Men’s Jr Olympic Team

Metropolitan Gymnastics has an AWARD WINNING J.O. Boys competitive program!  Our focus is on TEAM while challenging individual athletes to maximize their potential.  Not only do we produce individual event and All Around champions at the state, regional and national level, we have a strong history of producing collegiate athletes.  Our coaching staff consistently wins awards as well.

  • PJ Chi:  Men’s Program Director 6 Coach
  • Jian Liu:  Head Coach: Levels 7-10 and JE
  • Jeff Crockett:  Men’s Tecnhical Director:  Level 5 and JD Coach
  • Karen Zediker: Pre-Team/Rec Coordinator. Level 4 Coach
  • Jackson Jacobson: Pre-Team Coach

We offer:

  • a developmental Pre-Team program as part of our recreational program
  • Junior Olympic competitive Levels 4-10
  • opportunity for select athletes to compete in the National Future Stars program
  • participation for qualifying athletes in the USAG Junior Elite program (Junior National Team track).

AWARDS/RECOGNITION:  We had 25 athletes qualify to the Regional Championships and 5 athletes qualify to the JO National Championships (more than any other team in the state).

WA State Championships: Metropolitan athletes earned 186 medals and 31 champions at State

  • Level 4: 2nd place Team
  • Level 5 2nd place Team
  • Level 6 1st place Team
  • Optional 1st Place TEAM

Region 2 Championships:  Metropolitan athletes earned 87 medals and 13 Champions in Bozeman. MT.

Junior Olympic National Championships:  5 athletes qualified for the JO National Championships in Battle Creek, MI.

  • Compulsory Coaching Staff of the year (PJ Chi and Karen Zediker)
  • Optional Coach of the Year (Jian Liu)
  • Coach of the Year (Jian Liu)
  • Scott Morrow Service Award (PJ Chi).
  • In addition, the team won the Inaugural Eastside Compulsory Program competition.

Our program is active in supporting the USA men’s gymnastics as a whole by hosting and regularly attending state, regional and national coaches’ clinics. Annually we host:

  • Cold Turkey Invitational (December)
  • ICF Coaches Cup (Iron Cross Foundation).

We have hosted WA State Championships, Region 2 Championships, and have served as key volunteers fro the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships for the past 2 quadrennials.

Collegiate Athletes:

  • Konner Ackerman (University of Michigan)
  • Spencer Smith (University of Minnesota
  • Max Soifer (University of Washington)