Our Founding Fathers

Rob Esse - Willmar

John Evans - Northfield

Craig Sandburg - New Prague

Mike Taylor - Faribault

Scott Young - St. Louis Park & Lindy’s Gymnastics - Mounds View


In 1982, out of the ashes of the old Minnesota Independent League, five clubs got together at Young's Gymnastics Academy in St. Louis Park to form the Minnesota Amateur Gymnastics Association, a few years later, renamed to the "Midwest" Amateur Gymnastics Association to reflect the number of teams from all over the upper Midwest that were involved.

A thank you and a tribute to the "Founding Fathers" who had the foresight to create an organization that would last and benefit thousands of young athletes.

That first year, the above mentioned clubs competed 6 teams at the "State" meet.

In 2018 MAGA had 61 clubs and 162 teams competing in girls gymnastics with over 1500 registered athletes.

Association members follow all rules and regulations set by NFHS.