Our Team Members

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ALEX GORTH

TUTOR

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Ava Glenski

Junior Coach

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Ciara Wingfield

Trampoline Coach

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Eryk Jablonski

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Katie Cook

Aerial Coach

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Priscilla Hartwell

Junior Coach

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Aiden Elliot

Junior Coach

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Casey Crowe

Coach Gym Wheel and Cyr Wheel

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Emma Stonesmyth

Aerial Coach

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Haley Larson

Coach Gym Wheel

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Mearieta Clemente

Assistant Coach Circus Arts Summer Camp

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Scarlett Irwin

DIRECTOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

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Athena Haralambous

Head Coach

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Christian Ochsner

Administration and Accouting

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Emmily Temmer

Coach

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Joy Masada

Outreach and Events Coordinator

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Michael Tanner

TUTOR

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Wolfgang Bientzle

Principal and Founder
Wolfgang Bientzle started wheel at the age of 6 in Taunusstein Germany and went on to become the most successful competitor and wheel performer. He has garnered 8 World Champion Titles, 11 European titles and over 60 German National Titles. He has performed for Cirque du Soleil, Disney, NBA, NFL, NHL, Holiday on Ice and more than 70 TV shows world wide. 

Besides his accomplishments as performer and competitor he has a master's degree in Sports Science from the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany), and he worked as director, producer and choreographer for the Gymnastic Federation, Cirque du Soleil and other companies. 

Under his lead the gymnastic wheel club TSV Taunusstein became the most successful club worldwide with numerous titles at World, European and German Championships as well as leading an international wheel show troupe that traveled the world to introduce wheel gymnastics. 

Wolfgang now lives in Chicago and has made Chicago the center of North American Wheel Gymnastics.