© Grace Chiu

ODENSE, Denmark, Nov. 27, 2015 – The U.S. men won a share of the double mini-trampoline team silver today at the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Odense, Denmark, held at the Stadium Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark. Competition continues tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time with the team final for women’s double-mini and men’s tumbling, as well as the individual finals for women’s tumbling and men’s double-mini and men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline. Team USA will be competing in the men’s tumbling and women’s double-mini team finals, as well as men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline and men’s double-mini finals. USA Gymnastics will provide live coverage of the finals on its YouTube channel.

In tomorrow’s finals, the athletes who will be competing in non-team finals are: Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, and Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, men’s double-mini; Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Ill./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, men’s synchro; and Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Dakota Earnest of Tokio, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express, women’s synchronized trampoline. The members of the women’s double-mini team are: Paige Howard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics; Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline; Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Tumbling on USA; and Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Integrity. The members of the men’s tumbling team are: Nacey; Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./ Integrity; Garret Waterstradt of Savoy, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics; and White.

Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Integrity, was first up for the U.S. and scored a 37.100 in the men’s double mini-trampoline team final, executing a piked full-in, half out to triple back pike. Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, was second to go. He mounted with a two-and-a-half twisting double front but hit the back of the trampoline and could only dismount with a double back. He earned 32.600, putting the U.S. in fourth after two of three runs. Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, came up with a huge 39.600 – the second highest score of the night – after sticking a tucked triple front half out to a tucked Triffus. The U.S. tallied 109.300 to share the silver medal with Canada. Russia took the title, scoring 117.700. Garret Waterstradt of Savoy, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics, is also a member of the team.

In the women’s tumbling team final, Breanne Millard of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, got things started for the U.S., tumbling whips through to a stuck double layout for a 31.600. Yuliya Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics, posted a 30.600, and Kaylah Whaley of Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North, closed out the U.S. competition with another double layout dismount. She scored 31.000, giving the U.S. a 93.200 total and fifth place. China took top honors with 103.500, just ahead of Great Britain (103.000). Russia was third with 100.500.

The 2015 World Championships’ competition schedule is:


  • Nov. 28 – team finals for women’s double mini-trampoline and men’s tumbling at 9 a.m. ET, and finals for men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline at 11:35 a.m. ET, women’s tumbling at 10:20 a.m. ET, and men’s double mini-trampoline at 10:50 a.m. ET
  • Nov. 29 – semifinals (7:30 a.m. ET) and finals (10:25 a.m. ET) for men’s and women’s trampoline, and finals for women’s double-mini and men’s tumbling (9:05 a.m. ET).

Ways to follow the action
Coverage of the World Championships will be posted on usagym.org, including stories, photos and video, and on USA Gymnastics’ social media platforms. USA Gymnastics will post every U.S. routine from the qualifying rounds on its YouTube channel, as well as usagym.org, and will carry live coverage of the final rounds, Nov. 27-29.
The finals schedule for the live webcast is as follows.


  • 3 p.m. DEN/9 a.m. USET – Team finals – women’s double mini-trampoline, men’s tumbling
  • 4:20 p.m. DEN/10:20 a.m. USET – Finals – women’s tumbling
  • 4:50 p.m. DEN/10:50 a.m. USET – Finals – men’s double mini-trampoline
  • 5:35 p.m. DEN/11:35 a.m. USET – Finals – men’s/women’s synchronized trampoline

Nov. 29

  • 1:30 p.m. DEN/5:30 a.m. USET – Semifinals – men’s/women’s trampoline
  • 3:05 p.m. DEN/9:05 a.m. USET – Finals – women’s double-mini, men’s tumbling
  • 4:25 p.m. DEN/10:25 a.m. USET – Finals – men’s/women’s trampoline

DEN=Odense, Denmark; USET=U.S. Eastern time zone

The International Gymnastics Federation’s website, fig-gymnastics.com, will also have complete coverage, results, etc. The hashtags for social media are: #wch2015 #worldchampionships2015 #trampoline #tumbling #dmt.