Synchro Finals Results
FRISCO, Texas, May 3, 2013 – Three pairs of athletes – World Elite's Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif., Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite, and Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, and Dakota Earnest of Tokio, Texas/Acrospirits, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express – earned spots to represent Team USA at the 2013 World Games today at the 2013 U.S. Elite Challenge at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. The three-day event showcases the USA's best in men's and women's trampoline, tumbling, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline and will wrap up on May 5.
The World Games will be held in Cali, Colombia, July 25-Aug. 4. The remaining members of the U.S. team for the World Games will be decided following tomorrow's finals.
Dooley and Gulati posted a 120.300 to win the men's synchronized trampoline title and secure a place at the World Games. Hunter Brewster and Alexi Shostak, both of Lafayette, La./T&T Express, scored 92.200 for second, followed by Steven and Jeffrey Gluckstein, both of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, with 91.500 in third.
In the women's competition, Drury and Dunavin earned 77.700 to win the title with Earnest and Vinsant scoring 53.500 for second.
Today's competition also determined the athletes that advance to the finals in individual trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. The top senior tumbling qualifiers in the elite division are Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution (75.900), and Yuliya Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite (60.600).
Garret Waterstradt of Paxton, Ill./Irish's Gymnastics, 72.500, and Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling & Trampoline, 69.700, had the highest qualifying scores in senior elite double mini-trampoline.
Due to technical difficulties, results from the individual trampoline qualification round will be available Saturday morning.
The U.S. Elite Challenge has competition for athletes who participate in the junior and senior elite division, Levels 8-10 and the Olympic Development Program.
The remaining competition schedule is as follows; a more detailed schedule is available at usagym.org.
Saturday, May 4
- 8:30 a.m. – Levels 9 and 10 boys and girls trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling
- 12 p.m. – Levels 8 and 9 boys and girls trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling; Level 8 awards ceremony
- 4 p.m. – Level 10 boys and girls finals for trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling; awards ceremony
- 7 p.m. – Elite junior and senior men's and women's finals for trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling; awards ceremony
Sunday, May 5
- 8:30 a.m. – Level 9 boys and girls finals for trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling; awards ceremony
- 12 p.m. – Olympic Development Program for boys and girls in trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling; awards ceremony
Performances at the U.S. Elite Challenge, combined with the results of the World Games Trials, will determine the team that will represent the USA at the 2013 World Games, scheduled for July 25-Aug. 4 in Cali, Colombia. The World Games are the equivalent to the Olympic Games for events and disciplines that are not currently on the Olympic program. For trampoline and tumbling this includes synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling. Also for the elite level, this competition is one of the qualifying events for the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, as well as part of the selection process to determine the athletes who will represent the United States at World Championships and World Age-Group Competitions.
The local organizations assisting with the hosting and staging of the U.S. Elite Challenge are the Texas Sports Commission, the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Eagles Wings Athletics, assisted by the USA Gymnastics North Texas State Committee.
Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.
2013 U.S. Elite Challenge
Dr Pepper Arena
May 3, 2013 Synchronized trampoline final results
1. Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite, and Neil Gulati, Irvine, Calif./World Elite, 120.300
2. Hunter Brewster, Lafayette, La./T&T Express, and Alexi Shostak, Lafayette, La./T&T Express, 92.200
3. Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, 91.500
4. Nathan Donnelly, Kansas City, Mo./Xtreme Trampoline, and Noah Orr, Phoenix, Ariz./Air Sports, 63.600
5. Drew Collins, Gilbert, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center, and Jerrett Jensen, Gilbert, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center, 43.900
1. Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite, and Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, 77.700
2. Dakota Earnest, Tokio, Texas/Acrospirits, and Savannah Vinsant, Lafayette, La./T&T Express, 53.500
Qualifying round results (shows only athletes who advance to finals)
1. Kalon Ludvigson, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, 75.900
2. Alex Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, 68.900
3. Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars Tumbling & Trampoline, 65.000
4. Josh Coles, Wonder Lake, Ill./5 Star Elite, 63.400
5. Garret Waterstradt, Paxton, Ill./Irish's Gymnastics, 62.800
6. Trevor Jackson, Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC, 57.100
7. Jackson Tyson, Greensboro, N.C./Flip Force Gymnastics, 56.000
8. Tyler Waller, Bloomington, Ill./Gymnastics Etc, 46.000
1. Yuliya Brown, Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite, 60.600
2. Stephanie Rennie, Riverdale, Utah/Flipside Tumbling, 43.300
1. Garret Waterstradt, Paxton, Ill./Irish's Gymnastics, 72.500
2. James Lichtenstein, Buffalo Grove, Ill./5 Star Elite, 72.300
3. Ryan Roberts, Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC, 72.000
4. Justin Hackett, Grand Rapids, Mich./Branch Gymnastics, 71.600
5. Trey Katz, Charleston, Ill./Sun Elite Athletics, 71.400
6. Trevor Jackson, Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC, 71.300
7. Alex Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, 71.200
8. Jerrett Jensen, Gilbert, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center, 70.900
1. Erin Jauch, Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling & Trampoline, 69.700
2. Kristle Lowell, Orland Park, Ill./Branch Gymnastics, 69.100
3. Sonia Shah, Indianapolis, Ind./Scamps, 68.000
4. Tristan Van Natta, Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, 67.600
5. Hailey Harper, Orland Park, Ill./Branch Gymnastics, 54.000