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Youri Vorobyev

Class of 2024· Disciplines(s): Acrobatic· Inducted as: Coach

Since joining the USAG acrobatic community as a coach in 2002, Realis Gymnastics head coach and owner Vorobyev has made an indelible impact on the discipline. He coached U.S. mixed pair Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth to their first and second World Championship gold medals in 2002 and 2004, the first acro athletes to do so for the country. He most recently coached men’s pair Angel Felix and Braiden McDougall to the first World men’s pair gold medal for the U.S. in 2022. In World Cup competition, Vorobyev coached two sets of the country’s first World Cup Series title winners in mixed pair Ryan Ward and Kyley Boynton, and in men’s pair Felix and McDougall. He has coached junior and senior gymnasts to more than 60 U.S. titles since 2002 and has coached four sets of World gold medalists, six sets of World silver and bronze medalists, two sets of The World Games medalists, seven sets of World Cup gold winners, and three sets of World Cup silver and bronze medal winners. Vorobyev has been named the Acrobatic Coach of the Year six times and has also held the position of National Team coach in the discipline from 2013-19. He is married with one daughter and two grandchildren. Before immigrating to the United States, Vorobyev received a master’s degree in Gymnastics & Acrobatics from Pedagogical University of Ushinskiy in Odessa.