DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 13, 2014 – Team USA picked up four medals on the first day of competition at the 2014 Trampoline and Tumbling World Age Group Competitions, held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Competition continues through Sunday, and fans worldwide can follow the action live at

Paige Howard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite, posted a 68.400 to grab the gold medal in women’s 15-16 double mini-trampoline. Amanda Spitzer of Vista, Calif./So Cal TTC, was third with 64.200.

Gretchen Schultz of Destrehan, La./Elmwood Gymnastics, and Rachel Thevenot of Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics, matched the feat of Howard and Spitzer in women’s 13-14 tumbling. Schultz tied for the gold medal with Great Britain’s Megan Kealy with a score of 31.600. Thevenot was third with 31.300.

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.

Background information

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  • 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).