SETTING THE STAGE
The Freestyle Trampoline World Championships will be held on August 4, 2022 in a unique and historic setting - The Round Chapel - which boasts an amazing theatrical structure, perfect for the World Championships.
With outstanding acoustics, a high ceiling and tiered balcony seating for 400 guests, the audience can take in all the action from a close-up never before seen vantage point. The big tricks & skills will literally be at the audience eye level, making this a perfect stage for our sports broadcast production and live stream.
The FTA World Championships is a Trampoline Battle, where the best athletes in the world face-off to see who has the most Creative, Difficult and best Executed Freestyle Combos on A 5 x 5 EUROTRAMP Freestyle Super Trampoline. The World Champs was born from a sport that originated in the backyards and gardens of hundreds of kids around the world who took to their garden trampolines and proudly showed off their skills and 'new learns' on Instagram. In 2016 the sport was officially coined "The Sport Born On Instagram" and with it the world's first garden trampoline competition was held. Called the 'GTGames' the event was held in Escondido, California with the top 50 athletes from around the world invited to attend, base on their Instagram submissions. This was the birth of this new sport and the impetus for creating the Freestyle Trampoline Association.
Co-creators, Greg Roe & Trish McGeer, quickly saw the sport as a community that were looking for a way to showcase their skills, so more events were added to the calendar in the years to follow, including a GTGames in both Europe and New Zealand. Fast forward 3 years and the first Supertramp competition was held in Europe, called 'Freestyle Frenzy.' This event captured the live audiences with high flying skills never before seen in competition. The best in the world were then invited to compete at the Freestyle Frenzy Championships in 2019 in The Netherlands.
Now, as the world transitions out of a global pandemic, the FTA is taking the freestyle community to a whole new level by hosting the World's First Freestyle Trampoline Championships! And we couldn't be prouder.
The FTA has also created a #GRTjunior Education Program to help promote safe bouncing to Flippers all over the world. Athletes of all ages, as well as coaches, editors and parents are encouraged to sign up as it allows Community Members to connect and help develop the community. You can even create your own Project and work directly with the FTA to bring it to life within the Series!
Thank you to all of our friends and partners around the world who have helped us create a safer platform for these Do-It-Yourself Athletes. After many years of athletic training, hosting events and going viral hundreds of times, these athletes are ready to show the world what they can do!