2018 World T&T Championships get underway on Nov. 7
posted on 11/06/2018

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russian, Nov. 5, 2018 – Four 2018 U.S. champions headline the U.S. Team that will compete later this week at the 2018 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 7-11, at the Sports and Concert Coliseum (SKK) in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2018 champions are: 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. USA Gymnastics twitter feed, @usagym, will have live coverage of the championships, and original stories and photos on usagym.org. U.S.-based fans can watch same-day coverage of the finals on the Olympic Channel and OlympicChannel.com.

Based on performances at the recent U.S. World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Team preparation camp in Baku, Azerbaijan, the line-up and alternate for each event was finalized. The World Team originally was named in July based on scores earned at the USA Gymnastics Championships and the recent Elite Challenge. Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, withdrew due to injury.

U.S. World Championships Team

    Trampoline
      Men
      Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics 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
      Alternate: Sarah Webster, Lafayette, 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
      Gretchen Schultz, Destrehan, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
      Alternate: Angel Rice, Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South
    Double-mini trampoline
      Men
      Matthew Hawkins, Phoenix, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics
      Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Tornado Sport Club
      Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
      CJ Rhoades, Joplin, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics
      Alternate: Drake McMullen, Carl Junction, Mo./Amplify Gymnastics
      Women
      Paige Howard, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./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
      Alternate: Lacey Jenkins, Mattoon, Ill./World Elite Gymnastics

Competition format
The competition format for each event is outlined below, and medals will be awarded for each.

  • All-around team competition. At the conclusion of the qualifying rounds, the eight best scores (one per event) for each country will be added together for the all-around team qualifying score. The five countries with the highest score will advance to the all-around final, and each team includes one athlete for each event, along with one men’s and one women’s synchro pair. In the final, the eight gymnasts whose scores counted for each of the events for the qualifying total will compete on their country’s team.
  • Individual trampoline. Each athlete performs two routines (compulsory and voluntary) in the qualification round but performs only one routine in the semifinals and finals. The top 24 men and 24 women advance to the semifinals, with the top eight advancing to the finals.
  • Synchronized trampoline. Each duo performs two routines (compulsory and voluntary) in the qualification round, and the top eight advance to the finals.
  • Tumbling. Each gymnast performs two passes and the eight highest combined scores advance to the individual tumbling finals, where they perform another two passes. Highest combined score for the two final passes wins.
  • Double mini-trampoline. Gymnasts perform two passes in the qualification round, and the top eight two-pass scores advance to the finals. Gymnasts again perform two passes in the finals to determine the champion.
  • Tie-breaking. Ties will be broken, and information on the tie-breaking process may be accessed here.

Schedule
The World Championships competition schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows. All times are local to St. Petersburg, Russia, which is eight hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern time zone.

    Nov. 7
      9:15 a.m. - Opening ceremony
      10:30 a.m. - Qualifications: men’s and women’s trampoline; men’s double-mini
      1:30 p.m. - Qualifications: women’s tumbling
    Nov. 8
      10 a.m. - Qualifications: women’s synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline
      1:15 p.m. - Qualifications: men’s synchronized trampoline, tumbling
      6:30 p.m. - Final: all-around team
        Round 1: women’s trampoline; men’s tumbling and double-mini
        Round 2: men’s trampoline; women’s tumbling and double-mini
        Round 3: women’s and men’s synchronized trampoline
    Nov. 9
      4 p.m. - Finals: men’s double mini-trampoline; women’s tumbling; men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline
    Nov. 10
      1:30 p.m. - Semifinals: men’s and women’s trampoline
      4 p.m. - Finals: women’s double-mini; men’s tumbling; and men’s and women’s trampoline

Ways to follow the action
Fans can follow the competition action several different ways.

  • USA Gymnastics website and social media. usagym.org will have event coverage, original stories, photos and more. USA Gymnastics twitter feed will have live coverage from St. Petersburg.
  • U.S. TV and online coverage. Tape-delayed coverage of the finals will air on the Olympic Channel on Nov. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. ET and Nov. 9-10 from 6-8 p.m. ET, with a simulcast on OlympicChannel.com each day.
  • Live scoring: The International Gymnastics Federation is offering live scoring for the qualifications and finals, which is also available on the FIGymnastics mobile application.
  • FIG and LOC websites: The FIG and LOC event pages will also have news, live scoring, official results, medal standings and a complete competition program.
  • FIG daily highlight clips. A highlight package will be uploaded to the FIG YouTube channel each day, while qualification routines from each athlete will be made available after the championships.

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 encourages 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.