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.