LOULE, Portugal, Sept. 24, 2010 – Reigning U.S. synchronized trampoline champions Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, and Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite, advanced to the finals in synchronized and individual trampoline at the Loulé (Portugal) Municipal Sports Center in the Loule FIG World Cup. Shanelle Landry of Lafayette, La./Ultra Twisters, and Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Academy, also advanced in women’s synchro. Finals are Sunday, September 25.
Dooley and Gluckstein, who won synchro gold earlier this month at the Albacete World Cup, qualified fifth in men’s preliminaries with an 86.200. France’s Pennes and Martiny led qualification with a 90.700.
Landry and Vercruyssen also qualified fifth, posting a 78.600. China’s Li and Zhong led the women’s qualifications with an 85.000.
In individual trampoline, Gluckstein qualified seventh at 69.600, and Dooley was eighth at 69.300.
Other members of the delegation included: Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling, Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits, Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Ultra Twisters, and Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite.