© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 24, 2015 – The 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 26-29 at the Stadium Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark, are the first of two opportunities for countries to qualify in trampoline for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Championships also act as the qualifier for the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, the equivalent of the Olympic Games for the non-Olympic events of synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling. The 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Age Group Competition will be held in Odense from Dec. 3-6. USA Gymnastics will provide live coverage of the World Championships’ finals on its YouTube channel beginning Friday, Nov. 27, and post stories, photos and videos from every round on its website, usagym.org, and its social media platforms.

2014 World medalist – double mini-trampoline champion Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline, silver-medalist Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and bronze-medalist Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline – and 2015 Pan-American Games trampoline silver-medalist Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, headline this year’s U.S. World Trampoline and Tumbling Team.

The top eight men and women, with a maximum of two per country, in the World Championships trampoline rankings will qualify their countries for the 2016 Olympics. Twelve men and 12 women, with a maximum of two per country, will have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, next April and vie for five men’s and five women’s spots for the Games. Trampoline’s total athlete field is 16 men and 16 women, with the last few spots allocated for the host country, Tripartite and continental representation. For the World Games, the number of competitors who will qualify is 80: 10 pairs for both men and women in synchronized trampoline; and 10 men and 10 women each for double mini-trampoline and tumbling. The International World Games Association organizes the World Games.

More than 300 athletes from 41 countries are expected to compete in Odense, which has also hosted the 2001 World Championships, 2008 European Championships and World Cups in 2011 and 2013. The trampoline field of 132 men and 87 women is a 30 percent increase from the 2014 Worlds in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The 2015 World Championships’ competition schedule is:

  • Nov. 26 – qualification for men’s and women’s trampoline and tumbling (see timing below)
  • Nov. 27 – qualification for men’s and women’s double mini-trampoline, synchronized trampoline (see timing below), and team finals for women’s tumbling, men’s double mini-trampoline, and men’s and women’s trampoline at 12 p.m. ET
  • 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).

The USA’s draw for the qualification round for the World Championships is: men’s trampoline, group 5 (Nov. 26, 8:30 a.m. ET); women’s trampoline, group 5 (Nov. 26, 9:30 a.m. ET); men’s synchronized trampoline, group 2 (Nov. 27, 8:15 a.m. ET); women’s synchro, groups 1 and 2 (Nov. 27, 4 and 4:45 a.m. ET, respectively); men’s tumbling, group 4 (Nov. 26, 12:30 p.m. ET); women’s tumbling, group 3 (Nov. 26, 5:30 a.m. ET); men’s double-mini, group 3 (Nov. 27, 5:30 a.m. ET); and women’s double mini, group 3 (Nov. 27, 9:15 a.m. ET). Odense, Denmark is six hours ahead of Eastern Time.

The members of the 2015 U.S. World Championships Team, by event, are listed below.


    Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Ill./World Elite Gymnastics
    Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Alternate: Neil Gulati, Dana Point, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Clare Johnson, Huntsville, Ala./The Matrix Gym, Inc.
    Alternate: Dakota Earnest, Tokio, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express

    Coaches: Tatiana Kovaleva of Elite Trampoline Academy, head; Tara Guidry of Trampoline and Tumbling Express and Robert Null of World Elite Gymnastics


    Brandon Krzynefski, Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
    Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
    Alex Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Integrity
    Garret Waterstradt, Savoy, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics
    Alternate: Jackson Tyson, Greensboro, N.C./Flip Force Gymnastics
    Yuliya Brown, Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics
    Breanne Millard, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Kaylah Whaley, Knoxville, Tenn./Premier Athletics Knoxville North

    Coaches: Sergio Galvez of Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, head; Jared Olsen of Idaho Elite Gymnastics, and Amber Van Natta of Integrity, assistants

Double mini-trampoline

    Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
    Alex Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./ Integrity
    Garret Waterstradt, Savoy, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics
    Austin White, Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Alternate: Casey Chandler, Reno, Nev./Legacy Trampoline and Tumbling
    Paige Howard, Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Erin Jauch, Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline
    Kristle Lowell, Orland Park, Ill./Wight Tumble Academy
    Tristan Van Natta, Pendleton, Ind./Integrity
    Alternate: Amanda Spitzer, Vista, Calif./So Cal TTC

    Coaches: Shawn Moore of TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, head; Stacy Jauch of Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline, and Amber Van Natta of Integrity, assistants

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.

Nov. 27

  • 6 p.m. DEN/12 p.m. USET – Team finals – women’s tumbling, men’s double mini-trampoline; men’s/women’s trampoline


  • 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 #trampolin #tumbling #dmt.