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Team USA nabs team all-around silver as T&T World Championships wrap in Bulgaria
posted on 11/19/2022

© Filippo Tomasi

SOFIA, Bulgaria (November 19, 2022) - On the final day of the 2022 T&T World Championships, U.S. gymnasts soared to team all-around silver, capping off a successful four days of competition that saw 22 American athletes stand on the podium.

The U.S. squad comprised of Nicole Ahsinger, Kaden Brown, Miah Bruns, Cody Gesuelli, Ruben Padilla, Zachary Ramacci, Aliaksei Shostak, Jessica Stevens, Tristan Van Natta and Sarah Webster accumulated a competition-high 29 points Saturday at Sofia's Arena Armeec but was edged by Great Britain in the tie break. Portugal rounded out the top three with 25 points.

The team all-around featured each event's top-scoring gymnasts from the opening round of qualifications representing Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Portugal and the U.S. in head-to-head competition. Rosters for each finalist nation featured up to 10 gymnasts who competed across men's and women's individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline divisions. The athlete or pair with the highest score in each category earned their team the maximum five points. The remaining placements garnered a point less for each spot in the standings with the lowest-scoring gymnast or pair receiving one point toward their team's score.

Over the course of the competition, Bruns (Crete, Ill./World Champions Centre) and Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) earned the U.S. the maximum five points in women's tumbling and men's double mini, respectively. Stevens (Ellicott City, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) notched four points in women's trampoline, and Brown (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) added another four points in men's tumbling. Individual trampolinist Shostak (Youngsville, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and the women's synchro pair of Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) picked up three points. Van Natta (Marysville, Ohio/Integrity Athletics) delivered three points in women's double mini, and the men's synchro duo of Gesuelli (Hunstville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Ramacci (St. John, Ind./Element Tumbling and Trampoline) netted two points, bringing the U.S. total to 29.

Earlier in the day, individual and synchronized trampoline champions were crowned. Stevens' 54.860 landed her sixth in the women's trampoline final. Japan's Hikaru Mori claimed the top spot with a 56.230. New Zealand's Dylan Schmidt (60.720) led the way in the men's division.

The U.S. pair of Isaac Rowley (Frisco, Texas/Eagle Gymnastics Academy) and Shostak took fourth in men's synchronized trampoline with a 49.090. Germany's Matthias Pfleiderer and Fabian Vogel earned top honors (50.950). On the women's side, Ahsinger and Webster (10.160) slotted in sixth. The Japanese duo of Mori and Megu Uyama took gold with a 50.590.