A trampoline and tumbling judge from 1971 through the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Pat Wilson Henderson has represented the US in approximately 30 countries as a coach, judge, and teacher.
She is a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Coach of the Year award and Women in Sport Award. Henderson opened her first gymnastics facility in 1976 in Tulsa, Okla., and opened Minnesota Twisters in 1984. Since 1974, she has had a national qualifier every year, and many of her trampolinists were members of the national team and earned individual titles.
Henderson has also produced international competitors – a world age-group medalist, world team members, one world team bronze medalist, two world team gold medalists, and the 2004 Olympic Team alternate. She has been a member of the US coaching staff, as well as a US World Championships team coach.
From 2001-2004 Henderson was a member of the FIG Trampoline Technical Committee and received the FIG Silver Recognition in 2005 for her dedication and service.