The first leg of Pan American Championship competition begins with the eight trampoline athletes in Monterrey May 12-14 for the 2023 Trampoline Gymnastics Senior Pan American Championships.
Olympians Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and reigning World and U.S. double mini champion Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) headline the U.S. delegation of gymnasts set to compete in Mexico. The U.S roster also includes 2022 U.S. individual and synchronized trampoline champion Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express); 2022 World team all around silver medalists Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics), Cody Gesuelli (Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy); and 2022 U.S. individual and synchro trampoline bronze medalist Ava Hernando (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy).
The championships kick off Friday, May 12 with individual trampoline competition followed by double mini and synchronized trampoline competition on Saturday. All remaining senior finals are slated for Sunday, May 14. The top eight athletes and pairs in individual and synchronized qualifications will advance to their respective finals.
The 2023 Trampoline & Tumbling Elite Challenge is set for May 12-14 in Irving, Texas, and will serve as the second of three selection events for the 2023 Pan American Games and the 2023 World Championships and World Age Group competitions in England this Fall.
Nearly 500 athletes across youth, intermediate, junior and senior elite levels will participate in both women’s and men’s competition. Two days of qualifications kick off the event Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, followed by synchronized trampoline finals Saturday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. ET. All remaining finals begin at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and will continue through Sunday.
Visit the event website for more information on the 2023 T&T Elite Challenge, including complete rosters and the full competition schedule.
The U.S. men’s program will send four juniors to represent the U.S. at the 26th-annual Berlin Junior Team Cup May 12-13 in Germany. 2022 Winter Cup junior horizontal bar bronze medalist Alex Deubler (Sarasota, Fla./EVO Gymnastics) will return to the competition after claiming still rings and vault gold and all-around silver in Age Group 2 at last year’s event. This weekend, Deubler will participate in Age Group 1 along with 2022 U.S junior high bar gold medalist Chase Davenport-Mills (Johns Creek, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics), who will make his international debut.
They will be joined by 2022 Men’s Development Program National Championships (Dev Nationals) Level 9 all-around bronze Medalist Nathan Roman (Poway, Calif./Agility Kids), who will compete in Age Group 3, and 2022 Men’s Dev Nationals Level 8 rings champion Dominick Camarena (Georgetown, Texas/Houston Gymnastics Associates), who will compete in Age Group 3.
2021 Men’s Dev Nationals Level 8 all-around, pommel horse and vault champion Hayden Brown (Corona Del Mar, Calif./SCATS Gymnastics) was designated as a non-traveling replacement athlete for the competition. At the 2022 Berlin Junior Team Cup, Brown won all-around, still rings and high bar gold and floor exercise and parallel bars bronze (Age Group 3).
The two-day event begins Friday, May 12 with team competition at 4 a.m. ET followed by individual event finals on Saturday, May 13 beginning at 6 a.m. ET.
More information about the competition is available on the event website.