olympic Dreams come true in Lafayette


Lafayette, Louisiana has a proud tradition of developing World and Olympic Trampoline Champions. It began in the 1960's with Coach Jeff Hennessy, who ultimately produced dozens of World and National Trampoline Champions. Today, the tradition continues with the Olympic Trampoline Academy (OTA), an organization that offers a comprehensive training program where Olympic hopefuls can reach their dreams. 

2000 and 2004 Trampoline Olympian and 6-time World Trampoline Champion Dmitri Poliaroush, founded OTA in 2005. The OTA Team trains daily under a successful disciplined structure. You are welcome to visit and watch Olympians in training anytim


Chris Estrada and Erin Blanchard began the OTA Olympic tradition in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Estrada was the first American male to compete in Trampoline at the Olympics.

Savannah Vinsant competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. She became the first American Trampoline competitor to make it to the final round, where she finished 6th.

Nicole Ahsinger continued our tradition and competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazile.


The future holds great things for OTA members. However, we need your help. 

OTA goals are to offer a range of funding for current athletes, including assisantce with travel and lodging expense to attend the various International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and USA Gymnastics events across the United States and around the world that are essential steps towards reaching the Olympic Games.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation (below) to help make dreams come true for our deserving young gymnasts.

Thank you for your support!


Finals of 2012 Olympic Trampoline event: 6th place OTA's Savannah Vinsant


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We love our supporters, so feel free to visit and observe a training session. 

With thanks to Tara Guidry, owner of Trampoline and Tumbling Express, OTA gymnasts train in a high-quality facility in Lafayette.

Trampoline and Tumbling Express

101 Steen Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508

(337) 326-0386



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