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Tonya Case

Class of 2023· Disciplines(s): Acrobatic· Inducted as: Lifetime Achievement

As a dedicated champion of acrobatic gymnastics for nearly four decades, Case has directly influenced the sport’s growth within the U.S. and around the world. Case, who is a neonatal intensive care nurse by profession, has mentored dozens of athletes as an elite-level coach, placing athletes on the U.S. National Team for 17 consecutive years and coaching multiple athletes to international medals for Team USA.

Case has also served as a clinician, choreographer, and Brevet-rated judge and held high-profile leadership positions within the sport. She was a member of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee for 18 years, heading the body from 2006-2012. Since 2017, Case has been president of the Pan American Gymnastics Union Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee, and under her leadership, the number of Pan American countries with competitive national acrobatic gymnastics programs has more than tripled. Case has organized educational opportunities on every inhabited continent and has also contributed in various roles for multiple Pan American Championships, World Age Group Competitions, World Championships, and The World Games.