Tisa Penny
Birthdate: 9/1/1979
Program: Acrobatic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: West Jordan, UT
Club:
Head Coach: Tisa Penny
Other Coaches: Tonya Case
Career Highlights
Tisa is coached by Tisa Penny and Tonya Case at West Coast Acrobatics in Livermore, California.
About Tisa Penny
Hometown: San Leandro, CA
Name of College: Cal State Sacramento
College Graduation Year: 2002
Degree/Major: Communication Studies - Media
Year you began gymnastics: 1989
Favorite Event: Balance
How did you get involved in gymnastics: My very first tumbling coach started an acrobatic program in our dance studio when I was about 7.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It develops passion, discipline and good work ethic.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: to win a medal for the U.S. at World Championships
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: My parents are Jim and Louie Despeaux of San Leandro, California.
Names of sibling(s): 1 brother - Erik Despeaux. My husband's name is Ray Penny.
Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite school subject: Art
Hobbies or favorite activities: Outside of Acro - who has the time??
Favorite book(s): The Notebook
Favorite TV show(s): Friends, Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
National Competition Results
  • 2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-AA, DY, BL
  • 2006 National Championships, Kansas City, Mo. - 1st-AA, BL; 2nd-DY
  • 2006 World Team Trials, Crosby, Texas - 1st-AA
International Competition Results
  • 2007 World Cup Final, Puurs, Belgium - 3rd-AA
  • 2006 World Championships, Coimbra, Portugal - 6th-AA
  • 2006 Flanders International Acro Cup, Puurs, Belgium - 2nd-AA
Videos of Tisa Penny
LEGEND
  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic: AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acro: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline