AROSA, Switzerland, June 27, 2014 — Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, finished just half a point out of a qualifying spot in the trampoline finals at the 48th Annual Nissen Trampoline World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland, Friday.
In the men’s individual trampoline, Gluckstein hit his maximum degree of difficulty but finished day one of the competition in 12th place and a score of 102.065. His second routine was sixth best for the day. Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, also failed to qualify. Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, did not compete after tweaking his knee in training as a precautionary measure. Reigning Olympic champion and two-time Nissen World Cup winner Dong Dong of China finished the day in first overall in the prelims with a score of 109.580.
For the women, Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, had a solid compulsory run but repeated a skill in her optional routine, thus lowering her degree of difficulty. She finished qualifications with a score of 96.160 for 14th place. Hayley Butcher of Saint John, Ind./Midwest Training and Ice Center, withdrew from the competition after suffering a knee injury in training Thursday. China’s Li Dan qualified in the top spot (104.290).
The competition concludes Saturday with the individual finals.