Jessica will miss the Maryland State Championships this weekend as USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling Selection Committee selected Jessica to represent USA as one of the 4 (2 girls, 2 boys) junior elite trampoline athletes that will compete at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships in Everett, Washington April 5 – 11, 2016.
Today’s competition included Women’s Trampoline Team finals and individual prelims. Jessica did a great job; scoring a new personal best and helping Team USA to a team GOLD medal. She has also qualified for individual finals competition, being held on Saturday.
The Pacific Rim Championships is a major regional biennial gymnastics competition and is open to teams from member nations of the Pacific Alliance of National Gymnastics Federations (PANGF). The competition includes men’s and women’s gymnastics, trampoline, and rhythmic gymnastics. It is expected to feature more than 200 gymnasts from more than 19 Pac Rim countries including: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia. Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States.
For trampoline, each country may bring 4 women and 4 men. The US team is comprised of 2 Senior elite athletes and 2 Junior elite athletes per gender. Congratulations Jessica!!!