First set of national titles won on Day 1 of elite competition at USA Gymnastics Championships

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 24, 2024) – Thirteen titles were won by rhythmic, trampoline and tumbling and acrobatic athletes as the elite portion of the 2024 USA Gymnastics Championships kicked off on Monday, June 24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center


In pairs competition, the reigning women’s dynamic champions two years running, Mo Arthur (Rolla, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) and Ariana Katsov (Owensville, Mo./Mid America Acro Tumbling) once again claimed dynamic gold with a 28.110. The senior men’s pair of Ethan Chang (Columbia, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and David Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) won dynamic gold with a 27.180, and the mixed pair of Abigail Novoseletskiy (Baltimore, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and Trent Stoker (Spring Branch, Texas/Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) took balance gold with a 25.830.

The senior women’s group of Mariam Tutberidze (Owings Mills, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer), Grace Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) and Kayla Vonder Haar (Laurel, Md./Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer) won the balance gold medal with a 29.050.

In the junior division, the 13-19 women’s pair of Sydney Padios (Moreno Valley, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) and Willow Noble (Moreno Valley, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) took the dynamic title with a 28.700, while Hailee Wong (Colton, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) and Andrew Castro (Riverside, Calif./Realis Gymnastics Academy) did the same in the mixed pair division with a 27.950.

The 13-19 men’s pair of Yaroslav Ossolodkov and Yevolod Ossolodkov (Beaumont, Calif./Incentive – AGT) claimed balance gold with a 29.050, and the 13-19 women’s group of Fiona O’Brien (Ipswich, Mass./International Elite), Juliet Hanks (Huntingtown, Md./International Elite) and Gabby Zsakany (Odenton, Md./International Elite) won the balance title with a 27.250.

Competition in multiple divisions continues Tuesday evening.


Elite juniors won their first apparatus titles Monday afternoon. Natalia de la Rosa (Woodland Hills, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics) claimed hoop gold with a 30.650, while Olivia Sklyut (Churchville, Pa./Iliana Rhythmic Gymnastics) was the ball champion with a 29.450. The junior group from Burlo Gymnastics of Sasha Kuliyev (Granada hills, Calif.), Claire Glukhovsky (West Hills, Calif.), Nina Keys (Porter Ranch, Calif.), Leyla Kukhmazova (Porter Ranch, Calif.), Katerina Levit (Granada hills, Calif.) and Natalia Serobian (Glendale, Calif.) won five hoops gold with a 27.450.

In senior competition, Jaelyn Chin (Aventura, Fla./Bessonova’s school) currently leads the all-around field with a 66.250. The senior group from Liberty Academy of May Cotter (Morristown, N.J.), Sofiya Dzemidavets (Rochelle Park, N.J.), Camila Loikova (Nutley, N.J.), Sarah Novofastovsky (Livingston, N.J.), Isabella Wilson (Livingston, N.J) and Madison Yu (Basking Ridge, N.J.) are the group leaders with their 29.950 on five hoops.

Rhythmic competition continues Tuesday where all-around champions will be named in both the junior and senior divisions.

Trampoline and Tumbling

The first session of trampoline action was held in the Minneapolis Convention Center on Sunday, with the elite synchronized trampoline finals. Ava DeHanes (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) and Leah Edelman (Holmdel, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy) won the senior women’s title with a 44.380 ahead of the pair of Maia Amano (Honolulu, Hawaii/Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Clare Johnson (Huntsville, Ala./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) in second (43.700) and Nicole Ahsinger (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) and Sarah Webster (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) in third (18.240).

In men’s competition on Sunday, Ruben Padilla (Bluffdale, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) and Aliaksei Shostak (Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express) took home synchro gold with a 52.130. Paul Brestcher (Knoxville, Tenn./Merino Trampoline Gymnastics Academy) and Ryan Maccagnan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Stars Gymnastics) won silver with a 48.470, and Michael Armonda (Silver Spring, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) and Zac Ceroli (Crofton, Md./Fairland Gymnastics) bronze with a 44.010.

Monday saw women’s individual trampoline and men’s double mini and tumbling qualifications. Ahsinger leads the trampoline scoreboard with a 54.900, while Padilla sits atop the double mini standings with a 59.460. Kaden Brown (Herriman, Utah/Wasatch Trampoline & Tumbling) is the current men’s tumbling leader with a 55.330.

Competition on Tuesday will see men’s individual trampoline and women’s double mini and tumbling.

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