Our Staff

Harlan Bensley (Grandpa ponytail puller)

Position – Permanent fixture in the gym
Experience – 100 years in gymnastics – including collegiate at Iowa State. Started coaching gymnastics in Denver in 1960, and began Grand Junction Gymnastics in 1985 with his son Brian.
Certifications – Selected into the Colorado Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997 for his influence in the sport of gymnastics.
Education – Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Science.
Hobbies – Fishing (anyone want to go?) and 6 grand kids.

Brian Bensley

Position – President of KidzPlex. Girls Head Gymnastics Coach
Gymnastics Experiences – 8 years in gymnastics. 1 year collegiate.
Certifications – PDP administrator. USAG pro member. USAG Safety certified, meet director certified.
Coaching Experience – 35 years coaching. High school assistant coach and judge. Head team coach AZ Spinettes. USAIGC National coach. Owner/director of GJGA for 26 years.
Education – BS in Electronics Engineering.
Hobbies – Snow sports, Water sports, Dad

Kerri Bensley

Position – Program Director. Girls Head Gymnastics Coach.
Gymnastics Experience – 10 years in gymnastics. USGF Class 2 State champion.
Certifications – USAG pro member. USAG safety certified. USAG Skill evaluator. First Aid/CPR certified.
Coaching Experience – 25 years coaching and choreography at GJGA. NCA dance instructor. Choreographer for Jr Elite National floor champion.
Education – 2 years medical/business at Mesa State.
Hobbies – Shopping, Watersports, Mom.