Oh wins trampoline gold at 2018 Junior Pan Am Championships
posted on 06/23/2018

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, June 23, 2018 – Alyssa Oh of Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, won the women’s individual trampoline gold medal at the 2018 Junior Pan American Trampoline Championships in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club, nabbed the men’s trampoline bronze medal. The championships, held at the Pabellon Municipal de Gimnasia – Zona la Chimba, concluded today.

Oh posted a 52.560 to easily win the women’s gold medal. Mexico’s Carolina Peregrina and Michele Mares finished second (51.060) and third (50.660), respectively. Olivia Simpson of Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme, was fifth with a 49.160.

For the men, Padilla posted a 55.220 to take third. Logan Gilbert of Paris, Texas/Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute, just missed the medal podium in fourth at 54.200. Jeremy Chartier of Canada tallied a 57.600 to take the gold, and Mexico’s Victor Rodriguez was second at 55.610.

Earlier in the championships, the USA swept the synchronized trampoline titles and qualified for women’s trampoline at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The USA has also qualified for men’s and rhythmic gymnastics.

The U.S. coaches for the event were 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.