Competition Team

our team

Mid Iowa Gymnastics is incredibly proud to host a Competitive Team of gymnasts through the Xcel Program of USA Gymnastics. The gymnasts on our Competitive Team range in age from five through sixteen and compete at all different skill levels. We strive to create a fun and positive environment for our gymnasts to compete in and hope to help them reach their goals when it comes to competing.
First, and most important, providing a fantastic gymnastics experience is what this club is about. We are here for the young athletes, many who have hopes and dreams of being the best they can be in life and in the sport of gymnastics. We are here to support them in that dream.

Gymnasts  on our Competitive Team practice 1.5 to 3 hours a session, 2 to 3 times a week, depending on their skill level and aspirations.  The Competitive Team works on progressive skill development, conditioning, and competition routines.  They compete at meets around throughout the state of Iowa and the competition season is primarily in the Winter and Spring.

our coaches

Rusty Nolan

Rusty Nolan

Owner | Head Team Coach

Rusty is a former men’s competitive gymnast and has been coaching at Mid Iowa since 2013. Rusty coaches all levels but is also the head coach for the Platinum and Silver teams. Rusty has been coaching gymnastics since 1993, coaching at other gyms in the Des Moines area as well as in Denver, Colorado.
Jess Streit

Jess Streit

Gold Coach

“My name is Jess Streit and I have been coaching at Mid Iowa Gymnastics for five years. My husband and I have two daughters on Team, one on Gold and one on Bronze. I competed in both artistic and rhythmic gymnastics before switching to cheerleading in high school. While in college I coached at Cardinal Gymnastics Academy on the Iowa State University Campus. Outside the gym, I work as the Special Needs Ministry Coordinator at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.”
Britt Cox

Britt Cox

Bronze Coach

“I have been coaching at Mid Iowa Gymnastics since 2009 and have enjoyed every minute of it. On the recreational side, I coach the 2-year-old classes, up to Advanced Gymnastics. I am very excited to be joining the Xcel Team this year as the Bronze Coach. My personal philosophy is to coach each child individually with a focus on both mental and physical health. I like to make gymnastics fun and educational. There will be no lack of enthusiasm from me! (Just ask anyone in a 2-mile radius). Thank you for entrusting your athlete with our team, it is truly an honor.”
Assistant Team Coaches

Assistant Team Coaches

At Mid Iowa Gymnastics, we have many assistant team coaches who help lead and support all levels of our team practices. The assistant coaches help with the focus on skills and routines, while promoting the philosophies of our team. The assistant team coaches are a very valuable part of our team.

Assistant Team Coaches: Amber Petrak | Ciara Wheeler | Emily Brott | Libby Buck

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