CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, May 9, 2017 – Highlighted by gold medals from Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars T&T, Alex Renkert of Indianapolis/Integrity Athletics, and Paige Howard of San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, Team USA collected nine medals over the weekend at the Canada Cup in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
In the men’s double mini-trampoline final, Renkert took the gold with a 75.400 total in the final, just ahead of teammate Nacey (75.200). The USA’s Matthew Hawkins of Phoenix/Aspire Kids Sports Center, completed the sweep of the medals for the U.S., posting a 71.500 in the final. The U.S. men again swept the podium in the tumbling final with Nacey (146.600), Renkert (144.500) and Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics (143.000), going 1-2-3.
In the women’s competition, Howard took the top spot in the double-mini final with a 72.700 total, ahead of Sweden’s Lina Sjoberg and Canada’s Tamara O’Brien. Angel Rice of Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South, and Rachel Thevenot of Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy, added two more medals to the U.S. haul in Calgary, taking silver and bronze in the women’s tumbling final. Jordan Sugrim of Canada took the gold with a 133.200 total. Rice’s 120.300 gave her the silver while Thevenot’s 117.400 was good for bronze.