Welcome to the Owatonna Gymnastics Club
Welcome to the Owatonna Gymnastics Club
Brittney has been involved in gymnastics since 1997 and was put on her first team in 1999. She started coaching at OGC in the summer of 2005. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Brittney's team won the MAGA Division 1 State Title. Brittney competed gymnastics up until 2009 when she shattered her ankle. Even though she wasn't able to compete anymore, she continued her love of gymnastics by continuing to coach. In the fall of 2013, she was the assistant coach of the Menomonie Middle School gymnastics team. She took the head coaching job in 2014 and continued that job in the 2015-2016 school year. She signed on for the Executive Director position with us in 2016 and is very excited to be doing what she loves!
Brittney is married to Jacob and together they have a son, Case and a Daughter, Gretta. They keep busy with their two dogs and endless hobbies including yard work, going on family walks, snowmobiling, ice fishing and anything including hanging out with family.
The team gymnasts did a showcase at the ’97 Steele County Free Fair, and Adam has been tumbling ever since! He trained gymnastics from ’97-’08. He was a competitive gymnast for 10 of those 11 years, earning 250 ribbons and 38 medals. Adam coached for OGC several years back and is excited to coach with us again! He is a certified USA Gymnastics Instructor and currently working towards becoming a USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Development Coach.
Ava has been in gymnastics since 2010 and always loved sport! She ended her gymnastics career on the competition teams for OGC in 2019. She loves floor because a gymnast can express their personality in their floor routine and can show off all of their dance skills. Ava loves coaching because she loves to watch her gymnasts grow and improve overtime! She's always looked up to her coaches and wants her gymnasts to look up to her one day! Ava's hobbies are doing other sports like volleyball and track. She also loves to hang out with friends and play with makeup!
Evan was in the boys class for 5 years when he was little. He has also been a team coach at OGC since 2013. He enjoys the uneven bars because he likes spotting the 'big' skills on that event. Evan loves gymnastics because he loves the confidence and strength it gives kids. Outside of gymnastics, Evan enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, watching movies, and raising rabbits.
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Christine always wanted to try gymnastics but didn't have the opportunity. She got involved in coaching after her kids started gymnastics classes. Her favorite events are beam and floor to watch. Christine loves seeing the kids' excitement for class and watching them conquer new skills. She also loves to see their smiling faces. Her hobbies are reading, crocheting, and running.
Hanna has been competing in gymnastics since 2014. She started in Advanced Beginners, went to Intermediates, then Training Team, Team 5 and ended her competition career on the competition teams in 2019. Her favorite event is beam. She loves the balance you need and the mental strength it takes. Hanna loves to coach because of all the kids that are happy to do gymnastics! She graduated from New Richland High School in 2021 and is attending Winona State for Nursing.
I was a high school letter winner 3 years in St. James. I have coached rec classes since 2010 and became a Training Team coach in 2012. My daughter was a member of OGC’s competition team. I love coaching because I enjoy helping the kids believe that they can do anything!
Tara started gymnastics in 1st grade and competed through High School here as a Husky gymnast. She started coaching at the age of 14- she is definitely an experienced coach and loves sharing her knowledge with the kids to help them grow and improve!
Emily has been in gymnastics since 2004. She has been on the OHS gymnastics team since 2011. Emily loves being able to teach the kids the sport that she has spent most of her life doing. Emily's favorite event is vault because she love running full speed towards a stationary object and flipping from it! Outside of gymnastics Emily enjoys diving and is a peer helper for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Growing up, Naomi did not have any gymnastics experience. She was a dancer her entire life. Her only gymnastics experience is doing the Tumbling Tots class with her daughter for about 1 year and now coaching. Naomi loves coaching because it is so rewarding to see a child finally master a skill and feel so proud of themselves!
To help channel her inner monkey, Valerie’s mother enrolled her in gymnastics when she was 5 and she was hooked. 10 competitive years later, with 1 State All-Round title and 2 back-to-back State Vault titles to her name, she retired from gymnastics to focus on school sports. Gymnastics made a brief return to Val’s life as a walk-on to the Saluki Cheerleading Squad her freshman year at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Now years later, with two little monkeys of her own, Val decided to introduce them to her early passion and found herself back at home in the gym. When Britney approached her about coaching for Spring 2017, it was a no brainer. Val loves watching young children experience gymnastics for the first time and seeing them develop strength and confidence with each passing week. She is so proud to be a part of this amazing organization!
Kaylee did gymnastics a little bit when she was little from about from 2 to 5, then quit. She has always been interested in gymnastics and thought about coming back numerous times. Kaylee started coaching because not only does she love being able to help others learn and create a happy environment, but she also loves seeing them grow and learn. Her favorite event is floor because that's what she's blessed at!
Emmi did gymnastics for about 5 years, 2 of those on training team. Her favorite events are floor and bars. She loves coaching because it’s fun to work with kids and be in the gym!
Madi got started with gymnastics because some of her childhood friends were in gymnastics. She has been in gymnastics for most of her childhood. Madi's favorite event is floor because she likes to tumble. In her free time she spends her time with friends, family and plays sports.
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Elice started gymnastics when she was in first grade and ended her competitive career in her Sophomore summer. While competing, her team took first place in Division 4, and also won many sportsmanship awards! Floor and Vault are her favorite events because she says she is the least nervous about them and they are the most fun for her to compete!
Lauren started gymnastics here at OGC in our Preschool and Mini Monsters program and then throughout the years progressed and moved up to our training team program then our Littles team and our competition teams program. She likes to dance in her free time and do competitive dance with Just For Kix.
Chey started gymnastics in 2011 in our Beginners class. She was in beginners for about a year and once Chey got to advanced beginners she was in it for about 1 or 2 sessions and then she took intermediates for about 1 to 2 sessions and was asked to join the training team level. From that point she did training team for 1 year and was quickly asked to join the upper level competitive teams and did that for 4 years. Chey then joined the HS team and competed with them for 3 years. In 2021 she decided to end her competitive career and started coaching to fulfill her love for the sport.
Bella has been involved in gymnastics since she was around 2 years old and loved the sport, but quit because she was afraid of beam. Her favorite event is definitely bars as she loves to flip and get the rush of adrenaline from flipping. She loves coaching because being around little kids has always been something she's enjoyed doing. Bella loves seeing them improve, grow up, and loves being able to be a role model for them. Her hobbies include running, shopping, and hanging out with her friends.
Hannah started gymnastics in 2008 at the age of 3. She was put on her first competition team in 2012 and competed through the 21-22 season. She has now ended her gymnastics career, but gets to fulfill the love for the sport by coaching. Some of her favorite things about coaching are seeing kids improve, watching their love for gymnastics grow, and having fun. Her hobbies outside of gymnastics are playing with her dog, baking, seeing friends and family, and going to her cabin.
Alexis is a manager at McDonald's. When she's not working she's traveling with family to different baseball stadiums. She recently graduated from college. She enjoys going to different state parks with friends. Her favorite event is beam or bars. She loves to coach because she enjoys helping children learn and help them achieve new skills. She attended open gym and meets with her foster family. Alexis also took her little sister to her classes for a couple of years.
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Scarlet had been in Gymnastics for 5 years starting from the age of 4 and ending at the age of 9. Gymnastics made a big impact in her life in a small amount of time because of how much fun she was having learning it! Her favorite event would be floor because of how many skills you can learn on it and she also enjoys watching girls/boys do it. She loves coaching because of seeing all the girls/boys faces of excitement after they figure out how to do a skill they have been working on. She has been playing soccer for 10 years; is a Goalkeeper or Striker when it comes to playing on field. Scarlet also plays the cello and she started in 3rd grade. She also does a little bit of babysitting. Her favorite color is green but more of a sage or forest green. Scarlet's favorite food is French fries but can be mostly anything with potatoes in it.
Anela grew up as a dancer from age 2 until 15. She hasn't had any gymnastics experience apart from tumbling classes offered at her studio. She is currently a sophomore at Owatonna Highschool. Anela is very excited to coach with us at OGC!
Ever since Jazmyn was just a toddler up to about 5th grade she was off and on in gymnastics. She always loved the feeling of excitement she got when she walked in the gym! Jazmyn's favorite event has always been the bars because she would feel like a monkey.
She loves coaching because she gets to be in the gym helping kids learn and grow their gymnastics skills! Jazmyn also loves that she gets to watch kids finally get the tricks they've been working so hard on! Some of her hobbies outside of gymnastics are soccer and helping animals. She plays on an OHS soccer team and started playing soccer when she was in 1st grade.
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Dr. Justine (Roemhildt) Hartle graduated with her Doctorate in Chiropractic and Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from NWHSU. She coached gymnastics for 6 years in high school and college. When Dr. Justine was asked to coach again she did not hesitate as she has always had a love for the sport and enjoyed helping kids grow, not only in gymnastics but hand-eye coordination, building muscle, and flexibility that they will need for the rest of their lives. She is very passionate about chiropractic care in pregnancy and children, including infants. She is Webster Certified to help pregnant mothers have a safer and easier birth and she is currently pursuing her pediatric certification. Dr. Hartle also specializes in acupuncture, taping, concussions, nutrition, and muscle therapies at Bridges Chiropractic Health Clinic. She married her high school sweetheart, Christopher in 2021 and they both enjoy camping, game nights, and playing with their dog, Ary during their free time.
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