2013 World medalists Kristle Lowell and Alex Renkert
© FIG/Volker Minkus

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 – USA Gymnastics named the U.S. Team that will compete at the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Nov. 7-9 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. 2013 women’s World double mini-trampoline gold-medalist Kristle Lowell of Three Rivers, Mich./Branch Gymnastics, and 2013 men’s World double-mini silver-medalist Alexander Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, along with 2012 Olympian Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, are among the 18 members of the 2014 U.S. World Championships Team. The USA has already selected the athletes who will compete in the World Age Group Competitions held in Daytona Beach Nov. 13-16, following the conclusion of the World Championships.

Last year, the United States also won both the men’s and women’s double-mini team gold medals, and three of the four members for each team are competing in 2014. From the men’s team, the three returning are Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars, Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Renkert. The three members of the women’s gold medal team are Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T&T, Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy, and Lowell.

The complete 18-person squad is listed below.


    Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    Steven Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    Neil Gulati, Irvine, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, Texas/All American Gymnastics
    Clare Johnson, The Matrix Gym, Inc./Huntsville, Ala.


    Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars
    Alexander Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy
    Yuliya Stankevich-Brown, Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics

Double mini-trampoline

    Justin Hackett, Kalamazoo, Mich./Branch Gymnastics
    Trey Katz, Charleston, Ill./Sun Elite Gymnastics
    Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./Twiststars
    Alexander Renkert, Indianapolis, Ind./Geist Sports Academy
    Austin White, Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Erin Jauch, Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T & T
    Kristle Lowell, Three Rivers, Mich./Branch Gymnastics
    Breanne Millard, Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    Tristan Van Natta, Pendleton, Ind./Geist Sports Academy

Tickets for both events are on sale now. For the World Championships, an all-session ticket is $80 (plus any applicable fees), which has general admission seating for qualification sessions and reserved for the finals sessions. Seating for the qualification sessions is general admission and finals sessions have both general admission and reserved seating. Pricing for World Championships session tickets are: Nov. 7, all-day, Session 1/qualifications, $25; Nov. 8, morning, Session 2/qualifications, $25; Nov. 8, evening., Session 3/finals, $30 and $45; Nov. 9, morning, Session 4/qualifications, $25; and Nov. 9, evening, Session 5/finals, $30 and $45. Seating for the World Age Group Competitions is general admission every day, and an all-session pass is $45 (plus any applicable fees), with a single day pass for $20. A more detailed schedule will be released in the near future.

All-session tickets may be purchased in advance by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets and daily passes will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held annually except in the Olympic year, determines the men’s and women’s World champions in four events: trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. Held following the World Championships, the World Age Group Competitions showcase the world’s best young men and women in those four events in four age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 years of age.

The official website for both events is ttworlds.com, and the FIG website is www.fig-gymnastics.com.

Trampoline events involve athletes using trampolines that can propel them up to 30 feet in the air, during which they can perform double and triple twisting somersaults. Tumbling utilizes elevated rod-floor runways that enable athletes to jump at heights more than 10 feet and execute a variety of acrobatic maneuvers. For the double-mini competition, the athlete makes a short run, leaps onto a small two-level trampoline, performs an aerial maneuver and dismounts onto a landing mat. Synchronized trampoline demands the same athletic skill as individual trampoline, while adding the element of precision timing. Using two trampolines, two athletes perform identical 10-skill routines at the same time. Trampoline was added to the Olympic Games in 2000, and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the USA had its first athlete in history advance to the finals.

The local partners include the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Ocean Center, Volusia County and the Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, and National Travel Systems is a partner for the World Championships and World Age Group Competition.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.

  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).