About US
Gymnastics We Teach
Class Schedule

                         TIME TO REGISTER FOR WINTER SESSION
               CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT www.westminstergymnastics.com




www.usagym.orgWestminster School of Gymnastics (WSOG), located in Westminster, MD, provides a health and ethical sport gymnastic education for children ages 2 and up. WSOG teaches gymnastic Olympic programs that include women & men gymnastics, trampoline, double-mini, acro gymnastics, and tumbling programs for recreational and competitive levels. The classes at WSOG develop core skills of gymnastics for students included body conditioning that lead to learn advanced elements of professional gymnastic level for competing on Olympic and International Events

Westminster School of Gymnastics philosophy proves that every child can participate in gymnastic program. And WSOG provides this opportunity where every child could be successful in one of the gymnastic programs. Professional coaches from Westminster School of Gymnastics will recommend right class and team for your child.

Rauf Ibatulin - Gym Owner/Head Coach

 Rauf is a professional acrobat, tumbler, gymnast, who spent decades inside the world of gymnastics as a student, worker, and adviser to the younger generation. During his career as a coach, Rauf prepared highly skilled and elite level gymnasts who currently members of regional/national teams and performers at Cirque Du Soleil. Before immigrating to USA, Rauf coached Junior National Team, Azerbaijan (former USSR). His coaching career in Maryland started in 1995. Among clubs he worked for are Emilia Acro-Gymnastics Club (EAGC), Columbia, MD, United Gymnastics, Reisterstown, MD and All Pro Gymnastics and Cheer Academy, Elkridge, MD. Rauf has played a big role to develop and to establish gymnastics program such as acrobatics and tumbling in these clubs.

Rauf's career as a gymnast started when he was 6 years old. He successfully graduated from Sport Academy of Olympic Reserve, Baku city, Azerbaijan (former USSR) as National Team member and awarded numerous certificates, diplomas and medals in achieving high results in gymnastics. Some of the gymnastics achievements include:
 1988- Master of Sport, awarded by State Committee of USSR on Physical Training and Sport on Acrobatics and Gymnastics
-USA National Championship, Palm Spring, CA-1996
2nd- USA National Championship, Houston, Texas-1997
1st- Southern regional championship, USSR-1987
2nd- Moldova Championship of professional athletes, USSR-1988
4th-National Summer competitions, USSR-1988
2nd-National Society of Physical Education Championship, USSR-1988

Rauf never stopped educating himself after graduating from University of Physical Education and Individual Sports, Baku city, Azerbaijan (former USSR) in 1993. He has two USA degrees from Towson University B.S., Business Administration, Concentration in Finance in 2003 and University of Phoenix, M.S. of Accountancy in 2011.

Irina Emeliantseva- Trampoline/ Acro Gymnastics

 Coach Irina is a professional acrobat, tumbler, gymnast and circus performer. For many years Irina was a member of Russia National Team. After retiring from her competitive sport career, she joined the circus and worked at Ringling Brother Show. After that she coached trampoline and regular gymnastics classes in gyms around Maryland. Many of Irina's students are national champions and members of the national team. Irina also provides all-embracing yet conscientious exercise sessions for women and men, consults and sets up specific individualized practice regime for each one.

Molly Watkins- Recreational Gymnastic Instructor

 Molly Watkins is 19 years old and 11 of them she successfully competed gymnastics. She is a sophomore in college and she is currently taking classes at carroll community college to receive her associates. She started taking gymnastics classes when she was three. As the years went on, she started competing by the age of 6 and progressed year after year and made it all the way to level 8. Through out those 11 years, she won numerous competition on state and regional levels. Molly loves gymnastics and share her experience and knowledge by coaching younger generation of gymnasts.

Elizabeth Richards -Recreational Gymnastics/ Cheer-leading Instructor

Starting at the age of 3, gymnastics, tap and ballet kept her interested in competitive performing. At age 7,competitive gymnastics started giving her the drive to attain top honors in the sport. She was competitive gymnast until the age of 15 competing at levels 9/10. She competed nationally in several levels between 5 and 9. Beginning at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. She became part of the Varsity Cheerleading squad from my freshman year through my senior year. At age 16 to 23 she also competed on an All Star Cheerleading Squad where she participated in National championship competitions each year. After graduation from high school, she worked at Eastern Cheerleading Associaiton (ECA) as an instructor of anywhere from 20-300 cheerleaders. At the age of 18 she started coaching for Maryland Twisters at nationally ranked All Star Cheerleading team. She coached individual cheer, junior cheer squads, and stunt teams.