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Gymnastics Coaching Staff

Head Coach Ashley Owen

Phone: 770-888-3470, ext. 331309


University of South Carolina ’06, BS in Athletic Training

Auburn University ’08, M.Ed. in Physical Education

Husband: Cody, Son: Marshall, Daughter: Zoe

After starting the gymnastics team in 2010, Mrs. Owen came back to coaching in 2014 and is now in her fifth year with WFHS gymnastics. Mrs. Owen grew up in competitive gymnastics, ending her career as a level 8 optional, before earning a spot on her high school’s varsity competition cheerleading squad. Mrs. Owen has been passionate about the sport her entire life and has high hopes for the WFHS team to excel as one of the top GHSA programs in the state!


Assistant Coach

Lindsey Needham

College of Charleston, B.S. in Special Education;

University of Georgia, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction;

University of Georgia, Ed.S in Learning, Design and Development

Husband: Matt, Sons: Harper and Henry

Coach Needham has been the head varsity competition cheerleading coach since 2011 and a part of the WFHS gymnastics team since 2013.

Assistant Coach

Chris Wise

University of Cincinnati ’92, BS in Architectural Engineering Technology

Wife: Amy, Daughters: Katelyn (WFHS ’16), Katelyn (WFHS ’19)

Coach Chris was a competitive gymnast for 6 years during middle and high school.  He was a member of the national and 2 time state championship gymnastic teams while in high school in Ohio.  He was an after-school instructor and an assistant coach for the girls’ competitive gymnastics team for Forsyth County Parks and Recreation for 2 years before joining the staff at Cumming Recreation and Parks Department in 2010.

Coach Chris became the boys’ program coordinator for CRPD in 2011.  He is an instructor of tumbling, boys classes, boys pre-team.  He is also the head coach of our boys’ competitive team.  He is a USAG Professional member, USAG certified Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Junior Olympic Team Coach and a certified Instructor.

Coach Chris has also been a boys’ team coach at Flip Fest gymnastics camp.

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Gymnastics Team Community Service

This year, the WFHS Gymnastics team is teaming up with Angels Over Forsyth ( to build hygiene packs for teenagers in the foster care system in Forsyth County. We are asking for any help you can provide for us to build quality packs for these children, whether they be physical items or financial assistance to […]

Support West Forsyth Gymnastics!!

The State Champion West Forsyth Gymnastics Team is looking forward to another amazing season in 2018. But in order to participate in all of the community service and team bonding activities we hope to, we need to finance transportation and each individual athlete.  Any donations to the 2018 team would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you […]

Mandatory Gymnastics Interest Meeting

There will be a mandatory athlete/parent meeting for anyone interested in participating on the 2018 gymnastics team on Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm in room 1702.   Please contact Coach Owen with any questions or concerns.  

Please Vote Below For West Gymnastics!!

The VNN Article below is for the best performance of the year in the state of Georgia and our own State Champion Gymnastics team is listed as one of the best performances of the year. Please Vote ASAP as voting closes on June 5th! Link to article!

Golden Wolverine Award Winners Annouced

The Golden Wolverine is one of the biggest honors that the West Athletic Department bestows on a Senior athlete. The Golden Wolverine denotes a high school senior who has achieved at least 8 varsity letters over the course of their 4 years in high school. West recognizes these outstanding athletes at the end of year […]

AJC Names Sienna Schreiber State Gymnastics Player of the Year

Congratulations to Sienna on being the 2017 AJC Gymnastics Player of the Year!! See article below! AJC Article on Sienna

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 1st place

Friday, April 21, 2017 7:00 PM Place 1 Points 114.167 Meet Recap -First State Championship in West Forsyth High School history!! -Record breaking team score -Three individual titles (Aundria Crittenden – 1st Place on Vault and Floor, 2nd place All-Around; Sienna Schreiber – 1st place All-Around, 2nd place beam and bars, 3rd place vault) -Sophomore, […]

Gymnastics State Championship Day

Junior, Aundria Crittenden –  Floor State Champion! Junior, Aundria Crittenden – Vault State Champion! Sophomore, Sienna Schreiber – PERFECT 10 on floor, All-Around State Champion! Junior, Aundria Crittenden – State Runner-Up in  All-Around Team State Championship Presentation at podium! Team reaction at Announcement! Everyone, Congratulations!

2017 Gymnastics State Champs!


Gymnastics Team Heads to State!

Girls compete tonight at 7:00 pm at Ola High School  

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