Miles (Parker) Raque

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Coach

Parker began his gymnastics career in his hometown of Louisville, KY at the age of 4. He attended Champion Gymnastics for most of his athletic years, where upon graduating from high school, he was recruited to compete on the men's gymnastics team for Penn State. Some of Parker's accolades include being nominated for captain in his senior year and earning 4 All-American Honors for top performances at the NCAA men's gymnastics championships! The honors were in 2011 - Floor Exercise and Vault, 2012 - Floor Exercise, and 2013 - Still Rings.

Parker graduated from the Smeal College of Business with a degree in Marketing. Smeal College is under the Penn State academic system. After graduating, he spent 2 years with a Christian ministry called YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and had the opportunity to spend many months traveling in Asia. Lastly, Parker was living on the islands of Maui and Oahu for a little while, before moving to Fresno, where he is currently working full-time representing a medical device company utilizing high technology in operating rooms.

Some of Parker's hobbies include surfing, playing guitar, working out, traveling, and watching his favorite teams: Penn State Nittany Lions and the Cincinnati Bengals! Oh, and let's just add that his younger sister by two years, was also on the cheerleading team at Penn State! With all that time watching and learning all about cheer, Parker is now dedicated to improving the tumbling skills of our Pyramid Athletics cheer team! Thank you, Parker, for assisting us in the sport that makes everyone want to flip!