Following the conclusion of the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, KY, USA Gymnastics announced the U.S. National Tumbling Team for 2014-15. Reghan Brands, member of Gymnastic Academy of Rockford Tumbling Team will be competing at the 2014 World Age Group Competition, November 14-16 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Athletes on the U.S. National tumbling team are:
Reghan Brands, Belvidere, Ill./Gymnastic Academy of Rockford
Natalie Ory, Midland, Texas/Team Revolution
Abby Rowe, American Falls, Idaho/Team Revolution
Gretchen Schultz, Destrehan, La./Elmwood Gymnastics
Rachel Thevenot, Metairie, La./Elmwood Gymnastics
The World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships, held annually except in the Olympic year, determines the men’s and women’s World champions in four events: trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. The World Age Group Competition showcases the world’s best boys and girls in those four events in four age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 years of age. The two events are expected to showcase more than 1,100 athletes from all over the world.
The 30th World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships and 23rd World Age Group Competition showcase the world’s best athletes in trampoline, synchronized trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline. The International Gymnastics Federation awarded the event to the United States at its Executive Committee meeting last month.
The World Championships competition schedule for Nov. 7-9 is still being finalized, but the first day is traditionally qualification rounds, with finals spread over the last two days. The World Age Group Competition, slated for Nov. 13-16., has qualification rounds and finals every day.
In 2013, the World Championships featured teams from 39 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the USA.
Reghan will be entering her Sophomore year at Belvidere North High School.