EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 28, 2019 – Many of the USA’s top trampoline and tumbling gymnasts are expected to compete in this weekend’s 2019 VIP Classic at the Old National Events Center in Evansville, Ind. Scheduled for March 1-2, the two-day event features competition in trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline and synchronized trampoline. The VIP Classic is the first of three events that are part of the selection process to determine the athletes who wil represent the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games (trampoline) and 2019 World Age Group Competitions (trampoline, tumbling, double-mini trampoline and synchronized trampoline). Performances in Evansville will also be considered when selecting athletes for 2019 World Cup events this fall.
The VIP Classic roster is expected include 2018 World Championship double-mini medalists Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Morgan Park Sports Center, and Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling; and 2018 World Cup trampoline silver-medalist Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy. Additionally, four reigning U.S. champions are anticipated to compete: tumbling – Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling, and Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center; synchronized trampoline – Paul Bretscher and Cody Gesuelli, both of Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy; and trampoline – Gluckstein.
The schedule for the senior elite sessions is listed below:
March 1, preliminary rounds
1 p.m. – Tumbling
3 p.m. – Double mini-trampoline
6:30 p.m. – Trampoline
March 2, finals
6 p.m. – Trampoline
6:30 p.m. – Tumbling
7:30 p.m. – Double mini-trampoline
8:30 p.m. – Synchronized trampoline
For more information on the competition, click here.