KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 26, 2010 – 2010 World mixed pair champions Kristin Allen and Michael Rodrigues, both of Livermore, Calif./West Coast Training Center, won the senior mixed pair combined all-around title at the 2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships, July 24-28, at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla. The duo previously took the balance and dynamic titles on the first day of elite competition. In addition to crowning the U.S. champions, the members of the U.S. National Team were also determined at the championships.
Allen and Rodrigues, who plan to retire following the competition, took the all-around title with a combined routine score of 86.404. The other elite all-around champions are listed below.
- Sr. Elite Women’s Group
Kailey Maurer, Holli Morris, Crystal Johnston/Empire, 82.711
Sr. Elite Men’s Pair
Axl Osborne, Dylan Inserra/World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, 73.700
Sr. Elite Women’s Pair
Beth Landeche, Nicole Barrilleaux/Crescent City Gymnastics, 78.500
Jr. Elite Women’s Group
Kaitlyn Plata, Allison Tokunaga, Jenna Provazek/Aerial Tumbling & AcroGymnastics, 79.900
Jr. Elite Mixed Pair
Eirian Smith, Jake Kanavel/West Coast Training Center, 84.150
The junior 11-16 division teams competed two routines: balance and dynamic. Those winners are:
- Jr. 11-16 Women’s Group
Balance and Dynamic: Daphne Kirschner, Kerrie Prestipino, Rachel Cole/Xtreme Acro
Jr. 11-16 Mixed Pair
Balance: Riley Browne, Josh Miles/Realis Gymnastics Academy
Dynamic: McKenzie Handy, Cole Francis/ Acro Explosion
Jr. 11-16 Women’s Pair
Balance and Dynamic: Mariah Cockshell, Kennedy Swanson/Acro Explosion, 28.150
The 2010-11 U.S. Acrobatic Gymnastics National Team is comprised of the following gymnasts.
2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics Senior National Team
- Women’s Pair: Beth Landeche, Nicole Barrilleaux/Crescent City Gymnastics
Mixed Pair: Kristin Allen, Michael Rodrigues/West Coast Training Center
Mixed Pair: Nicole Faubert, Brian Kincher/West Coast Training Center
Men’s Pair: Axel Osborne, Dylan Inserra/WOGA
Women’s Group: Jillian Giblin, Liselle Kitchens, Hannah Busha/West Coast Training Center
Women’s Group: Kailey Maurer, Holli Morris, Crystal Johnston/Empire
2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics Junior National Team – 12-19 age group
- Women’s Pair: Hayley Lemmons, Valerie Bryant/Boerne Gymnastics
Mixed Pair: Ani Smith, Jake Kanavel/West Coast Training Center
Mixed Pair: Kiley Ann Boynton, Ryan Smethers/Realis
Mixed Pair: Jenna Frazer, Dylan Maurer/Empire
Women’s Group: Kristin Weidmaier, Chelcea Reigel, Mackenzie Porter/Rising Star Acro Club
Women’s Group: Kaitlyn Plata, Allison Tokunaga, Jenna Provazek/ATA
Women’s Group: Cassandra Lim, Alyssa Gardner, Katie Slater/West Coast Training Center
2010 Acrobatic Gymnastics Junior National Team – 11-16 age group
- Women’s Pair: Mariah Cockshell, Kennedy Swanson/Acro Explosion
Women’s Pair: Maren Merwarth, Taylor Mosher/Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio
Women’s Pair: Helena Hall, Alana Floyd/Skyview
Women’s Pair: Daphne Kirschner, Rachel Cole/Xtreme
Women’s Pair: Hannah Seiger, Belinda Watson/1st Class Gymnastics
Men’s Pair: Aaron Trofman, Alexander Ruth/EAGC
Women’s Group: Daphne Kirschner, Rachel Cole, Kerrie Prestipino/Xtreme
Women’s Group: Ginger Burrows, Mackenzie Meyer, Erica Prestipino/Xtreme
Women’s Group: Kelli Weidmaier, Halie Kimmel, Mariah Wilkin/Rising Star Acro Club
Women’s Group: Sarah Southerly, Michelle Banowsky, Jordan Jones/USA Aerials Athletics
Co-hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and Kissimmee Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships feature competition in women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group and men’s group for each level. For more information, click here.
Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women’s group is comprised of a base, middle and top partner, while a men’s group has a base, two middle partners and one top partner.
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