Tisa Penny

Birthdate: 9/1/1979
Program: Acrobatic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: West Jordan, UT
Club: West Coast Acrobatics
Head Coach: Tisa Penny
Other Coaches: Tonya Case

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Career Highlights

Tisa is coached by Tisa Penny and Tonya Case at West Coast Acrobatics in Livermore, California.
Personal Information

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: 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