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Acrobatic Pair – Kristin Allen and Michael Rodrigues

Class of 2015· Disciplines(s): Acrobatic· Inducted as: Athlete Team

Allen and Rodrigues trained together at West Coast Training Center under head coach Marie Annonson. They won the USA’s first World Games gold medal in acrobatic gymnastics as a mixed pair in 2009. In 2010, they again proved to be the best in the world, taking the gold medal at the World Championships. Previously, they captured the silver medal at the 2008 World Championships. Domestically, the duo won national titles in 2008 and 2010. Following the 2010 Worlds, Allen and Rodrigues were a featured hand-to-hand act in Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” in Las Vegas. They were the U.S. Acro Athletes of the Year in 2009. Allen has recently appeared on the BBC show “Tumble,” as well as on Broadway in “Pippin.” Rodrigues, who has been on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors as an athlete representative since 2009, recently resumed training and plans to compete at the 2016 World Championships.