Americans collected five medals, two of them gold, at the 2023 Trampoline Senior Pan American Championships May 12-14 in Monterrey, Mexico.

On Friday, May 12, Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) added another double mini title to his career accolades. The 2022 world champion led all competitors with a 30.100 to finish ahead of Argentina’s Santiago Ferrari (29.600) and Canada’s Zachary Blakely (25.400).

The U.S. picked up another gold on Saturday, when Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) teamed up to win the women’s synchronized trampoline final. The pair posted a 48.670 to top the podium, with Brazil’s pair of Alice Gomez and Camilla Lopes Gomez taking second with 47.340. The Argentinian pair of Martina Quintana and Alma Figueredo slotted in third with a 42.630.

Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) also won silver in individual competition, taking second with a 54.990 to finish ahead of Canada’s Sophiane Mèthot (54.300) and behind Brazil’s Camilla Lopes Gomez (55.120). Fellow American Ahsinger landed just off the podium with a 53.140. In qualifications, Webster was seventh with a 53.080 and Ava Hernando (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) 12th with a 50.750.

In men’s competition, Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in individual trampoline with scores of 57.340 and 57.150. Padilla and Cody Gesuelli (Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) were fourth (57.440) and ninth (56.760) in the qualifying rounds. In synchro competition, Rowley and Gesuelli placed seventh in the final with a 11.090, and Padilla and Shostak scored a 50.790 in qualifications.

Silver sweep for teams

The U.S. men and women both secured silver in team competition, where three athletes per country competed head-to-head over three rounds, with a maximum of 5 points available per round. The men’s team of Gesuelli, Padilla, Rowley and Shostak scored 13 points to land second in a tie-break behind Canada’s men’s team. The Argentinian men’s team was third with seven points.

The women’s team of Ahsinger, Hernando, Stevens and Webster placed second with a combined 12 points, ahead of Brazil in third with 10 points and behind Canada’s winning, 14 point-point total.