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TEAM USA selected for World Baton Twirling Championships( Mon, Mar 26 00:03:AM)

 

 

A talented team of 20 women and five men has been selected to represent the United States at the 34th World Baton Twirling Championships, to be held August 2-5, 2018, at the Osceola Heritage Park Silver Spur Arena in Kissimmee, Fla. Nearly 200 of the world’s best sport baton twirlers from 17 countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Japan, will compete for bronze, silver and gold medals in the twirling equivalent of the Olympic Games.

Team USA athletes were selected during the prestigious U.S. Trials Competition, held March 24-25 in Shelbyville, Indiana. The Junior Women, Senior Women and Senior Men will compete for final placement at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships, July 8-14, in Jacksonville, Florida.

In the Junior Men’s division, USTA ruled that competitor Brandon Ellis, who achieved a score less than one point away from the qualifying score, will be given the opportunity to re-compete at the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships to achieve the qualifying score necessary to represent the U.S. at the World Baton Twirling Championships.

 

Congratulations to the new members of Team USA:
 
Junior Women   
Sophia Barden – CA
Laney Puhalla – MD
Ally Duda – MD   
Grace Wennerberg – OH

Senior Women

Savannah Miller – MO
Adaline Bebo – TX
Lexi Duda – MD
Jenny Hannah – TN


Senior Men
Michael Lopez – TX
D. Bower Sarra – PA
Richie Terwilliger – NY
Jacob Griffith
VA
 
Junior Pairs                      
Katie Limb – NY                                   
Jillian Pirozzi – NY


Senior Pairs
Katiana Welsheimer
WA
Kirsandra Welsheimer
WA          

Team
Carlie Andersen
– CO
Julia Bergquist – OH
Trina Catterson – NY
Emily Harmon – OH
Savannah Miller – MO
Keragan Ogden – LA
Emily Perkins – TX
Madeline Stiehl – OH
Amanda Trujillo – FL
Grace Wennerberg – OH
 

Here are the results of the U.S. Trials Finals:
Junior Women   
Junior Men
Senior Women
Senior Men
Junior Pairs                     
Senior Pairs
Team
     

Team USA will represent the U.S. in Men’s and Women’s individual Freestyle, Pairs and Team at the World Baton Twirling Championships.   

The U.S. Trials and the U.S. National Baton Twirling Championships are sponsored by the U.S. Twirling Association (USTA).  For more information about these events, USTA and the sport of baton twirling, visit www.ustwirling.com.