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Jiani Wu & Yuejiu Li - Head Coaches & Owners

Jiani and Yuejiu have been coaching gymnastics for over 20 years. They first met when they were on the Chinese team at the Chinese national training center. They started dating right before the 1984 Olympics and got married in 1986. "Our whole family is in gymnastics, and we actually work really well together” says Jiani.

Jiani's Accomplishments:

  • Team USA International Elite Committee 

  • IL State TOPs Coordinator

  • 2013 Region 5 JO Coach of the Year

  • 2012 Elite Coach of the Year

  • 2010-11 USA Team -World's Assistant Coach

  • 2007 Region 5 Junior Olympic Coach of the Year

  • 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES – China Bronze Medal Team

  • 1981 Worlds 2nd place Team competition, the Chinese women’s first World Championships medal

  • Five-time Chinese National Champion

  • Chinese national team 1977-1985


Yuejiu's Accomplishments:

  • 2014 Inducted into INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS HALL OF FAME (Watch the Hall of Fame video here)

  • 2013 Region 5 Junior Olympic Coach of the Year

  • 2012 Region 5 Elite Coach of the Year

  • 2008 Chinese Women’s and Men’s Coordinator for the GOLD medal winning OLYMPIC team

  • 2007 World’s Gold Medal Chinese team Coach

  • 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES – Silver Medal Men’s team

  • 1981 World Championships - China’s first male World Champion placing 1st on floor

  • Chinese national team member for over 10 years

Anna Li

  • 2012 Olympic Team alternate that won the gold medal

  • 2012 U.S. Championship uneven bars bronze medalist

  • 2011 World Championships Team alternate that won a gold medal

  • 2010 NCAA Team Champion

  • 8-time All-American

  • Scored two perfect 10s on bars

  • 3-time Pac-10 champion (2010 & 2009 bars, 2007 beam)

  • Won 6 career Regional titles (4 on bars, 1 on vault and 1 on beam)

  • 3-year All-Pac-10 honoree in the all-around

  • Performed on the Post Olympic "Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions"

  • IL TOPS Program State Director

  • 2016 Region 5 Hall of Fame Induction (Watch introduction here) (Watch Anna's acceptance speech here)

  • FIG Brevet (Olympic Level) Judge

  • USAG Athlete Rep (Athlete Council)

Rebecca Thone

Coach Rebecca was once coached by Coach Yuejiu and Jiani. She was a 4 time Regional Qualifier and 2 time National qualifier. She was a bronze medalist on the balance beam and a medalist on the uneven bars at Eastern Nationals. She has been coaching gymnastics for 5 years. Her favorite events are Beam and Bars. Some fun facts about Coach Rebecca is that her favorite food is steak and favorite candy is Reese’s. She likes action movies, working out, bowling, and playing pool. An interesting fact about her is that she has never broken a bone!

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