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1999 Men’s World Championships Double-Mini Team

Class of 2009· Disciplines(s): Trampoline & Tumbling· Inducted as: Team

The U.S. World Championships Team for men’s double mini-trampoline claimed the double-mini team world title at the 1999 World Championships in Sun City, South Africa. The members of the team were: Karl Heger of Rockford, Ill.; Mark Griffith of Orlando; Byron Smith of Lubbock, Texas; and Ryan Weston of Orlando.

Heger was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2007 as an individual member. He was a member of the U.S. Trampoline Team for 22 years and won 18 national titles. He competed in 11 World Championships, winning team gold medals in double mini-trampoline in 1988 and 1999, and he also won synchronized trampoline at the 1991 World Games.

Griffith was the 2000 U.S. trampoline champion and earned U.S. titles in double mini-trampoline in 1996 and 1999. In addition to his team gold medal at the 1999 World Championships, Griffith finished seventh in double mini.

Smith is a two-time U.S. synchronized trampoline champion (1998 and 2000).

Weston, the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team alternate, is an eight-time U.S. trampoline champion (1996-99, 2001-04) and a four-time U.S. synchronized trampoline champion (1999, 2003-05).