Extreme Backyard Airtrack

Damien Walters and friends.

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World Games Trampoline Gymnastics – July 24-26

Gymnastics’s highest fliers will compete in three disciplines: Synchronised Trampoline, Doubl Mini-trampoline and Tumbling, where the top eight in each category move on to the finals. The kings and queens of Synchronised Trampoline remain Chinese superstars Dong Dong and Tu Xiao (men’s) and Li Dan and Zhong Xingping (women’s) who bounced away with the titles at both The World Games in 2013 and the World Championships in 2015.

In Tumbling, World champions Yang Song (men’s) and Jia Fangfang (women’s) of China will attempt to write another golden chapter in their already illustrious career histories. Only in Double Mini-trampoline are both reigning The World Games champions absent, paving the way for new gymnasts to soar into the spotlight.

Want to follow Gymnastics at The World Games 2017? Check out the FIG event minisite

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Schwaiger wins record 6th National tumbling title

Jon Schwaiger of Calgary, AB – now training in Cambridge, ON, won a record sixth consecutive national title in senior men’s tumbling Sunday on the final day of the 2017 Canadian Championships in Trampoline gymnastics. …

The World Games team of Schwaiger, Sugrim, and Tamara O’Brien of Vancouver, BC will leave for Poland this upcoming Thursday and compete July 25th and 26th in Poznan, Poland. The World Games feature sports that are not contested at the Olympic Games. …

Gymnastics Canada 

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FIGymnastics 2.0 app

The app, available free for download from the iTunes and Google Play stores, has been enhanced to include sections on non-Olympic disciplines Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini-trampoline, as well as Gymnastics for All, the inclusive discipline that is the foundation of the sport.


USA Trampoline Championships 2017

1. Jeffrey Gluckstein, Atlantic Highslands, N.J., 168.735
2. Stewart Pritchard, Greensboro, N.C., 161.090
3. Paul Bretscher, Huntsville, Ala., 158.290

1. Nicole Ahsinger, Lafayette, La., 154.020
2. Clare Johnson, Huntsville, Ala., 149.420
3. Hally Piontek, Warrensburg, Mo., 148.275

Trampoline Athletes of the Year: Nicole Ahsinger and Jeffrey Glickstein

Milton B. Davis and George Nissen Trampoline Coach of the Year: Steven Glickstein

Tumbling – Men
1. Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill., 145.400
2. Brandon Krzynefski, Centreville, Va., 141.300
3. Emilio Lehmer, Tempe, Ariz., 134.400

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Tumbling – Women
1. Rachel Thevenot, Metairie, La., 131.500
2. Melissa Doucette, Somersworth, N.H., 126.700
3. Breanne Millard, Rsm, Calif., 126.400

Tumbling Athlete of the Year: Breanne Millard

James A Rozanas Tumbling Coach of the Year: Jared Olsen

Double mini – Men
1. Alex Renkert, Columbus, Ohio, 148.700
2. Austin Nacey, Braidwood, Ill., 147.700
3. Trey Katz, Charleston, Ill., 145.700

Double mini – Women
1. Paige Howard, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., 137.700
2. Tristan Van Natta, Plain City, Ohio, 135.900
3. Hally Piontek, Warrensburg, Mo., 134.700

Double mini-trampoline Athlete of the Year: Paige Howard

Bob Bollinger Double-mini Coach of the Year: Austin White

Gluckstein tallied a 168.735 to win his fourth senior U.S. trampoline crown. …

Ahsinger scored a 154.020 to clinch her first senior women’s U.S. trampoline title …


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Melissa Doucette – Power Tumbler

Melissa is competing this weekend at the U.S. Championships in Milwaukee.

Doucette got her start in gymnastics at age 5, competing until she was 12 when she suffered a serious shoulder injury.

“I quit gymnastics and found diving,” she said. …

“Diving was fun,” Doucette said. “But it didn’t give me the same pleasure that gymnastics did. It was my first love. I found my way back.”

She returned … and eventually earned an athletic scholarship to Alaska. …

Doucette excelling at her new sport

related – Sept 2016 interview – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: Doucette Keeps the Dream Alive