INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5, 2018 – Trampoline’s 2018 Pan American Championships are set for Sept. 7-9 in Lima, Peru. The three-day event serves as the qualifying competition for trampoline for the 2019 Pan American Games, also in Lima. The championships has competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline.
The U.S. Team for the Pan Am Championships includes 2018 U.S. trampoline champion Jeffrey Gluckstein of Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and 2016 Olympian Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express. The USA is not competing in the double-mini. The complete team is listed below.
Trampoline – Men
Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Joey Isenberg, Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy
Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
Trampoline – Women
Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Olivia Simpson, Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme
Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
The event schedule has competition in men’s and women’s trampoline, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline on Sept. 7-9.
The trampoline field for the Pan Am Games is 12 men and 12 women for trampoline. The 12 spots for both men and women will be allocated to countries in the following manner: 1. six spots – two spots each for the three countries that have two first best-placed gymnasts in the qualification competition; 2. 5 spots – one gymnast from five different countries with the best individual placement in the qualification competition that has not previously obtained a place; and 3. one for the host country, if it has not qualified a male or a female in original 11 spots. If the host country qualifies either a male or a female in the original 11 spots, the 12th will go the sixth country based on placement in the qualification round.
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 empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. 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, log on to usagym.org.