Meet Our Staff

 

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Bridget Emerine/Owner

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Bridget has been coaching competitive gymnastics since 1980. Further, she is co-owner and director of Lake Erie Gymnastics. Her vast experience incorporates preschool through tumbling and gymnastics.

Wendy Floriea/Owner

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Joe Corrigan

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Liz Meaney

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As a gymnast Liz competed for Lake Erie Gymnastics as a level 10 and went on to compete for The Ohio State University.  While competing at Ohio State, she was a three time member of the All Big Ten Team and was Team Captain her senior year.

She began her coaching career in 2005 and started coaching at Lake Erie Gymnastics in 2013.  During her career she has had the privilege to coach a number of State, Regional, and National Champions.  Her main goals as a coach are to teach the values of hard work and dedication as well as build self-confidence in her athletes so they can be successful in all aspects of life.

 

Jan Kolesar

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Jessica Araps

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Jessica competed in competitive club gymnastics for 10 years and was a member of Mentor's 3rd place state team from 2002-2004. After helping coach the Dublin Coffman High School team, while living in Columbus, Jessica decided she wanted to bring her coaching talents to her hometown High School teams.  She began helping with the Varsity Program at Lake Erie Gymnastics in 2012.  Her athletes have had much success at the state and district tournaments and she looks forward to watching the program continue to grow!

Alli Furlong

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Alli competed in club gymnastics for over 10 years as a level 9 and was a member of the Mentor High School gymnastics team from 2003-2005. Alli began assisting with the Varsity Program at Lake Erie Gymnastics in 2019.  She enjoys not only helping to build her gymnasts into strong athletes, but also into hardworking and independent women as well. She is looking forward to growing the program and hopes to instill the values of work ethic, respect, and confidence in all of her gymnasts.

Kelsey Kolesar

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Kelsey Kolesar is graduate from the University of Mount Union where she studied Integrated Media and Marketing. Kelsey has a passion for athletics as she comes from an athletic family. Kelsey was involved in many sports as a kid such as gymnastics, dance, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.  She cheered competitively for Lake Erie Ultimate for many years and continued her cheerleading career at Mount Union. Kelsey's Mother, Jan Kolesar, was a phenomenal competitive gymnast and cheerleader herself as well as a current coach here at Lake Erie Gymnastics.  Jan has guided Kelsey to become a successful, passionate coach, she is excited and eager to help build a positive environment as well as further her coaching abilities here at Lake Erie Gymnastics!

Shanon Linares

Shanon was a Lake Erie Gymnastics competitive gymnast for 10 years. During her career she won state and regional titles. She went on to compete for the University of Findlay's dive and dance team.

Shanon believes gymnastics teaches children discipline and respect, in a fun and engaging environment! 

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