... 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.


Founded in 1997, Twisters has produced hundreds of State, Regional, and National Champions and counting! 

                                       For more information please contact us.


2021 Illinois L4 State Championships

   5 Girls - 20 Routines - 17 medals - 5 State Champions!


        Kaylynn Miller

State Champion Bars & AA

         Josslyn Menossi 

    State Champion Beam

* Illinois L4 State Record

         Olivia McElwee

State Champion Vault & AA


2021 Illinois Xcel Gold State Championships

 7 Girls - 28 Routines - 23 medals - 2 State Champions!


       Ryleigh Ladowitz

  State Champ Beam 


              Irah Mister

Silver Medalist Bars, Floor, AA


     Alyssa Fields

State Champ Vault


       Pam Hundelt

        BS, Business

Pre-Team, Bronze, Silver


                    Logan Hursh

                   B.S. Nutrition

       M.S. Sports Psych (pending)

       Vault, Bars, Tumbling, Tramp

               Conditioning Coach  

                 Amber Orr

          Beam, Floor, Dance                    Conditioning Coach 

            Lindsey Le

     Team Choreographer

   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