BIRMINGHAM, England – The U.S. senior trampoline & tumbling season culminates this weekend in Birmingham, England, where more than 20 American athletes take on the 2023 FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships November 9-12.

High Hopes for Team All-Around

Returning to the World Championships after winning team all-around silver at the 2022 Worlds are Olympians Nicole Ahsinger and Aliaksei Shostak; 2022 The World Games tumbling champion Kaden Brown; reigning U.S. and World double mini champion Ruben Padilla; 2023 U.S. tumbling champion Miah Bruns; 2023 Pan American Games trampoline and synchro champion Jessica Stevens; and 2023 U.S. trampoline and synchro champion Sarah Webster.

Joining them in England are 2022 U.S. individual and synchro trampoline bronze medalist Ava Hernando, 2023 U.S. trampoline bronze medalist Ryan Maccagnan, 2023 U.S. synchro silver medalist Isaac Rowley, and 2022 World individual medalist Tomas Minc and team medalists Kaleb Cave, Dominic Dumas, Nastia Katchalova, Shelby Nobuhara, Aliah Raga and Tia Taylor. The U.S. has no shortage of talented athletes performing in England including Hope Bravo, BJ Mensah, Gracie Harder, Jackie Kent, Dylan Kline and Simon Smith, who round out the 23 athletes competing for the country.

Olympic berths up for grabs

The 2023 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships are one of multiple chances for gymnasts to qualify to trampoline competition at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. To qualify for a quota through Worlds, U.S. athletes must be one of the eight highest-ranked gymnasts based on the results of finals.

The trampoline Olympic qualification process began in 2023 and will run through 2024, with qualifying competitions including World Cups and Continental Championships still on the horizon. The official qualification pathway for trampoline gymnastics is outlined here.

Competition format

The 37th-annual T&T World Championships will feature individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline. The top eight gymnasts from qualifications, limited to two per country, will move onto the final round(s). Qualification procedures for each apparatus can be found here.

Each division will also have team competitions where the combined points of 3-4 gymnasts per country will advance them to finals. The top five teams will then compete for the podium.


Competition in Birmingham begins Thursday, November 9 and runs through Sunday, November 12. A full breakdown of the event schedule is available on the FIG microsite. The site will also provide live scoring and results throughout the competition. The championships are expected to stream live on

All participating athletes for the U.S. are listed below by event.

2023 FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships Roster

Nicole Ahsinger — Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Ava Hernando — Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
Cody Gesuelli — Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy*
Ryan Maccagnan — Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics
Ruben Padilla — Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
Isaac Rowley — Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
Aliaksei Shostak — Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Jessica Stevens — Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
Sarah Webster — Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express

Hope Bravo — Frisco, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
Kaden Brown — Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
Miah Bruns — Jiangxi, China/World Champions Centre
ZaQuae Carter — Harlem, N.Y./Cavu Trampoline and Tumbling*
Kaleb Cave — Columbia, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics
Dominic Dumas — Athens, Ala./Air Extreme
Nastia Katchalova — Lakeland, Fla./Elite World Gymnastics
BJ Mensah — New York, N.Y./Cavu Trampoline and Tumbling
Tia Taylor — Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville
Rosalie Thongphay — San Tan Valley, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center*

Double Mini Trampoline
Gracie Harder — Archdale, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy
Jackie Kent — Downers grove, Ill./Element Tumbling and Trampoline
Dylan Kline — Syracuse, Utah/Flipside Tumbling
Ryan Maccagnan — Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics*
Tomas Minc — Chevy Chase, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics
Shelby Nobuhara — Mapleton, Utah/High Altitude
Ruben Padilla — Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
Aliah Raga — Denton, Md./Dynamite Gymnastics
Simon Smith — Springville, Utah/Utah Valley Trampoline & Tumbling
Rosalie Thongphay — San Tan Valley, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center*

*Denotes traveling replacement athlete