Mr. Joshua Montfort first came to the University of Maryland and the Gymkana Troupe in the fall of 1989. As a Gymkana team member he held leadership positions such as Vice-President and Equipment Committee Chair. He also won two Best Act Awards, the George F. Kramer Award, and the David A. Field Best Trouper Award. During his time at the University of Maryland, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 1993 and received the Outstanding Senior Award for the College of Health and Human Performance (currently the School of Public Health). Josh also earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology of Sport in 1996.
Josh has been a gymnastics coach for over 20 years. He began his career by coaching gymnastics and diving for local area teams. During his time on the troupe, he also coached the Gymkana Summer Camp. Following graduation, Josh was hired as an assistant coach for the Gymkana Troupe and has been coaching the group ever since. In 2001, he was appointed the Assistant Director of the Gymkana Troupe, Gymkana Summer Camp, and Gymkana Saturday Program. In 2012, Josh was appointed the Director and Head Coach of the Gymkana Troupe, Gymkana Summer Camp, and Gymkana Saturday Program.
In addition to his roles with Gymkana, Josh taught physical education in the public schools for five years. He is also the current gymnastics facility coordinator and an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland.
Ben was a member of the Gymkana Troupe from 2004-2008. During his membership, Ben was a recipient of the Best Trouper Award in 2006 and Best Act Award in 2005, 2006, and 2007. He served one term as the Troupe's Historian and two terms as President. Ben graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and joined the Gymkana coaching staff in 2008. Ben also holds a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Todd Supple started at the University of Maryland and on the Gymkana Troupe in 1980. During his time on the Troupe, he served as Chair of the Staging and Music Committees. He also served one term as Secretary of the Troupe. In 1982 he was part of the Vaulting Act that won the Best Act Award for that year. After graduating in 1986, Todd continued to help with the Troupe in an unofficial capacity until in 1992 Dr. Joseph Murray, the Director and Head Coach at the time, made him one of the Troupe’s coaches. Mr. Supple has continued in that capacity, and in making 'Supple Fudge' for the troupers, ever since. He also works as a Process Control Engineer for WSSC, the water utility for Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.
Angie was a member of the Gymkana Troupe from 2001-2006. While on the team, her favorite acts were chairs, balancing, vaulting, and DMT. After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2006 with a BS in Kinesiology, she began coaching the Troupe in 2007. Angie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2009 and works full-time as a clinic director and licensed physical therapist at Maximum Performance Physical Therapy. With over 20 years of experience in the sport of gymnastics and an extensive training in injury prevention and orthopedic physical therapy, Angie enjoys the opportunity to keep the Gymkana athletes healthy and on their feet.
Sami was a member of the Gymkana Troupe from 2009-2013. While on the team Sami served as the Troupes’ Publicity Chair in 2011, Treasurer in 2012 and was the recipient of the Best Trouper award in 2013. During his time as a Trouper, he has coached with our Summer Camp program and is one of our current instructors for our Adults Gymnastics program. Sami holds a BS in Kinesiology and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marymount University.