Our Mission is to motivate, inspire and teach kids to succeed through the highest level of gymnastics training and competitions. Along our journey we will produce many great gymnasts but more importantly individuals who have learn how to succeed in life. Rick DeSantis, Christain Gochenour and Dan Petritis are the co-owners of Stars Gymnastics Tampa which was created in September of 2008. In a very short period of time many great accomplishments have come to pass but this is only the beginning of what is still to come.
Coach Christain Gochenour has been coaching for more than sixteen years both in Chicago and in Florida. Christain has an extensive and diverse background in dance, developmental gymnastics, recreational and optional gymnastics. While in Chicago He was a member of a performing circus, several dance companies and a competitive gymnast. Christain has coached with Olympic and World Champions Svetlana Bouguinskaia, Courtney Kupets, Carly Patterson, and Shannon Miller.
Dan Has been coaching for more than ten years both in Chicago and Florida. Dan competed for the University of Illinois and also distinguished himself by qualifying for the NCCA Championships on both vault and floor exercise. He has coached every level of gymnastics including: preschool, developmental classes, recreational classes, boys competitive teams, and both girls compulsory and optional competitive teams. Dan has also worked alongside World and Olympic Champions Svetlana Bouinskaia, Courtney Kupets, Carly Patterson. and Shannon Miller.
Levels 3, 4 and 5 Team Coach.
Corinne has been coaching for 6 years. She is also an accredited judge.
Pre-Team and Team Coach.
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Melanie trained at Brandon SunTwisters until one of her coaches opened Golden City, where she trained for a number of years. Her favorite event was beam, although she enjoyed all competing events. She has been coaching competitive gymnastics for several years in both Brandon and Orlando, and enjoys working with young kids who have the same love that she did for the sport.
Recreational, Pre-School, Pre-Team and Tumbling Instructor
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Recreational, Pre-School and Tumbling Instructor
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Parent-Tot Gymnastics and Recreational Instructor.
Amanda began gymnastics at the age of 10 in Virginia and remained active in the sport though collage. She has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Exercise Science, as well as an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistance. She loves working with kids and especially likes beam and floor. In her spare time Amanda like to draw, paint and dance.