”Laurel Ryherd ”
Director of the Recreation Program
Laurel began gymnastics at age 4, and was Illinois state champion in bars, beam, vault and all-around for level 4. She switched to trampoline and tumbling and was state champion, national champion and a member of the AAU 2011-2012 National Trampoline and Tumbling team. She began coaching gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling at the YMCA in Champaign, Illinois in 2009 and eventually became the head coach of the Trampoline and Tumbling Team. In 2012, Laurel was offered a position to develop the preschool and tumbling program at a new gym in Champaign, IL and was there until she left to finish college. In 2015 Laurel moved to the Springfield area and began teaching at Gold Medal Gyms.