Kalon Ludvigson, Logan Dooley, Steven Gluckstein

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 8, 2010 – World Cup gold-medalists Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif., and Kalon Ludvigson of Sterling, Utah, headline the U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships Team. A total of 261 gymnasts (150 men and 111 women) from 34 different countries are registered for 2010 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, scheduled for Nov. 11-13 at the Les Arenes Sports Complex in Metz, France.

Dooley and Gluckstein teamed up to take first place in the 2010 World Cup rankings for synchronized trampoline and win the 2010 titles at the Pan American Championships and Visa Championhips earlier this year. Gluckstein is also the reigning U.S. and Pan Am trampoline champion. Ludvigson, a four-time U.S. tumbling champion, was a member of the men’s double-mini team that won a team silver in 2007 and team bronze in 2009 at the World Championships, as well as men’s double-mini bronze medal in 2009.

The U.S. squad also includes: Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., the 2009 U.S. junior men’s trampoline champion; Nani Vercruyssen of Honolulu, the 2010 women’s trampoline Pan Am champion ; Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La., who won the women’s 15-16 trampoline title at the 2009 World Age Group Championships; Yuliya Hall of Pocatello, Idaho, the reigning U.S. women’s tumbling champion and a member of the 2007 world champion tumbling team; Justin Hackett of Grand Rapids, Mich., the 2010 U.S. senior men’s double-mini gold medalist; Sarah Prosen of Apple Valley, Minn., the women’s double-mini silver medalist at the 2009 World Games and a two-time women’s double-mini team world bronze medalist; Ashleigh Thomas of Issaquah, Wash., the 2010 U.S. women’s double-mini champion; and Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif., the men’s double-mini gold medalist at the 2010 Pan Am Championships and a member of the 2009 bronze-medal World men’s double-mini team.

The championships feature individual competition in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling. In 2009, the USA won three team medals at the World Championships: silver in women’s tumbling; and bronze for both men’s and women’s double mini-trampoline. There is no team competition at the 2010 World Championships.

The USA delegation includes 19 gymnasts.

  • Trampoline
    • Michael Devine of Winnebago, Ill./J&J Tumbling
    • Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits
    • Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head Over Heels
    • Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Head Over Heels
    • Shanelle Landry of Lafayette, La./Head Over Heels
    • Vercruyssen, who trains at Hawaii Academy
    • Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./T&T Express
  • Tumbling
    • Yuliya Hall of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution
    • Kalon Ludvigson of Sterling, Utah/Team Revolution
    • Karly Judkins of Tulsa, Okla./Xtreme Elite
    • Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive Academy
    • Brandon Sloan of Springfield, Va./Capital Gymnastics
  • Double mini-trampoline
    • Justin Hackett of Grand Rapids, Mich./Great Lakes Griffins
    • Trey Katz of Charleston, Ill./Sun Elite Athletics
    • Mckenna Kurz of Encinitas, Calif./Bounce California
    • Sarah Prosen of Apple Valley, Minn./Gleason’s Gypsy Flyers
    • Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./Interactive Academy
    • Ashleigh Thomas of Issaquah, Wash./Gymnastics East
    • Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite.

The coaching staff is comprised of Shaun Kempton, Tatiana Kovaleva, Justen Millerbernd, Greg Baldridge, Robert Null and Shawn Moore.

Competition begins Nov. 11 at 10:45 a.m. with individual trampoline qualification and continues with women’s tumbling and men’s double-mini qualification at 7 p.m. Synchronized trampoline qualifications start Nov. 12 at 12:15 p.m., followed by men’s tumbling and women’s double-mini qualification at 3:15 p.m.

Finals begin Nov. 12 with men’s double-mini at 7:00 p.m., women’s tumbling at 7:30 p.m., women’s synchro at 8:15 p.m., and men’s trampoline at 8:45 p.m. The World Championships final rounds conclude on Nov. 13, starting at 3:00 p.m. with women’s double-mini, men’s tumbling at 3:30 p.m., men’s synchro at 4:15 p.m., and women’s trampoline at 4:45 p.m. All times are local in Metz.

The 2010 World Age Group Championships follow the World Championships in Metz, Nov. 14-19. 2009 World Age Group tumbling gold-medalist Kiara Nowlin of Oxnard, Calif./Waller’s GymJam Academy, headlines the U.S. team for the 2010 World Age Group Championships. For a complete list of World Age Group team members, click here.