MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Less than a year away from the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, Canada’s trampoline team led by world and Olympic champion Rosie MacLennan is flying high with no intention of touching down anytime soon.
On the final day of the Pan American Gymnastics Championships on Monday the Canadian team soared to gold and silver in both men’s and women’s individual trampoline and picked up another gold in the women’s synchro event for good measure. …
MacLennan … the women’s title with a score of 53.945 points.
Teammate Samantha Sendel, who edged veteran Karen Cockburn for Canada’s second spot in the final, won the silver medal with 51.680.
Camilla Gomes of Brazil of took the bronze with a score of 51.335….
In the men’s final, 2008 Olympic silver medallist Jason Burnett of Toronto won gold with 58.660 points and Keegan Soehn of Red Deer, Alta., took the silver with 57.390.
Logan Dooley of the United States, earned the bronze …
Here would be a possible team finals lineup with this team:
Vault Baumman or Ross
Floor Baumann or Ross
I know I may get some backlash for not putting Maggie Nichols on this team, so I wanted to explain why. I’ll say first that in a fair world, she WOULD be on this team. I think she totally earned it. She has hit every single routine at both the Secret U.S. Classic and the P&G Championships, placed 3rd in the all-around at both competitions, and has improved her all-around totals with each one (57.6, 58.65, 59.25). She is a rock solid competitor, could be put up on any of the four events, and would likely hit under pressure. But her greatest strength is as a very solid all-arounder. …
17-18 Division 1. Kiwan Watts, N. Chesterfield, Va., 166.200
2. Yul Moldauer, Arvada, Colo., 165.650
3. Robert Neff, Brookfield, Wis., 163.850
4. Ryan Sheppard, Murphy, Texas, 163.500
5. Dmitri Belanovski, West Allis, Wis., 162.950
6. Jacob Barrus, Dallas, Texas, 160.000
Kiwan Watts and Yul Moldauer had a knock down, drag out battle in the Junior 17-18 division. …
15-16 Division 1. Tristan Burke, Royse City, Texas, 164.550
2. Grant Breckenridge, Libertyville, Ill., 163.300
3. David Jessen, Sunrise, Fla., 161.300
4. Jordan King, The Woodlands, Texas, 160.700
5. Fabian DeLuna, Las Vegas, Nev., 160.250
6. Yaroslav Pochinka, Plano, Texas, 160.150
The top ten 15-16 all-around gymnasts were named to the Junior National Team. Though they competed in the Senior Division, Marty Strech, Alex Diab and Anthony McCallum are among those ten. Alec Yoder, who competed this past week at the Youth Olympic Games was also given a spot on the team. The top three 17-18 all-arounders also earned spots on the Junior National Team. Bobby Baker and Hunter Justus, though competing in the Senior Division finals, were named to the team along with Kiwan Watts.
H Bar GOLD: YUASA Kenya (JPN) – 13.700
SILVER: VAN DEN KEYBUS Luka (BEL) – 13.666
BRONZE: REGINI-MORAN Giarnni (GBR) – 13.633
Overall, Russians Seda Tutkhalyan and Nikita Nagornyy became the most successful Women’s and Men’s Artistic gymnasts respectively at Nanjing 2014. YOG All-around champion Tutkhalyan collected a total of two gold and one silver medal and Nagornyy won three gold, one silver and one bronze.
“In fact, I was not very confident,” said Nagornyy. “My job was to do my thing, do it well, then I would be in the top three. I didn’t think I would be first.”
Nagorny and Tutkhalyan win multiple golds in Youth Olympics
I’m even more convinced there is a place for a Youth Olympic Games in Artistic Gymnastics. I’ve heard no negative comments from the participants this time around. The only downer is that USA will not send a WAG competitor. It would have been more entertaining with an American on the Floor.