USA grabs men’s synchro bronze at Baku World Cup
posted on 02/19/2019

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18, 2019 – The U.S. men’s synchronized trampoline pair of Cody Gesuelli of Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy, and Isaac Rowley of Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy, won the bronze medal over the weekend at trampoline’s World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Gesuelli and Rowley posted a 50.300 to bring home the synchronized trampoline bronze. Japan’s Daiki Kishi and Ryosuke Sakai claimed the gold at 52.430, with Belarus’ ladzislau Hancharou and Aleh Rabtsau in second at 52.280. The men’s team of Aliaksei Shostak of Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Jeff Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./ETA, were in 16th place and did not advance.

In women’s trampoline, Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, placed 14th with her 100.970 total. Olivia Simpson of Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme, Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics, and Sarah Webster of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, also competed but did not advance. China’s Liu Lingling won the women’s gold medal. On the men’s side, Rowley, Shostak, Gesuelli, and Gluckstein of participated but did not advance to the finals. Belarus’ Uladzislau Hancharou claimed the title.

In synchronized trampoline, neither of the women’s duos advanced to the finals. Simpson and Stevens finished in 13th, with Webster and Ahsinger in 17th. Belarus’ Valiantsina Bahamolava and Anhelina Khatsian took the title.