Elite and development trampoline and tumbling athletes will head to Daytona Beach, Fla., for the 2023 Winter Classic Invitational this weekend, while the 2023 Junior World Championships Selection camp for women’s artistic gymnastics begins Sunday.
T&T athletes return to Daytona Beach for Winter Classic
Over 1,000 athletes will converge on the Volusia County Ocean Center March 3-5 for the 2023 Winter Classic Invitational, hosted by Branch Gymnastics. Kicking off the elite trampoline & tumbling season, Winter Classic serves as one of three selection events for the 2023 World Championships, World Age Group competitions and Pan American Games. Results also will help determine Senior Pan American Championships and 2023 World Cup assignments.
Qualifications in tumbling, trampoline and double mini begin Friday, with eight athletes in each elite division advancing to Sunday’s finals. All synchronized trampoline finals are slated for Thursday. For more information on the event, click here. For live results, click here.
Women head to Junior World Championships Selection Camp
The final two slots for the U.S. women’s team at the 2023 FIG Junior World Championships March 29-April 2 will be filled at USAG’s Junior World Championships Selection Camp, being held this Sunday through Tuesday (March 5-7) in Katy, Texas.
The 2023 Winter Cup junior all-around champion and runner up, Hezly Rivera and Jayla Hang, respectively, have automatically qualified to Junior Worlds in Antalya, Turkey. The final slot, plus the traveling alternate, will be selected after competition Tuesday afternoon, where up to 10 Americans – including Rivera and Hang – will compete alongside eight Canadians for a competitive tune-up.
The invited U.S. athletes are listed below, in alphabetical order:
- Isabella Anzola, Statham, Ga./Georgia Elite Gymnastics
- Kieryn Finnell, Pittsford, N.Y./RGA
- Jayla Hang, Bellevue, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics
- Gabrielle Hardie, Sioux Falls, S.D./Twin City Twisters
- Zoey Molomo, McKinney, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics
- Claire Pease, Sunnyvale, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics
- Hezly Rivera, Oradell, N.J./WOGA Gymnastics
- Simone Rose, Sammamish, Wash./Pacific Reign Gymnastics
- Audrey Snyder, Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics
- Izzy Stassi, Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics
USA Gymnastics will post final team selections for the U.S. men’s and women’s team for Junior Worlds Tuesday evening.