A TV commercial for the AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) features “Trampoline and Gymnastics Coach, Dr. Max Vercruyssen, who is also US Senior National Trampoline Team member Nani Vercruyssen’s coach and father.”
But gymnastics in that tiny nation has a troubled history.
The training equipment has not been well maintained.
Gymnasia Latina is now reporting (Spanish) that her coach, Frank Susana, stopped working due to insufficient salary.
Edwin Rodriguez, president of the Dominican Federation of Gymnastics:
“We do not have that amount of money required, we are a federation poor, but we know he deserves it. We will appeal to the Minister (Jaime David Fernandez) to see if we get a coach. It is difficult to get a good one, try to keep up, but could not, “Rodriguez said. …
Peña is still hoping to compete at Worlds in Belgium this October.
… Brent Klaus, CEO of International Gymnastics Camp and creator of the Challenge, told FORBES that his property signed a three-year option (including this year) with ESPN.
”We expect a .3 share with ESPN based on past gymnastics events that have been aired on ESPN,” said Klaus. That would mean that on average .3 percent of all television-equipped households will be tuned in to the Pro Gymnastics Challenge at any given moment. …
If Klaus’ prediction comes true, it would not be a bad showing for his new property.
Friday, May 10th: “No Borders Competition” Mixed international teams unite to compete in a no borders showdown for athletic supremacy. Watch these Olympic, World and National champions compete in a skill-for-skill battle.
Saturday, May 11th: Over 100 different National World and Olympic titles meet to square off in a USA vs. The World skill-for-skill battle.