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Upper Midwest All Star Coaches Conference

When: August 22, 2019

Where: EXA Sports - Eau Claire, WI

Who: All Star coaches & athletes. Come join us!

What:  This is a hands on learning experience for both coaches and athletes.  Bring a stunt group plus 1 so you can learn from the best tumbling and stunt coaches, gym owners, and tech judges in the Midwest! 

We have additional stunting, tumbling and even gymnastics sessions on Friday if anyone wishes to attend.  Just $30/athlete/session.  

Cost:  $75/registration.  1 coach free if registered by Aug 15.  $100/registration Aug 16. 

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All Participants must fill out a waiver


Are available at the Metropolis Resorts, Eau Claire, WI for $89/night + resort fee and tax.  You must call and ask for the Upper Midwest All Star Conference block to receive the discounted rate.  Click below to view all the amazing amenities t the Metropolis Resort. 


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Lance Stoltenberg 

Lance Stoltenberg was a collegiate gymnast his freshman year at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and after sustaining a gymnastics career ending injury he later became a cheerleader at the University. He earned top honors in cheerleading including three Collegiate All American Awards from NCA (National Cheerleaders Association), as well as back to back Best Tumbler awards and Best Stunting awards in the region. Lance graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Biology degree and Masters work in exercise physiology & nutrition.  Lance is AACCA safety certified as well as USASF Credentialed through Level 6 in all three categories of Stunt, Tumbling, and Basket Tosses.  Lance has spoken and continues to speak at regional meetings to instill a continued standard for progress and safety within our industry.  Lance was voted into the NAB (National Advisory Board) this year with the USASF and will continue to uphold their standard in safety and progression. 


Melissa Brauer

Melissa owns Fusion Athletics in Green Bay, WI. The gym is the areas premier youth sports gym. Offering All Star Cheerleading, Tumbling, Ninja Warriors, Summer Camp, and Birthday Parties. Along with the area’s only mobile tumbling program, Fusion 2U. Using systems and effect marketing strategies, Melissa has taken Fusion and grown it 247% in just 3 years! As a Next Generation coach, Melissa has strong skills in social media marketing and website strategy. Melissa has an associate degree in Human Resource Management and a bachelors in Business Management and organizational leadershipgree in business.


Nick Mantz

Owner and founder of Elite Tumbling Factory. He was a competitive gymnast over 11 years through North Shore, Infinite and Salto Gymnastics Club. He was a regional champion, all around and 3 time state champion on rings. Following early retirement in 2001. Nick then pursued a career as a men's gymnastics judging official at the age of 18 years old. This is when he became the youngest nationally ranked judging official in the state of Wisconsin. By the age of 24, Nick had tested into the USAG International Judges Course at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and became one of the youngest international judges in the country. Aside from his judging career Nick has been involved and coached at many gymnastics facilities across the state such as M&M, Infinite, LaFleurs, Midwest Twisters, Salto, and Swiss Turners Gymnastics.


Jessica Pankow

Jessica Pankow has more than 20 years experience in cheer and dance.  She was a cheerleader for 10 years.  She taught cheer and dance camps for 5 years with Elite Cheerleading Inc. out of Pittsburgh PA.   Jessica coached cheerleading with her sister at Hortonville High School for 9 years.  Since 2011, Jessica has served as a tech judge for the state of Wisconsin and in 2015 was appointed a Co-Coordinator of the Tech Judges for WACPC.  As a Co-Coordinator, she serves currently on WACPC's Cheer Competition Committee.  Jessica has been USASF Dance Safety Judge certified since 2014 and USASF Cheer Safety Judge certifed since 2016.

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