.: Coaches and Staff

The coaches and staff at Wildcard Gymnasitcs are well-trained and dedicated to helping each gymnast reach his or her peak. Click here to contact a member of the staff.

 

.: Amy Grining

Director and Girls' Team Head Coach

Amy Grining is in her 20th year as a gymnastics coach. She has coached throughout Wisconsin on all levels, from preschool to high school to competitive club team. She has also coached in France. She served as camp director at Bela Karolyi's Camp in Huntsville, Texas. Prior to Wildcard, she spent five years as the head team coach and director of gymnastics at Milwaukee Turners before starting Wildcard Gymnastics. She is also a middle school teacher at Notre Dame Middle School and has earned a masters' degree in education from Cardinal Stritch. Her oldest daughter, Emily, took second place at the 2013 Level 3 State Championships and was the 2012 AAU Level 3 National Champion. She also won beam at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympics and was the 2015 AAU Junior Olympics Level 6 All-Around Champion. Emily, and her daughter Caelyr also won all-around titles in strength sports at the 2014 AAU Junior Olymipcs. Amy and her husband, Ben, and their other daughter Macie reside in Milwaukee.

 

 

.: Dianna Capcik

Girls' Team Assistant Coach

Dianna is in her third year with Wildcard Gymnastics. A life-long gymnastics instructor, Dianna brings a wealth of experience to Wildcard, having coached at the YMCA for much of her career. Her daughter, Kristin, was a competitive gymnast and was on a diving scholarship at Ohio University. Dianna resides in Milwaukee with her family.

.: Christina Fly

Girls' Team Assistant Coach

Christina is in her second stint with Wildcard Gymnastics. She coached for Wildcard for two years and left the area for a year prior to returning to Wisconsin. She was a competitive gymnast and has been an elementary school teacher. She was the Level 3 coach for J.E.T.S. in Rochester, Minn., prior to returning to Wildcard. She, her husband, Colin, and their son, Christian, reside in Wauwatosa.

 

.: Rhea Robinson

Girls' Team Assistant Coach and Tumbling & Trampoline Head Coach

Rhea is in her second season with Wildcard Gymnastics. She has taken on the duties of assistant team coach in addition to tumbling and trampoline head coach. She has two daughters on the competitive team, one in Level 4 and another in Level 3.The girls also compete on the tumbling and trampoline team. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Michael, and her four children, Essence, Rhianna, Keagan, and Micah.

.: Jessica Lundgren

Girls' Team Assistant Coach

Jessica is in her second year with Wildcard Gymnastics, having moved to the area. She was a competitive gymnast in USAG and in high school. She resides in Milwaukee.

 

.: Beth McAleer

Xcel Bronze and Silver Head Coach

Beth is in her third year with Wildcard Gymnastics who had started as a recreation coach and has moved into a role of Xcel Bronze and Silver Head coach. She has two daughters who attend Wildcard Gymnastics and are on the Level 3 team. She also is an elementary school assistant. She, her husband, Luke, and her three children Emma, Claire and Brady reside in Milwaukee.

.: Glenna Petersen

Recreational Instructor

Glenna is a recreational coach with Wildcard Gymnastics. She ia also a member of Wildcard's competitive team as a Level 9. She attends highschool at Wauwatosa East.

 

 

.: Ava Gordon

Recreational Instructor

Ava is in her second year as a recreational coach with Wildcard Gymnastics. She ia also a member of Wildcard's competitive team as a Level 9. She is a sophomore at Wauwatosa East High School.

.: Ben Grining

Business Manager, Boys Team Head Coach, Rec Coach

Ben has been on board with Wildcard Gymnastics since day 1. Ben is a Wauwatosa native. He played soccer for 10 years finishing his last year at Tosa East. Ben was a head coach for Milwaukee Kickers soccer all four years of his highschool career. After graduating from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Biology and a Minor in Geology, he returned to the Milwaukee area to pursue a career in science edcation. Ben began working with the directors of Milwaukee Turners Gymnastics until the program was shut down for construction. Ben and Amy have taken over management and ownership of Wildcard as of Fall 2015. Ben is excited to work with gymnasts of all ages from the little bitty preschoolers all the way up to adults. Ben is head boys coach for recreational classes and team and looks forward to building the boys team program.

 

.: Rose Dundun

Recreational Instructor

Rose is in her second year as a recreational coach with Wildcard Gymnastics. She ia also a member of Wildcard's competitive team as a Level 9. She is a sophomore at Brookfield Central High School.

     



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