Lee Battaglia:  Coach

Lee opened CLGTC in 1992, and has over 45 years of coaching experience.  He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Lee competed in college on a full gymnastics scholarship, which had 11 junior gymnasts on the National team. Over his career he has coached 2 Olympic gymnasts: one being 3-time world champion and 2-time Olympian Kurt Thomas.  Lee works with our Optional Team and the HS Team. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Lisa Rumford:

Lisa worked with Lee to open CLGTC in 1992. Lisa was a Level 10 gymnast and a graduate from Illinois State University with degrees in Education and Sociology.  She taught 1st grade for 4 years.  Lisa works with our Optional Team and HS Team on Beam and Floor.  She is a mother to two children. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Berg:

Lizzie was a gymnast at CLGTC for 7 years.  Lizzie has been a member of the CLGTC coaching staff since 1998.  She also holds a current Level 10 judging rating and has been judging gymnastics competitions for over 15 years.  She is a graduate of Ripon College in Wisconsin with a dual degree in Biology and Psychology.

Lizzie is our Compulsory and Xcel Team Director, coach, and works in the office.  She is a mother to two children. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Alexis (Lexi) Redmond:

Lexi was a gymnast at CLGTC for 13 years.  Lexi has coached for over 10 years and been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2016.

Lexi has a degree in science and has previously worked in the healthcare field.  Lexi works with Levels 3-8 and Xcel .  She is a mother to two children. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Jenni Potts:

Jenni has over 20 years of coaching experience.  Jenni is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Speech Communications.  She previously taught pre-school in Wauconda.

She has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 1998.  Jenni is a sub for all our classes and team.  She is a mother to two children.

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Kera Lohrmann:

Kera has been coaching since 2013. Before closing in 2017, Kera was the Preschool Director at Spring Hill Gymnastics. Kera has been a member of the CLGTC staff since August 2017. She previously worked at a Pediatric office for just shy of 16 years.

Kera works with our Tot and Kindergym classes. She also runs our Parents Night Out program.  She is a mother to two children.

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Karen Grantham:

Karen was originally from Long Island  N.Y.  She was a gymnast all through school, and her favorite event was the uneven bars.  She attended Hofstra University, on Long Island, where she got her teaching degree.

Karen has been a member of the CLGTC coaching staff since 1992.  Karen works with our Recreational program and Open Gym.

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Alyssa Navarra:

Alyssa graduated from Harry D. Jacobs High School in 2017. She is currently a student at Elgin Community College studying to become a Physical Therapy Assistant to prepare her to eventually be a Physical Therapist. She was a former gymnast and cheerleader.  She cheered throughout middle school and one year in high school.

Alyssa has been coaching gymnastics and tumbling for 4 years and has been a member of the CLGTC staff since August of 2017.  Alyssa works with our Little Flipper, Hot Shots, and Xcel Team. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Linda Ryan:

Linda has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2017.  She is a mother to three children, her two daughters competed for CLGTC on our Optional Team.  Linda is a former teacher.  She is a member of our office staff.

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Shawn Riley:

Shawn completed his undergraduate at Western Illinois University with a major in Education.  He attended graduate school at Roosevelt University and has a Masters in Teacher Leadership.  Shawn received his Special Education certification from Northern Illinois University.  His High School coaching experience includes:  Addison Trail High School (Girls team – 1998-2002, Boys team – 1999-2002, Assistant Coach Team Accomplishments: 6th place State Team 2000-2001 season, runner-up State Team 2001-2002 season), and New Trier High School – 2002-2013,  Assistant Coach of the year 2011, 8th place State Team 2011-2012 season, 4th Place State Team 2012-2013 season).

Shawn has 19 years of experience coaching high school and club gymnastics.  He has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2015. Shawn works with our Boys Team Program. USAG Professional Member
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

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Matt Cacciatore:

Matt has over 8 years of experience coaching competitive gymnastics. He as worked with both Men’s JO program levels 4-8  and Women’s gymnastics levels 3-8 and Xcel.  Matt coached gymnasts to Future Stars Developmental Team 2016, 2017, & 2018. Matt currently holds a 7-8 judging rate.

Matt is working towards BBA at University of Illinois – Springfield

Matt has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2019.  Matt holds a current Level 4/5 judge rating. He works with Levels 3-8 and Xcel. USAG Professional Member
PRO Member in Men’s and Women’s Discipline
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained
W200: Development Coaches Course: Hands on Training

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Alexander “Sasha” Borisov: Boys Head Coach

Coach Sasha is a skilled gymnast and coach with over 27 years of experience. He was a member of the Russia National team from 2005 -2008. He attended Kuban State University of Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism from 2006-2012 where he earned a Masters Degree in Physical Education.

Professional member of USA Gymnastics
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained

Andy De La Torre

Andy De La Torre Barrington High School graduate.

  • High school varsity cheer
  • Midwest Cheer Elite Illinois
  • Allstar Cheer
  • Cheer Extreme Chicago
  • Iconic Cheer
  • Coached stunt classes, assisted in teaching tumble class and also assisted in coaching there mini team which consisted of kids from the ages of 3-6.
  • Stunting is Andy’s favorite thing to do.

Giovanni “Gio” De La Torre

  • Cheer instructor
  • Gymnast
  • Has experience in coaching boys gymnastics, stunts, jumps and tumbling.
  • He is very energetic and shows a lot of enthusiasm while coaching the athletes.

Savanna Mensching:

Savanna has over 6 years of experience coaching. She has worked with JO women’s program levels 3-8 and Xcel. She also has experience choreographing Optional and Xcel Beam and Floor routines. Savanna was a Level 9 and high school gymnast here at CLGTC.

Savanna is currently working on completing her Bachelors for nutrition at Arizona State University.

Savanna has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2013. Savanna holds a current 7/8 judge rating.  Savanna works with our competitive team gymnasts. USAG Professional Member
PRO Member in Men’s and Women’s Discipline
U100: Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction
U101: Safety & Risk Management
U110: SafeSport Trained
NAWGJ Member: Level 8 Judge

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Sarah Mishall:

Sarah has over 5 years of experience coaching. She has worked with JO women’s program levels 3-5 and Xcel. She also has experience choreographing Xcel beam and floor routines. Sarah was a Level 9 gymnast here at CLGTC, she went on to be a high school cheerleader.

Sarah is currently working on completing her Applied Health and Science degree at UIC.

Sarah has been a member of the CLGTC staff since 2014. Sarah works with our competitive team gymnasts, Cheer and tumble and recreational classes.

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