SALZGITTER, Germany, Sept. 2, 2011 – Three trampoline and tumbling athletes are headed to the final round of competition at the 2011 Salzgitter World Cup in Salzgitter, Germany. Tumbler Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, and trampoline athletes Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./UltraTwisters, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express, will compete in the final day of competition on Saturday (Sept. 3).

The lone tumbler for Team USA was Ludvigson, the reigning U.S. champion. He posted a score of 73.000 points to finish second in today’s qualifying competition. Ludvigson was just .400 behind Russia’s Tagir Murtazaev, the leader after the preliminary round.

Vinsant qualified to the finals in sixth position, scoring a 98.670. Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits, narrowly missed a spot in the final eight, finishing in ninth place (97.965) while teammate Alaina Williams of Amarillo, Texas, recorded a score of 94.765 for 18th place. Team USA’s Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy, finished 21st with a 94.400 score.

Qualifying in seventh place, Gluckstein recorded a score of 104.070. Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, soared during his compulsory routine, receiving all five execution scores above 9 points and recording a time of flight of 17.3 seconds. His final total, a 102.570, put him in 15th place.

Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling and Trampoline and Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./UltraTwisters, suffered falls during their routines, finishing 51st and 59th, respectively.

Competition continues tomorrow in Germany with synchronized trampoline beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the finals in individual trampoline and tumbling at 1 p.m.