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Coach Trent

Trent is originally from Buford, Georgia. He trained in gymnastics under Coaches Dave Wise and Sam Zaretsky as well as Nathan Simmons, Trent was the State All-Around Champion his Senior Year in High School. He Competed at 5 Junior Olympic Championships. He was a division 1 gymnast at at the University of Illinois in Chicago where he competed Rings, P-Bars, Floor and Vault. He Qualified for the NCAA National Championships three years as a Rings Specialist. Trent was a team Captain at UIC and won the best Sportsmanship award and the Senior Gymnast Award. During his Junior year, Trent competed on the American Ninja Warrior TV show, Trent was dubbed as the Dyslexic Ninja and was invited to be the key note speaker at the "Say Dyslexic" Congress in Washington. Trent was invited to meet with Congressman Doug Collins and Adam Kinzinger and Senator Marco Rubio to discuss his life ad a D1 Athlete with Dyslexia and Hearing Impairments. Trent Graduated form UIC in 2016 with a degree in Anthropology. Trent is very passionate within the GYMACT Program where he has served as the Assistant Coach to the NIU team over the past 3 years. Trent was awarded the GYMACT Collegiate Assistant Coach Of The Year Award.