ChampWest's blog

Beau Regard Huddleston

Beau has been a member of the Champions Westlake team since birth, which was five human years ago. His favorite thing about the new gym is watching the kids from the balcony. Perhaps that comes from his French heritage. The French do love their terrace views. His athletic strengths are stretching and yoga, and he is especially adept at the downward facing dog pose. A gymnast at heart, Beau struggles a bit with the uneven bars based on his poor grip, but what he lacks in opposable thumbs he makes up for in spirit. That’s what we love about Beau. He’s always happy and smiling!

Nick Simmons

Hailing from Cedar Park, TX, where he cheered at both Cedar Park Middle and High Schools, Nick was hired to help us lead the CRUSH Cheer teams to their most successful season ever. He was also involved with Cheer Station, where he gained both competitive cheerleading experience and two years of coaching experience. At the college level, Nick cheered and competed at Blinn College in Brenham, TX before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin where he cheered, coached and completed his degree in Health Promotion and Fitness.

Micah Scarbrough

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Micah started training in martial arts at age 12. By age 16, he was training in martial arts competitively, as well as coaching. He coached through Rec Level 7, leading three teams to place at State tournaments. Micah was the first of 10 international WFPF coaches to gain certification and is the only one in Texas certified by the WFPF.

Rachel Scarbrough

Originally from Fallbrook, CA, where she started gymnastics at age 7, Rachel participated in the 2000 Olympic Trials and was a Bronze medalist for the 2001 World Championships. She's a three-time International Elite Team Member and attended The University of Utah on full scholarship, where she was a three-time All American. She has coached recreational gymnastics up to International Elite level for over four years and has had the privilege of working alongside the USA National staff. We are proud to have Rachel leading our Nitro Competitive Teams Program.

Gretchen Huddleston

A former University of Texas gymnast and cheerleader, Gretchen founded Champions Westlake in 1996, bringing 10 years of gymnastics and cheer experience to the west Austin community. Prior to that time, she worked as a counselor at both Friday Mountain Camp and Kanakuk Kamps, was a Young Life leader at The Kinkaid School in Houston, and taught preschool at Circle C Child Development Center.