Cassandra Sopko

Gymnastics Instructor

Bio: Cassie’s gymnastics career began 21 years ago right here in Medina. She competed as a USAG Level 10 in high school and continued her career in college as a member of the Purdue University Club Gymnastics team. She graduated from Purdue with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. 

Cassie currently works as a Biomedical Engineering consultant, designing medical devices and writing quality systems for various medical device companies. Throughout her pursuit of a career in engineering, her love of gymnastics never faltered. She continues to compete in an adult gymnastics league as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs Alumni Team. She plans to continue flipping as long as she can. 

Cassie and her fiancé Dino have an energetic Australian Shepherd named Mufasa, and the three enjoy exploring the parks and trails around northeast Ohio. 

Motto: Never stop seeking new challenges!

Why I Like Coaching: Gymnastics has been my passion since I was a little girl. I love coaching because it means I get to watch other girls fall in love with the sport the same way I did. I love being able to share my experiences with the next generation of gymnasts and watch them grow as athletes. 

Fun Facts: I have donated over 10 inches of my hair to Locks of Love or similar organizations every two years since the age of 10. 

I injured my elbow in high school and my doctors said my arm would never handle the stresses of gymnastics again. I refused to believe that and came back to the sport six months later.