Women’s Jr Olympic Team

Metropolitan has amazing competitive programs for girls of all ages!  The J.O. program is the original program designed by USA Gymnastics to develop potential Olympic-level athletes as well as NCAA student-athletes.  The first 5 levels of J.O. gymnastics are compulsory (standardized) in order to challenge gymnasts to develop strength on all 4 competitive apparatus.  Levels 6-Elite are optional levels (each routine is customized) to display each gymnasts’ strongest skills.

Our Junior Olympic program has a long history of producing Individual event and All-Around Champions at the state, regional and national level as well as collegiate gymnasts.  Our experienced and award winning coaching staff work together to build confidence in individual gymnasts while learning how to WIN!  Our team focuses not only on skill development, but on the full picture of our athletes’ lives.  In 2015, Metropolitan Gymnastics was named ‘s USAG’s Women’s Program of the Year for Region 2, and produced one of USAG’s Top 15 Athletes of the Year.

Coaching Staff:

  • Yulia Hancheroff:  Owner, Optional Head Coach, Floor Specialist
  • Guennadi Kommisarov :  Owner, Optional Uneven Bars and Vault Coach
  • Cathy Sutherland: Optional Beam Coach, Level 2 Coach
  • Nina McAllister: Compulsory Program Director, Level 3-5 Coach
  • Tami McKnight: Level 3 Coach
  • Alyson Wang: Level 2-3 Coach
  • Tia Fogle: Level 3-5 Coach
  • Ali Clark: Level 2 Coordinator; Level 1-2 Coach
  • Cissy Torgison and Kim Howick: Pre-Team Coaches

We offer:

  • Developmental Pre-Team: Levels 1 and 2
  • Compulsory: Levels 3, 4, and 5
  • Optional: Levels 6-10
  • TOPS
  • Elite Development track

Metropolitan hosts 3 meets annually:

  • Pumpkin Fest (October)
  • Holiday Express (December)
  • Bunny Hop Invitational (March)

We have also hosted Sectionals, WA State Championships, Region 2 Championships and Western Nationals.  Members of our coaching staff and team have served in key roles volunteering for the Pacific Rim Championships for the past 2 quadrennials.

 Recruit-able athletes:

  • Geneva Thompson
  • Kristina Peterson
  • Lexi McKnight
  • Amber McArthur
  • Kendell Covey
  • Mya Lauzon
  • Karlei Shearer

 Collegiate Athletes:

  • MaryAnna Peterson (Seattle Pacific University)
  • Corrine Wise (Seattle Pacific University)
  • Nina Fogle (Ball State University)
  • Annisa Madrid (Seattle Pacific University)
  • Cristina Tupper (Tulane University – Track and Field)
  • Haley Krommenhoek  (Seattle Pacific University)