... Vanessa's bio can be read at the bottom of this page
Team Gymnastics at Midwest Twisters
Midwest Twisters offers training and competitive opportunities for girls under the direction of certified, professional coaches in our expansive, custom facility.
2021 Illinois L4 State Championships
5 Girls - 20 Routines - 17 medals - 5 State Champions!
State Champion Bars & AA
State Champion Beam
* Illinois L4 State Record
State Champion Vault & AA
2021 Illinois Xcel Gold State Championships
7 Girls - 28 Routines - 23 medals - 2 State Champions!
State Champ Beam
Silver Medalist Bars, Floor, AA
State Champ Vault
Pre-Team, Bronze, Silver
M.S. Sports Psych (pending)
Vault, Bars, Tumbling, Tramp
Beam, Floor, Dance Conditioning Coach
Assistant Floor Coach
Studying for Judge's Cert
Head Coach Mickey Orr, M.S.
B.S. Physical Education (1980) SUNY Brockport
B.S. Speech Communication (1980) SUNY Brockport
M.S. Physical Education (1983) Syracuse University
Doctoral Assistantship Univ N Colorado (1983-86).
96 credit hrs in Motor Learning/Biomechanics.
Coached UNC to NCAA II Team Bronze (1986)
Coached Missy Sheroky to All-time JO National Class1/L10 Compulsory UB Record (9.85; Salt Lake City, 1988)
USAG delegate to USOTC Coaches' College 1988
Educational Presenter USAG National Congress 1990
Keynote Presenter USTA National Congress 1992.
Coached J Koch to 9th place finish at 1992 USA Championships - Knoxville, TN
USAG Region 5 "Coach of the Year" 1992; 2004
Coached Sarah Gillespie to 2004 L9 Eastern National V Champion, Landover, MD
Coached Vanessa Zamarripa to a record 3 AA JO Titles - 2003, 2004, 2007
(2nd AA in 2005) and 15 USAG National Career Titles - Level 9, 10, and Jr Elite
Midwest Twisters is home to Vanessa Zamarripa:
- 3-time Jr Olympic National AA Champion (USAG record-holder)
- 3-time Jr Olympic Vault Gold Medalist (USAG record-holder)
- JO National Champion FX (2003), BB (2004), UB (2007)
- Led Region 5 to 3 National Team Titles
- Pre-Elite Jr National Champ V, BB, & AA Champ 2004
- USA Senior National Team Member 2010-11
- UCLA All-American and NCAA National Champion
- Stunt double for Isabela Moner of Transformers: The Last Knight
- Currently working in Hollywood as a stunt double