Jan 18

Coaching Change at WOGA

The new year brings with it some big changes for one of the longest standing teams in Texas Acro. While World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) might be best known for their prominence in women’s artistic gymnastics, the gym has a storied history in acrobatics as well, and is one of the earliest member clubs of Texas Acro.

The WOGA acrobatics program was founded by Brandi Lewis Wren at the Plano location back in 2005. Brandi was at the helm for eleven years, coaching Texas Acro’s first senior elite men’s pair and numerous state, regional, national and international medalists. When she retired from coaching in 2016, Brandi handed the reins to former Belgium national team coach, Slavik Kosakovskyy, who continued the tradition of WOGA acro excellence and added even more state, regional, and national titles to the gym’s legacy.

As of January 2023, however, there is a new face in the Plano gym, and it’s one very familiar to Texas Acro fans. Aubrey Rosilier, world silver medalist and former AGSA athlete, was recently named as the new head coach for the WOGA acro team, and she is looking to share her knowledge and love of the sport with the next generation of acrobats.

Aubrey started acro at age 11 after five years competing in artistic gymnastics. Her first partnership was as a base in an 11-16 women’s group with her younger sister, Abby, at Aerial Athletics in San Antonio, TX, coached by Jennifer Banowsky. The following year she moved to women’s pair, and competed as a women’s pair base for the rest of her ten-year acro career. In 2014, she changed gyms to AGSA and was coached by Vladimir Vladev in two different partnerships, moving from Jr Elite to Sr Elite in 2017. She retired from competition in 2021 and transitioned to the role of college student at UT Austin studying economics.

When asked about her favorite career highlights, Aubrey said, “Definitely winning the silver medal at my last World Championships in Geneva, Switzerland in 2021. My partner and I had worked together for 5 years through my knee injury and the COVID-19 lockdown, so winning that medal seemed like the perfect reward for all of our hard work.” Besides being the first US women’s pair in history to win an all-around medal at the World Championships, Aubrey and her partner, Emily Davis, won numerous awards and medals together and were recognized by FIG as World Class Athletes.

Now that her competitive acro career is behind her, Aubrey is passionate about passing on her love for the sport to the next generation. “As an elite athlete, I always knew that I wanted to coach younger acrobats to grow into the best athletes and people that they can be.” She describes her coaching philosophy as one based on respect, which is how she was coached throughout her acro career. She believes in incorporating light-hearted moments when possible, helping young athletes to enjoy their journey and build a passion for the sport, and hopes to teach her athletes that success in acro is the product of a huge amount of determination, focus, and hard work every day in the gym.

What’s next for the WOGA acro team? Aubrey says her goal is to grow the program in the upcoming years and to continue the tradition of a team that is competitive on both the national and world stages. She excited about the move to North Texas and looks forward to directing her passion into this new chapter of her acro career.

Sep 07

Calling all current & former elite acrobats!

We need your voice!

USA Gymnastics is adding a combined athlete representative seat to the Board of Directors. This is a single representative for the combined disciplines of Acro / T&T / Rhythmic. We would really love to see Acro represented!

There are eleven candidates in the running and seven of them have Acro backgrounds. Two of them are former Texas Acrobats, too! Please take a few minutes to review their qualifications (linked on the voting page) and place your vote for this important position!

The former Acro athletes in the running are:

  • Sydney Martin
  • Sabina Knight
  • Jessica Renteria
  • Aubrey Rosilier
  • Kiley Boyton
  • Sasha Gladkova
  • Anya Grafov

To vote, you must have competed at the junior or senior elite level in the past 10 years at one of the following events:

  • Nationals
  • Worlds
  • Pan Ams / PAGU

You must have your USA Gymnastics membership number to cast your vote, even if you are not a current member. If you don’t remember your number, you can email membership@usagym.org or call Member Services at (800) 345-4719.

To find out more information about each candidate, right click on their name and open the link in a new tab. You will find a dropbox file with either their Letter of Intent or their Resume. Voting is now open and will close on September 16th, 2022 at 11:45 PM EST. When completing your ballot, please make sure to include your qualifying event and year (i.e USA Gymnastics Championships, 2022). 

Aug 07

Congratulations Texas Future Stars!

We are so excited to see so many Texas Acro pair/groups on the 2022 Future Stars roster! Congratulations to these athletes, coaches and parents on your achievement!

Special thanks to Lisa Estep for capturing these athletes in action!

Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio (AGSA)

Borene Gymnastics Center (BGC)

Gymnastics of San Antonio (GOSA)

World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA)

The Future Stars program is intended to identify talented athletes exhibiting a strong caliber and quality participating in the JO Track (Levels 8, 9, & 10) and encourage their continuation and growth in Acrobatic Gymnastics program. Evaluation will occur annually at USA Gymnastics Championships and be completed by a Future Stars Committee. Future Stars athletes will be invited to attend a Future Stars Training Camp. This program will help to support both athletes and their coaches by providing dedicated training and education opportunities at this annual training camp. The goal is to recognize up-and-coming athletes and focus on developing skills to progress to the elite levels. This program does not include international competition opportunities.