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  • Who are we?

    We are a group of Purdue students who like to stay active and practice gymnastics for enjoyment.
    Our team is composed of members of various skill levels ranging from experienced high school gymnasts to first day beginners.



    Lambert Fieldhouse - Second Floor (academic side, NOT the fieldhouse)

    CALLOUTS - September 3rd, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Fall 2014 Schedule:

    Monday through Wednesday Thursday
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Officers

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    • Kyle Thackston

      Kyle is a Senior from Tuscon, AZ and is studying Biomedical Engineering.

    • Cassie Sopko
      Vice President

      Cassie is a Senior from Medina, Ohio and is studying Biomedical Engineering.

    • Patrick Melnick
      Treasurer and CSC Representative

      Patrick is a Junior from Morton Grove, IL and is studying Accounting and Business Management.

    • Erika Elliott

      Erika is a Sophomore from Ann Arbor, MI and is studying Health Sciences.

    • Michelle Madalinski
      Women's Captain

      Meesh is a Junior from Des Plaines, IL and is studying Aerospace Engineering.

    • Ben Lins
      Men's Captain

      Ben is a Senior from Racine, WI and is studying Chemical Engineering.

    • Steven Davis
      Fundraising Chair 1

      Steven is a Sophomore from Indianapolis, IN and is studying Computer Engineering.

    • Clayton Ramer
      Fundraising Chair 2

      Clayton is a Junior from Modoc, Indiana and is studying Management.

    • Lila Gillespie
      Community Service Chair

      Lila is a Sophomore from Grand Rapids, MI and is studying Environmental Engineering.

    • Elizabeth Kozak
      Safety Officer

      Biz is a Senior from Chesterton, IN and is studying Movement and Sports Sciences.

    • Will Cummings
      Social Chair

      Will is a Sophomore from Indianapolis, IN and is studying Aerospace Engineering.

    • Michael Sparapany
      Webmaster 1

      Mike is a Grad Student from Bolingbrook, IL and is studying Aerospace Engineering.

    • Joey Frechin
      Webmaster 2

      Joey is a Grad Student from Zionsville, IN and is studying Engineering Management.

  • About

    We are a group of Purdue students of diverse skill levels who practice gymnastics for enjoyment.

    Join Us

    There are no try outs or skills required to join the club. The only thing we ask is that you sign a waiver for liability issues and that if you decide you're going to stick with the club, that you pay our member fee ($120 USD for the year) and participate in fundraising activities. This money goes towards buying and maintaining equpiment and uniforms, as well as to funding trips for competitions.


    Our club is a competition team. We are part of the NAIGC. We attend an average of 6 meets around the midwest each year. Each February we also host our own meet, called the Golden Grips Invitional. This is the largest NAIGC meet in the midwest. Also, at the end of each season there is a National competition in which clubs from all around the country converge to compete with one another. We encourage everyone who wants to compete to do so, but competing is by no means required. Just like our club, the meets are set up so that they are competitive for all skill levels. They are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike.

  • Meet Schedule 2014-2015

    Meet Date Location
    Miami University Feb 7th Miami University
    Illini Invite Feb 21st University of Illinois
    Bowling Green Invite Feb 28th Bowling Green University
    Golden Grips Invitational Mar 7th Purdue University
    Indiana University Mar 28th Indiana University
    NAIGC Nationals Apr 8th - 11th Philadelphia

    Nationals 2015
    NAIGC National Championship - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    April 8th - 11th
    Link to NAIGC's National Page

    If NAIGC's page still shows the previous year visit it at a later time. It may not be updated yet.

  • Golden Grips

    The Purdue Golden Grips Invitational is Purdue's annual home meet.
    It is hosted on the second floor of Lambert Fieldhouse.

    The date for the upcoming Golden Grips Meet is TBD
    The entry fee will be determined soon. Be sure to check NAIGC.net for Official Information!

    Mail check payments to:

    Purdue Gymnastics
    Rec Sports Center
    355 N. Martin Jiscke Drive
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

    Lambert Fieldhouse address:

    Lambert Field House
    800 W. Stadium Avenue
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

  • NAIGC Links

    NAIGC Home Page.

    NAIGC Facebook.

    NAIGC Meet Schedule.

    NAIGC Store.

    NAIGC E-mail Subscription.

    NAIGC Archives.
    Here you can find a list of e-mails sent by the NAIGC and its members.
    These usually contain useful meet information and dates.

    NAIGC Frequently Asked Questions.

    Contact the NAIGC.

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