Ocean Center in Daytona Beach to host American Olympic athletes during Stars & Stripes Cup

USA gymnastics based in Indianapolis

Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida / Headline SurferUSA gymnastics to be held at Daytona Beach Ocean Center / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photo (far left) / photo (far right) courtesy USA gymnastics / Get ready for three days of tumbling and aerial displays by American gymnasts Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at the Ocean Center.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Nearly 300 of America’s best trampoline and tumbling athletes training in Indianapolis will converge Indianapolis will converge on the Ocean Center for the 2013 Stars & Stripes Cup from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. While here, they'll be able to get some sun and surf at the World's Most Famous Beach and perhaps take a tour of Daytona International Speedway, home of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500.

Among the competitors are 2012 Olympians Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J.; and Savanna Vinsant of Lafayette, La.

The alternates also include two 2012 Olympians: Logan Dooley of Lake Forest, Calif.; and Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas. Vinsant, who finished sixth in women’s trampoline during the 2012 Olympics, was the first American to advance to the Olympic trampoline finals. Gluckstein trains at the Elite Trampoline Academy in Red Bank, N.J., while Vinsant trains at Trampoline and Tumbling Express in Lafayette.

Dooley trains at World Elite Gymnastics in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif; and Earnest trains at Acrospirits in Plains.

The three-day competition, presented by USA Gymnastics, will serve as the final selection event for this year’s World Championships and World Age Group Competition, which are scheduled in Bulgaria in November. The Olympic Development Team also will be named after this meet.

Events will include individual trampoline, tumbling, synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline. Thursday and Sunday are free admission. An all-day ticket for Friday or Saturday is $11; those ages 8 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door.

The Central Florida Sports Commission and the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are assisting with the hosting and staging of the Stars & Stripes Cup.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and group gymnastics.

For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.

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