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WORLD CLASS ATHLETES

The inaugural FTA World Championships held on August 4, 2022 was a historic event for the athletes who love freestyle trampoline. Highlighting the best 20 freestyle trampoline athletes from around the world in a freestyle battle, they competed over two rounds in front of our panel of international judges.

 

The selection process included 10 athletes who pre-qualified to attend based on their past performances and results at our previous events.  Another 8 athletes received invitations by winning one of our Official World Champs Qualifier events. Then, another 2 athletes were awarded our 'WILDCARD' picks from our judges and from the community.

We congratulate our first WORLD CHAMPION, Sebastian (Sebbe) Wennmalm, from Sweden and all of the athletes for their high level of skills and the wonderful performances that our live audience and on-line audience were treated to. . . history was made on August 4, 2022!

Sebbe Wennmalm
Sebbe Wennmalm

WORLD CHAMPION @sebbewennmalm 1ST PLACE

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@sainioaleksi 2nd place

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Juri Ifflaender
Juri Ifflaender

@_ju_flips_ 20th place

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Sebbe Wennmalm
Sebbe Wennmalm

WORLD CHAMPION @sebbewennmalm 1ST PLACE

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MEET THE ATHLETES

Freestyle Trampoline World Championships 2022
FTA World Championships

Freestyle Trampoline World Championships 2022

The Freestyle Trampoline World Championships is a new extreme action sports event that hit the stage in Hackney, London, UK on August 4, 2022 at the historic Round Chapel. In a very close battle, Sebastian Wennmalm from Sweden (@sebbewennmalm) emerged victorious with a score of 44.7 out of 50.0 on the 5² EUROTRAMP custom freestyle trampoline stage. Ending his combo by performing the world’s first double flip with a double twist in two opposite directions, Sebastian (Sebbe) just narrowly topped contender Aleksi Sainio from Finland (@sainioaleksi) who placed 2nd (44.0) and Robin Steiner from Switzerland (@flips_by_robin) placing 3rd (43.0) to round out the podium. EUROTRAMP, a world renowned Olympic trampoline brand, and the Official Trampoline Supplier to the FTA World Championships, partnered with the Freestyle Trampoline Association (FTA) to help grow this exciting and gravity defying new sport. For 2022, they created the extraordinary custom 12 meter stage to showcase their 5² freestyle trampoline and the talents of these young athletes. The 5² is now one of the most sought after freestyle trampolines being the highlight in many trampoline parks world wide. EUROTRAMP is also the official trampoline supplier to the Olympics, so the history of their involvement in the sport of trampoline speaks for itself. The FTA is proud to have them support this new action sport and the community of Freestyle. “Since the company was founded, over 60 years ago, there has been one common goal: to build the best and highest quality trampolines in the world,” says Head of Sales for EUROTRAMP, Rudiger Mosel. “The entire development, design, production and final assembly, as well as quality assurance of all Eurotramp trampolines, takes place exclusively at our Headquarters in the Swabian town of Weilheim/Teck,” Mosel adds. In its inaugural year, 20 of the world’s best professional freestyle trampoline athletes were invited to compete and showcase their immense talent in a spectacular competition style show. The World Championships allows freestyle trampolinists from across Europe, North America and New Zealand to connect and showcase their skills in a competition environment. Hosted by the Freestyle Trampoline Association (FTA) the event partnered with former Red Bull Global Head of Sports, Sigurd Meiche, to bring the World Champs to the International action sports stage on a spectacular level. “Our goal is to create a freestyle competition that is a perfect playground for the world’s best athletes, showcasing their very best and pushing the boundaries of the sport. The FTA is creating a breathtaking and speak-about event; going beyond what has been done before,” states Sigurd Meiche.  Five trampoline parks partnered with the FTA to provide Official Qualifier events, where athletes vied for a chance to win a trip to London to compete at the World Champs. The qualifier events are part of the World Freestyle Trampoline Association (FTA) event series, in partnership with the FTA World Champs, to find the best freestyle athletes in the world and EUROTRAMP was there every step of the way. Official Park partners included: Airtime Trampolin in Nurnberg, Germany; Rebel Park in Bromolla, Sweden; ARL Park in St Anton Arlberg, Austria; Tempest Academy in Vista, California and Full In Park in Marseilles, France. BERG Toys, the leading garden trampoline manufacturer from the Netherlands, was also a big inspiration and brand partner in this event, as many of the athletes train at home in their gardens. “With our newest BERG Pro Bouncer trampoline we created the ultimate freestyle trampoline for in every garden! With our AirFlow Pro Jump mat and Twin Spring Pro springs we allow 150% more Airflow and the highest jumps,” says Marketing Associate Germa Bokhorst. “We are super excited to be part of the first world series of freestyle trampolining, and BERG is thrilled to have one of our Master of Bounce sponsored athletes as the winner and first World Freestyle Champion.
Luca Wolfarth
Milco Abrahams
Ernest Brenchley
Louis Hillier
Johannes Luethi
Max Mcquoid
James Openshaw
Evan Rocha
Julien Siau
Robin Steiner
Sebbe Wennmalm
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