Wednesday, August 31, 2011
USA Gymnastics names team for worlds
USA Gymnastics has named the team for the 2011 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships. The competition will be held Nov. 17-20 in Birmingham, England.
This is the first of two opportunities to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.
In trampoline, the men will compete in the final preliminary group with Colombia, Mexico and Australia. The women are in the sixth qualifying group along with Argentina, Mexico and France. The top eight men and women automatically qualify their country for the Games.
The final chance to earn an Olympic spot is the Olympic Test Event in January.
Trampoline: Michael Devine, Logan Dooley, Jeffrey Gluckstein and Steven Gluckstein (Alternate: Neil Gulati)
Tumbling: Kalon Ludvigson and Alex Renkert
Double mini-trampoline: Trey Katz, Kalon Ludvigson, Ryan Roberts and Austin White (Alternate: Casey Chandler)
Synchronized trampoline: Logan Dooley/Steven Gluckstein and Michael Devine/Jeffrey Gluckstein
Trampoline: Dakota Earnest, Nani Vercruyssen, Savannah Vinsant and Alaina Williams (Alternate: Alicia Powder)
Tumbling: Natalya Beneschott, Yuliya Brown, Karly Judkins and Marina Moskalenko (Alternate: Kaylah Whaley)
Double mini-trampoline: Erin Jauch, Kristle Lowell, Marina Moskalenko and Erica Owen (Alternate: Sonia Shah)
Synchronized trampoline: Alaina Williams/Dakota Earnest and Nani Vercruyssen/Savannah Vinsant