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Daytona Beach Ready to Host Team USA for World Championships

5 Nov, 2014


Team USA, led by individual 2013 World medalists Kristle Lowell and Alex Renkert, has arrived in Daytona Beach, Fla., for the 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. The event, which features competition in individual and synchronized trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling, will be held at the Ocean Center and competition gets underway Friday, Nov. 7, with the qualification rounds.

Lowell, who trains at Branch Gymnastics in her hometown of Three Rivers, Michigan, is the reigning women’s World champion in double-mini, while Renkert, who hails from Indianapolis and Geist Sports Academy, grabbed the men’s World double-mini silver medal in 2013. In addition to Lowell and Renkert, two of last year’s stand outs, Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, CA/World Elite Gymnastics, and Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, CA/World Elite Gymnastics, are also expected to compete this week. The Olympic alternate for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, Dooley was the first U.S. man in more than a decade to advance to the men’s trampoline final at a World Championships. The complete U.S. roster is listed below. 

2014 U.S. World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Team 

Trampoline

Men

Logan Dooley, Lake Forest, CA World Elite Gymnastics

Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, NJ/Elite Trampoline Academy

Neil Gulati, Irvine, CA/World Elite Gymnastics

Aliaksei Shostak, Lafayette, LA/Trampoline and Tumbling Express

Women

Charlotte Drury, Laguna Niguel, CA/World Elite Gymnastics

Shaylee Dunavin, Amarillo, TX/All American Gymnastics

Clare Johnson, The Matrix Gym, Inc./Huntsville, AL

Tumbling

Men

Austin Nacey, Braidwood, IL/Twiststars

Alexander Renkert, Indianapolis, IN/Geist Sports Academy

Double mini-trampoline

Men

Justin Hackett, Kalamazoo, MI/Branch Gymnastics, alternate

Trey Katz, Charleston, IL/Sun Elite Gymnastics

Austin Nacey, Braidwood, IL/Twiststars

Alexander Renkert, Indianapolis, IN/Geist Sports Academy

Austin White, Newport Coast, CA/World Elite Gymnastics

Women

Erin Jauch, Crystal Lake, IL/Fox Valley T & T

Kristle Lowell, Three Rivers, MI/Branch Gymnastics

Breanne Millard, Mission Viejo, CA/World Elite Gymnastics

Tristan Van Natta, Pendleton, IN/Geist Sports Academy

Yuliya Stankevich-Brown, Idaho Falls, ID/Idaho Elite Gymnastics, has withdrawn from the competition.

For the World Championships, individual tickets for each of the finals sessions are $30 plus fees for general admission and $45 plus fees for reserved seating. The finals sessions are Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. An all-session ticket, which has general admission seating for qualifications and reserved seating for finals, is just $80 (plus any applicable fees). Tickets for the qualification sessions on Nov. 7-9 at 9 a.m. are $25 per person per session, plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by going to TicketMaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Individual session tickets also will be available onsite on the day of competition.

The World Championships competition schedule is: Nov. 7 – Session 1 (qualifications), 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Nov. 8 – Session 2 (qualifications and semifinals), 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Session 3 (finals), 7 p.m.; and Nov. 9 – Session 4 (qualifications and semifinals), 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Session 5 (finals), 5 p.m.

Live coverage of each session will be available at TTWorlds.com for viewers in the United States. Universal Sports will also air five hours of live coverage from Daytona on cable: Saturday, Nov. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. ET; and Sunday, Nov. 9, 5-7:30 p.m. ET.

Background information

  • Central Florida Sports Commission. The Central Florida Sports Commission strategically solicits, creates and supports marquee sports-related events and businesses that enhance our community’s economy. The Sports Commission represents the counties of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.centralfloridasports.org.

  • International Gymnastics Federation. The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

  • USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics (known internationally as Gymnastics for All). For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

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