Ahsinger, Bretscher win Winter Classic
posted on 02/25/2018

© John Cheng

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 24, 2018 – Paul Bretscher of Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy, and Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, claimed the men’s and women’s trampoline titles, respectively, at the 2018 Winter Classic Invitational at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich.

Bretscher earned a total score of 158.900 in senior men's trampoline to top second-place finisher Stewart Pritchard of Greensboro, N.C./Ultimate Air (158.660), and third-place finisher Joseph Isenberg of Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy (154.400). In senior men's double mini-trampoline, Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club, earned the top spot with a 143.600, followed by Tristen Ackerson of Florence, Ky./ MJM Studios, in second at 138.700, and Drake McMullen of Carl Junction, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics, in third (136.300). Kaden Brown of Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, tallied a 145.700 to win senior men's tumbling, with Matthew Hawkins of Phoenix, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics placing second (135.400) and Emilio Lehmer of Tempe, Ariz./ North Valley Gymnastics finishing third (134.900).

Ahsinger placed first in senior women's trampoline with a score of 156.310. Alyssa Oh of Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, finished second (154.970) and Hally Piontek of Warrensburg, Mo./Kansas City Trampoline Club, placed third with 150.665. Aubrey Beyers of Pana, Ill./Kris Power Tumbling, won senior women's double mini with a 134.700, followed by Kiley Lockett of Oceanside, Calif./World Elite, in second (134.500), and Piontek in third (133.600). Posting a score of 130.200 to win senior women's tumbling was Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling. Gretchen Schultz of Destrehan, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy, and Lockett rounded out the top three in second (124.900) and third (56.500), respectively.

The champions in the junior division were: men – Logan Gilbert of Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline, trampoline; Charlie Larson of Gleason’s Gymnastics Maple Grove, double mini; and Nicholas George of Brooklyn Park, Minn./Gleason’s Gymnastics Maple Grove, tumbling; and women Sydney Senter of Aiea, Hawaii/Hawaii Trampoline and Tumbling, trampoline; Kayttie Nakamura of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Trampoline and Tumbling, double mini; and Eve Doudican of Bixby, Okla./Oklahoma Extreme Tumbling, tumbling.

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.