Crown Point

BreannaWhitmanSP Breanna Whitman
Crown Point Gym Manager

Breanna Whitman is a California native who began coaching gymnastics in 2002 at her home gym where she was also a Level 10 gymnast. In addition to numerous state and regional medals, Breanna was also a nationally-ranked gymnast. As a coach, Breanna has worked with every level of gymnast from preschool through optional team. She strives to be positive with her students while still challenging each to do his or her best and continue to make improvements in a sport that is both fast-paced and demanding. She has a BA in Communications from Cal State Fullerton and worked her way through college coaching and working as an acrobat in Disneyland’s Parade of Dreams. After graduating, Breanna began to work with more of the business aspects of gymnastics in addition to coaching. Breanna moved to Indiana with her husband and daughter in 2012 and immediately began coaching and managing for Midwest.

RobSurberSP Robert Surber
Crown Point Location Team Coach

Rob started coaching in 1988 as a volunteer at a local YMCA. In 1991, he moved to Lakeshore Gymnastics where he stayed until purchasing the company in 2005. From 1994 to 1999 Rob also coached high school gymnastics at Portage High School and then from 2000 through 2005 he coached Chesterton High School seeing them through two State Championships and one Runner Up.

From 2005 to 2013, Rob built Lakeshore Gymnastics into the second largest gymnastics and cheer teams in the state and some of the most talented athletes in the region. Since 1988, Rob has coached over 30,000 kids, hundreds of State Champions and many Regional and National Qualifiers and Champions along with seeing over 30 of his athletes compete at the Collegiate level.

Rob has traveled the country coaching at multiple camps, training thousands of children to attain their goals.

Rob has served on the State Committee since 2010 both as the Level 7/8 Representative and currently on the Banquet and Hall of Fame Committees.

Rob’s accreditations through USA Gymnastics include but not limited to:

  • National Coach: School of Competitive Gymnastics
  • National Coach: Women's Artistic Gymnastics
  • Instructor: USA Gymnastics University
  • Director: School of Recreational Gymnastics
  • Executive: School of Business
  • Certified Meet Director

Rob joined Midwest in April of 2013 as the Head Team Coach in the Crown Point location.

JonathanCoxSP4 Jonathan Cox
Tumbling Instructor

QuincyMooreSP2 Quincy Moore
Crown Point & Dyer Location Staff

Quincy is a former Power Tumbler and cheered for Five Star Cheer Academy on the International Open Level 6 World's team in 2014, and Cheer Illinois Athletics World's Team in 2015. 

VenissaIvansieckoSP Venissa Ivasiecko
Crown Point Front Office Staff

Venissa joins us as a Front Office Staff Personnel! Venissa studied at both Indiana University and Loyola Business. Venissa has workedin administration and office management for over 15 years, which gives her experience to maintain the office. Venissa has worked withMidwest since June 2013, and works in our Crown Point Office.Venissa is married with a teenage daughter who excels in Artistic Gymnastics, Cheer, and tumbling. Thanks in a large part to the coaches and staff at Midwest. Venissa is the coach for WheelerMiddle School Cheerleaders for Crown Point School Corporation.

SamanthaStevensSP Sam Stevens
Crown Point Office Staff and Dance Instructor

ShawnGarritySP Shawn Garrity
Parkour/Warrior Zone Instructor

ErianaISP Eriana Ivasiecko
Gym Coach

Eriana is a gym coach at our Crown Point location. 

SMaz Samantha Maznaritz
Gym Coach

MakaylaJSP Makayla Jurek
Gym/Dance Coach