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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 fourth 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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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  

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 2nd place

Saturday, April 15, 2017 2:00 PM Place 2 Points 111.75 Meet Recap The gymnastics team took 2nd place in the state preliminary meet this past weekend with an impressive 111.75 team score, earning them a spot in the State Championship on Friday, April 21 at 7pm at Ola High School. Sophomore Sienna Shreiber scored a […]

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 2nd place

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:00 AM Place 2 Points 103.9 Meet Recap West Forsyth gymnastics rounded off their season with a second place finish in the Lovett Invitational tonight with a 103.9. Freshman Natalie Force tied for 3rd place on vault with a 9.2 Sophomore Sienna Schreiber placed 3rd on bars with a 9.0 Senior […]

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 2nd place

Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:00 PM Place 2 Points 109.15 Meet Recap West gymnastics placed 2nd this weekend in the Forsyth County Gymnastics Championship with an impressive 109.15. Stellar scores were posted by all four schools in a battle for the championship trophy! On vault, sophomore Sienna Schreiber tied for 1st place with a 9.5, […]

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 1st place

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:00 PM Place 1 Points 101.3 Meet Recap West gymnastics put another win in the books tonight as they took first place at their competition at the Westminster School. Vault: Senior Taylor Stocker took 1st place with a 9.1 Freshman Hallie Stocker tied for 3rd with an 8.7 Bars: Freshman Natalie […]

West Gymnastics Finishes 2nd Place

Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:30 PM Place 2 Points 109.5 Meet Recap The gymnastics team took on some of the top teams in the state today at the Buford Invitational, finishing second place behind the 3x reigning state champions. Sophomore Sienna Schreiber also took first place on vault and bars and second place on beam. […]

West Forsyth High School Girls Varsity Gymnastics finishes 2nd place

Saturday, March 4, 2017 10:00 AM Place 2 Points 99.2 Meet Recap West gymnastics took second place today in their third meet of the season. Junior Aundria Crittenden took 1st on vault, beam, floor, and AA while in a 3-way tie for 2nd on bars. The team will be competing next on Saturday, March 11 […]

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