INDIANAPOLIS, July 3, 2017 – USA Gymnastics announced today the 2017 U.S. World Games Team for trampoline and tumbling. Scheduled for July 20-30 in Wroclaw, Poland, the World Games are the equivalent to the Olympic Games for events and disciplines that are not currently in the Olympic program. For trampoline and tumbling, the events are tumbling, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline.
The trampoline and tumbling members who will represent the USA at the World Games are listed below.
Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline (men)
Rachel Thevenot, Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy (women)
Coach: Shawn Moore of TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline
Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics (men)
Paige Howard, San Juan Capistrano, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics (women)
Coach: Austin White of World Elite
Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express (men)
Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Clare Johnson, Huntsville, Ala./ Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy (women)
Coach: Dmitri Poliaroush of Trampoline and Tumbling Express
The top-ranked senior tumbling, double mini-trampoline and synchronized trampoline athletes from each gender/discipline were selected to represent the USA in the World Games based on their World Games Selection Score. Bonus points from the three World Games selection events were added to an athlete’s total score at the USA Gymnastics Championships to determine the World Games selection score. For the complete U.S. World Games Team selection procedures, please visit usagym.org.