20 Heartwarming Coaching Photos From The 2017 U.S. Summer Elite Season

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Lets take a minute to recognize the coaches who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help gymnasts achieve their dreams.

Here are 20 of our favorite and heartwarming photos of coaches and gymnasts from the 2017 U.S. summer elite season.

1. Riley McCusker and Maggie Haney


2. Emma Malabuyo and Kim Zmeskal Burdette


3. Olivia Dunne and Jennifer Zappa


4. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf with Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson


5. Jade Carey with Brian Carey and Janine Thompson


6. Annie Beard and Chris Burdette


7. Leanne Wong and Al Fong


8. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf and Brandy Johnson


9. Kim Zmeskal Burdette and her elites


10. Love Birt and Cleo Washington


11. Maile O'Keefe and Sorin Salcianu


12. Lily Lippeatt and Mary Lee Tracy


13. Gabby Perea and Yuejiu Li


14. Sienna Robinson and Kyle Khou


15. Grace McCallum and Sarah Jantzi


16. Jordan Bowers and Jessica Black


17. Audrey Davis and Ryan Roberts


18. Maile O'Keefe with Sorin and Tammy Salcianu


19. Adeline Kenlin and Mary Wise

20. Trinity Thomas and Jennifer Fatta


All photos by Christy Ann Linder.

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