Six U.S. gymnasts advance to finals at 2014 World T&T Championships
posted on 11/08/2014

© John Cheng

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 8, 2014 – Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T & T, posted the highest qualification mark for women’s double mini-trampoline on the second day of qualifications at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. She is one of six U.S. gymnasts who advanced to Sunday’s finals. Featuring competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling, the World Championships continues tonight with the finals for women’s trampoline, men’s synchronized trampoline, women’s tumbling and men’s double mini-trampoline at 7 p.m.

In addition to Jauch, the Americans who will compete in tomorrow’s finals are: men’s synchronized trampoline -- Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express; women’s double-mini -- Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, and Jauch; and men’s tumbling – Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, and Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy,

Jauch earned a two-routine total of 69.400 take the top qualification spot, finishing ahead of the Republic of South Africa’s Bianca Zoonekynd at 69.000 and Russia’s Polina Troianova with 68.700. Van Natta tied for sixth at 67.500. Jauch’s two routine scores were 35.500 and 33.900. Van Natta’s were 33.600 and 33.900. Breanne Millard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, finished ninth at 67.100 (33.200; 33.900).

In men’s synchronized trampoline, Gluckstein and Shostak finished sixth with a 87.000 total in the qualification round to advance to tomorrow’s finals. Their scores for the individual routines were 39.100 and 47.900. China’s Dong Dong and Tu Xiao had the day’s top score at 91.500, followed by Japan’s Masaki Ito and Yasuhiro Ueyama (89.900) and Australia’s Shaun Kevin Swadling and Ty Swadling (87.900). Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, were 14th at 84.300 (38.800; 45.500).

For men’s tumbling, Nacey finished fifth and Renkert eighth after adjusting for the max of two per country to advance to the finals. Nacey’s 74.400 included a 36.300 for his first pass and he followed with a 38.100. Renkert tallied a 71.000 total, which included a 35.200 for his first pass and 35.800 for the second. China’s Song Yang had the top qualification mark at 78.200. Russia’s Tagin Murtazaev and Alexander Mironov took second (77.800) and third (77.000), respectively

For women’s trampoline, Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, garnered a 51.660 for her routine to finish 12th. Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, claimed a 51.560 for 13th. This is the best finish at a World Championships for both.

The USA’s athletes who are competing in tonight’s finals are: men’s double-mini – Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, and Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; and men’s synchronized trampoline – Gluckstein and Shostak.

For the World Championships, individual tickets for each of the finals sessions are $30 plus fees for general admission and $45 plus fees for reserved seating. The finals sessions are Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. An all-session ticket, which has general admission seating for qualifications and reserved seating for finals, is just $80 (plus any applicable fees). Tickets for the qualification sessions on Nov. 7-9 at 9 a.m. are $25 per person per session, plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets also will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is: Nov. 8 – Session 3 (women’s trampoline, men’s double-mini and women’s tumbling finals), 7 p.m.; and Nov. 9 – Session 4 (qualifications and semifinals), 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Session 5 (finals), 5 p.m.

Live coverage of each session will be available at TTWorlds.com for viewers in the United States. Universal Sports will also air five hours of live coverage from Daytona on cable: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Nov. 9, 5-7:30 p.m. ET.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.

  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).