2019 Special Guests

Once confirmed, special guests will be posted below. 

Week 1: May 26-May 31

Male: Justin Spring, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Head Coach at the University of Illinois

Female: Shawn Johnson, 2007 World All Around Champion, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist

Coach: Tom Forster, Women's High Performance Team Coordiantor for USAG, National Clinician

Coach: Neil Resnick, Head Coach Boise State University, National Clinician 

Week 2: June 2-7

Male:   David Durante, 2008 Olympian, US All Around Champion

Female: Kayla Williams, 2009 World Champion, 2012-15 Alabama gymnast

 

Week 3: June 9-14

Male: Paul Hamm, Olympic Gold Medalist, World All Around Champion 

Female: Svetlana Boginskaya, 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist

 

Week 4: June 16-21

Male: Joey Hagerty, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist

Female: Jordyn Wieber, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2011 World All Around Champion

 

Week 5: June 23-28

Male: Blaine Wilson, 3 Time Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist

Female: Chellsie Memmel, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, World All Around Champion

 

Week 6: June 30- July 5

Male: Joey Hagerty, 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist

Female: Chellsie Memmel, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, World All Around Champion

 

Week 7: July 7-12

Male: Donnell Whittenburg, 2016 Olympian, World Medalist

Female: McKenna Kelley, Member of the powerhouse LSU gymnastics team, NCAA All America, The daughter of olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton 

Female: Shawn Johnson, 2007 World All Around Champion, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist

 

Week 8: July 14-19

Male: Grant McCartney, 2015 American Ninja Warrior, a two time National finalist, elected for the All-Star team back to back, twice chosen for Team Ninja Warrior as well as NBC's Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.

Male: Blaine Wilson, 3 Time Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist

Female: Katelyn Ohashi, six-time All-American, four-time member of USA Gymnastics' Junior National Team, the 2011 junior national champion and the winner of the 2013 American Cup

 

Week 9: July 21-26

Male: Chris Brooks, 2016 Olympian, 3 Time World Team Member 

Female: Alicia Sacramone, 2008 Olympic Silver Medaltist, 9 time World Medaltist 

 

Week 10: July 28-August 2

Male: Kip Simons, Naval Academy Head Coach, Olympian

Female: Carly Patterson, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2004 Olympic All Around Champion, 2003 World All Around Silver Medalist

Female: Courtney McCool,  Olympic Silver Medalist, University of Georgia Gym Dog, University of Utah Assistant Coach

Week 11: August 4-9

Male: Jake Dalton, 2 Time Olympian, 4 Time World Medalist

Female: Courtney McCool,  Olympic Silver Medalist, University of Georgia Gym Dog, University of Utah Assistant Coach

Male: American Ninja Warrior, Abel Gonzalez

***Special Guests are subject to change

 

Each week, we will have as many as four Olympians with whom the campers will interact. In past years Flip Fest has hosted an amazing group of Olympians and guest coaches, including Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, Carly Patterson, Alicia Sacramone, Courtney Kupets, Blaine Wilson, Justin Spring, Raj Bhavsar, Brett McClure and Courtney McCool.

Special Guests change week to week. Check back often as we book more special guests. Due to their busy schedules, some Olympians and Clinicians do not book their session(s) at Flip Fest until April or May.

Week 1 Guests - May 26-31

Men
Olympians
Jake Dalton- 2012 Olympian

Women
Olympians

Kristen Maloney - 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist, NCAA Champion, assistant coach at Iowa State University
Coaches


Week 2 Guests - June 2-7

Men
Olympians
David Durante- 2008 Olympian

Women
Olympians

Svetlana Boguinskaia- 3 time Olympian and 5 time Olympic Medallist
Coaches

Danna Durante- head coach at University of Georgia-Bulldogs

Doug Byrnes - head coach Hamline University

Owen Field- Assistant coach University of Nebraska


Week 3 Guests - June 9-14

Men
Olympians
David Durante- 2008 Olympian

Women
Olympians

Jordyn Weiber- 2012 Olympic Champion
Coaches

Danielle Guider, Katherine Minasola - assistant coaches Iowa State University

Owen Field- Assistant coach University of Nebraska

Katherine Minasola- Assistant coach-Iowa State


Week 4 Guests - June 16-21

Men
Olympians
Paul Rugerri-world team member, national team member, and NCAA champion

Women
Olympians

Aly Raisman-2012 Olympic Champion (June 19th-21st)

Shayla Worley- 2007 World Champion, Georgia Gym Dog

 

Coaches

 

Week 5 Guests - June 23-28

Men
Olympians

Chris Brooks-2010 World Championship team member, 2012 Olympic alternate

Women
Olympians

Chellsie Memmel-Olympic Medallist and World All Around Champion
Coaches   


Week 6 Guests - June 30-July 5

Men
Olympians
David Durante- 2008 Olympian

Women
Olympians

Courtney Kupets- 2008 Olympic silver medalist, 3x NCAA all-around champion 
Coaches

Frank Kudlac- Head Coach for Texas Women's University from 1978 - 2011

Jeff Hunt-Assistant Coach Southern Utah University


Week 7 Guests - July 7-12

Men
Olympians
Kip Simons- 1996 Olympian and Head Coach at the Air Force Academy

Women
Olympians

Chellsie Memmel-Olympic Medallist and World All Around Champion
Coaches


Week 8 Guests - July 14-19

Men
Olympians
Blaine Wilson- three time Olympian

Women
Olympians

Rebecca Bross- 6 time World Medallist

Anna Li- 2011 World Championship team member, 2012 Olympic Team alternate, NCAA Champion with the UCLA Bruins

Coaches

 

Week 9 Guests - July 21-26

Men
Olympians
Paul Hamm- 2004 Olympic All Around Gold Medallist

Women
Olympians

Alicia Sacramone- 2008 Olympic Medallist
Coaches

Owen Field- Assistant coach University of Nebraska

 


Week 10 Guests - July 28-August 2

Men
Olympians
Morgan Hamm- Olympic Medallist

Women
Olympians

Samantha Peszek-2008 Olympic Silver medalist,NCAA champion and UCLA Bruin
Coaches

Lauren Karnitz - head coach UW Oshkosh

Owen Field- Assistant coach University of Nebraska


Week 11 Guests - August 4-9

Men
Olympians
Morgan Hamm- Olympic Medallist

Women
Olympians

Bridget Sloan-2009 World All Around Champion & 2013 NCAA All Around Champion & Florida Gator
Coaches

Doug Byrnes - head coach Hamline University

Lauren Karnitz - head coach UW Oshkosh


Week 12 Guests - August 11-16

Men
Olympians
Blaine Wilson- 3 time Olympian

Women
Olympians

Bridget Sloan-2009 World All Around Champion & 2013 NCAA All Around Champion & Florida Gator
Coaches