COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2018 – Alyssa Oh of Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and 2017 U.S. champion Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, won the senior trampoline titles at the 2018 Elite Challenge at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The three-day event, which wraps up May 20, features competition in trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline and synchronized trampoline for men’s and women’s senior, junior, youth elite, open elite and Level 10. Sunday’s competition schedule begins at 9 a.m. MT and will feature finals for trampoline (youth elite and Level 10), tumbling (Level 10), double mini-trampoline (Level 10) and synchronized trampoline (youth elite, junior and Level 10).
For senior women, Oh won the title with a 155.690 total. 2016 Olympian Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, was second at 153.800. 2012 Olympian Savannah Vinsant Thompson of Scott, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, was third with 152.235. In synchronized trampoline, Oh paired with Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, to take the title at 126.200. Teammates from Hawaii Academy snared all three junior women’s individual medals. Sydney Senter of Aiea, Hawaii, was first (148.540), with Kayttie Nakamura of Honolulu close behind her at 147.750. Maia Amano of Honolulu was third (145.900). Mary Gallagher of Middletown, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Lauryn Screen of Belford, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, nabbed the junior synchro title (81.300).
On the men’s side, Gluckstein topped the senior rankings with a 168.720. Isaac Rowley of Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy (163.310), and Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club (159.710), finished second and third, respectively. Gluckstein and Aliaksei Shostak of Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, took first in synchro (135.600). For the juniors, Logan Gilbert of Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute Inc., landed atop the rankings at 152.910, with Zachary Ramacci of St. John, Ind./Midwest Training and Ice Center (149.175), and Joshua Rasoul of San Diego,Calif./SoCal TTC (146.265), in second and third, respectively.
Kaden Brown of Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling, easily claimed the crown with his 149.600. Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, was second at 138.600. Alex Renkert of Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics, landed in third place. Junior Grant Forsee of Sebring, Fla./Elite World Gymnastics, tallied a 148.400, followed by Charlie Larson of White Bear Lake, Minn./Gypsy Flyers Maple Grove, at 140.100 and Haydn Fitzgerald of Sammamish, Wash./Seattle Gymnastics-Ballard, with a 138.800.
With a 133.100, Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City/Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling, placed first. Angel Rice of Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South, scored a 129.300 for second, ahead of Hope Bravo of Dallas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy, at 127.700. Junior Tia Taylor of Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North garnered the gold with a 129.800. Ashley McDonald of Lindon, Utah/High Altitude Tumbling and Cheer, edged out Miah Bruns of St. John, Ind./Midwest Training and Ice Center, 126.800 to 126.700.
2013 World double-mini team bronze-medalist Tristan Van Natta’s (Hilliard, Ohio/Integrity Athletics) 137.600 put her ahead of 2017 World Games double-mini champion Paige Howard of San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, at 136.000. 2013 World double-mini champion Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Morgan Park Sports Center, posted a 135.700 for third. In the junior competition, Hawaii again swept the podium. Nakamura claimed a 136.000, slipping by Senter at 135.500. Amano was third with 133.500.
One point separated Hawkins (146.100) and 2017 World double-mini team silver-medalist Renkert (145.100) in the senior men’s standings. Padilla was third (144.200). In a close junior competition, Aiden Casey of Belleview, Wash./Seattle Gymnastics-Ballard, clinched the title with a 141.700, sliding by Larson’s 141.300. Aniket Rahane of Ventura, Calif./Coach Patty’s Gymnastics Inc., was third at 136.500.
The competition was a qualifier for the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro N.C. Performances in Colorado Springs will also be part of the selection process for 2018 World Championships, 2018 World Age Group Championships, and the 2018-19 U.S. National Team.