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Four U.S. athletes advance to trampoline finals
posted on 07/18/2015

© FIG/Volker Minkus

TORONTO, Ont., Canada, July 18, 2015 – Led by reigning U.S. champions Clare Johnson of Huntsville, Ala./The Matrix, and Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, all four U.S. trampolinists advanced to the finals at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Johnson qualified in third place, while Gluckstein finished in second. Gymnastics competition at the Pan Am Games continues tomorrow at the Toronto (Ont.) Coliseum with the first day of event finals for rhythmic, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Later in the day, trampoline finals get underway at 7 pm ET.

Gluckstein had the second highest score in the compulsory round, earning a 48.105. He finished his first routine with a tucked half-out, and a rudi-in, half out. Gluckstein totaled 103.170 for second place overall, posting 55.065 in his optional routine that began with three Triffus elements. He closed with a triple-twisting, double layout (Miller).

Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, was clean and precise throughout his compulsory exercise. He scored a 47.815, ending with a layout half-in, full out and layout full-full. Dooley’s optional routine started strong with three triple elements in a row, but he had to substitute a tucked jump and a rudi to keep on the trampoline. He scored a 51.485 for a 99.300 total and fifth place.

Johnson was clean in her compulsory routine, ending with a tucked rudi out and a half-in, piked rudi out for a 43.555. She scored a 50.045 for her optional routine, which opened with a piked Triffus and a half-in, half-out piked. She finished with a layout full-full. Her 93.600 total put her third overall. Charlotte Drury of Laguna Niguel, Calif./World Elite Gymnastics, failed to complete all 10 skills in her compulsory routine and scored 22.145. Drury scored an 11.060 in her optional routine. She finished eighth with a 33.205.

For more information, go to toronto2015.org.

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