USA advances to men’s, women’s trampoline finals at 2019 Pan American Games
posted on 08/04/2019

© Ricardo Bufolin

LIMA, Peru, Aug. 4, 2019 – Jeffrey Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, and Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, and Nicole Ahsinger of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, and Jessica Stevens of Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics, will compete in the men’s and women’s trampoline finals, respectively, at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, scheduled for 5 p.m. CT on Monday at the Polideportivo Villa El Salvador.

Later today, 2019 Pan Am Games all-around champion Evita Griskenas of Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, 2019 Pan Am Games all-around silver-medalist Camilla Feeley of Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and the U.S. group, the 2019 Pan Am all-around silver medalist, will compete on the first of two days of event finals in rhythmic gymnastics at 4 p.m. CT. In addition to trampoline finals, rhythmic gymnastics wraps up tomorrow with the final day of event finals at 1 p.m. CT.

For the men, Gluckstein and Padilla had the top two scores, respectively, in the qualification round. Gluckstein’s total tally of 105.920 put him just ahead of Padilla’s 105.675. Gluckstein’s first score of 49.315 was the second best and for the second routine, he earned the top mark of 56.605. Padilla had the third best scores for both routines, 49.310 for the first routine and a 56.365 for the second.

In the women’s qualification, Stevens was first up, and her total of 98.750 put her in fifth place and included a 47.200, the third best first routine mark, and a 51.550 for the second routine. Ahsinger’s first routine claimed a 45.740 and when added to her second routine score of 51.260 yielded a total of 97.000. She was sixth in the rankings. Canada’s Sarah Milette had the top qualification score of 100.010.

Twelve men and 12 women competed in the qualification round, and the top eight male and female trampolinists, based on the two-routine qualification score, advanced to the finals. Qualification scores do not carry forward to the final round.

TV coverage
ESPN Deportes and ESPNU are carrying coverage of the Pan American Games in Lima, and ESPN3 will have coverage of all sports and sessions in Spanish. Below are the times when gymnastics, with some explanation, is listed on the ESPN schedule, which is subject to change. All times are ET.
  • Aug. 5 - 11 a.m. - Trampoline look-in, ESPN Deportes
  • Aug. 5 - 5 p.m. - Rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU
With Lima as the backdrop, ESPN will bring up to 200 hours of exclusive, live coverage in English and Spanish, across ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, the ESPN App and ESPNdeportes.com. Well-known Olypians Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke are calling the action for gymnastics.

ESPN Deportes will telecast 200 hours of live Pan American Games content, every day starting at 9:30 a.m. ET., featuring soccer, swimming, diving, track & field, boxing, basketball and gymnastics. The live telecasts will be complemented with news and information programming throughout the day, followed by a nightly edition of SportsCenter recapping the top highlights of the day. ESPNU will present over 200 hours of daily live coverage in English, featuring Men and Women’s hoop and volleyball, diving, swimming, gymnastics, boxing, track and field, and soccer. ESPN3 and the ESPN App will carry 900 hours, with live access to almost every competition in Spanish. Select coverage will be available in English.

About the Pan Am Games
The XVIII Pan American Games competition features 31 Olympic sports, plus select non-Olympic sports, and serves as an Olympic-qualifying opportunity in 17 sports. Team USA will be represented in 36 sports during the 17-day competition. The 2019 U.S. Pan American squad features 91 Olympians, including 34 Olympic medalists and 19 Olympic champions. The Pan American Games are held every four years and precede the Olympic Games by one year. The Games are the third largest international multi-sport event in the world, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the Asian Games in terms of the number of sports and competing athletes.

Coverage of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Team can be found at TeamUSA.org/Lima2019 and on Team USA’s social channels featuring the hashtag #Lima2019. Additionally, visit TeamUSA.org/USADaily to sign up to receive the USA Daily, a digital news blast that provides Team USA results and highlights each night via email during the Games.