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M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Gymnast Wins Gold Medal in Women’s Individual Trampoline
Riverdale, MD – The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation sends congratulations to Jessica Stevens, a gymnast at Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex, on placing first in the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Her performance at these championships secured her a coveted spot on 2019/2020 US National Trampoline Team. Stevens jumped high and clean in her final routine tallying a total score of 154.750 over the July 4th weekend, bringing the gold back to Maryland as a fitting gift for her 19th birthday.
“It was a great birthday present,” Stevens remarked in a post-competition interview with USA Gymnastics.
Stevens has been an athlete at Fairland Sports and Aquatics for the past six years in their Trampoline & Tumbling program, headed by Konstantin Gulisashvili, Head Trampoline & Tumbling Coach for the past 17 years. The recent win puts her one step closer to qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in August 2020.
Through gymnastics, Stevens has been able to travel and represent Fairland around the globe. She’s won the bronze medal in synchro at the 2015 World Age Group Competition in Odense, Denmark, represented the United States in the World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria in November 2017, and was a part of the team that won the silver medal in the Pacific Rim Championships in Medellin, Colombia. Stevens became the top level, senior elite, in 2017 and is currently a member of the US Senior National Team. She also traveled with the team in 2018 to Lima, Peru and St. Petersburg, Russia.