Maddox Brower entered gymnastics out of convenience. Eight years and an already distinguished career later, Maddox may not know what he wants to do when he is an adult, but he does know he wants gymnastics to be a part of his life for as long as possible.
The first day that US Glove Brand Ambassador Karissa Brown tried gymnastics, her mom practically had to drag her out of the gym, she loved it so much. That launched an eight-year journey with gymnastics that allowed Karissa to travel, build friendships, and create memories. Now she is charting a new course forward.
“When I started cheer, I couldn’t do anything,” Ella says with a laugh. “I didn’t even have a backbend. I couldn’t do anything more than a cartwheel.” Fast forward five years to the present and Ella is now on two competition cheer teams within the All Star Federation, providing a sense of just how far her hard work has carried her.
This new program provides for a structured athlete safety reporting process, a published list of ineligible members, and additional athlete safety information readily available to the entire cheer community.
After almost a decade away from competition, Chellsie Memmel - former Olympian and mother of two - is training for an Olympic comeback.
The 32 year old, crowned world champion in 2005, has leotards older than some of the women she will be training with. Nonetheless, she says her body is “stronger now than it’s ever been”, and she has even managed to impress USA Gymnastics Team Coordinator, Tom Forster.