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OLYMPIC HONOR: Chow's Gym Statue Unveiled


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Congratulations Chows!!
On July 11, 2013, the city of West Des Moines officially
renamed the street of Park Dr to Chow's Olympic Ave.
Chows Olympic Ave.

More GOLD for Rachel!!!

TORONTO, Ont., Canada, July 14, 2015 - Read More
The USA's Rachel Gowey of Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics, won the uneven bars gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games at the Toronto (Ont.) Coliseum.....

Team USA won GOLD Medal!!!

Rachel Gowey will represent USA to compete in event finals in Uneven Bars and Balance Beam.
U.S. women win team title
at 2015 Pan Am Games

2015 Pan Am Games, Canada



INDIANPOLIS, July 2, 2015 - USA Gymnastics has named the five women who will represent the USA at the 2015 Pan American Games scheduled for July 10-26 in Toronto, Ont., Canada. Among them is Rachel Gowey of Urbandale, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics.

Chow's Gymnastics had their 2014-15 Banquet at Echo Valley.
Click here to see the highlights.


Congratulations to the 2015 Women's Junior Olympic Championships
May 15-17, Des Moines, Iowa
Sophia Groth won Balance Beam
Courtney Loper finished 8th place on Floor and hit 4 for 4 at Nationals.
Emma Brown tied 2nd on Uneven Bars and became a NIT Bronze Medalist on Bars.

March 27, 2015

Griskenas, Kaloyanov advance in Lisbon

Congratulations Team USA, Norah Flatley, & Victoria Nguyen!!!
Norah Flatley and Victoria Nguyen represented Team USA at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy, from 3/24-3/29/2015, helping Team USA win team gold medals and all-around podiums.
Norah finished 2nd place in All-Around, 1st place in Balance Beam, & 2nd place in Uneven Bars.
Victoria finished 2nd place in Balance Beam.


USA GYMNASTICS: Jesolo, Italy - March 28, 2015
U.S. sweeps team, all-around competitions in Jesolo

Congratulations to Our 2015 New State Champions

Girl Optional State Meet in Cedar Rapids ( 3/14-3/15/2015 )
* State Champion Team: Girls Level 7 Team Members:
  Brooklyn Rowray, Leah Parton, Katherine Hanson, Alexa Ebeling, Isabel Treimer, Makayla Klein, Hallie Keith
*State Champion Team: Boys Level 5 in West Des Moines ( 3/28/2015 )
  Michael Nguyen, Josh Hixson, Bryce Mullin, Noah Madison, Kevin Chow

Girls Level 7 Brooklyn Rowray All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
    Katherine Hanson All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
    Isabel Treimer Floor
    Alexa Ebeling All-around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor
  Level 8 Gracyn Keith All-around, Vault, Bars, Floor
  Level 10 Carly Bauman Beam
    Julia Benson Beam

Boys Level 4 Thomas Eide All-around, Floor, P-horse, P-bars, Single bar
    Hawk Goodwin Rings, Single bar
  Level 5 Michael Nguyen All-around, Floor
    Kevin Chow P-horse, Vault
    Josh Hixson All-around, P-horse, Rings, Vault, Single bar
    Bryce Mullins P-horse, Vault
  Level 7 Chantz Nittler All-around, Floor, P-horse, Rings, Vault, P-bars, Single bar
    Jackson Mellencamp Vault, Single bar
    Jude Norris P-horse, Vault
    Matthew Nguyen Vault, P-bars
  Level 8 Ben Eyles All-around, Floor, P-horse, Vault, Single bar
    Colin Pitz P-bars, Single bar

State Results - PDF

Indianapolis, March 25, 2015


Congratulations to Carly Baumann
USA Gymnastics: Feb. 17, 2015
The 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup Series concluded this past weekend in Indianapolis, with the final 10 athletes advancing to the 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup, scheduled for March 6 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Carly Bauman of Chow's Gymnastics took top honors in the junior division & will compete in the junior competition.

Congratulations to our newest 2014 State Champions & Level 5 State Champion Team

2014 State Champs
2014 State Champs

Level 5 State Champion Team Members:
  Taylor Arbuckle
Catherine Aucoin
Jada Binder
CiCi Campero
Brooklyn Halbur
Ashley Hall
Haley Lamberson
Temple Landry
Sierra Olson
Hannah Paustian
Jaida Rhea
Kate Richer
Anna Schoenfelder
Reese Snavely
Morgan Svec
Shae Ung

2014 State Champions:
  Level 4:   Level 5:
  Hailey Gear Vault   Jada Binder Bars
  Sasha Gisi Bars   Brooklyn Halbur Vault
  Sidney Scharnberg Vault
  Haley Lamberson Bars
  Ady Schroeder Floor   Temple Landry Bars
  Skylar Stessman Vault
  Hannah Paustian Beam
  Taylor Weaver Bars
  Anna Schoenfelder Beam

2014 Level 4 State Champions
2014 Level 4 State Champions

Chow's Voted Best Elite Gym of 2014!!!

Becca from Gymnastike
Dec 22, 2014


Douglas, Raisman, Gowey and Nguyen were added to the National Team.

Chow's Gym might be next USA Olympic dynasty
  August 24, 2014  USA TODAY Sports     See full story
  August 23, 2014  Des Moines Register   Chow's Gymnast Wins JR Nat'l Title

Chow's International
Elite Gymnasts

Nice performance at 2014 Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago August 2.

Good Luck at P & G National Championships August 21-24, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA!
Left to right: Alexis Vasquez, Norah Flatley, Rachel Gowey, Victoria Nguyen

August 3, 2014  DM Register:
  Miller: That 'D' word being built by gymnastics coach Chow

Congratulations Chows, #2 Best Elite Gym in the Country!!!
  Jun 23, 2014  Gymnastike   See full story

Chow's Challenge, another great winter meet in Houston.
See more info at

Des Moines will play host to 2015 U.S. Women's National...
INDIANAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 - The 2015 U.S. Women's National Junior Olympic Championships is heading to Des Moines, Iowa, May 15-16.

Des Moines lands marquee USA Gymnastics event for 2015
Iowa will host the 2015 U.S. Women's National Junior Olympic Championships, expected to attract 500 of the country's top gymnasts to Hy-Vee Hall.    see article

News from Pactific Rim Championships in Canada:

Congratulations for Norah Flatley who helped Team USA win 1st Place Team and won Balance Beam in event Finals on 4/11/2014.

Can gymnasts Norah Flatley, Rachel Gowey be the next Shawn or Gabby?
    Bryce Miller, Des Moines Register - 4/3/14

Norah Flatley will represent Team USA to compete at Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, B.C., Canada, April 9-11, 2014. see article

Jesolo, Italy:

Rachel Gowey (Sr) & Norah Flatley (Jr) helped team USA win the 1st place team (USA Italy Romania Japan Australia). Rachel took 5th in AA and Norah took 3rd in AA and Beam champion!

Congratulations to Our New 2014 State Champions
The Chow's Boys Gymnastics Teams competed in the Iowa Boys State Meet on March 22nd in Iowa City.

Level 4
The Level 4 team placed 1st in team competition

Individual All-Around Awards included:
 Age 6Bryce Mullins 1st (Chariton)
Thomas Eide 6th (Des Moines)
 Age 9-10Noah Madison 1st (West Des Moines)
Josh Hixson 2nd (Norwalk)
Pictured (l to r): Noah Madison, Thomas Eide, Bryce Mullins, Josh Hixson, with Coach Nong Qiang.

Level 5
The Level 5 team placed 1st in team competition

Individual All-Around Awards included:
 Age 7-8Michael Nguyen 1st (Fort Dodge)
Kevin Chow 2nd (West Des Moines)
 Age 9-10Jude Norris 1st (Altoona)
Pictured (l to r): Michael Nguyen, Jude Norris, Kevin Chow, with Coach Nong Qiang.

Level 6
The Level 6 team placed 1st in team competition

Individual All-Around Awards included:
 Age 9-10Matthew Nguyen 1st (Des Moines)
Jackson Mellencamp 4th (Prole)
 Age 11+Chantz Nittler 2nd (Prole)
Pictured (l to r): Jackson Mellencamp, Matthew Nguyen, Chantz Nittler, with Coach Nong Qiang.

Level 7
The Level 7 team placed 2nd in team competition

Individual All-Around Awards included:
 Age 13+Benjamin Eyles 1st (Ames)
Will Garrison 4th (West Des Moines)
Colin Pitz 6th (Ankeny)
Pictured (l to r): Will Garrison, Benjamin Eyles, and Colin Pitz

Congratulations to Rachel Gowey and Norah Flatley
Rachel and Norah will represent Team USA competing in Italy March 22-23, 2014.
USA Gymnastics announces U.S. Women's Team for 2014 City of Jesolo Trophy
2016 Olympic Hopeful Norah Flatley Set for International Debut

Congratulations for Victoria Nguyen on becoming an International Elite Gymnast on March 17, 2014 and for qualifying for 2014 P & G Championships!

Congratulations to all of our Optional Gymnasts
Great Job at 2014 State Championships

Regional Qualifiers:
Level 10: Courtney Loper & Emma Brown
Level 9: Emma Huntley, Julia Benson, Allie Gilchrst, Carly Bauman
Level 8: Lauren Hamilton, Sinclair Bagwell

2014 State Champion Team:
Level 6: Lainie Jackson, CJ Everret, Mikayla Klein, Katherine Hanson, Alexa Ebeling, Brooklyn Rowray, Leah Parton, Isabel Treimer

Congrats to Emma Brown (1st year level 10) who qualified to 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup, scheduled for Feb. 28 in Greensboro, N.C. The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held the night before AT&T American Cup at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Very best of luck to Emma!

Chow's Way
Iowa's Living Magazine
Feb. 12, 2014

Students from across the state and country seek Liang Chow's expertise when training in gymnastics.

2013 P & G National Championships:
Congratulations to Norah Flatley on finishing 5th place in All-around and 2nd in Balance Beam.
Congratulations to Alexis Vasquez on 3rd place in Balance Beam.
see article

Liang Chow joins Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame
Des Moines Register - August 18, 2013

Gabby wins Olympic GoldOlympic Rewind: Gabby Wins Gold

Posted August 2, 2013

Gabby Douglas takes Subway's
Sportswoman of the Year
& YoungStars Awards
Gabby takes Woman of the Year 
see the full article

Congratulations to our new International Elite Qualifiers

Alexis Vasquez, Norah Flatley,
& Rachel Gowey
(pictured l to r)

They will all be competing at the
Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago, IL
on July 27, 2013.

Good Luck!!
International Elite Qualifiers

Congratulations to our 2013
Level 9 Western and Level 10 National Qualifiers


Westerns:    JR AEmma BrownFloor - 9.475 (5th)
 JR BJulia BensonFloor - 9.525 (2nd)
 SR AEmma Huntley 
Nationals:    JR BCourtney LoperBeam - 9.475 (5th)
Floor - 9.575 (8th)
AA - 37.55 (8th)

2013 Western
Floor Silver Medalist:
Julia Benson


Congratulations to our Xcel Gymnasts & Coaches!
Great Job at State Meet

Results:        (Click on a team below) 
 Bronze TeamGold Team 
 Silver TeamPlatinum Team 

Congratulations to our 2013 State & Regional Champions

Reg Level 6  Reg Level 7  Reg Level 6

Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7
Click here for results & more pictures.

Iceberg Open 2013

Level 5 Team


Nike Presents Kinect Training with Shawn Johnson
Showcasing Shawn Johnson & Des Moines in a Nike Commercial.

The Year In Review

As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the past 12 months in gymnastics. It's definitely been filled with inspiration, weirdness and heartbreak.

Stretching Out: The Year In Review, From A to Z
International Gymnast Magazine - Dec. 31, 2012

Congratulations to TEAM USA & GABBY DOUGLAS on their Olympic Gold Medals!!!

Mall Poster
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Mall Picture
  Mall Picture
Pictures taken during event  

Newscasts & Articles

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Chow's Celebration Picnic

Chow's Celebration Picnic

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Try-out Information

Due to the volume of requests, and the busy schedule of Chow and Li, please follow these guidelines if you are interested in trying out for Chow's Team:

All candidates must first send a video of current performance along with gymnast's competition results directly to the gym at:

2015 Chow's Gymnastics & Dance Institute
2210 & 2218 Chow's Olympic Ave. West Des Moines, IA 50265

Upon selection, you will be notified to make arrangements for a personal try-out or evaluation.


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