Williams, Kulka, Gifford each win two events at 2008 Stars and Stripes Cup
posted on 10/12/2008

Senior trampoline champions Logan Dooley and Alaina Williams
© Nancy Dooley

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12, 2008 - Alaina Williams of Amarillo, Texas/USOTC Trampoline Team, Mackenzie Kulka of Tulsa, Okla./Oklahoma Extreme, and Phillip Gifford of Colorado Springs, Colo./Artsports, won trampoline and synchronized trampoline in their respective divisions at the Stars and Stripes Cup, held Oct. 10-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Williams placed first in the senior women’s division, with Kulka and Gifford placing first in the Level 10 women’s and men’s divisions, respectively.

Williams placed first in senior women’s trampoline with a score of 97.30, and paired with Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/USOTC Trampoline Team, to win synchronized trampoline with a 122.80. Kulka posted a score of 85.10 to win Level 10 women’s trampoline, and earned a score of 107.50 with Alicia Powder of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, to finish first in synchronized trampoline. Gifford scored an 83.70 in Level 10 men’s trampoline and teamed with Cameron Heimerdinger of Colorado Springs, Colo./Artsports, to win synchronized trampoline with a 94.60.

Other champions at the Stars and Stripes Cup were: junior women’s trampoline - Jane Truster of Lee’s Summit, Mo./Twist n Shout, 89.70; junior women’s synchronized trampoline - Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, and Brittany Caddell of Levelland, Texas/Acrospirits, 117.40; junior men’s trampoline - Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, 97.70; senior men’s trampoline - Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./USOTC Trampoline Team, 105.20; and senior men’s synchronized trampoline - Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J & J Trampoline, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, 109.40.

2008 Stars and Stripes Cup
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oct. 10-11, 2008

Level 10 women

Trampoline
1. Mackenzie Kulka, Oklahoma Extreme, 85.10
2. Alicia Powder, World Elite Gymnastics, 84.50
3. Maddie Sewell, Kristi's Tumbling & Trampoline, 80.70
4. Lisa VanOrden, Team Revolution, 80.50
5. Hadlea Geissler, Acrospirits, 77.10
6. Kayla Igleheart, Texas T&T Institute, 77.10

Synchronized trampoline
1. Mackenzie Kulka, Oklahoma Extreme, and Alicia Powder, World Elite Gymnastics, 107.50
2. Hadlea Geissler and Dallas Burns, Acrospirits, 77.00

Level 10 men

Trampoline
1. Phillip Gifford, Artsports, 83.70
2. John Hart, Artsports, 77.10
3. Cameron Heimerdinger, Artsports, 62.40

Synchronized trampoline
1. Phillip Gifford and Cameron Heimerdinger, Artsports, 94.60

Junior women

Trampoline
1. Jane Truster, Twist n Shout, 89.70
2. Shaylee Dunavin, All American Gymnastics, 89.40
3. Dakota Earnest, Acrospirits, 88.10
4. Brittany Caddell, Acrospirits, 87.10
5. Savannah Vinsant, Twist n Shout, 85.00
6. Jessica Hale, South Texas Elite, 82.00
7. Amanda Schliesman, Kristi's Tumbling & Trampoline, 67.60
8. Ashleigh Thomas, Gymnastics East, 55.40

Synchronized trampoline
1. Shaylee Dunavin, All American Gymnastics, and Brittany Cadell, Acrospirits, 117.40
2. Dakota Earnest, Acrospirits, and Savannah Vinsant, Twist n Shout, 73.40

Junior men

Trampoline
1. Jeffrey Gluckstein, Ultra Twisters, 97.70
2. Adam Bragg, Independent, 93.00
3. Joshua Bednorz, South Texas Elite, 86.60
4. Tanner Page, Gymnastics East, 84.20
5. Hunter Brewster, Trampoline & Tumbling Express, 84.20
6. Conor Murphy, Team OC, 83.80

Senior women

Trampoline
1. Alaina Williams, OTC Trampoline, 97.30
2. Nani Vercruyssen, OTC Trampoline, 97.00

Synchronized trampoline
1. Alaina Williams and Nani Vercruyssen, USOTC Trampoline Team, 122.80

Senior men

Trampoline
1. Logan Dooley, OTC Trampoline, 105.20
2. Steven Gluckstein, Ultra Twisters, 105.00
3. Michael Devine, J & J Trampoline, 99.90
4. Brandon English, Novak's Gymnastics, 95.20
5. Neil Gulati, World Elite Gymnastics, 75.00
6. Sean Kennedy, Ultra Twisters, 59.50

Synchronized trampoline
1. Michael Devine, J & J Trampoline, and Steven Gluckstein, Ultra Twisters, 109.40
2. Logan Dooley, USOTC Trampoline Team, and Neil Gulati, World Elite Gymnastics, 98.70