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Ron Brant

 

Ron Brant was named high performance director at the United States Olympic Committee in October 2009, after serving as the men’s national team coordinator for the 2009 World Gymnastics Championships in London. Brant helps secure resources and guides the high performance initiatives for eight Olympic sport programs.

 

During his tenure with USA Gymnastics, Brant led the U.S. men to consecutive Olympic team medals in 2004 and 2008 – a program first. He also aided the U.S. men to seven world championships medals – including, three golds, two silvers and two bronzes – marking the team’s best medal tally since 1979.

Olga Marinitch

 

Olga Marinitch has been a big part of the CTC program for many years now. She teaches the “Presentation Class” for the aspiring gymnasts. Olga also oversees CTC club logistics.

 

Olga is a former rhythmic gymnast. She was a national team member for the USSR and Republic of Belarus. Olga has competed in national and international competitions throughout her athletic career and won many prestigious awards. Olga was a national champion in a group exercise in 1989 with the Belarus team. After her gymnastics career, Olga became a dancer and was part of the most famous dance theatres in Moscow, theatre “Relevé.” Olga has traveled the world with the theatre and performed as a lead dancer.  Now in the USA, Olga has worked with the USA national teams for rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, and trampoline. She also does ballet classes with the girls at Stars National Gymnastics Village. 

 

Staff

Andriy Stepanchenko

 

As an athlete, Andriy was a member of the Senior National Team of the Ukraine (1987–1996). Andriy was a member of the Ukrainian Team which won the bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships. In 1996, Andriy was an Olympic Team replacement athlete for the Ukrainian Team.

 

In 1999 Andriy moved to the USA and started coaching boys at Dreams Gymnastics Club in Glenview, IL. From 2002 till 2011, Andriy worked at Premier Gymnastics Academy in Downers Grove, IL, where he was the head coach of the boys’ program. He has produced many State and Regional champions as well as National Developmental Team members.

 

At the end of 2011 Andriy became assistant coach of the Men’s Resident Team at the USOTC. Since then Andriy has helped to produce Jr. and Sr. National Team members as well as international medal winners. He was named the USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year in 2015 & 2016 and was head coach for 2015 Pan Am Games and World Championship Team. Andriy was one of the personal coaches at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

 

Since Andriy’s move to Colorado Springs he has also been coaching CTC Gymnastics boys. He has done a great job and we are glad to have Andriy on our CTC coaching staff.

Jeffrey Dunhill

 

Coach Jeff started in gymnastics in 1979. He has been a 4 time All-American Champion at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. He is a member of the 1994 Collegiate Club National Championship Team at Arizona State University.

 

Jeff has been Nationally Certified for more than 20 years as a USA Gymnastics Official.

Todd Leach

 

Coach Todd started his gymnastics career at the age of 5 in Greeley, CO being coached by Ron Brant. He then attended GK’s in Fort Collins and AGS in Albuquerque. He was a competitive gymnast in the Mid-West Region 9 from 1983-93 before a knee injury halted his gymnastics career. He went to military school then joined the Air Force in 1999. After traveling the world, the Air Force brought him back to Colorado where he re-entered the sport as a coach in 2013 and as a judge in 2014. Todd will retire from the Air Force in 2019 and plans on retiring to the sport of gymnastics permanently at that time.

Kenny Barnish

 

Kenny is a former Level 10 gymnast who trained previously at the Olympic Training Center within the CTC club. Kenny is a rising star and promising young coach with a lot of potential.

 

Kenny stays sharp and while he has attained a coaching status remains teachable and is always eager to learn more. Kenny loves teaching gymnastics. He works hard to teach communication and people skills that he has acquired to all of his athletes.

 

It’s great to have Kenny be a part of our CTC Coaching Staff.

Quin Malm

 

Quin has participated in gymnastics for  over 18 years. He started his pursuit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From there Quin continued in Colorado Springs at CTC  beginning in 2005.

 

Quin has been with the CTC in some capacity since 2005. Having been coached by both Vitaly Marinitch and Ron Brant, quin understands their unique philosophies and expectations for the CTC. During high school Quin competed as a level 10 gymnast and also coached several level 4 boys. Upon graduation he attended Penn State for one year and was an active team member for the Mens Gymnastics Team.

 

Quin has returned to his roots in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is now working with the CTC Program to coach one of the Level 5 Boys Team’s.