USA Gymnastics announces U.S. Team for 2018 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships
posted on 07/12/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, July 12, 2018 – The six U.S. champions, who were crowned last week at the 2018 USA Gymnastics Championships, headline the U.S. Team who will represent the United States at the 2018 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, scheduled for Nov. 7-10 at the St. Petersburg (Russia) Sports and Concert Complex.

The 2018 national champions are: trampoline -- Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Savannah Thompson of Scott, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express; tumbling -- Brandon Krzynefski of Centerville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, and Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling; and double mini-trampoline – Matthew Hawkins of Phoenix, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics, and Paige Howard of San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics.

The team was determined through scores earned at the USA Gymnastics Championships and recent Elite Challenge, and alternates will be determined at the World Championships preparation camp, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The complete team is listed below by event.

World Championships Team

    Trampoline
      Men
      Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
      Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
      Joseph Isenberg, Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy
      Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
      Aliaksei Shostak, Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express

      Women
      Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
      Alyssa Oh, Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
      Olivia Simpson, Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme
      Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
      Savannah Thompson, Scott, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Tumbling
      Men
      Kaden Brown, Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
      Brandon Krzynefski, Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
      Emilio Lehmer, Tempe, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics
      Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics

      Women
      Hope Bravo, Dallas, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
      Caitlyn Crawford, Reston, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
      Eliza Floisand, Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
      Angel Rice, Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South
      Gretchen Schultz, Destrehan, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
    Double-mini trampoline
      Men
      Matthew Hawkins, Phoenix, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics
      Drake McMullen, Carl Junction, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics
      Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club
      Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
      CJ Rhoades, Joplin, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics

      Women
      Paige Howard, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
      Lacey Jenkins, Mattoon, Ill./World Elite Gymnastics
      Kiley Lockett, Oceanside, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
      Kristle Lowell, Orland Park, Ill./Morgan Park Sports Center
      Tristan Van Natta, Hilliard, Ohio/Integrity Athletics

The World Championships competition schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows. All times are local to St. Petersburg, Russia. This year’s competition schedule includes a new event, the combined team final. Each team includes one athlete for each event, along with one men’s and one women’s synchro pair. Countries qualify for the combined team final by taking the best score for each of the eight events in the qualification round for the total score. Five teams will advance to the combined team final.

November 7
10 a.m.

  • Trampoline: men’s and women’s qualifications
  • Double mini-trampoline: men’s qualification
  • Tumbling: women’s qualification

November 8
10 a.m.

  • Synchronized trampoline: men’s and women’s qualifications
  • Double-mini: women’s qualification
  • Tumbling: men’s qualification

6:30 p.m. - Combined team final

November 9
Finals

  • 4 p.m. - Double-mini: men
  • 4:30 p.m. - Tumbling: women
  • 5:20 p.m. - Synchronized trampoline: women and men

November 10
Finals

  • 4 p.m. - Double-mini: women
  • 4:30 p.m. - Tumbling: men
  • 5:20 p.m. - Trampoline: women and men

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.