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Cash Mcgowan

 

Cash started coaching gymnastics in 1997 while cheering at SMSU West Plains. In 1999 Cash started coaching competitively. Cash started the Team Program at Gold Medal Gymnastics in 2004 and created a great competitive Team Program, so well that a company in New York offered him a job. In 2013 Cash and his family moved to Long Island, New York where they helped to get a new gym started, and had a very successful JO Team program. Cash and his family have been back at Gold Medal Gyms since June 2015. In his first year back Cash led his Team Program to multiple state and regional champions, as well as a level 10 National champion. Coach Cash has a comprehensive learning style that focuses on developing all around athletes. He has a white belt mentality and is always trying to learn more.

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Sara Mcgowan

 

Sara has been Coaching team and pre-school at Gold Medal Gymnastics since 2005. After moving to Long Island, New York with her family in 2013, where she helped to revamp the preschool program there. In 2014 Sara was instrumental in getting another pre-school program started in Garden City on Long Island, New York while working alongside her husband starting a very successful JO Team program. In 2015 Sara and her family moved back to Gold Medal Gyms and Sara couldn’t be happier to be home where it all started.

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Aleigha Burnett

 

Aleigha is the Co-Director and Office Manager at Gold Medal Gyms. She has been involved with the sport of gymnastics since she was three years old. Aleigha was also on a competitive cheer team when she was in high school. Aleigha started working at GMG in 2015. 

Aleigha started here as a recreational coach. Since then, she has done many jobs including coaching preschool, beginner and advanced beginners levels, developmental mini team, giving private lessons, coached recreational cheer and overseeing the administrative side of the business since 2018. She now guides the recreational employees, and works to keep kids learning and having fun. She also manages the front desk and tries to get as many kids as possible to experience the wonderful sport of gymnastics. Her favorite thing about Gold Medal is the family atmosphere that we incorporate into the sport. When Aleigha is not at work, she loves to spend time with family, especially her husband and three year old daughter. She also loves to hike and read.

 

It isn’t about who we are. It’s about your kids and who we get to help them become.

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Lindsey Bocklage

 

Coach Lindsey has been coaching Competitive Cheerleading and Tumbling for 8 years. She cheered competitively from the age of 7 until she aged out at 19. During that time she also cheered for Glendale High School, and Drury University. She decided at 19 that coaching is what she wanted to do and pursued it full time. During her time as an athlete, Lindsey won Various National Championships and the All American Cheerleader award twice. Her passion for the sport has helped lead her teams to National Championships, Colorado State Grand Championship, and Full Paid Bid to compete at the D2 Summit at Disney World. Lindsey’s favorite part of her job is seeing the look on her athlete’s faces when they achieve a new skill or hit their routine. She is very thankful for the opportunity to teach her passion for the sport to the next generations of cheerleaders.

Jessica Wilkinson

Coach Jessica has a passion for the sport of gymnastics, helping students learn and seeing others improve their fitness and quality of life.  Jessica was a gymnast for nearly 10 years in her youth, she worked as a coach from preschool through competitive gymnastics from 2002-2007 prior to returning to coaching in March 2017.  She has also been a Missouri women’s gymnastics judge since 2011. Jessica has her master’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training and treated patients in the high school and clinical settings for 10 years.  She has been through level 1 and 2 courses for the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and for the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) which she incorporates regularly in the treatment of patients.  Jessica is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) as well as a certified kettlebell instructor (SFG). She enjoys training with kettlebells and completing triathlons with her husband. Jessica loves family workouts which include her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and occasionally their yellow lab. Jessica feels that her purpose in life is to love others as God loves us.  She is blessed to be a wife and mother.