David Holcomb founded Buckeye Gymnastics in November 1982. In January 1983, Buckeye opened the doors to their new 4,680 sq/ft gym near Worthington. The total enrollment of Buckeye at that time was 52 children.

Now Buckeye operates in over 45,000 sq/ft of space in Powell and Westerville and serves thousands students each week in gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, tumbling, birthday parties, competition teams, special needs, and summer camps.

While most of our students never compete in gymnastics or cheerleading many do and over the years Buckeye have won numerous National Titles, we have competed in over a dozen countries, traveled and competed in 38 of the 50 states, sent scores of athletes off to college with full scholarships, and enjoyed watching these fine athletes become mothers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, accountants, physical therapists, and everything else that talented and determined girls become.

The point of all of this is that we use the experts who train our top athletes (including an Olympian and a World Championships coach) to train our entire staff on technique, drills, and progressions. This means that every student at Buckeye Gymnastics receives professional instruction from teachers who are experienced, extensively trained, background checked, and child centered.

We believe it is this combination of expert instruction and an approach that emphasizes fun and positive experiences along with loads of action and lots and lots of turns, that has allowed us to grow from very modest beginnings into one of the top gyms in the USA.

David Holcomb is still the owner and guiding light at Buckeye Gymnastics. It is his job to insure that only the best teachers and coaches are hired and that these special teachers are provided with the facilities, equipment and training they need to do a great job with our students.


Katherine M.

“You spend a lot of time with each student showing them how to position their body to successfully execute a move. My daughter has made great progress working with you and even though she works very hard, she enjoys every moment. You are the best.”

Mrs. B., Teresa’s mom

“Dawn takes the time to help the children so they can learn the skills needed to grow. Teresa loves gymnastics and looks forward to her classes.”

Malila B

“Miss Megan helps me with the things I didn’t know how to do. I didn’t know how to do a back handspring and she helped me with it. She is a really good teacher.”

Susan R., mother of Ella

“You have patience, patience, patience! This age is super difficult to work with and you do a wonderful job! Ella talks about you all week long and is very excited to see you. You are a very sweet and sincere person and we are lucky to have you for a coach. Thank you!!”

Addison’s Mom

“You have really made a difference in Addison’s life! She really trusts you and she is building confidence due to your patience and enthusiasm… We are very grateful that that Addison can learn from you each week- she feels so comfortable coming to class- and we know she is in great hands! Thank you!”

Nicole A

Ariane always explains the steps well and now I can go straight into my bridge! You’re a great coach because you make it easy and fun, fun, fun!!

Mia L (the “Worker Bee”) age 8

“Thank you very much for helping me. You make me laugh and enjoy the time I’m at gymnastics. I’ve learned so much in this past year with you and I like the name “Worker Bee” which you gave me.”

Cameron C, age 5

“We work hard while having fun and you help me with a skill until I get it right.”

Lisa C, mother of Jessica, age 6

“Jessica loves to come to gymnastics and you are part of the reason because you make gymnastics so fun. You are very gifted with all the kids and very patient. As a mom I appreciate you very much.”

Julie D, mother of Juliette, age 3

“[Chelsea] your happy smile and upbeat enthusiasm makes Juliette feel like she can do anything. Thank you!”