USA Gymnastics names U.S. rhythmic, trampoline teams for 2019 Pan American Games, U.S. Team for Junior, Senior Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
posted on 07/07/2019

DES MOINES, July 7, 2019 – Following competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships this past week, the USA Gymnastics rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline programs have determined their respective U.S. Team for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, pending approval by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Rhythmic gymnastics also named the women who will compete at the 2019 Junior and Senior World Championships.

2019 Pan American Games
Lima Peru - July 27-31

    Rhythmic gymnastics
    • Camilla Feeley, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    • Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
    • Group: Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Yelyzaveta Merenzon of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Deerfield, Ill.; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Chicago
    Trampoline
    • Men
      • Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
      • Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
      • Alternate: Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
    • Women
      • Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
      • Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics

2019 Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Moscow, Russia - July 19-21, 2019

  • Alexandria Kautzman, Westlake Village, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
  • Victoria Kobelev, Palm Coast, Fla./Rhythmic Art
  • Jenna Zhao, Burr Ridge, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy

World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
Baku, Azerbaijan - Sept. 16-22, 2019

  • Camilla Feeley, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
  • Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
  • Laura Zeng, Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
  • U.S. senior group: Isabelle Connor of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Connie Du of Deerfield, Ill.; Yelyzaveta Merenzon of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Elizaveta Pletneva of Deerfield, Ill.; Nicole Sladkov of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Kristina Sobolevskaya of Chicago

All of these teams were named in accordance with the posted official selection procedures, which are available on usagym.org. Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, withdrew from the trampoline Pan Am Games team after the team was named.

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 athlete safety policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. 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.