Meet the Staff!
E.T.A. is the only gym of its kind here in the Q.C. It is the only gym with an international coach that has world titles, and it is the only gym with a U.S.A. elite woman athlete from U.S.A.G. in the area.
Cari Caldwell-Winter - Master Tumbling Coach
Coach Cari is coaching her 3rd generation of athletes. Cari is the daughter of Ms. Sheila Rae who is well known in the Quad Cities for "Sheila Rae's Dance and Gymnastics" established in 1962. Cari has coached over 7,000 athletes in power tumbling. Being a gymnast, tumbler and dancer herself for years, she knows exactly what it takes to train to perfection. Scouted out by Bela Karolyi in 1985, she was invited to train in Texas with the hopes of a spot on the Olympic Team.
Cari has the knowledge and desire needed to train your athlete! Cari has 35 years of coaching experience in dance, trampoline, tumbling, cheerleading, diving, power tumbling, and gymnastics. She is an international coach who has also coached hundreds of state and national champions. She has coached 8 international competitors (2 of which were ranked 5th and 3rd in the world). The athletes competed against 32 countries. There is nothing this coach cannot teach. Cari is a proud mother of 8, five of her own and three adopted.
One being the Q.C.'s very own Sara Mullens, an international competitor born and raised in Moline, Illinois.