Mary began gymnastics at age 14 at Gresham Gymnastics Club with coach Pat Lloyd. She also competed for Gresham High School with coach Judy Sandoval and was a two time State Champion. Both Mr. Lloyd and Miss Sandoval were instrumental in inspiring Mary to love and excel in the sport of gymnastics.
She attended Oregon State University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education. She won numerous awards as a Beaver, including 4 NCAA Regional All-Around titles, a National Championship on Floor Exercise, The American Award, presented to the outstanding senior gymnast in the nation and a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Mary has been inducted into both the Oregon State University Athletics Hall of Fame and the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame for her accomplishments.
Mary has contributed to Oregon State Athletics in various ways through the years, serving as a part-time assistant coach, volunteer coach and floor manager for the OSU women’s gymnastics team and as an Executive Board member and President of Varsity OSU, the letterwinner organization for OSU Athletics.
Mary was recently honored as a member of the 25 Year Club for her contributions as a faculty member of OSU for 25 years. Mary taught a variety of Physical Activity Courses throughout her teaching career, including gymnastics, tumbling, step and dance aerobics, yoga and Pilates.
As the Coordinator of Oregon State Gymnastics Academy, Mary is enjoying coaching gymnasts of all ages and levels, mentoring student-coaches, and giving administrative leadership to the program.
Casey Chandler: Head Coach
Casey started gymnastics at the age of 5 and went on to be a Class 1/Level 10 Artistic gymnast. He also was a Senior Elite gymnast in Trampoline and Tumbling traveling the world for the Team USA. Casey was a Trampoline and Tumbling USA national team member in 2010, '11, '12, '14, '15' 16,'17, and '18. He was on the two World Championship teams and was accepted to a third World Championship Team, but decided to retire to focus on his family and his career as a coach.
Casey's Coaching and Competitive Experience:
· Casey has 16 years coaching experience: recreational through Level 10 in artistic gymnastics for boys and girls and recreational through Elite in trampoline and tumbling
·Casey has 26 years of national and world competitive experience including being accepted to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO at the age of 12, finishing his men's artistic career at level 10, and retiring his career as a Senior Elite national Team member at the age of 30.
· Traveling as a member of Team USA for 8 years: Competing in Canada, Denmark, and England. Competitions included: Pan American Championships, two Canada Cups, two World Championships and two Olympic Trials 2012 and 2016 placing 7th and 5th.
· 2014 USA National Double Mini silver medalist.
· 2016 USA National Double mini gold medalist
· State and Regional gold medalist numerous times
Casey's Coaches Include:
· Artistic Career: Coached by former Bulgarian National Team Coach Lubo Ivanov.
· Trampoline and Tumbling Career: Coached by Mig O’Hara who has produced numerous USA National Team members, world class gymnasts, and National Gold medalist in the past 15 years.
Bekah Hill: Head Optional Beam and Dance Coach
Bekah began dance at the age of four, and gymnastics at the age of six. She did gymnastics until the summer before her senior year of high school. In those years she qualified for every state competition, and level 8 regionals in 2014, receiving ninth place on beam. She trained level 9 but competed her last season as a level 8. Her senior year she focused mainly on her dance career, persuing multiple styles including jazz, hip-hop, modern, ballet, and contemporary. She is also an instructor at Legacy Ballet, and has danced in many performances, including numerous dance recitals, and The Nutcracker.
Bekah currently is majoring in dance at Western Oregon University and also working at OSGA with compulsory and optional levels. Her hobbies include, painting, hiking, piano, and choreographing.
Alex Pederson: Optional Vault Coach
Alex Pederson competed three years of level 10 at NAAG in Eugene, Oregon. In his gymnastics career he competed for two of the three national competitions he qualified for. He competed all around and in event finals at JO Nationals, and won vault at 2016 Club Nationals. Currently he helps train the optionals at OSGA on bars, vault, and floor.
Alex is a sophomore at OSU and is from Eugene, Oregon. He is majoring in Ecological Engineering, and hopes to someday find a job in ecosystem restoration and management. In his free time Alex enjoys Frisbee and backpacking.
Mari Domingo: Optional/Compulsory Beam and Dance coach
Mari Domingo started gymnastics at the age of two. She was a gymnast at Island Tumblers Gymnastics and Hawaiian Island Twisters. She was a competitive gymnast from 4th grade to 12th grade. Mari's gymnastics achievements include: 2011 Region 2 Hawaii Level 8 All-Start Team, Competing in three regional competitions, and finishing her senior year as a level 9. Her favorite event is the uneven bars, and she loves to watch the men's high bar. On top of gymnastics Mari also did sprinting, jumping, and pole vault for the track and field team in high school.
Mari is from Mililani, Hawaii, and is now a sophomore at OSU, majoring in Bioengineering. Mari is currently participating in research in the school of Chemical, Biological and Environmental here at Oregon State. Her hobbies include watching sports and hiking. Mari also helps coach the optional gymnasts at OSGA.
Hannah Hinshaw: Co-Head Level 3 Coach
Hannah Hinshaw did gymnastics at Riverside Gymnastics. She did gymnastics for about 8 years, and in that process she got to watch her gym grow from practicing in an old elementary school to working out in a newly built gym. She now currently helps coach the compulsory levels.
Hannah is from The Dalles, Oregon, and is majoring in Interior Design here at OSU. She would love to work for an Interior Design firm or possibly own her Interior Design firm in a big city. Her hobbies include hanging out with her roommates, working out, drawing, playing soccer, and of course, doing gymnastics.
Samantha Minnick: Co-Head Level 3 Coach
Sammy did gymnastics under Mike and Candy Smith at Riverside Gymnastics in The Dalles, Oregon. She is a sophomore majoring in BioHealth Sciences at Oregon State, and is currently a compulsory coach for OSGA.
Emily Beach: Beginning/Advance Beginning Class Coach and Level 2 Head Coach
Emily did gymnastics for 10 years and competed at OSGA for her last 3 years. In 2014 Emily was the Level 5 Spring State Bars Champion. Her senior year she competed as a level 7.
Emily grew up in Corvallis and went to Oregon Connections Academy. She is a freshman at Linn-Benton Community College majoring in Liberal Studies. In her spare time she enjoys listening to and editing music, reading and writing stories, creating digital art, and hanging out with friends. Gymnastics was a great experience for Emily and she hopes to pass on that positive experience to the kids she coaches