LIMA, Peru, Sept. 9, 2018 – The United States won a total of six medals – two gold, three silver and one bronze – at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru. Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, won the men’s trampoline title. The trio of Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, Olivia Simpson of Lubbock, Texas/Air Extreme, and Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics, claimed the gold for the women’s team.
In individual trampoline, Gluckstein prevailed in the men’s trampoline final to win the gold, posting a 58.820 and edging out Canada’s Jason Burnett at 58.585. Esaul Lozano of Mexico was third at 57.485. Isaac Rowley of Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy, was fourth with a 57.370. For the women, Canada’s Sophiane Methot slipped by Ahsinger, 54.430 to 54.175, for the title. Stevens rounded out the top three with her 53.085.
In the team competition, the U.S. women won the gold medal. Ahsinger tallied a 53.580, with Stevens earning a 51.280 and Simpson a 50.080. Argentina took the silver (49.145/49.020/44.210) and Mexico the bronze (54.060/50.265/24.605). Canada was fourth and Brazil came in fifth.
Canada won the men’s team gold (58.810/57.920/56.650), with the USA second and Mexico (56.350/56.115/55.620) in third. The U.S. men’s scores were: Gluckstein, 59.495; Rowley, 57.235; and Joey Isenberg of Martinsburg, W.Va./Elite Trampoline Academy, 54.150.
In synchronized trampoline, Canada’s Sarah Milette and Methot earned a 46.140 for the women’s Pan Am title. The USA’s Ahsinger and Simpson took second at 41.230, with Brazil’s Camila Gomes and Daienne Lima in third (37.730). For the men, Argentina won the event (46.740), followed by Brazil (44.410) and Canada (43.840). The U.S. men (Gluckstein and Rowley) did not finish and placed eighth.
The United States qualified a full team of two men and two women to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, based on performances in the trampoline qualification rounds at the 2018 Pan American Championships. The trampoline field for the Pan Am Games is 12 men and 12 women.
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