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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 - August 27th, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Fall 2013 Schedule:

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

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    • Devyn Dowty

      Devyn is a Senior from Vernon, Connecticut and is studying Nursing.

    • Karlie Fletcher
      Vice President

      Karlie is a Junior from Indianapolis, IN studying Selling and Sales Management.

    • Kyle Thackston

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

    • Corinna Cottingham

      Corinna is a Sophomore from Kokomo, IN and is studying Movement and Sports Science.

    • Cassie Sopko
      Women's Captain

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

    • Michael Abrams
      Men's Captain

      Mike is a Senior from Palatine, IL and is studying Aeronautical Engineering.

    • Dan Marshall
      Fundraising Chair 1

      Dan is a Senior from Downers Grove, IL and is studying Mechanical Engineering.

    • Ben Daugherty
      Fundraising Chair 2

      Ben is a Senior from Indianapolis, IN and is studying Biological Engineering.

    • Eileen Janaes
      Community Service Chair

      Eileen is a Senior from Libertyville, IL and is studying Graphic Design.

    • Cara Pepperman
      Safety Officer

      Cara is a Sophomore from Fort Wayne, IN and is studing Nursing.

    • Brendan Melnick
      CSC Representative

      Brendan is a Senior from Morton Grove, IL and is studying Mechanical Engineering.

    • Clayton Ramer
      Social Chair

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

    • Michael Sparapany
      Webmaster 1

      Mike is a Senior from Bolingbrook, IL and is studying Astronautical Engineering.

    • Zeyun Zhou
      Webmaster 2

      Zeyun is a Sophomore from Jiangsu, China and is studying Pharmacy.

  • 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 2012-2013

    Date Location
    Golden Grips Invitational TBD Purdue University
    Other meets will be up as we find out! . .
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    Nationals 2014
    NAIGC National Championship - Chattanooga, TN
    April 2nd - 5th
    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 upcomming 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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