Caitlin (Mack) Steffensen - Owner

 Hello! I am Caitlin (Mack) Steffensen the owner of Country Twisters Gymnastics. I attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a major in Exercise Science with a business minor. While in college I represented the NDSU Track and Field team as a pole vaulter. I was rated in the top 35 in the Nation my senior year. After college I returned home and started coaching gymnastics at Dakota Gold Gymnastics where I attended gymnastics as a child. I got engaged shortly after I graduated, and I am now married to my best friend, Cody Steffensen.

      My dream was always to open up my own gym. So when the opportunity was put in front of me to open a club here in Clear Lake, South Dakota, there was no doubt in my mind that it was something I would love to do. Sharing knowledge and skills I have learned over the years with young star filled eyes of young gymnast fills me with joy.

I was a USAG member and started competitive competition at age 6 as a level 4 and worked my way up to level 10 throughout my career.In seventh grade I joined the high school gymnastics program and competed varsity through my senior year. My senior year I was the All- Around, Bars, Beam, and Vault State Champion. That same year senior I was the Sarah Nitz recipient. This award I was most honored by.

      As a young gymnast I wanted to make it to level 10 and be a college gymnast. I accomplished one of my goals and made it to level 10, but God had another, as I found another talent in the sport of Pole Vaulting. I was able to get a scholarship closer to home and I found a new love in a new sport! I was granted so many opportunities through tis sport and new love. My eyes were opened up to a whole new world. One opportunity I will never forget was at ASU, where I jumped with members of the USA pole vault team! I now have team mates representing team USA and team Canada! GO BISON :)

Jennifer Turrill - Tops Director; Team Coach

Jennifer Turrill is the wife of Joseph Turrill who pastors at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lake Norden.  They have five children, one boy and four girls ranging in age from thirty-five to nine.
 Jennifer has been coaching gymnastics since 1981, starting at the Torrance YMCA in California, and then coaching for the Torrance Rec. Program and in 1984 coaching for The Olympic Committee in an intercity program.  Later moving to Temecula, Ca and coaching for SCEGA, National Training Center.  She also judged compulsory level gymnastics from 1997-2000.  A move across the country gave the opportunity to coach at another well known National Training Center in Burke, Va, Capital Gymnastics.  In 2007 a move to the midwest brought the family here.  Coaching in Watertown for four years and then at All American Gymnastics in Sioux Falls for two years.  During that time she was involved in the TOPS/HOPES program and was able to attend training camps, TOPS national testings and the Hopes Challenge all held at the National Training Center in Houston, TX.  Now Jennifer is coaching in Clear Lake and is excited to be part of Country Twisters.

Miriam Reppe - Xcel Coach

Miriam has been coaching gymnastics for the last two years. She found interest in the sport when her two daughters joined the program at Country Twisters Gymnastics. She started coaching our recreational classes and then moved up to the Xcel team with her daughters.  Miriam is USAG certified. 


Ashley Meyer

Ashley has been coaching our level 4 team for 2 years now. She is a mom of two and is a great mentor and coach to our young gymnasts. The energy she brings to the gym is contagious. She was a student athlete growing up participating in softball, and cheer. She is still is involved in coaching youth softball as well as coaching Deuel High School Gymnastics. Ashley is USAG certified.