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OLYMPIC HONOR: Chow's Gym Statue Unveiled


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Congratulations Chows!!
On July 11, 2013, the city of West Des Moines officially
renamed the street of Park Dr to Chow's Olympic Ave.
Chows Olympic Ave.

More GOLD for Rachel!!!

TORONTO, Ont., Canada, July 14, 2015 - Read More
The USA's Rachel Gowey of Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics, won the uneven bars gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games at the Toronto (Ont.) Coliseum.....

Team USA won GOLD Medal!!!

Rachel Gowey will represent USA to compete in event finals in Uneven Bars and Balance Beam.
U.S. women win team title
at 2015 Pan Am Games

2015 Pan Am Games, Canada



INDIANPOLIS, July 2, 2015 - USA Gymnastics has named the five women who will represent the USA at the 2015 Pan American Games scheduled for July 10-26 in Toronto, Ont., Canada. Among them is Rachel Gowey of Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics.

Chow's Gymnastics had their 2014-15 Banquet at Echo Valley.
Click here to see the highlights.


Congratulations to the 2015 Women's Junior Olympic Championships
May 15-17, Des Moines, Iowa
Sophia Groth won Balance Beam
Courtney Loper finished 8th place on Floor and hit 4 for 4 at Nationals.
Emma Brown tied 2nd on Uneven Bars and became a NIT Bronze Medalist on Bars.

March 27, 2015

Griskenas, Kaloyanov advance in Lisbon

Congratulations Team USA, Norah Flatley, & Victoria Nguyen!!!
Norah Flatley and Victoria Nguyen represented Team USA at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy, from 3/24-3/29/2015, helping Team USA win team gold medals and all-around podiums.
Norah finished 2nd place in All-Around, 1st place in Balance Beam, & 2nd place in Uneven Bars.
Victoria finished 2nd place in Balance Beam.


USA GYMNASTICS: Jesolo, Italy - March 28, 2015
U.S. sweeps team, all-around competitions in Jesolo

Congratulations to Our 2015 New State Champions

Girl Optional State Meet in Cedar Rapids ( 3/14-3/15/2015 )
* State Champion Team: Girls Level 7 Team Members:
  Brooklyn Rowray, Leah Parton, Katherine Hanson, Alexa Ebeling, Isabel Treimer, Makayla Klein, Hallie Keith
*State Champion Team: Boys Level 5 in West Des Moines ( 3/28/2015 )
  Michael Nguyen, Josh Hixson, Bryce Mullin, Noah Madison, Kevin Chow

Girls Level 7 Brooklyn Rowray All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
    Katherine Hanson All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
    Isabel Treimer Floor
    Alexa Ebeling All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
  Level 8 Gracyn Keith All-around, Vault, Bars, Floor
  Level 10 Carly Bauman Beam
    Julia Benson Beam

Boys Level 4 Thomas Eide All-around, Floor, P-horse, P-bars, Single bar
    Hawk Goodwin Rings, Single bar
  Level 5 Michael Nguyen All-around, Floor
    Kevin Chow P-horse, Vault
    Josh Hixson All-around, P-horse, Rings, Vault, Single bar
    Bryce Mullins P-horse, Vault
  Level 7 Chantz Nittler All-around, Floor, P-horse, Rings, Vault, P-bars, Single bar
    Jackson Mellencamp Vault, Single bar
    Jude Norris P-horse, Vault
    Matthew Nguyen Vault, P-bars
  Level 8 Ben Eyles All-around, Floor, P-horse, Vault, Single bar
    Colin Pitz P-bars, Single bar

Indianapolis, March 25, 2015


Congratulations to Carly Baumann
USA Gymnastics: Feb. 17, 2015
The 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup Series concluded this past weekend in Indianapolis, with the final 10 athletes advancing to the 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup, scheduled for March 6 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Carly Bauman of Chow's Gymnastics took top honors in the junior division & will compete in the junior competition.

Congratulations to our newest 2014 State Champions & Level 5 State Champion Team

2014 State Champs
2014 State Champs

Level 5 State Champion Team Members:
  Taylor Arbuckle
Catherine Aucoin
Jada Binder
CiCi Campero
Brooklyn Halbur
Ashley Hall
Haley Lamberson
Temple Landry
Sierra Olson
Hannah Paustian
Jaida Rhea
Kate Richer
Anna Schoenfelder
Reese Snavely
Morgan Svec
Shae Ung

2014 State Champions:
  Level 4:   Level 5:
  Hailey Gear Vault   Jada Binder Bars
  Sasha Gisi Bars   Brooklyn Halbur Vault
  Sidney Scharnberg Vault
  Haley Lamberson Bars
  Ady Schroeder Floor   Temple Landry Bars
  Skylar Stessman Vault
  Hannah Paustian Beam
  Taylor Weaver Bars
  Anna Schoenfelder Beam

2014 Level 4 State Champions
2014 Level 4 State Champions

Chow's Voted Best Elite Gym of 2014!!!

Becca from Gymnastike
Dec 22, 2014


Douglas, Raisman, Gowey and Nguyen were added to the National Team.

Chow's Gym might be next USA Olympic dynasty
  August 24, 2014  USA TODAY Sports     See full story
  August 23, 2014  Des Moines Register   Chow's Gymnast Wins JR Nat'l Title

Chow's International
Elite Gymnasts

Nice performance at 2014 Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago August 2.

Good Luck at P & G National Championships August 21-24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA!
Left to right: Alexis Vasquez, Norah Flatley, Rachel Gowey, Victoria Nguyen

August 3, 2014  DM Register:
  Miller: That 'D' word being built by gymnastics coach Chow

  Chow's Challenge, another great winter meet in Houston.
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Des Moines will play host to 2015 U.S. Women's National...
INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 - The 2015 U.S. Women's National Junior Olympic Championships is heading to Des Moines, Iowa, May 15-16.

Des Moines lands marquee USA Gymnastics event for 2015
Iowa will host the 2015 U.S. Women's National Junior Olympic Championships, expected to attract 500 of the country's top gymnasts to Hy-Vee Hall.    see article

Chow's Way
Iowa's Living Magazine
Feb. 12, 2014

Students from across the state and country seek Liang Chow's expertise when training in gymnastics.

Congratulations to TEAM USA & GABBY DOUGLAS on their Olympic Gold Medals!!!

Upcoming Events

Please Note: We are taking registration for classes all year around. Call 327-2558 or stop by our office.
Chow's Camp of Gymnastics Champions  

2015 Fall Registration Has Begun  

Chow's Challenge Meet  
  • January 29-31, 2016
  • Galveston Island, Texas
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Parents Night Out  
  • every 3rd week of the month
  • 5:00-8:30pm
  • Come join us for the Fun!!


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  • Immediate Opening: Girls Team Coach
    Chows Gymnastics is recruiting an experienced Girls Team Competitve Coach. We offer coaches a unique training experience, with an opportunity to be surrounded by some of the top coaches in the industry. Must have knowledge of Levels 4-10 and strong spotting skills. Pay commensurate with experience. We are also looking for experienced coaches, part time and full time, to provide instruction for boys and girls in recreational gymnastics, tumbling. Must have good communication skills, a willingness to strive for personal improvement and be a team player.
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