Rhythmic athletes will compete in Pan American competition in Guatemala, while the U.S. will host the inaugural Acro Flip-n-Fun Championships this week.

RG Pan American Championships

Ten athletes will compete for the U.S. at the 2024 Rhythmic Pan American Championships June 5-9 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Representing the seniors are Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s school), Megan Chu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy), Alexandria Kautzman (Simi Valley, Calif./California Rhythms) and Rin Keys (Porter Ranch, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics). Chu and Keys will compete on all four apparatus while Chin will take on hoop and ribbon, and Kautzman will be on ball and clubs. Juniors Isabella Chong (Mission Viejo, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) and Natalia de la Rosa (Woodland Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) will compete on each of the four events in their division. Alicia Liu (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) will contest hoop and ribbon while Dawn Kim (San Diego, Calif./Pacific Stars Rhythmic Academy) will take the floor on ball and clubs.

Competing in junior group competition is the Burlo Gymnastics group of Claire Glukhovsky (West Hills, Calif.), Sasha Kuliyev (Granada hills, Calif.), Joy Lee (Henderson, Nev.), Natalia Serobian (Glendale, Calif.), Aurora Sullivan (Los Angeles, CA) and Katerina Levit.

The U.S. will also send Josephine Weber (Woodland Hills, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles) and Riko Kawai (Los Angeles, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles) to participate in a tournament for gymnasts born in 2011 in conjunction with the championships. Weber will perform on hoop and ball and Kawai on clubs and ribbon.

Competition begins with junior action from Wednesday through Friday, followed by senior competition Friday through Sunday. The Pan Am Championships will stream live on the PAGU YouTube channel and live scoring can be found here.


Acro Flip-n-Fun Championships

Nearly 100 Level 2-7 acro athletes will be in Tennessee this weekend for the inaugural Acro Flip-n-Fun Championships at the Sevierville Convention Center in Sevierville.

Athletes in Levels 2-5 will perform a choreographed compulsory exercise, and Level 6-7 athletes will create their routines by combining compulsory skills with individual elements. Gymnasts qualified to the event by attending their respective state and regional championship events.

All information on the Acro Flip-n-Fun Championships, including scoring and scheduling, can be found on the competition website.