© Grace Chiu

ODENSE, Denmark, Nov. 28, 2015 – Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, won the gold medal for men’s double mini-trampoline today at the 2015 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Odense, Denmark, held at the Stadium Arena Fyn. The U.S. picked up bronze team medals in men’s tumbling and women’s double-mini.

Competition concludes tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time with the trampoline semifinals and finals, and the men’s tumbling and women’s double-mini finals. Team USA will be competing in the men’s and women’s trampoline semifinals and the men’s tumbling and women’s double-mini finals. USA Gymnastics will provide live coverage of the finals on its YouTube channel.

The U.S. athletes competing tomorrow are: Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, women’s trampoline (semifinal); Aliaksei Shostak of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, men’s trampoline (semifinal); Austin Nacey of Braidwood, Ill./TwistStars Tumbling and Trampoline, men’s tumbling (final); and Tristan Van Natta of Pendleton, Ind./Integrity, and Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline, women’s double-mini (final).

White, who won the double-mini World silver medal in 2010, 2011 and 2014, scored a 38.100 on his first pass, which was a tucked Triffus to triple back tuck. For his second run, White went for broke with a piked triple front half-out to piked Triffus and stuck the landing. He scored a 41.500 for a 79.600 total and the gold medal. Russia’s Mikhail Zalomin was second, 78.400, and Matthew Weal of Australia was third (74.800). Nacey landed too far back on the double-mini to perform a second skill in his first run and received a 0.000. He posted a 35.400 in his second run, which included a tucked Triffus to a triple back, to finish eighth.

Van Natta opened for the U.S. in the women’s double-mini team final with a clean and controlled double pike half-out, layout half-in, half-out for a 34.900. Paige Howard of Mission Viejo, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, was second up and scored a 34.500 for her double pike half-out, layout full-full. Reigning World champion Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley Tumbling and Trampoline, was the anchor and needed better than a 34.500 to give the U.S. the gold medal. She landed her mount back on the double mini-trampoline but fought hard to put her layout full-full to her feet. She scored 33.600. The U.S. won the bronze medal with a 103.000 team total. Canada took gold (103.900), with Great Britain finishing second (103.400). Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./Tumbling on USA, is the fourth member of the team.

In the men’s tumbling team final, Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, was first up for the U.S., performing two double layouts through to a tucked full-full for a 36.500. Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Integrity, followed with a 35.400 for his full-twisting double layout and double layout to a tucked double-twisting, double back. Nacey anchored the team, tumbling a layout full-full to triple back pike for 38.100. The U.S. men took the bronze medal, just ahead of Great Britain 110.000 to 109.900. Russia won the gold with a 118.000, followed by China (116.600). Jackson Tyson of Greensboro, N.C./Flip Force Gymnastics, completes the four-man tumbling team.

Shaylee Dunavin of Amarillo, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Dakota Earnest of Tokio, Texas/Trampoline and Tumbling Express, scored a 44.400 in the women’s synchronized trampoline final, after opening with a tucked Triffus. The duo finished fifth place. China took top honors for women’s synchro, followed by Belarus and the Ukraine.

Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, competed in the last final of the day, men’s synchronized trampoline. They began with two Triffus variations but the routine stopped after two elements. Dooley and Gluckstein scored 10.300 for eighth place. China won the men’s synchro gold, with Belarus and France finishing second and third.

The 2015 World Championships wraps up on Nov. 29 with the semifinals (7:30 a.m. ET) and finals (10:25 a.m. ET) for men’s and women’s trampoline, and finals for women’s double-mini and men’s tumbling (9:05 a.m. ET).

Ways to follow the action
Coverage of the World Championships will be posted on usagym.org, including stories, photos and video, and on USA Gymnastics’ social media platforms. USA Gymnastics will post every U.S. routine from the qualifying rounds on its YouTube channel, as well as usagym.org, and will carry live coverage on Nov. 29, the final day of competition.

The Nov. 29 finals schedule for the live webcast is as follows.

  • 1:30 p.m. DEN/5:30 a.m. USET – Semifinals – men’s/women’s trampoline
  • 3:05 p.m. DEN/9:05 a.m. USET – Finals – women’s double-mini, men’s tumbling
  • 4:25 p.m. DEN/10:25 a.m. USET – Finals – men’s/women’s trampoline

DEN=Odense, Denmark; USET=U.S. Eastern time zone

The International Gymnastics Federation’s website, fig-gymnastics.com, will also have complete coverage, results, etc. The hashtags for social media are: #wch2015 #worldchampionships2015 #trampoline #tumbling #dmt.