World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships kick off Nov. 9
posted on 11/06/2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 6, 2017 – America’s top trampoline gymnasts will compete in the 2017 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria, Nov. 9-12. The USA's World trampoline squad includes 2016 Olympians Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; 2017 World Games double mini-trampoline champion Paige Howard of San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; 2017 World Games silver medalists Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, and Alex Renkert of Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics; along with reigning U.S. trampoline champion Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy.

A total of 290 athletes from 34 countries will participate in the World Championships, which features competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling.

Held following the World Championships, the World Age Group Competition will showcase the world's best young men and women in those four events in four age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-21 years of age.

The 2017 World Championships’ competition schedule is as follows.

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • Women’s tumbling and men’s and women’s trampoline qualifications, 3:30 a.m. ET
  • Men’s tumbling qualifications, 8:30 a.m. ET

Friday, Nov. 10

  • Women’s synchronized trampoline and men’s double mini-trampoline qualifications, 2 a.m. ET
  • Men’s synchronized trampoline and women’s double mini-trampoline qualifications, 6:15 a.m. ET
  • Women’s tumbling team final, 11 a.m. ET
  • Men’s double mini-trampoline team final, 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Women’s trampoline team final, 12:20 p.m. ET
  • Men’s trampoline team final, 1 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Women’s double mini-trampoline team final, 8 a.m. ET
  • Men’s tumbling team final, 8:30 a.m. ET
  • Women’s tumbling final, 9:25 a.m. ET
  • Men’s double mini-trampoline final, 9:55 a.m. ET
  • Women’s synchronized trampoline final, 10:50 a.m. ET
  • Men’s synchronized trampoline final, 11:20 a.m. ET

Sunday, Nov. 12

  • Men’s and women’s trampoline semi-final, 6:30 a.m. ET
  • Women’s double mini-trampoline final, 8:05 a.m. ET
  • Men’s tumbling final, 8:35 a.m. ET
  • Women’s trampoline final, 9:25 a.m. ET
  • Men’s trampoline final, 9:55 a.m. ET

The USA’s draw for the qualification round for the World Championships is: women’s tumbling, group 1 (Nov. 9, 3:30 a.m. ET); men’s tumbling, group 3 (Nov. 9, 11 a.m. ET); men’s trampoline, group 8, women’s trampoline, group 7 (Nov. 9, 12 p.m. ET); women’s synchro, groups 1 and 3 (Nov. 10, 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. ET); men’s double-mini, group 2 (Nov. 10, 3 a.m. ET); men’s synchronized trampoline, groups 3 and 4 (Nov. 10, 8:15 a.m. ET and 9:15 a.m. ET); and women’s double mini, group 3 (Nov. 10, 8:15 a.m. ET)

The members of the U.S. Team, by event, are listed below.

    Men’s trampoline
    Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
    Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy, alternate

    Women’s trampoline
    Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Hally Piontek, Warrensburg, Mo./Kansas City Trampoline Club
    Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
    Sarah Webster, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express

    Men’s tumbling
    Brandon Krzynefski, Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
    Emilio Lehmer, Tempe, Ariz./ North Valley Gymnastics
    Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
    Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
    Drew Collins, McKinney, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy, alternate

    Women’s tumbling
    Hope Bravo, Dallas, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
    Melissa Doucette, Somersworth, N.H./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
    Eliza Floisand, Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
    Rachel Thevenot, Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
    Breanne Millard, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, alternate

    Men’s double mini-trampoline
    Matthew Hawkins, Phoenix, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics
    Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
    Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
    CJ Rhoades, Joplin, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics

    Women’s double mini-trampoline
    Paige Howard, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Hally Piontek, Warrensburg, Mo./Kansas City Trampoline Club
    Tristan Van Natta, Plain City, Ohio/Integrity Athletics

Ways to follow the action
Coverage of the World Championships will be posted on usagym.org, including stories, photos and video, and on USA Gymnastics’ social media platforms. USA Gymnastics will post every U.S. routine from the qualifying rounds on its YouTube channel. The qualifications schedule for the live webcast is as follows.

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • 3:30 a.m. ET - Women’s tumbling
  • 11 a.m. ET - Men’s tumbling
  • 12 p.m. ET – Men’s and women’s trampoline

Friday, Nov. 10

  • 2 a.m. ET – Women’s synchronized trampoline
  • 3 a.m. ET – Men’s double mini-trampoline
  • 4. a.m. ET – Women’s synchronized trampoline
  • 8:15 a.m. ET – Men’s synchronized trampoline and women’s double mini-trampoline
  • 9:15 a.m. ET – Men’s synchronized trampoline

Fans can watch the finals live on OlympicChannel.com and through the Olympic Channel app: Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. ET; Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. ET; and Sunday, Nov. 12, 6:30 a.m. ET.

The official website the World Championships is trawchsofia2017.com, and the FIG website is www.fig-gymnastics.com.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and Gymnastics for All (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to www.usagym.org.