BIRMINGHAM, England – A gold from Kennedi Roberts (North Richland Hills, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics) in the women’s 15-16 double mini punctuated another three-medal performance of the U.S. Saturday at the 2023 FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Age Group Competitions. Team USA finished the three-day meet with nine medals – three on each day.
Roberts topped the standings of the women’s age group 3 double mini throughout the day, ultimately winning gold with a 24.800. Matilde Olivera of Portugal was second with a 24.300, with Jordyn Schmidt of Canada third with a 24.200.
Trevor Harder (Archdale, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy) earned silver in the age group 4 (17-21) men’s trampoline, his 57.840 just shy of the winning score of 57.960 by Ysufumi Mita of Japan.
West Fowler (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Panhandle Perfection) added a bronze to the U.S. medal haul in the age group 3 (15-16) men’s double mini, placing third with a 21.600. Spain went 1-2, with Miguel Cordoba first with a 27.00 and Nuno Villafane second with a 21.600 mini. American Asher Little (Provo, Utah/High Altitude) was sixth with aa 26.500
In age group 2 (13-14) men’s tumbling, Luke Todd (Calhoun, Ga./Culprit Athletics) placed fourth with a 24.100, and Carter Garn (Bluffdale, Utah /Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling) was sixth with a 22.500. Otis Mason of Great Britain won the competition with a 25.200.
Ingrid Campbell (Farr West, Utah /Northern Star Bounders) was seventh in the age group 2 women’s tumbling final with a 19.200. Rayleigh Huette (Weimar, Texas/Victoria Gymagic) was seventh in age group 4 women’s trampoline with a 50.810, in a competition won by Saki Tanaka of Japan (54.230).
In men’s sychro finals, Nate Erkert (Wildwood, Mo./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Alex Rozenshteyn (Cranford, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) placed fifth in age group 3 with a 44.890. In age group 2, Joseph Borders (Austin, Texas/Champions Westlake) and Rafi Pikofsky-Christiansen (Silver Spring, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) were eighth with a 13.930.
In women’s synchro, Ava DeHanes and Leah Edelman, both of Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, were eighth in age group 3 with a 22.780.
More than 50 U.S. athletes took part in the FIG Trampoline & Tumbling World Age Group Competitions, which concluded on Saturday Qualified athletes in the 13-4 and 15-16 age groups will compete Sunday in the World Junior Championships.
For more information and complete results from Birmingham, visit worldchamps.british-gymnastics.org.
- Rafael Pikofsky-Christiansen, (Silver Spring, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics) men’s 13-14 double mini
- Maddy Thomson (Santee, Calif./So Cal TTC), women’s 17-21 double mini
- Kennedi Roberts (North Richland Hills, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics), women’s 15-16 double mini
- Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy), women’s 15-16 double mini
- Trevor Harder (Archdale, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy), men’s 17-21 trampoline
- Rayleigh Huette (Weimar, Texas/Victoria Gymagic) and Logan McCoy (Middletown, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy), women’s 17-21 synchro
- Grace Danley (Millstone, N.J./Garden State Trampoline Academy), women’s 13-14 trampoline
- ZaQuae Carter (Harlem, N.Y./CAVU Trampoline & Tumbling), men’s 17-21 tumbling
- West Fowler (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Panhandle Perfection), men’s 15-16 double mini
Kennedi Roberts – Women’s 15-16 Double Mini Champion
Trevor Harder – Men’s 17-21 Trampoline Silver Medalist
West Fowler – Men’s 15-16 Double Mini Bronze Medalist