Ohio Gymnastics Institute
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Ron Ferris opened the Ohio Gymnastics Institute in May of 1986 with less than 40 students. Since that time the company has grown to over 25 employees and provides learning opportunities and physical fitness for over 700 students every week.
As a competitor, Ron lettered in Gymnastics as a Junior and Senior at Annandale High School in Virginia. Ron also received a Varsity Letter all four years of College at James Madison University in Virginia. Ron attended JMU as a walk-on and was selected as the team All Around. Voted MVP for 3 years and team captain for 3 years, Ron received a gymnastics scholarship for Sophomore, Junior and Senior years and Competed at the NCAA Regional Championships in 1979 at LSU on Vaulting and Horizontal bar. While at JMU Mr. Ferris earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and three minors in Secondary Education, Coaching and Spanish.
Mr. Ferris has two sons, Ronald G & David L both of whom competed at the NCAA Level in Gymnastics. Ronald went to Ohio State where he became the 2005 NCAA National Champion on Horizontal Bar. David went to the US Naval Academy and currently is a Lieutenant assigned as a Drydock Officer in Washington State. Ron resides in Canfield with his fiance Anita Goff and her daughter Morgan Cheeks who is enrolled at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Some of Ron's professional accomplishments: