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Four T&T World medalists earn individual event titles at 2022 Winter Classic
posted on 03/07/2022

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 7, 2022 - Nearly 800 athletes gathered at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., over the weekend for the 2022 T&T Winter Classic. Gymnasts spanned the developmental to elite competitive levels with youth, junior, intermediate and senior elite titles determined Saturday.

Winter Classic is the first of three selection events for November's World Championships and World Age Group Competitions. Performances from Winter Classic and next month's Elite Challenge will also determine who will represent the U.S. at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Ala., in July.

At the senior elite level, World medalists Kaden Brown (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling), Cody Gesuelli (Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy), Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and Tristan Van Natta (Marysville, Ohio/Integrity Athletics) each secured individual event titles, while the pairs of Maia Amano (Honolulu, Hawaii/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) and Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) and Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) led the way in synchronized trampoline. Miah Bruns (Crete, Ill./World Champions Centre), Brazilian gymnast Camilla Lopes Gomes (Atlantic Heights, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) also topped the podium Saturday.

Gesuelli (57.597) and Lopes Gomes (54.003) were crowned individual trampoline champions, with Webster (52.623) joining Lopes Gomes as the first-place U.S. athlete. Fresh off of their Junior Pan American Games men's synchro title in October, up-and-comers Elijah Vogel (Longmont, Colo./Elevated Trampoline Sports Academy, 57.303) and Zachary Ramacci (St. John, Ind./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, 56.380) rounded out the senior men's podium. Stevens (51.997) and Peyton Brown (Round Rock, Texas/Tumble Tech, 49.397) were the second- and third-place U.S. gymnasts in the senior women's trampoline division.

Syler Buck (Lee's Summit, Mo./Premier Gymnastics, 51.090) and McKenzie Petrich (Greensboro, N.C./Ultimate Kids, 48.160) took the men's and women's intermediate elite titles in individual trampoline. Xavier Harper (Oak Ridge, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville, 51.397) and Logan McCoy (Middletown, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, 51.303) topped the field in the junior division, and Alex Rozenshteyn (Cranford, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, 49.110) and Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, 52.903) were youth elite champions.

Brown (55.867) and Bruns (48.100) took gold in men's and women's tumbling. Dom Dumas (Athens, Ala./Air Extreme, 51.533) and Patrick Lyell (Kenner, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy, 50.267) were second and third on the men's side, while Sarah Thompson (Davis, Ill./J and J Tumbling and Trampoline, 45.067) and Isabel Steinmetz (Batavia, Ohio/Gymnastics Central, 44.800) rounded out the women's top three.

Kaleb Cave (Columbia, Md./Fairland Gymnastics, 49.534), Cris Orth (San Diego, Calif./So Cal TTC, 52.866) and Eli Nilson (Draper, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, 47.300) took the men's intermediate, junior and youth elite tumbling titles, respectively. Tasha Williams (Peoria, Ill./World Champions Centre) topped the women's intermediate field with a 47.300. Northern Star Bounder's Brooklyn Jolley (West Haven, Utah, 45.833) and Annie Hansen (Hooper, Utah, 43.667) were the women's junior and youth elite tumbling champions.

In the senior women's double mini trampoline competition, Van Natta (51.133) edged runner up Aliah Raga (Denton, Md./Dulles Gymnastics Academy, 50.900) and reigning World individual silver medalist Shelby Nobuhara (Mapleton, Utah/High Altitude, 50.267) who was third. On the men's side, Padilla (58.867) outpaced his 2021 World Championships teammates Tomas Minc (Chevy Chase, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics, 54.466) and Changa Anderson (Washington, D.C./Silver Stars Gymnastics, 54.400) who also finished on the podium. During qualifications, his combined difficulty score of 24.0 (11.6 and 12.4) set an unofficial apparatus world record.

Roman Alvarez (Round Rock, Texas/Tumble Tech, 51.066) and Avery Kroeker (Colorado Springs, Colo./Let It Shine, 47.267) claimed the men's and women's intermediate double mini titles. Micah Miner (Glen Carbon, Ill./Kris Power Tumbling, 51.434) and Rosalie Thongphay (San Tan Valley, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center, 49.266) topped the junior fields, while Mick Seyler (Flower Mound, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics Academy, 47.800) and Hansen (35.634) notched high scores in the youth elite division.