Four World medalists lead U.S. T&T Team at 2019 World Championships
posted on 11/25/2019

TOKYO, Nov. 25, 2019 – Four World medalists are among the 24 U.S. gymnasts who are expected to compete at the 2019 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, at the Ariake Gymnastics Center, the 2020 Olympic Games venue, in Tokyo, Japan.

The four World medalists are: Ruben Padilla of Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling, double mini-trampoline – 2018 silver medalist; Brandon Krzynefski of Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center, tumbling – 2015 World team bronze medalist; Alex Renkert of Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics, double-mini and tumbling – 2013 World double-mini team champion, 2013 World double-mini individual and 2015 and 2017 World double-mini team silver medalist, and 2015 World tumbling team bronze medalist; and Tristan Van Natta of Hilliard, Ohio/Integrity Athletics, double mini-trampoline – 2013 World team champion and 2015 World team bronze medalist.

This year’s World Championships is part of the qualification process for the 2020 Games. Each country that has at least one athlete in the trampoline final will earn a berth to Tokyo. This means that up to eight spots for both the men and women are available, with a maximum of one gymnast per country. Additionally, World champions will be determined in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline.

The sessions that will include U.S. gymnasts are: trampoline – men, group 1, and women, group 2; tumbling – men, group 2, and women, group 4; double-mini trampoline – men, group 4, and women, group 3; and synchronized trampoline – men, groups 1 and 5, and women, group 2.

The competition schedule, which is subject to change, is below. Times listed are local to Tokyo, which is 14 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time. The finals will be livestreamed by NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel. The coverage times are below.

November 28, qualifications

  • 10 a.m. - Trampoline – men’s groups 1-3 (USA group 1) and women’s groups 1-2 (USA group 2); tumbling – women’s groups 1-4 (USA group 4)
  • 2 p.m. - Trampoline – men’s groups 4-6 and women’s groups 3-5; double-mini – men’s groups 1-4 (USA group 4)
  • 6 p.m. - Trampoline – men’s groups 7-9 and women’s groups 6-8; double-mini – women’s groups 1-3 (USA group 3)

November 29, qualifications and team finals

  • 11 a.m. - Qualifications: synchronized trampoline – men and women; tumbling – men’s groups 1-4 (USA group 2)
  • 5 p.m. - Finals, team: men’s and women’s double-mini, tumbling and trampoline

November 30, semifinals and finals

  • 3 p.m. - Semifinals: men’s and women’s trampoline
  • 5 p.m. - Finals: women’s tumbling, men’s double-mini and men’s and women’s synchronized trampoline

December 1, finals

  • 2 p.m. - Women’s double-mini, men’s tumbling and men’s and women’s trampoline
  • 5 p.m. - All-around team

U.S. fans can watch the finals both live and tape-delayed on NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. The complete webcast and broadcast schedule is below.

  • Friday, Nov. 29 - 3:00 a.m. ET - LIVE - Finals Day 1 – OlympicChannel.com
  • Friday, Nov. 29 - 4:00 p.m. ET - tape-delayed – Finals Day 1 - Olympic Channel and NBCSports.com
  • Saturday, Nov. 30 - 3:00 a.m. ET - LIVE - Finals Day 2 – OlympicChannel.com
  • Saturday, Nov. 30 - 8:00 p.m. ET - tape-delayed – Finals Day 2 - Olympic Channel and NBCSports.com
  • Saturday, Nov. 30 - 11:30 p.m. ET - LIVE - Finals Day 3 – OlympicChannel.com
  • Sunday, Dec. 1 - 2:30 p.m. ET - tape-delayed – Finals Day 3 - Olympic Channel and NBCSports.com

Fans can catch all the action in spectacular high definition via NBCSports.com/Live or through the NBC Sports app, which is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

The top eight male and female gymnasts in the qualification rankings for double-mini, tumbling and synchronized trampoline advance to the finals. For trampoline, the top 24 men and women qualify to the semifinals, with the top eight men and women in the semis advancing to the finals. Five countries advance to the team final, based on performances in the qualification round. Three athletes compete for each country. Based on performances in the qualification rounds, five countries compete in the team all-around final. The competition features one man and one woman in trampoline, double-mini and tumbling, along with one men’s and one women’s synchro pair, for each country.

The entire team is listed below by discipline.

2019 U.S. World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Team

Trampoline

    Men
    • Cody Gesuelli, Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
    • Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy
    • Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
    • Aliaksei Shostak, Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    • Replacement athlete: Isaac Rowley, Allen, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy (traveling)
    Women
    • Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    • Ellen Heinen, Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express
    • Alyssa Oh, Rocklin, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Jessica Stevens, Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics
    • Replacement athlete: Kayttie Nakamura, Honolulu/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy (traveling)

Tumbling

    Men
    • Kaden Brown, Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
    • Haydn Fitzgerald, Sammamish, Wash./Cascade Gymnastics
    • Brandon Krzynefski, Centreville, Va./Capital Gymnastics National Training Center
    • Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
    Women
    • Hope Bravo, Waco, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy
    • Eve Doudican, Bixby, Okla./Oklahoma Extreme Tumbling
    • Ashley McDonald, Lindon, Utah/High Altitude
    • Isabel Steinmetz, Batavia, Ohio/Gymnastics Central

Double mini-trampoline

    Men
    • Noah Orr, Phoenix, Ariz./Air Sports Unlimited
    • Ruben Padilla, Oakley, Calif./Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling
    • Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
    • Simon Smith, Springville, Utah/High Altitude
    • Replacement athlete: Trevor Harder, Winston-Salem, N.C./Carolina Elite Trampoline Academy (traveling)
    Women
    • Kiley Lockett, Oceanside, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics
    • Kayttie Nakamura, Honolulu, Hawaii/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
    • Sydney Senter, Aiea, Hawaii/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy
    • Tristan Van Natta, Hilliard, Ohio/Integrity Athletics
    • Replacement athlete: Lacey Jenkins, Mattoon, Ill./Integrity Athletics (traveling)

The World Age Group Competitions will be held following the World Championships, Dec. 5-8. The competition will determine champions in trampoline, double mini-trampoline and tumbling for boys and girls in four age-groups. The USA is competing in three of the four age-group categories: 13-14, 15-16 and 17-21.