Developing active fundamentals for life through recreational and competitive gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, and other fitness activities.
 

Our Mission

Red River Valley Athletics provides enriching opportunities in fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, and self-discipline so that all athletes regardless of age or ability may become strong, healthy members of our community.

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Our Facility

Red River Valley Athletics has a 26,000 square foot facility that is fully equipped with state-of-the-art gymnastics, cheer, and fitness equipment.  Our main gym features a regulation competition gymnastics floor, a cheer floor, two in-ground trampolines, an in-ground Tumble Trak, a large loose foam pit, as well as uneven bars, parallel bars, balance beams, rings, and pommel horses. We also have a dedicated gymbugs area for children ages 12 months to 5 years old that has gymnastics equipment specifically designed for little tikes.

We invite you to take a tour of our facility today!

 
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Staff

 
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Red River Valley Athletics has a diverse and experienced staff, each with a unique background in the sport. Our coaches strive to develop a love for the sport of gymnastics and our goal is to see that every child who participates in our programs receives the same quality instruction regardless of their age or ability.

Preschool & Rec Director

Courtney Engel
courtney@rrvathletics.org

COaches

Hayden Adair
Trevor Alveshere
Becca Avery
Diana Bata
Hannah Bohl
Julia Fisher
Maddie Fontaine
Kelli Gaber
Kim Hansen
Emma Harvang
Sydney Krueger
Megan Lemley
Brittany Marynik
Ingrid Meberg
Tyler Stecher
Kaydra Weigel

Competitive coaching director

Jenna Mishler
jenna@rrvathletics.org

boys team coordinator

Jacob Iiams
jacob@rrvathletics.org   

Girls Team Coordinator

Kat Swendseid
kat@rrvathletics.org                            

Warrior Coordinator

John Fitzgerald
john@rrvathletics.org

Competitive Coaches

Kelsey Abel
Kaiann Arellano
Alix Brumitt
Robby Treuer

business manager

Casey Morton
casey@rrvathletics.org

OFFICE STAFF

John Fitzgerald
Paige Rudnik    

MAINTENANCE

Gabe Flores                                   

Board of Directors

 

PRESIDENT
Stacey Majkrzak
stacey@rrvathletics.org

secretary
Kellie Ebertowski
kellie@rrvathletics.org

Directors

Russ Kauffman 

Theresa Hickman

Tana Setness Hoefs

Samantha Buck 

 

 

Want to attend a board meeting?

Board meetings are open to the public and held the fourth Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the boosters meeting room at the gym.

Want to submit an item for the agenda?

Please send recommendations to the board president for consideration prior to the fourth Tuesday of each month.

 
 

Join the Board!

Interested in applying for a position with the RRVA Board of Directors? Members are elected each May. Read about roles and responsibilities, and complete an application here.

By Laws

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Our History

Steve Synhorst, the former women’s gymnastics coach at the University of North Dakota, originally founded Red River Valley Gymnastics (RRVG) in 1978.

In 1988 RRVG began its move toward competitive gymnastics by becoming an official member of the United States Gymnastics Federation (USGF), the precursor to the current day United States Gymnastics Association (USAG).  USGF membership provided standards for gymnastics training as well as competitive opportunities.

In 1989, following the Title 9 ruling that guaranteed equal athletic opportunities for girls, the Grand Forks School Board sanctioned RRVG to represent Grand Forks Schools at North Dakota High School competitions.

Over the next few years RRVG began to grow, adding Rhythmic Gymnastics and Acro Show Teams with yearly tryouts held for each team.

As RRVG grew and added new programs, a more modern and larger facility was needed. The Coalition of ’92, which brought together RRVG and the Grand Forks Softball Association, was formed to raise funds to build new facilities for both RRVG and the GFSA. RRVG’s new facility was built in conjunction to an addition the Park Board was constructing to the Grand Forks Tennis Center.

In 1993, Red River Valley Gymnastics consolidated with another Grand Forks area gymnastics club, Dakota Gold Gymnastics, to form one unified organization, and they moved into their new facility at 1602 32nd Ave in Grand Forks. The name Red River Valley Gymnastics was retained and the Dakota Gold Gymnastics name was officially retired.

In 2012 the RRVG Board of Directors facilitated the purchase of its facility from the Grand Forks Park District.

Over the past decade, RRVG continued to grow and add new health and fitness opportunities for children in the Grand Forks community. All Star and recreational cheer programs were added in 2012 and Ninja Warriors classes were added in 2017.  To reflect these advancements in programming, RRVG announced a new name - Red River Valley Athletics - in 2018.

Excerpts taken from Red River Valley Gymnastics Records Collection OGL #1368, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

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