KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3, 2013 – Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite, and Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, senior women, and Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite, and Neil Gulati, Irvine, Calif./World Elite, senior men, grabbed the synchronized trampoline U.S. titles today at the 2013 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships inside Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium.
The event continues tomorrow with Level 8-10 preliminary competition.
Drury and Dunavin scored 121.100 to claim the senior women’s title. Dooley and Gulati’s 129.500 earned the duo the national title. T&T Express’ Hunter Brewster, Lafayette, La., and Alexi Shostak, Lafayette, La., won the silver, 85.800, with Nathan Donnelly of Kansas City, Mo./Xtreme Gymnastics and Trampoline, and Noah Orr of Phoenix, Ariz./Air Sports Unlimited, finishing third, scoring 69.100.
In the junior competition, Hally Piontek, Warrensburg, Mo./Kansas City Trampoline Club, and Briana Kozlowski, Avondale, Pa./ETA, posted a combined score of 123.700, to win the women’s title. ETA’s Nicole Gacsi, Edison, N.J., and Breanne Hatter, Lincroft, N.J., and Ginger Hansen, Holdmel, N.J. and Courtney Walsh, Red Bank, N.J., finished second and third, respectively.
Cody Gesuelli, Middletown, N.J., and Joseph Kozlowski, Avondale, Pa., both of ETA, won the junior men’s title with a score of 123.900, followed by Stewart Brackett, Dallas, Texas/Palaestra, and Spencer Reed, Tulsa, Okla./Oklahoma Extreme Tumbling, in second with 109.700.
The competition schedule is listed below.
July 5 – 2–9:30 p.m. – Preliminary rounds (trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline)
July 6 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Finals (trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline)
Junior Olympic Division
July 4 – 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Levels 8-10
July 5 – 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. – Levels 8-10
July 6 – 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. – Levels 8-10; 2-4 p.m. – Level 10 Finals
July 7 – 7-8:30 p.m. – Level 9 Finals
July 7 – 8:30-9:30 p.m. – Regional All Star Competition
July 8 – 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. – Levels 5-7
July 9 – 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. – Levels 5-7
July 10 – 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. – Levels 5-7
Kansas City last hosted the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in 2008. For more information about the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, go to usagym.org.
Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform single, double and twisted somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated spring runways that enable athletes to jump at heights over 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. Double-mini competition involves the athlete making a short run and leaping onto a small two-level trampoline. The athlete will then perform an aerial maneuver and dismount onto a landing mat.