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Gymnast on a Wooden Bar

Competitive Gymnastics Program

Candy Cotton

USA Gymnastics XCEL Competitive Gymnastics Program


5 - 18 years of age

Requires prior FDG coach approval and evaluation.

Please contact us for more information on our competitive program!

Head Coaches:
Bill Widman &
Lauren Bowsher
Team Manager:
 Lisa Grunden

Meet The Team Coaches


Coach Bill

Head Coach / Team Curriculum Director

Mr. Bill previously worked at Universal Gymnastics in Columbus Ohio where he trained Levels 4 - 10 teams for 35+ years and during that time coached nine (9) State Championship teams. During the summers, Bill is the Associate and Gymnastics Director at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp in Pennsylvania, where his teams have won 38 straight Junior and Senior Wayne County Championships. He is very appreciative for the opportunity to work in such a tremendous facility and with outstanding youngsters and staff at Flight Deck Gymnastics!


Coach Lauren

Head Coach

Miss Lauren proudly competed in USA Gymnastics for 8 years, finishing her career in Level 8. She then had 5 years of gymnastics and tumbling coaching experience at Celina Gym and Cheer. She is now the proud owner of Flight Deck Gymnastics and cannot wait to share her love for gymnastics and exercise with you and your family!


Coach Lisa

Team Manager / Head Bronze Coach

Miss Lisa has a background in dance and has taught lessons for over 12 years. She has also run her own non-profit program in dance and was one of the original members of the Wright State Lake Campus Lakets (Dance Team). Miss Lisa was a competitor for 4 years in the “Dancing with The Big Stars” Fundraiser for MAV Youth Mentoring Program, formally known as Big Brothers & Big Sisters. She is currently the Team manager here at Flight Deck and looks forward to bringing something extra to the Team!


Coach Caroline

Competitive Team Coach 

 Miss Caroline has had several experiences working with children which include: a Gymnastics Instructor, a Swim Coach, Religious Education Teacher, Boys & Girls Club Instructor and a Special Education Assistant through the school she previously worked for. Caroline is so excited to bring a positive attitude, organizational skills, and previous gymnastics experience to the Team!


Coach Amanda

Competitive Team Coach

Amanda has been an art teacher for 12 years and graduated from the University of Kentucky, completing her master's degree at the University of Dayton. Amanda was a competitive USA gymnast from a very young age & competed all the way through Level 8 before moving on to competitive cheerleading & dance throughout her collegiate years at UK. She even danced for a professional arena football team - the Lexington Horsemen. Amanda has since coached cheerleading for 12 years at different schools, gymnastics, and even High School softball. After watching her daughter, Georgia, compete in her first season at Flight Deck, Amanda realized just how much she missed being in the gym & sharing her love of the sport with young athletes. Amanda is extremely excited to be a part of the the FDG staff and can't wait to teach poise, grace, strong work ethic's and character-driven mentality!


Coach Ryan

Competitive Team Coach

Ryan is recently graduated from Ivy Tech with a major in Aviation Mechanics.  He is very energetic and loves seeing the younger ones grow and be engaged in the classes. Ryan is also a Ninja & Gymnastics instructor here at Flight Deck and looks forward to adding his teaching experience to the Team!

Greatness isn't born, it's made. Hard work and commitment will get you there.
- Daniel Coyle
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