USA qualifies for synchro finals at 2018 Junior Pan Am Trampoline Championships
posted on 06/21/2018

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, June 21, 2018 – The United States qualified for the synchronized trampoline finals at the 2018 Junior Pan American Trampoline Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The qualification rounds for men’s and women’s individual trampoline, which serves as the qualifier for berths to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, are scheduled for tomorrow Held at the Pabellon Municipal de Gimnasia – Zona la Chimba, the three-day event features competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline. The USA is only competing in individual and synchronized trampoline.

Logan Gilbert of Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute, and Joseph Isenberg of Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy, earned an 83.125 that put them at the top of the junior men’s rankings and a spot in the synchronized trampoline finals. Canada placed second, with Brazil in third. Alyssa Oh of Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Olivia Simpson of Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme, posted a 55.275 for their synchro routines, finishing in third and qualifying for the finals. Canada took first and second in qualifying. Qualifying scores do not carry over to the final round.

The remaining trampoline competition schedule is as follows. Times listed are Eastern. For the complete schedule, click here.

    June 22
    2:40 p.m. - Women’s trampoline qualifications*
    4 p.m. - Men’s trampoline qualifications*
    7:35 p.m. - Synchronized trampoline finals
    June 23
    1:55 p.m. - Women’s individual trampoline finals
    2:20 p.m. - Men’s individual trampoline finals
    *Denotes Youth Olympic Games qualifying round.

The U.S. gymnasts who will compete in the trampoline qualifications are: women -- Kayttie Nakamura of Honolulu/Hawaii Academy, Oh and Simpson; and men – Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club, Gilbert and Isenberg. Sydney Senter of Aiea, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy, withdrew from competition due to an injured ankle.

Two men and two women, including at least one athlete from Argentina, will represent the Americas at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which will be held in Buenos Aires later this year, in trampoline. Only gymnasts born in 2001-02 are eligible to qualify for a Youth Olympic Games berth for their country, based on the results from the individual trampoline qualification in the junior category. The USA has already qualified for men’s and rhythmic gymnastics.

The U.S. coaches for the event are Steven Gluckstein, USA Gymnastics junior national team head coach, and Max Vercruyssen of Hawaii Academy.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s 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 usagym.org.