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Men’s Competitive Team

Our men’s competitive gymnastics team is one of the most prestigious gymnastics programs in the world. Houston Gymnastics Academy has produced hundreds of State and Regional Champions.

The men’s team competes from Level 3 to Level 10, and at the Elite Level, under the USA Gymnastics program policies and guidelines. Participation on our men’s competitive team is by invitation only.

2017/2018 Houston Gymnastics Academy Men’s Team Accomplishments

Level 4

Basel’s Invite 2017: First Place Team

Winter Beach Blast 2018: Second Place Team

Ricky Deci Invite2018: First Place Team

Houston National Invitational 2018: Second Place Team

Townsend Cup 2018: First Place Team

Texas South State Championships: First

Place Team and Super Team Champions

Level 6

Ricky Deci Invite 2018: First Place Team Division 2

Level 7

Winter Beach Blast 2018: Third Place Team
Blackjack Invitational 2018: Third Place Team

Level 10

Winter Beach Blast 2018: Second Place Team

Blackjack Invitational 2018: Second Place Team

Texas State Championships 2018: Third Place Team

Individual Awards

State All Around and Event Champions
Levels 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10

Regional Event Champions
Level 8

National Championships Qualifiers
Level 8 and 10

Henan “John” Zheng
Men’s Team Head Coach

John began his coaching career with the Liaoning Province Team in China where the team went on to receive Silver in the 2002 “Red River Cup” National Gymnastics Championship. In 2003, three of his gymnasts were recommended to the Chinese National Gymnastics Team and one received the honor title of Master of Sports. In 2007, John became the Head Coach for the Saudi Arabia National Men’s Team which went on to win back-to-back Silver in the 2008 and 2009 Gymnastics Competition in the Gulf States. He later won two First Place titles coaching the Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Team in the Junior Gymnastics Club in Singapore during the 2012-2013 season. In 2014, he came to the U.S. to coach at the Loudoun Gymnastics Center. During his first season 72 of his gymnasts received a top three title, and in 2015 the number of top three titles rose to 121.

José Manuel Súcart Cessé
Men’s Team Assistant Head Coach

José is originally from Puerto Rico where he both competed and coached. Jose served as Men’s Team Coach at Club Gimnastico Criollo (1997-2008), before coaching the Puerto Rican Men’s Junior National Team (2008-2016). He also served as Assistant Coach to the Puerto Rican Men’s National Team and Senior National Team that went to the 2013 World Championships and 2010 C’AC Games. The former Major of Caguas in Puerto Rico bestowed unto him multiple “Coach of the Year” awards for his work in Puerto Rican gymnastics.

Ajinka “AJ” Keskar
Men’s Team Coach

Originally from India, AJ made his mark in the gymnastics world with multiple awards, including Best Sportsman of the Year “Shiv Chattrapati” Award in (2015), Best Sportsman of the Year Award from Pune District Gymnastics Association (2015), State Champion (2013), District Champion (2008-2013), Third Place All-around National Champion (2013), Second Place National Champion on Parallel Bars (2013), Third Place on Parallel Bars in All-India Inter-University National Competition (2011). In addition to impressive accolades in the gym, AJ’s has studied extensively in the field of sports and exercise science, earning his Sports Science degree from the Austrailian Institute of Applied Sciences (2009), his BA in Physical Education from Global Open University in India (2013), and his MS in Exercise Science from the University of Houston, Clear Lake (2017).

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