PEAK Clinicians

Syque Caesar

Syque Caesar

Syque Caesar is entering his 3rd season as Assistant Coach of the Stanford University Men’s Gymnastics team. Caesar is also the Head Coach and Program Director of the competitive boys club program SB Gymnastics. As a coach, Caesar helped the Stanford Cardinals place as high as runners-up at the NCAA Championships. Additionally, Caesar has coached NCAA Individual Event Champions, All-Americans, and helped placed three members to the U.S. Senior National Team in Grant Breckenridge, Robert Neff, and 2016 U.S. Olympic Alternate Akash Modi.

At the junior level, Caesar coached graduating senior Thomas Lee to the 2016 P&G Championships – Lee will be joining the Stanford University team in the fall. Additionally, Caesar has coached multiple Junior Olympic National Championships qualifiers and medalists, National Future Stars Qualifiers, and multiple State and Regional Champions in Levels 5 – 10 and JD.

Before coaching at Stanford, Caesar served as Administrative Assistant for the University of Michigan Men’s Gymnastics team during the 2014-15 competitive season after completing an illustrious collegiate and international gymnastics career. Caesar’s collegiate athletic accomplishments include 3-time NCAA team championships, 5-time NCAA All-American, and 2-time Big Ten Parallel Bars champion. Internationally, Caesar represented Bangladesh at the 2012 Olympic Games, 2011 and 2013 World Championships, and the 2014 Asian Games.

1998 GOODWILL GAMES ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Vanessa Atler

Vanessa Atler is a retired American elite gymnast. She was the 1996 junior national champion on floor and in the all-around, a five-time senior national champion, the 1998 Goodwill    Games gold medalist on the floor exercise and vault and a five-time World Cup champion. A member of the U.S. national gymnastics team from the age of 12, Atler was one of the United  States’ most successful gymnasts as a junior in the late 1990′s.  She also competed in the 2000 Olympic Trials placing 6th overall.

 

 

 

 

Nathan Gafuik at the Olympics on Rings

Nathan Gafuik

CCG’s New Boys Program Director – is a Canadian gymnast, who has competed at two Summer Olympics (2008 & 2012) and has won medals at Commonwealth level. He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, finishing in 17th place in the men’s all-round, the second best performance ever by a Canadian gymnast.  Canada’s only male gymnast to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Gafuik’s preparation for the Games was hampered by a thumb injury, severe enough to require surgery. He was part of the Canadian team that took bronze in the men’s team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, along with Zachary Clay, Anderson Loran, Kevin Lytwyn and Scott Morgan.

Darcy headshotDarcy Heath-Wallace, MA

Sport Psychology Consultant / Certified Pilates Instructor

Darcy Heath-Wallace, MA is a sport psychology consultant and certified Pilates instructor.  She was an elite level and NCAA All-American gymnast with a world title in acro-pairs gymnastics.  She currently is a member of the USA Women’s Gymnastics Referral Network providing performance support to athletes, coaches, colleges and club sports.  She has served as the Women’s Gymnastics Team Sport Psychology consultant at University California Berkeley for 15 years and Stanford University for 5       years.  She is currently the Sport Psychology Consultant for the USA National Synchronized Swim Team.  Darcy’s background includes over 30 years of gymnastics camp coaching with all age groups and levels.

 

Mig O’Hara Mig O'Hara Head Shot

Mig has been coaching J.O. (Junior Olympics) and Elite level Artistic gymnastics for over 40 years. After ten years of competitive  gymnastics, which included winning three Maryland State Championships as well as finishing in the top ten at the College  Nationals, she went on to compete in both Sports Acrobatics and T&T (trampoline and tumbling). She and her partner won the  bronze medal for Women’s Pairs at the 1978 US National Acrobatic Championships and became members of the National Team.  The following year, she attended the World Age Group Championships in Honolulu where she placed sixth in Tumbling. For the  next 15 years, she pursued a career in show business, performing as a dancer, singer, acrobat, and aerialist in theaters all over  the United States, in the Caribbean, and on cruise ships. While performing as a lead dancer in the show “Splash” at the Reno  Hilton, she met her husband-to-be and decided to make Reno her home. In the spring of 2005, she started her own business,  Legacy T&T. She is proud to have 27 athletes (so far) win National Championship titles in T&T. She has taken several athletes to       international competitions, including the World Age Group Championships, the Flower Cup, the Flanders Cup, the David         Ward-Hunt Cup, the Loule Cup and the World Championships. She has been a member of the Olympic Development Program  Committee, and served as the tumbling representative for the Junior Olympic Committee. She is also the Nevada State Director for T&T and is a rated judge in all three disciplines. She has consistently had athletes on the Jump Start National Team, ODP National Team, and both Junior and Senior US National Teams. While continuing to perform with the “Colin Ross Band,” teach dance, choreograph, and help produce special events, Mig hopes to enthusiastically promote the sport of TNT.

Sho on Rings

 Sho Nakamori

Sho Nakamori is a former member of the US National Team, having represented   the US at numerous   international events, including the World Championships   and the Pan American Games. He was a captain for   the NCAA Championship   winning team at Stanford University, where he was also a 9-time All-American.

Sho currently stays involved with the sport of gymnastics as an internationally-rated judge with  a brevet   distinction. He is also a clinician, having presented on various technical topics at    numerous international and   domestic events such as the National Congress.

 

 

 

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Casey Chandler  

Casey started gymnastics at the age of 5 and went on to be a Class 1/Level 10 Artistic gymnast. He also was a Senior Elite gymnast in  Trampoline and Tumbling traveling the world for the Team USA. Casey was a Trampoline and Tumbling USA national team  member  in 2010, ’11, ’12, ’14, ’15′ 16,’17, and ’18. He was on the two World Championship teams and was accepted to a third World  Championship Team, but decided to retire to focus on his family and his career as a coach.

Casey’s Coaching and Competitive Experience: 

· Casey has 16 years coaching experience: recreational through Level 10 in artistic gymnastics for boys and girls and recreational  through Elite in trampoline and tumbling

·Casey has 26 years of national and world competitive experience including being accepted to the Olympic Training Center in  Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 12, finishing his men’s artistic career at level 10, and retiring his career as a Senior Elite national Team member at the age of 30.

· Traveling as a member of Team USA for 8 years: Competing in Canada, Denmark, and England. Competitions included: Pan American Championships, two Canada Cups, two World Championships and two Olympic Trials 2012 and 2016 placing 7th and 5th.

 

 Valentino Moutafov Valentino Muotafov

Valentino started his sports career in judo at the age of 13.  Even though he was advancing very fast in judo he was fascinated   from the acrobatics he could observe through the window of the gym located just next door.  One summer, after overcoming   most of his older judo team members, he decided to try the sports acrobatics program.  Valentino advanced in several years to   the master level and defended the title of “Master of Sports of Acrobatics.”  He competed through college in competitive     sports acrobatics, producing several top level national team members and masters of acrobatics athletes as their competitive     partner.  Valentino graduated a 4-year mechanical engineering school, receiving a diploma for mechanics, draftsman, fitter     and turner.  Valentino continued his education and attended the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria where he   graduated with a dual Masters degree and diploma in Sports Acrobatic Training and Physical Education teaching.