INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2013 – Kristle Lowell of Three Rivers, Mich./Branch Gymnastics, and Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, have been nominated for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s November Female and Male Athletes of the Month, respectively. In addition, the U.S. Women’s Double Mini Trampoline World Championships team has been nominated as the Team of the Month. Fans can vote by clicking here. Voting ends Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. ET.
Lowell became the first American woman since 1996 to win an individual gold medal at the 2013 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held Nov. 8-10 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She also aided the U.S. to the team double-mini trampoline title.
Renkert claimed the men’s double-mini trampoline silver medal at the 2013 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. He became the third straight U.S. world championships medalist in the event. His second-place finish also helped the U.S. win its first world team title since 1999.
The U.S. women’s double mini-trampoline team won the gold medal at the 2013 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The win marked the first gold medal for Team USA since 1996. The U.S. posted a score of 104.4, topping Canada (102.2) and Russia (101.6). Erin Jauch (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Tristan Van Natta (Pendleton, Ind.), Kristle Lowell (Three Rivers, Mich.) and Shelby Gill (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) represented the U.S. at the event.