Beam Queen

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About the Founder

With her passionate energy and engaging demeanor, Samantha Peszek has quickly established herself as a bright young star both as a sports broadcaster and entrepreneur. Having been a gymnast for 22 years, she loves still being connected to the sport as a coach and founder of Beam Queen Bootcamp and an analyst for the PAC-12 Networks and ESPN.

Starting gymnastics at the age of 2, Samantha has always been a sports fanatic. She also played soccer and danced, but her gymnastics continued to excel, making her the youngest member of the national team at age 12.

Traveling the world competing for Team USA, Samantha was on the Pan American Games team that won gold in Rio and the World Championship team that won gold in Stuttgart.

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With her passionate energy and engaging demeanor, Samantha Peszek has quickly established herself as a bright young star both as a sports broadcaster and entrepreneur. Having been a gymnast for 22 years, she loves still being connected to the sport as a coach and founder of Beam Queen Bootcamp and an analyst for the PAC-12 Networks and ESPN.

Starting gymnastics at the age of 2, Samantha has always been a sports fanatic. She also played soccer and danced, but her gymnastics continued to excel, making her the youngest member of the national team at age 12.

Traveling the world competing for Team USA, Samantha was on the Pan American Games team that won gold in Rio and the World Championship team that won gold in Stuttgart.

Samantha and her team were later inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame for being the first ever USA Gymnastics team to win a World Championship gold medal outside U.S. soil.

One of Samantha’s biggest accomplishments is making the 2008 Olympic Team at age 16 and winning a silver medal with her team! She also prides herself with being able to attend a regular school and live at home throughout her elite career.

She graduated from high school in 2010 and accepted a full-ride scholarship to compete for the UCLA women’s gymnastics team.

Samantha is a three-time NCAA Champion (twice on beam and once in the all-around) as well as a 17-time All American. In addition to gymnastics, she was also on the honor roll every quarter at UCLA and was a member of the SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory committee) and Leadership Council.

She earned the Bruin Leadership award, which inspired her to create the Beam Queen Bootcamp. It happens to be a mix of her favorite things: motivating young gymnasts, traveling, and BEAM! She loves helping gymnasts accomplish their goals and always reminds her BQBC gymnasts that they can do anything they set their mind to.

Samantha truly believes that once you learn the tough lessons on beam such as confidence, hard work, and tenacity, you will have the tools you need to achieve success in all aspects of your life.

What else do we offer?

BQBC For Coaches

Your gymnasts can’t have all the fun here, right?! As much as I want them to learn my beam curriculum, it’s just as important (if not more) that I share with YOU what I’ve learned along the way. In terms of technique, simple is better. Simple corrections, simple drills… just keep it simple. This is why I’ve created the TRIPLE THREAT or the 3 rules of beam, so gymnasts can understand the foundation of beam and when things go wrong, it’s just easy to remember.

I also want to share my relationship with my coach. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty close. We had the healthiest coach/athlete relationship and the best part about it was he knew when to push me and when to pull back. He pushed me to my potential and believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I mean c’mon, how do you convince an athlete who was once too afraid to do a roundoff back handspring that she would be learning a double double?!

My philosophy is “the more knowledge & information you know, the better you can be as a coach, as an educator, as a mentor, and as a person.” If my stories or perspective help you in some way, great…that’s the point! I’ve put together a specific coaches curriculum- explanation of what your athletes will be learning, important qualities of a healthy coach/athlete relationship, and a chance to meet with me at the BQBC event to ask me any questions you’d like. So, head on over to the registration site to sign up for the closest location near you- Availability is limited!(You must also be SafeSport Certified to sign up!)

BQBC For Parents

Building a Champion

Gymnastics is the tool for Building a Champion

What can we parents do to help our daughters be champions?

The first thing is to define what we mean by a champion. I believe champions are gymnasts who work hard and persevere, they may not always be on the top of the award stand, but they are kind, caring, compassionate, intelligent, incredible, young people. After all, isn’t that what we want – to insure our daughters are good people and will be our future leaders?...

We all want our daughters to be happy, healthy and live up to the very best they can be! What I want to share with you is how we as parents can use gymnastics as the tool to help build champions in all of our daughters.

Gymnastics teaches so many life lessons like learning time management for school work, how to communicate with teammates and coaches, how to overcome fear and injuries, how to lead a healthy lifestyle, and how to persevere when you fall off that darn beam, again!

Parents can make a big difference in their daughter’s overall experience in gymnastics. Are you making a positive impact on your daughter and helping to build a champion?

How to Rock the Recruiting Process

Luan Peszek with Jill Hicks Consulting will present “How to Rock the Recruiting Process” a session for the optional level parents at the BQBC. The presentation will provide information and education on the college recruiting process including when to get started, is your gymnast good enough, the parent’s role in recruiting, etc.

JH Consulting advises college bound student athletes and their parents in the gymnastics recruiting process to find the best fit, both academically and athletically. Let’s face it, the recruiting process can be overwhelming for the gymnast and parent. The parent feels alone in helping her daughter get recruited and the athlete lacks the confidence and experience to know how and when to start the process. Our goal is to reduce the pressure on the parent and build confidence in the gymnast by providing expert advice and knowledge.

I will be offering this one-hour session for parents on site at the Beam Queen Bootcamp location.

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Where are our upcoming events?

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April 10 & 11, 2021

Las Vegas, Nevada

Brown's Gymnastics
5277 Cameron St #160
Las Vegas, NV 89118

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Levels: Levels 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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April 30 & May 1, 2021

North Wales, Pennsylvania: Session 1- Fri/Sat

Spirit Gymnastics
513 Dickerson road
North Wales, PA 19454

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Bronze & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, April 28th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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May 1 & 2, 2021

North Wales, Pennsylvania: Session 2- Sat/Sun

Spirit Gymnastics
513 Dickerson Rd,
North Wales, PA 19454

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Bronze & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, April 28th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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May 7 & 8, 2021

Salem, New Hampshire: Session 1- Fri/Sat

A2 Gym & Cheer
16 Garabedian Dr
Salem, NH 03079

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Levels 3-10, Xcel Silver and up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, May 5th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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May 8 & 9, 2021

Salem, New Hampshire: Session 2- Sat/Sun

A2 Gym & Cheer
16 Garabedian Dr
Salem, NH 03079

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Levels 3-10, Xcel Silver and up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, May 5th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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May 22 & 23, 2021

Grand Island, Nebraska

Nebraska Twisters
321 Stagecoach Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

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Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, May 19th @ 6:30 PM CT on ZOOM
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May 28 & 29, 2021

Sarasota, Florida: Session 1- Fri/Sat

Evo Athletics
7188 15th St E
Sarasota, FL 34243

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, XCEL Silver & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, May 26th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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May 29 & 30, 2021

Sarasota, Florida: Session 2- Sat/Sun

Evo Athletics
7188 15th St E
Sarasota, FL 34243

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, XCEL Silver & up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, May 26th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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June 11 & 12, 2021

Troutdale, Oregon: Session 1- Fri/Sat

Rigert Elite Gymnastics
831 NW Corporate Dr,
Troutdale, OR 97060

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Levels 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:30 PM PT on ZOOM
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June 12 & 13, 2021

Troutdale, Oregon: Session 2- Sat/Sun

Rigert Elite Gymnastics
831 NW Corporate Drive
Troutdale, OR 97060

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:30 PM PT on ZOOM
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June 18 & 19, 2021

Naples, Florida: (Fri/Sat)

Gymnastics World Naples
2187 Trade Center Way
Naples, FL 34109

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver and Up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, June 16th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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June 19 & 20, 2021

Naples, Florida (Sat/Sun)

Gymnastics World Naples
2187 Trade Center Way
Naples, FL 34109

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver and Up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, June 16th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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July 10 & 11, 2021

Fishers, Indiana

DeVeau's School of Gymnastics
9032 Technology Drive
Fishers , IN 46038

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Open to any and all levels!
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, July 7th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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July 10 & 11, 2021

Plainfield, Indiana

The Flip Zone
880 Andico Rd,
Plainfield, IN 46168

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Saturday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday: 9 AM- 1 PM
Levels: Open to any and all levels!
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, July 7th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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July 14 & 15, 2021

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Twisters Gymnastics
4625 Tower Terrace Rd,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411

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Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, July 7th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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July 17 & 18, 2021

Chanhassen, Minnesota

Classic Gymnastics
8185 Upland Circle
Chanhassen , MN 55317

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, July 7th at 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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August 13 & 14, 2021

Danbury, Connecticut: Session 1

Gymnastics Revolution
14 Starr Rd
Danbury, CT 06810

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Session: Wednesday, August 11th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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August 14 & 15, 2021

Danbury, Connecticut- Session 2

Gymnastics Revolution
14 Starr Rd
Danbury, CT 06810

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM

Levels: Level 3 - 10, Xcel Silver & up
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Session: Wednesday, August 11th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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August 27 & 28, 2021

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fri/Sat

Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave SE
STE 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Friday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Levels: Open to any and all!
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, August 25th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM
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August 28 & 29, 2021

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Sat/Sun

Grand Rapids Gymnastics
1601 Galbraith Ave SE
#301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Saturday: 3 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM



Levels: Open to any and all!
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Add-on sessions offered:
How to Rock the Recruiting Process: Wednesday, August 25th @ 6:30 PM ET on ZOOM


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