Boys Advanced Team
Our compulsory teams, Level 4 - Level 7, follow the reccomendation of the governing body of our sport, USA Gymnastics; all of the Gold Cup instructors are safety certified and professional coaches with USA Gymnastics.
The compulsory teams train in the East Gym here at Gold Cup weekly from 6 - 14 hours/week and represent Gold Cup throughout the competitive season (Dec-May) at local and some out of town gymnastics meets. Training for these teams continues from the basic foundation established in our recreational program, but is a much more diversified and structured for the competitive athlete. Weekly practices develop each athlete into a more advanced gymnast that include to a series of advanced gymnastics skills/movements/elements and routines for competitions.
In the 2014-2015 season all compulsory levels had outstanding achievements at both the State and Regional competitions; during the season at Level 5 the team took first at every competition and our Level 5 team was the only team to travel to Regional Championships to represent New Mexico.
Boys Compulsory Team
Boy's Competitive Team
Advanced team, Levels 8-10, also compete and represent Gold Cup throughout the season. Gold Cup's boys program has a full and rich history under the leadership of owner, Ed Burch. Burch was the first and only club coach to have both senior and jounior level athletes at the team level. Burch's gymnasts were the first to compete three releases in a row on Horizontal Bar as well as the first to compete Yerchenko (roun-off entry) Vaults for men. He is also the first private club coach to qualify more than a dozen gymnasts to the senior national team as well as the first private club to produce an Olypian, five to be exact:
Joey Hagerty - 2008 Olympian
Mihai Bagiu - 1996 Olympian
Chainey Umphrey - 1996 Olympian
Trent Dimas - 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, 1991 McDonald's American Cup And National Horizontal Bar Champion.
Lance Ringnald - 1988 & 1992 Olympian and also the youngest team memeber in 20 years at the age of 18 in 1988.