The U.S. trampoline & tumbling program will send eight athletes to the 2023 Varna World Cup in Varna, Bulgaria.
The U.S. lineup includes Olympians, World champions and international veterans who will compete in both individual and synchronized trampoline. Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express), Leah Garafalo (Cream Ridge, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy), Jessica Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) and Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) highlight the American women’s roster, while Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling), Isaac Rowley (Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy), Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Jace Williams (Cave Creek, Ariz./North Valley Gymnastics) make up the men’s start list. The synchro pairs consist of Garafalo and Stevens, Ahsinger and Webster, Padilla and Shostak, and Rowley and Williams.
The World Cup begins Saturday, October 7 at 3 a.m. ET with the first individual trampoline qualification session followed by synchro qualifications later that day. Day 2 of the competition begins at 4 a.m. ET on Sunday with the second individual trampoline qualification session, after which, all finals will take place starting at 9 a.m. ET. The top eight gymnasts/pairs in each division, limited to two per country, will advance to their respective finals.
The 2023 FIG Varna World Cup is the last trampoline and tumbling World Cup of the season and FIG World Cup Series winners will be determined following the competition. Live scoring for the event is available here.