnastics include: 2008, Philadelphia, Pa.; 2004, Anaheim, Calif.; 1996 and 2000, Boston; and 1992, Baltimore, Md.
HP Pavilion. HP Pavilion at San Jose, managed by Sharks Sports & Entertainment, hosts nearly 100 sporting events annually including more than 40 San Jose Sharks regular season home games and the SAP Open men’s professional tennis tournament. The building hosts approximately 170 events every year — including Olympic athletes, Grammy award-winners and a variety of family and children’s favorites that account for more than 200 event days. Pollstar, the leading concert industry trade magazine, nominated HP Pavilion at San Jose as "Arena of the Year" for 2005 and 2007. In 2007, Pollstar also recognized HP Pavilion at San Jose based on non-sports attendance as fourth in North America, top 10 in the world. Over the past 10 years, HP Pavilion at San Jose has consistently been in the Top 5 in North America and top 10 in the world.
San Jose Sports Authority. The San Jose Sports Authority is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the City of San Jose’s economic development, visibility and civic pride through sports. Serving as the City’s sports commission since its inception in 1991, the Sports Authority has provided leadership and support to attract and host hundreds of sporting events in San Jose and the South Bay. The Sports Authority also supports and operates community, youth and amateur sports programs, including the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame, The First Tee of San Jose, and the REACH Youth Scholarship Program. To learn more, visit www.sjsa.org.
City of San Jose. From its founding in 1777 as California’s first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley—the world’s leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the United States, is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, to work and to live. For more information, visit www.sanjoseca.gov.
San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB). The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB), a 25 year old organization focused on enhancing the image and economic well being of San Jose, is managed by Team San Jose, a unique customer service model that works in partnership with local hoteliers, organized labor, local arts leadership and business community to provide a one-team approach to all event-planning needs. Team San Jose manages the San Jose Convention Center and multiple theaters in Downtown San Jose, including the San Jose Civic, Parkside Hall, Center for the Performing Arts, California Theatre and Montgomery Theater. For more information, visit www.sanjose.org.
San Jose Hotels Inc. (SJHI). San Jose Hotels Inc., is a hotels-led, non-profit business improvement district representing 35 San Jose-based hotels. SJHI leverages destination investment focused on event sponsorship, marketing and public relations to attract conventions, events and meetings to San Jose through a unique partnership with Team San Jose and the SJCVB.