Hello!, Welcome to B.P. Elite Gymnastics. I am Zach Rickard, the Men's Gymnastics Head Coach. I was born and raised in Evansville IN. I graduated from Harrison High School. I am married to the love of my life Laura Rickard and we have 4 amazing children.
I started Gymnastics at the age of 4 due to my parents thinking I needed softer things to land on. At age 6 I started competing and age 7 I had qualified for the AAU Nationals as well as qualified every year afterwards for AAU Nationals. I won my first Gold medal at a age 9at the Junior Olympics as the National High Bar Champion. I was awarded as the Indiana Athlete of the year. Due to my success I was asked to compete my High Bar routine for the Olympic Gymnastics Exposition at Evansville's Robert Stadium. I reached level 1 by age 13, which at that time was the highest level for men's gymnastics as well as winning more gold medals at the Jr. Olympics and was the National Vault Champion. At age 16 I had a lot of interested colleges visiting me. In my gymnastics career I have won over 400 medals due to my work ethic and love for the sport. Throughout my career I had the opportunity to travel the entire Eastern half of US from Ann Arbor, Michigan , Texas. Competing was a wonderful time in my life and I had some amazing summer vacations thanks to Gymnastics.
I am very passionate and dedicated to this sport and to the kids who participate. I believe gymnastics is a doorway to may other sports as well. Gymnastics definitely pushes you are capable of reaching. I have to thank my Parents for their unwavering love and support through it all.
I can not put into words how excited I am to be Head Coach for the Men's program at B.P. Elite Gymnastics. This is not a job for me, its a blessing as well as a dream opportunity. I will be able to sculpt, motivate and encourage kids to pursue their dreams. The possibilities are endless and when you join the men's program, you gain a coach who cares about their athletes. I am looking forward to meeting all the new faces. Let's Go B.P. Elite!!