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USA Gymnastics names Trampoline & Tumbling World Championships Team
posted on 08/31/2011

Members of the men's trampoline World Championships team
© Champion Images

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 31, 2011 Acaa USA Gymnastics has named the U.S. Team for the 2011 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 17-20, in Birmingham, England. Local organizers and the International Gymnastics Federation recently held the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships draw, which determines the competition order in the preliminary rounds of the four-day event. The 2011World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships is the first of two opportunities to qualify for trampoline at the 2012 Olympic Games.

The gymnasts representing the United States in the World Championships are as follows.

Men

    Trampoline
    • Michael Devine, Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling and Trampoline
    • Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head over Heels
    • Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head over Heels
    • Alternate: Neil Gulati, Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Tumbling
    • Kalon Ludvigson, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution
    • Alex Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive Academy
    Double mini-trampoline
    • Trey Katz, Charleston, Ill./Sun Elite Athletic Club
    • Kalon Ludvigson, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution
    • Ryan Roberts, Ramona, Calif./Artsports-Trampoline World
    • Austin White, Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Alternate: Casey Chandler, Reno, Nev./Legacy Trampoline and Tumbling
    Synchronized trampoline
    • Logan Dooley/Steven Gluckstein
    • Michael Devine/Jeffrey Gluckstein
Women
    Trampoline
    • Dakota Earnest, Plains, Texas/Acrospirits
    • Nani Vercruyssen, Honolulu/Hawaii Academy
    • Savannah Vinsant, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    • Alaina Williams, Amarillo, Texas/Acrospirits
    • Alternate: Alicia Powder, Ladera Ranch, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Tumbling
    • Natalya Beneschott, Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution
    • Yuliya Brown, Idaho Falls, Idaho/Team Revolution
    • Karly Judkins, Tulsa, Okla./Elite Gymnastics and Cheer
    • Marina Moskalenko, Orlando, Fla./Stick It Gymnastics
    • Alternate: Kaylah Whaley, Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North
    Double mini-trampoline
    • Erin Jauch, Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline
    • Kristle Lowell, Orland Park, Ill./5-Star Tumbling and Trampoline
    • Marina Moskalenko, Orlando/Stick It Gymnastics
    • Erica Owen, Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Alternate: Sonia Shah, Indianapolis/Scamps Gymnastics
    Synchronized trampoline
    • Alaina Williams/Dakota Earnest
    • Nani Vercruyssen/Savannah Vinsant
In trampoline, the USA's men will compete in the final preliminary group, along with Colombia, Mexico and Australia, and the women are in the sixth of seven qualifying groups and compete in the same group with Argentina, Mexico and France. The top eight men and women automatically qualify their country to the Olympic Games. The final chance to advance to the Olympic Games comes at the Olympic Test Event in January.

Here's the draw placements for the remaining events. Click here for the complete draw.

  • Tumbling: The men are in the second of four groups, along with Portugal, France and Belarus; and the women compete in the third and final group with the Ukraine, Brazil and South Africa.
  • Double mini-trampoline: The men participate in the second of four groups, with South Africa and Brazil; and the women are in the third and final group, with Argentina, Germany and Brazil.
  • Synchronized trampoline: The U.S. men's synchro teams landed in the fifth and 41st spots, with the women second and seventh.
In addition, the athletes who will compete in the World Age-Group Competition, Nov. 20-26, were also selected, and the athlete roster is available by clicking here.