The Olympic Journey

The Olympic Journey

  The Road to Rio for American trampolinists began in Providence RI with the USA Gymnastics Championships. Covering the meet for this website I had the privilege to watch and report on the action and then because of the hospitality of many people within the US trampoline community, I travelled around the country catching up […]

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Rio Trampoline Gymnasts

Rio Trampoline Gymnasts

There will be 16 men and 16 women competing in the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next week. They represent 17 countries around the world including China, Japan, Russia, Canada, USA, Belarus, France, New Zealand, Portugal, Germany, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Great Britain, Kazakstan, Australia, and Brazil. They range in age from 19 – […]

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2016 Trampoline World Rankings

2016 Trampoline World Rankings

Now that all the World Cups have been held this year, the world standings are final. The five World Cups were held in Azerbaijan, China, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal. Gymnasts competed in as few or as many as they could. Their best three rankings (not scores) were added together. Whoever had the most points is […]

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Portugal Hosts Major International Events – Part 2

Portugal Hosts Major International Events – Part 2

The Gymnastics Federation of Portugal has pulled their Olympic weight this month, hosting two major international trampoline, tumbling and DMT competitions leading up to the Rio Games next month. First, they hosted the ScalabisCup, a popular annual event that was held in Santarem on June 31-July 2. Then, they hosted the Coimbra GymFest and World […]

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Portugal Hosts Major International Events – Part 1

Portugal Hosts Major International Events – Part 1

This month the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal has pulled their Olympic weight, hosting major international trampoline, tumbling and DMT competitions leading up to the Rio Games next month. The ScalabisCup, a popular annual event was held in Santarem June 31-July 2, and the Coimbra GymFest and World Cup were held in Coimbra on July 8-9. Over […]

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World Cups in Italy and Switzerland

World Cups in Italy and Switzerland

In the past couple of weeks the international trampoline scene has been cruising along towards the Rio Olympics this summer with a couple of prestigious World Cups, one in Brescia, Italy held on Jun 18th-19th, and the other in Arosa, Switzerland held on June 24th-25th. For the Italians, it was the first ever World Cup they’ve […]

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Trampoline Preliminaries at USA Gymnastics Championships

Trampoline warm-up has begun at the Dunkin Donuts Center in providence RI.  We’ve arrived here to heartbreaking news- Charlotte Drury suffered a broken foot in training yesterday and will not be able to vie for a the Olympic spot. This leaves qualification open for Shaylee Dunavin, Clare Johnson or Nicole Ahsinger to potentially take the […]

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1955 Trampoline History

1955 Trampoline History

If you have an interest in the history of trampoline sports, you will enjoy a video recently uncovered called Whatever Goes Up, featuring trampoline founder, George Nissen, his wife Annie and ’52 US trampoline champion, Frank LaDue. Considering that in 1955, the Nissen Trampoline Company was in it’s early stages of designing the first trampolines destined for […]

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1966 World Open Trampoline Championships

1966 World Open Trampoline Championships

It was 50 years ago this weekend that the 3rd World Open Trampoline Championships were held in Lafayette, LA USA. They were held on April 28-30, 1966. It was the first World Championships held outside of the UK, the first to include tumbling and it was the first of four World Championships that was directed by […]

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FIG Announces Olympic Spots

FIG Announces Olympic Spots

The suspense is over. We now know which countries will enter gymnasts in the 2016 Olympic Trampoline event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer. The final selection came after the qualification round of yesterday’s Olympic Test Event in Aquece Rio. In yesterday’s Test Event, each gymnast fought hard for their country. The medalists for […]

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