T&T: Gluckstein brothers medal at 2006 Grenzland Cup
posted on 03/20/2006

AACHEN, Germany – Brothers Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., won gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the 2006 Grenzland Cup in Aachen, Germany, an international club competition that featured nearly 300 gymnasts from 12 countries in three different age categories. Competing for Ultra Twisters, Steven Gluckstein won the gold medal in 15-17 junior men's trampoline, besting 54 other competitors with his score of 101.40, and Jeffrey Gluckstein’s 90.00 put him in third place in the 14-and-under junior men's trampoline.

A total of five U.S. gymnasts competed for their clubs in the senior (18-and-over) division, with four athletes in addition to the Gluckstein brothers competing in the junior categories.

In senior action, Chris Estrada of Lafayette, La./Trampoline & Tumbling Express, scored 108.00 to tie for fourth place for the men. Peter Jensen of Denmark was first at 111.20, followed by Germany’s Markus Kubicka and Henrik Stehlik in second and third place, respectively, with scores of 110.10 and 109.80. Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J & J Tumbling & Trampoline, finished 10th with a score of 69.20. In the senior women’s competition, Amanda Bailey of Levelland, Texas/Acrospirits, placed ninth at 92.80. Spain’s Claudia Prat’s 102.10 took first place, with the Netherlands’ Andrea Lenders and Poland’s Iga Mokrzycka finishing second and third. Other U.S. athletes competing in the senior division were Kevin Strickland of Tinton Falls, N.J./Jersey City Skyliners; and Kyle Bowen of Middletown, N.J./Ultra Twisters.

In the 14-and-under division, Chelsey Hunt of Levelland, Texas/Acrospirits, and Casey Gesuelli of Middletown, N.J./Ultra Twisters, both placed sixth in the girls and boys competition, respectively. Other U.S. athletes who competed in the junior division are: Jacob Cates of Lafayette, La./Trampoline & Tumbling Express, boys 15-17; Nicolai Greco of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, 18th, boys 14-and-under; and Anne Marie McLelland of Clovis, N.M./Acrospirits, girls 14-and-under.