TORONTO, Ont., Canada, Aug. 26, 2014 – The USA recently won the team gold medals for women’s double mini-trampoline and men’s tumbling at the 2014 Pan American Championships, in Toronto, Ont., Canada, along with the individual double-mini gold medals of Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, and Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T & T, the men’s tumbling gold of Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, and the men’s synchronized trampoline gold (Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy).
The Americans also brought home eight other medals: silver — Yuliya Stankevich-Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics, in women’s tumbling, Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, in women’s double-mini, men’s synchro (Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express), and men’s trampoline team; and bronze – Trevor Jackson of Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC, in men’s tumbling, Dooley in men’s trampoline, women’s synchro (Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics, and Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics), and men’s double-mini team. The USA’s total medal haul was 14 (six gold, four silver, four bronze).
The members of the two gold medal teams were: tumbling – Jackson, Jerrett Jensen of Gilbert, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center, Nacey, and Renkert; and women’s double-mini – Kristle Lowell of Three Rivers, Mich./Branch Gymnastics, Breanne Millard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, Jauch and Van Natta. The silver-medal men’s trampoline team included both Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, Glucksteins and Dooley. The bronze-medal men’s double-mini team featured Casey Chandler of Reno, Nev./Legacy T&T, Stewart Pritchard of Greensboro, N.C./Tumblebees Ultimate Gym, Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Renkert.
The United States wrapped up both the gold and silver medals. U.S. champion Jauch easily won the women’s double-mini title with her 71.100. Van Natta was the silver medalist (66.600) and Argentina’s Mara Colombo garnered the bronze (65.600). Breanne Millard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, finished fifth (64.000).
Renkert, the event’s World silver medalist, won the men’s double-mini gold with his 74.100, edging out Canada’s Jon Schwaiger at 73.900. Canada’s Keegan Soehn rounded out the top three at 73.400. Chandler just missed the medals stand with his fourth-place finish at 70.400, and White took fifth at 63.800.
The USA also claimed the top two spots in men’s synchronized trampoline. Steven Gluckstein and Dooley edged out Jeffrey Gluckstein and Shostak for the gold, 46.800 to 46.400. The bronze went to Brazil’s Rafael Andrade and Carlos Ramirez Pala (43.200). The women’s synchro title went to Canada’s Roseannagh Maclennan and Samantha Sendel (46.100). Brazil’s Joana Conde Perez and Camilla Gomes took the runner-up spot at 43.900, with Drury and Dunavin next at 43.600.
Nacey won the men’s tumbling title handily with his 74.300. Canada’s Michael Chaves was second at 71.900, and Jackson collected the bronze with his 69.000. Jerrett Jensen of Gilbert, Ariz./Aspire Kids Sports Center, was fourth (67.600) and Renkert finished sixth (65.700).
In women’s tumbling, Brown posted a 59.100 in the finals for the silver medal. Canada took first and third: Jordan Sugrim with 65.200 and Erin Templeton at 54.800.
Dooley claimed the men’s trampoline bronze medal with his 55.515. Canada took the top two spots: Jason Burnett in first at 58.660 and Soehn in second with 57.390. Jeffrey Gluckstein was sixth with 22.795.
Dunavin and Clare Johnson of Huntsville, Ala./Matrix, finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in women’s trampoline. Maclennan was first with 53.945, with Sendel in second (51.680) and Gomes in third (51.335). Dunavin earned a 50.530, followed by Johnson at 50.170.