GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Dec. 4, 2010 – Based on performances at the Pan American Cup 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the United States has qualified to send two women and two men to the 2011 Pan American Games, Oct. 14, in Guadalajara. The men’s and women’s finals will be held this evening.
Qualification for the Pan Am Games was based on the team rankings based on performances in the preliminary round. For the women, the USA finished second in team rankings behind Canada. The U.S. men finished first in the team rankings after the prelims. The countries that finished in the top three in the team rankings will send two athletes each, and the two athletes who finish at the top of the individual preliminary results who are not on one of the top three teams also qualify as individuals. All athletes must be at least 17 years of age in 2011. A maximum of five countries will be represented in each trampoline competition at the Pan Am Games.
Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas, Neil Gulati of Irvine, Calif., and Nani Verycruyssen of Honolulu will represent the USA in the finals later today. The top eight individuals, maximum two per country, advance to the men’s and women’s individual trampoline finals.