Rosilier, Davis win women’s pair bronze at acro’s Maia World Cup
posted on 03/10/2019

MAIA, Portugal, March 10, 2019 – Aubrey Rosilier and Emily Davis, both of San Antonio, Texas/Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, won the women’s pair bronze medal at acrobatic gymnastics’ 2019 World Cup at the Maia (Portugal) Municipal Gymnastics Complex. Mixed pair Anna Blough and Carson Breen, both of Riverside, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy, won the age group 12-18 mixed pair title at the Maia International Acro Cup, held in conjunction with the World Cup.

In the World Cup’s women’s pair final, Rosilier and Davis posted a 27.790 for their combined routine to win the bronze medal. Portugal claimed the title at 28.520, with Russia 2 second at 28.080. In the men’s pair final, Angel Felix of Moreno Valley, Calif., and Braiden McDougall of Riverside, Calif., of Realis Gymnastics Academy, landed in sixth place with their 26.190 for their combined routine. Russia 1 was the gold medalist (29.490), followed by Germany in second (28.880) and Belarus in third (28.690).

At the Maia International Acro Cup, Blough and Breen earned a three-routine total of 79.400 (27.150/25.250/27.000), which gave them the title over Kasakhstan at 78.350. Mixed pair Jordan Gruendler and Timothy Massa, both of San Antonio, Texas/Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, finished fifth in the junior (13-19) final with a three-event total of 76.570 after earning a 25.900 for the combined routine. Great Britain won the mixed pair title. The women’s pair Alexis Comnick of Yucaipa, Calif., and Tiffani Williams of Riverside, Calif., Realis Gymnastics Academy, finished in ninth (75.250) for the age group 12-18. The title went to Great Britain, which posted an 81.150.

Two of the three 11-16 age-group teams that traveled with the national team and competed in the International Acro Cup advanced to the finals. Here are the results for the two women’s pairs: Anabelle Lopez-Torres and Sidney Snyder, with 1st Class Gymnastics, 6th, 26.350; and Moraeah Arthur and Ariana Katsov, with Mid America Acro & Tumbling, 13th, 24.750.

Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. The acrobatic gymnastics events are: men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s pair, men’s group and women’s group. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women’s group is comprised of three athletes – a base, middle and top partner – while a men’s group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner.

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 taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung begins her tenure as president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics on March 8. 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, visit usagym.org.