Four U.S. athletes to compete in event finals on Sept. 17

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Sept. 16, 2005 – In the team final competition of the 2005 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the U.S. women’s team earned a bronze medal in trampoline, the USA’s first world team trampoline medal, and silver medals in both double mini and tumbling. Four U.S. athletes qualified for Saturday’s individual event finals.

The U.S. Women’s Trampoline Team of Jennifer Parilla of Newport Beach, Calif., Jenny Wescott of Lafayette, La., and Alaina Hebert of Broussard, La., claimed the USA’s first-ever trampoline medal in the team finals at a World Championships. The trio combined for a total score of 94.30 to place behind China, which posted an extraordinary score of 112.30 to win the gold, and Russia. Amanda Bailey of Levelland, Texas, is the fourth member of the team, but only three are allowed to compete in the team final.
In women’s double mini, the United States finished just seven-tenths behind Portugal to garner the silver medal in the team finals. Megan Dacy of Waxahachie, Texas, led the team with a 34.60 score, followed by Ashlynn Sundvold of Independence, Mo., with 34.40 and Shelley Klochan of Whiting, Ind., with 34.00 for a total of 103.00. Krista Mahoney of Heber City, Utah, is the fourth member of the silver-medal team. Canada scored 92.50 for the bronze.
The women’s tumbling team of Yuliya Hall of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Alexis Diaz of Ferndale, Mich., and Amy McDonald of Crosby, Texas, posted a combined score of 91.70 to finish in second place behind Russia in the team finals. The USA’s fourth team member is Leanne Seitzinger of Stafford, Va. France earned the bronze medal.
The men’s tumbling and double mini teams both finished fifth.
The USA has four athletes who are competing in the individual event finals on Sept. 17. Keith Douglas of Kentwood, Mich., is in third place in men’s double mini going into finals. Casey Finley of Lubbock, Texas, advances to the final round in men’s tumbling. Hebert and Parilla finished the qualifying round of women’s synchronized trampoline with a score of 85.00, advancing to the finals in second place. The duo are the first U.S. women to qualify for finals in synchronized trampoline at a World Championships since 1996, when a very young Parilla and partner Jennifer Sans took sixth place.


Medal Chart



Disciplines Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s Trampoline Team CHINA JAPAN RUSSIA
Women’s Trampoline Team CHINA RUSSIA USA
Women’s Tumbling Team RUSSIA USA FRANCE