The U.S. delegation of 25 athletes collected 20 total medals, 10 of them gold, at the 2023 Scalabis Cup in Santarem, Portugal this week.

Individual gold rush

Five athletes claimed individual gold at the competition. Leah Garafalo (Cream Ridge, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) topped the U21 women’s and men’s trampoline podiums with scores of 53.080 and 57.370, respectively. Alexandra Mytnik (Manalapan, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) scored a 52.900 in to take the U16 women’s trampoline title.

Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Nate Erkert (Wildwood, Mo./Elite Trampoline Academy) won the women’s and men’s U16 double mini competition with scores of 25.900 and 26.300, respectively.

Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Derek Ruehl (Worden, Ill./Kris Power Tumbling) each earned silver behind their teammates in U16 double mini competition with scores of 24.800 and 26.200, respectively. DeHanes also secured U16 women’s trampoline silver with a 52.390.

The U.S. added five bronze medals, secured by Edelman, Logan McCoy (Middletown, N.J./ Elite Trampoline Academy), Jace Williams (Cave Creek, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics), Micah Miner (Glen Carbon, Ill./Kris Power Tumbling) and Skye Hawk (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy). In U16 trampoline, Edelman took women’s bronze with a 52.350 while Miner did the same in men’s with a 52.390. McCoy posted a 50.440 and Williams a 56.930 to place third in U21 trampoline competition, while Hawk put up a 21.800 for the third spot of the U17 women’s tumbling podium.

Americans Josie Bain (Litchfield Park, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center), Kennedi Roberts (North Richland Hills, Texas/Southlake Gymnastics Academy) and Brooklyn Jolley (West Haven, Utah/Northern Star Bounders) also were featured in finals throughout the competition, each landing fourth in their respective divisions. Bain scored a 49.860 in U21 individual trampoline, Roberts a 23.500 in U16 double mini, and Jolley a 21.000 in U17 tumbling, all on the women’s side. Erkert was fifth in U16 men’s trampoline with a 31.950 and Kate Arakawa (Celina, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) finished seventh in the U16 women’s final with a 48.420.

Will Cockrill (Plano, Texas/Flip Factory), Amelia Gasper (Delavan, Ill./Jump Start Plus), Annie Hansen (Hooper, Utah/Northern Star Bounders), Trevor Harder (Archdale, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy), Rayleigh Huette (Weimar, Texas/Victoria Gymagic), Asher Little (Provo, Utah/High Altitude), Eli Nilson (Draper, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling), Isabella Pansano (Glendale, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics), Zachary Ramacci (St. John, Ind./Element Tumbling and Trampoline) and Alexander Rozenshteyn (Cranford, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) also were in action in Santarem.

Five team titles for U.S.

In team competition in Portugal, the U.S. brought home five gold, one silver and one bronze medal. The U.S. was the top scorer in U21 women’s (304.290), U16 men’s (281.490) and U16 women’s (286.910) trampoline, as well as in U16 men’s (155.200) and women’s (155.200) double mini. In U17 tumbling, America claimed women’s team silver with a 131.800 and men’s team bronze with a 134.600. The U21 men’s tumbling team was fifth in team competition with a 193.320.

The 2023 Coimbra World Cup July 7-8 is the next trampoline and tumbling stop in Portugal for the U.S.