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Champion Staff !
We can't wait to make you a Champion !!
Adam & Karrie Flanagan
Karrie has over 24 years combined coaching experience in recreational and competitive gymnastics, recreational and competitive cheerleading and tumbling. Karrie was a competitive gymnast for 7 years - competed for Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy (Norman, OK) • 2 years Ada High School Cougann Dance/Drill Team • 3 years ECU Coed Cheerleader and was Captain of squad • Choreographer for numerous competitive gymnastics routines and performances as well as competitive all star and collegiate cheerleading routines and performances • United States Gymnastics Federation Safety Certified • USAG Professional Member • AAU Gymnastics Member • AACCA Cheerleading Safety Certified • CPR & First Aid Certified • Homeschool Teacher of our son Keaton for 12 years.
Adam and Karrie Flanagan have been married for 21 years. Together they have Owned and Operated gyms for over 20 years. In 2002 they opened their first gym, All Star Tumbling & Cheer in Atoka, OK and was there for 3 years before moving to Ada and opening up Champion Athletics in January 2007. Adam has served within the church and mission field for over 14 year and has 20 years of coaching experience in competitive and recreational gymnastics, power tumbling and our most popular private lesson instructor. He has also brought exciting new classes into the gym like parkour and ninja warrior!
A few neat things about Champion... Article done in CheerBiz News "The Big Move" Aug-Sept 2005 issue • Article done on Karrie in CheerBiz News "Party Time" Dec-Jan 2005 issue • Lesson Plan published in Patti Komara's "Preschool Theme Lesson Plans from Across the U.S.A" • Pepsi Grant Recipient 2010 where we were featured on local news as well as Good Morning America (Check out our "Journey into Pepsi Land" album to see all the numerous features and excitement from our grant). • Article done in Technique Magazine by USA Gymnastics in January 2011 • We host an annual "I am 3rd" Gymnastics Meet to raise money for charity and to encourage others to put God 1st, others 2nd and ourselves 3rd.
Ninja Warrior/Recreational Coach
Hi my name is Keaton Flanagan. I am a Junior in High School and also attending Oklahoma Christian University to begin working on my degree. I have been in the gym since I was born as my parents are the owners of Champion! I competed in gymnastics for 4 years with Champion Athletics and 1 year on the USAG Boys Team at Bart Conners Gymnastics Academy. While competing I won several State Champion titles. I enjoy working with children as I have served many years as a Small Group leader at my church, Jr Camp Counselor at Cornerstone Kids Ranch and teach Bible Studies in my neighborhood. My passion is the guitar and enjoy playing in the worship band in my youth group!
Cheer/Tumbling/Preschool Gymnastics/Private Lesson Coach
Hi, My name is Allison! I have been a tumbler at Champion Athletics for several years. I cheered in Jr. High and High School for Vanoss. I was a competitive cheerleader for Oklahoma Legends and now currently competing for OCE Cheer in Seminole! Recently I was a cheerleader for the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York...that was a memory I will never forget! I love working with children and sharing my love for tumbling and cheer!! I am so happy to get to do that at Champion!!!
Private Lesson Coach
Hi ! My name is Nina Wilson. I am currently attending ECU for my early childhood education degree. I have been involved in the sport of gymnastics for many years. I competed for Kippers Gymnastics in Ardmore. I coached at Kippers for 4 years and so glad to continue to train gymnasts here at Champion Athletics! I love kids and my students are the best....they call me the crazy cat lady!!
Private Lesson Coach
My name is Madison Wilson. I am currently pursuing my accounting degree at East Central University. Growing up, gymnastics was a huge part of my life. I was a gymnast for 11 years and competed for 5 years... one of those years I competed for Champion Athletics! I believe that gymnastics created the foundation for my success in all other aspects of my life, due to the physical and mental toughness that the sport instilled in me. I feel incredibly blessed that I am able to coach this incredible sport, and I hope to create an environment that is comfortable and empowering for these young athletes.
Private Lesson Coach
Hi! My name is Maddy Specht! I am a Junior at Byng High School and I’m attending the Pontotoc Technology Center to study Cosmetology. I have cheered at Byng for 5 years and tumble here at Champion Athletics. I am excited to share my love for cheer and tumbling with many new CHAMPIONS!
Private Lesson Coach
Hi I’m Syndie! I started cheering when I was very young and I have had a love for it ever since! My 12-year journey of cheering started at the Flip Center, moved to Bounce Academy, moved on to Reign Athletics, and from there I went to Tribe, cheered at Tribe for a few years then started my school cheer career at Yukon High School, I currently cheer at East Central University. In High School aside from the 4.0 GPA Award that I received, I received an award for Most Improved. I also received an “Outstanding Skill” Award in December of 2021. I plan to graduate from ECU with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice in hopes of becoming an FBI Agent in the future.
Hi! My name is Kailee Aguilar. I am a wife and mother to three beautiful kids. I began tumbling and cheer at a young age and cheered for 4 years at Latta High School. I attended East Central University and obtained my degree in Counseling. I worked in Child Welfare for 7+ years in Oklahoma and Colorado. I am currently a Children’s Care Coordinator at Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness. My passion is serving others! Watching kids overcome challenges, barriers and their own fear to achieve a goal they set is such a rewarding experience. My oldest daughter is on the AAU Team at Champion Athletics and also participates in as many extra classes as she can so we are always at the gym! I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity.
Hi! My name is Emma Rindal. I graduated from Vanoss High School in 2018. I danced with the Paul’s Valley Dance Station competitively and recreationally for 15 years. From there I went on to teach and choreograph for the Paul’s Valley Dance Station, the Chickasaw Nation Dance Studio and now Kathryn’s Dance Company. I also coached Tumbling and Gymnastics at Unstoppable Gymnastics for two years in Durant. I am currently going to school at Southeastern for a degree in History.
Champion Substitute Coaching Staff
Our Goal is to never cancel a class or private lesson.
We have a dedicated back up team so we are always prepared.
Hi ! My name is Mahli Rogers! I am currently a Senior at Ada High School where I am an Ada Cheerleader! I absolutely adore children and it is one of my favorite things to do each week is getting to teach my little Champions!
Hi! My name is Jaylan Miller or better known as Jay. I’ve been at Champion Athletics since I could walk and now I have had the amazing opportunity to work for them the past few years! I cheered for five years with Byng schools and now for ECU university. I also did Champion Competitive Gymnastics for two years as well as competed with the Champion All Star Cheerleaders when I was little. Teaching is a big part of my life because I love watching others grow and preform with confidence in their skills! I currently have taken on a dental internship with, Ada Family Dentistry. So, for now I will still be coaching, but as a substitute coach for now with my exciting new opportunity.