USA Gymnastics names U.S. Trampoline Team for 2016 Pacific Rim Championships
posted on 01/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 2016 - 2015 Pan American Games silver medalist and 2012 Olympian Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./ETA, headlines the U.S. trampoline squad for the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships April 8-10 at the XFINITY Arena at Everett, Wash. The three-day Pac Rim Championships is expected to feature approximately 300 gymnasts from more than 14 Pac Rim countries, competing in men’s and women’s gymnastics, trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics.

The athletes who will represent the USA in trampoline at the Pacific Rim Championships are as follows.

Seniors
Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Jeffrey Gluckstein – Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Steven Gluckstein – Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Juniors
Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagles Wings Athletics
Tristan Ackerson, Florence, Ky./MJM Studios Inc.
Alyssa Oh, Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics


The U.S. trampoline athletes were selected to compete at the Pacific Rim Championships based on their performances at the 2015 World Championships or World Age Group Championships.

Trampoline will be held in conjunction with men’s and women’s gymnastics on the first two of the three-day event. The complete competition schedule for XFINITY Arena is listed below.

April 8

  • 1:30 p.m. - Subdivision 1: Men’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and women’s trampoline team finals and individual preliminaries
  • 7 p.m. - Subdivision 2: Men’s team and all-around finals, and men’s trampoline team finals and individual preliminaries

April 9

  • 1:30 p.m. - Subdivision 1: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and junior men’s and women’s trampoline finals
  • 7 p.m. - Subdivision 2: Women’s gymnastics team and all-around finals, and senior men’s and women’s trampoline finals

April 10

  • 12 p.m. - Junior men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event finals
  • 6 p.m. - Senior men’s and women’s gymnastics individual event finals

All-session tickets include all six sessions at the XFINITY Arena for men’s and women’s gymnastics and trampoline and range in price from $275-$125. Tickets may be purchased at the XFINITY Arena Box Office charge by phone 1-866-332-8499 or xfinityarenaeverett.com. Group tickets are also available at a discount by contacting Xfinity Arena at (425) 322-2600. Discounted tickets are also available through local gym clubs that participate in the Club Ticket Sales Program.

Tickets for rhythmic gymnastics, which will be held at the Walt Price Student Fitness Center at Everett Community College, are not included in the all-around ticket package and will go on sale closer to the event. The rhythmic gymnastics competition schedule is: April 8-9, 2 p.m. – team and all-around finals (two events per day); and April 10, 1 p.m. – junior and senior individual event finals.

The competition schedules are subject to change. For more information on the Pac Rim Championships, go to pacrim2016.com.

Held every two years, the Pacific Rim Championships traditionally feature gymnasts from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and the United States. NBC Sports will televise action from the Pacific Rim Championships. Past sites include: 2014, Richmond, B.C., Canada; 2012, Everett, Wash.; 2010, Melbourne, Australia; 2008, San Jose, Calif.; and 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Background information

  • XFINITY Arena at Everett. The XFINITY Arena at Everett, recipient of the International Association of Venue Manager's (IAVM) prestigious Venue Excellence Award 2010, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000-seat venue hosts a myriad of events including concerts, ice skating and family shows. The facility is also home to the Everett Silvertips, a Western Hockey League franchise, and the venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and international skating competitions.  Spectra is a major provider of sports and entertainment hospitality services in Washington. One or more of the divisions is at work supporting 15 Washington venues and events, including Washington State University and Gonzaga.
  • Spectra by Comcast Spectacor. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.  Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, in addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.