A gold-medal performance by Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) in Baku highlighted U.S. performances in international World Cup competition over the weekend.

T&T Baku World Cup – U.S. duos earn gold, bronze

The U.S. women’ synchronized trampoline pair of Ahsinger and Webster claimed synchro gold at the Baku World Cup, while the men’s duo of Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) and Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) secured bronze.

Ahsinger and Webster scored a 49.010 in the final to top the podium ahead of China in second (48.850) and Georgia in third (47.530). Maccagnan and Rowley landed on the podium in third (50.470) behind gold medalists China (51.090) and silver medalists Kazakhstan (50.520).

In individual competition, Rowley and Webster each landed as third reserve to their respective finals. Ava Hernando (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy), Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling), Logan McCoy (Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) were all active in qualifications.

MAG Cottbus World Cup – Young finals in bars

Khoi Young (Bowie, Md./Stanford University) led American performances at the FIG Cottbus World Cup, qualifying to the parallel bars final where he placed sixth.

Young’s 14.133 landed him sixth on the final day of competition with Ukrainians Illia Kovtun and Oleg Verniaiev taking first (15.266) and second (15.166). Rasuljon Abdurakhimov of Uzbekistan was third in the final with a 14.766.

Fellow American Asher Hong (Tomball, Texas/Stanford University) competed on all apparatus save parallel bars, and Colt Walker (Austin, Texas/Stanford University) took the mat on floor exercise, still rings, parallel bars and high bar.

Men’s artistic athletes will be back overseas for the Baku World Cup March 7-10.