INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2, 2018 – 2016 trampoline Olympian Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and World tumbling silver-medalist Alex Renkert of Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics, and three 2017 U.S. champions headline the U.S. Team that will compete in trampoline and tumbling’s Loule (Portugal) World Cup, Oct. 5-6. Held at Loule Municipal Sports Hall, the two-day competition has preliminary rounds on Oct. 5, with the finals on Oct. 6. Fans can watch the finals on the Olympic Channel, home of Team USA, on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. ET.
The 2017 U.S. champions are Eliza Floisand of Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, tumbling; Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, trampoline; and Brandon Krzynefski of Centerville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, tumbling.
The members of the U.S. Team for the World Cup are listed below. Rachel Thevenot of Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy, is replacing Angel Rice of Locust Grove, Ga./FlipCity South, who declined the invitation to participate in the event.
Trampoline – Men
- Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
- Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
- Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
- Aliaksei Shostak, Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Trampoline – Women
- Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
- Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
- Sarah Webster, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
Tumbling – Men
- Kaden Brown, Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
- Brandon Krzynefski, Centerville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
- Emilio Lehmer, Tempe, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics
- Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
Tumbling – Women
- Hope Bravo, Dallas, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
- Caitlyn Crawford, Reston, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
- Eliza Floisand, Salt Lake City, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
- Rachel Thevenot, Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
The competition schedule, which is subject to change, is: Oct. 5, preliminaries, 9:35 a.m. – men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline, and 2 p.m. – men’s and women’s individual trampoline and tumbling; and Oct. 6, finals, 3:30 p.m. – men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline, 4:30 p.m. – men’s and women’s tumbling, and 5:30 p.m., men’s and women’s trampoline. Times listed are local to Loule, Portugal, which is five hours ahead of the Eastern time zone. When it is 12 p.m. in Loule, it is 7 a.m. in New York City.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that empowers and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has already taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, log on to usagym.org.