The boys gymnastics team was established in 1991 by current head coach Bryan Garoutte. The boys team practices year round and its members ages range from 6 to 18 years old. The team competes in Level 4-10 in the Junior Olympic program of USA Gymnastics. Placement onto the team is through invitation only by the coaching staff.
Meet the Coaches
Recreation Superintendent, Boys Team Head Coach
Bryan Garoutte started gymnastics in his senior year of high school. He then worked in Silverdale for two years coaching classes and boys team while going to college. He earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Seattle Central Community College. He then took the head coach’s position for the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District. He has coached for the Park District for more than twenty years. He began coaching the girl’s team for several years and then moved to coaching the boy’s team. He was the Men’s “Coach of the Year” for Washington State in 1992-93. He has trained several state & regional champions on individual events and in the all-around for the past 15 years. His favorite events to coach are the pommel horse, parallel bars and vault. Bryan enjoys coaching both boys and girls teams, however, is now coaching primarily the boys team. He was selected to coach at both the state and regional camps in past years and has directed the state camp. He was voted as the Men’s Program State Treasurer from 1999 to 2012.
Bryan "Wilbur" Peterson
Gymnastics Program Specialist, Assistant Boys Team Coach
Wilbur Peterson is extremely excited and proud to be back in the gym with BIGC! Wilbur began his gymnastics career as a Kindergym gymnast shortly after moving to the island in 1998. He joined the BIGC team in 2001 and competed for ten seasons before graduating from BHS. Growing up, his favorite event was (and still is) P-Bars. Wilbur began coaching classes and camps part-time once he turned 14, and returned seasonally to help with camps and team during summers while attending the University of Oregon, where he also coached boys’ team at The US Gymnastics Academy in Eugene. Wilbur is an FIG-certified men’s judge with five years’ experience and has judged state competitions in Oregon and Nevada as well as large region-wide meets like Rose City and Charity Choice, and he is very excited to help all of our gymnasts meet and exceed their competitive goals.