Boys Competitive Team

Boys Competitive Team

The Boys team program or Men’s Junior Olympic program, is a competitive program that provides specific training based on the USA Gymnastics compulsory, optional and elite level requirements. The beginning level of competition starts at Level 4. A gymnast must have reach his sixth birthday to be eligible to compete.

The gymnasts will develop and improve their skills through the competitive program for each level, reaching structured goals and scores that will allow them to move through the levels.

Discover Gymnastics is pleased to have you join the Boy’s team program where your child will be challenged as they develop discipline, passion, and consistency in achieving skills and successfully accomplishing goals as they move through the levels of competitive gymnastics.

Meet The Team

Meet The Coaches

Edison Vernaza

Title: Boys Team Head Coach

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, USAG

Edison joined Discover Gymnastics in 2017 after relocating to the Houston area from New Jersey, bringing over 10 years of coaching experience with him.

Edison began his gymnastics training at the age of twelve in Cúcuta, Colombia and worked hard to have a remarkable gymnastics career, achieving many national and international awards.

As a proud member of Team Colombia for six years, Edison’s strongest events were Pommel Horse, High Bar, and Parallel Bars. Some of Edison’s proudest achievements include a National All-Around Champion title in 2005, 3rd Place finish on Pommel Horse at the Pan-American Championships in 2002  and a 2nd place team title at Bolivarianos Games in 2005.

In 2007, Edison was invited to start his coaching career in New Jersey to form a strong boys gymnastics program that cultivated dedicated boys who quickly begin earning State and Regional Championship medals.

Edison’s commitment, supportive demeanor and impressive track record with competitive boys gymnastics achievements is assisting our boys teams to stand out. Edison always has an upbeat energy and high standards which serve as inspiration for our young gymnasts to enjoy working hard at the sport they love.

It is Edison’s goal to see each gymnast reach their highest potential and he hopes to have all of our Boys Team on the podium this season. Edison knows the hard work it takes and the pride felt when your team succeeds.

In his free time, Edison enjoys to read and watch movies.

What do you love most about Discover Gymnastics? I love that all the staff have good knowledge of the sport and work as a team to have the best environment for the kids.

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Carlos Calvo

Title: Boys Team Coach

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

Carlos joined Discover Gymnastics in 2017 and is originally from Cucuta, Colombia.

Carlos joined gymnastics at the age of eight. In 2010, Carlos became a part of the Colombian National Team and competed for the first time at the International Arena in the South American Championships in Peru. Since then, Carlos has achieved significant personal accomplishments throughout his gymnastics career. A few of Carlos’ proudest accomplishments are being ranked #28 at World Gymnastics Championships, a Pan American Games Champion, South American Games Champion, 2nd place at Central American Games and 1st place at the 2017 Bolivarian Games. Carlos has contributed to several team wins for the Colombian National Team as well.

Carlos recently relocated to the Houston Area and currently competes as an Elite Level gymnast for Discover Gymnastics. Carlos’ favorite apparatus is rings and his next goal is to be a finalist at the World Championships. When he isn’t currently competing or training, Carlos assists Discover Gymnastics as a coach with our Boys Team Program.

In his spare time, Carlos enjoys movies, tennis and is a x-box gamer.

What do you love most about Discover Gymnastics: The familiar environment, the great friendship of the staff and the kids happiness.

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Juan Castro

Title: Boys Team Coach

Certifications: CPR/First Aid

Juan joined Discover Gymnastics in 2016 and is originally from Bogotá, Colombia.

Juan joined gymnastics as a very young child. He remembers being very restless and gymnastics became a productive and fun outlet for his energy. Each year of competition, Juan achieved significant improvement in his physical ability and was achieving top awards consistently. By the age of thirteen, Juan represented his country on the Colombian National Team for men’s gymnastics. Some of Juan’s proudest achievements in gymnastics include, “winning South American Champion three times, placing second at qualification for the Youth Olympic Games and winning 4th place on high bar in a Junior International Cup in Mexico.”

Juan relocated to the Houston area and currently competes as an Elite level gymnast in men’s gymnastics for Discover Gymnastics as well as assists in coaching and growing our Boys Team Program. His positive attitude and hard work ethic really shows every time he steps into the gym.

In his spare time, Juan enjoys reading, music and spending time with friends.

What do you love most about Discover Gymnastics: Discover Gymnastics is a great place. I love seeing the kids have fun and enjoy their classes. You can learn something new here every day!

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