ANTWERP – Northwest Ohio Cheer and Tumble will officially open in Antwerp on Feb. 1.

Formerly known as K&S Tumblefit, the business is hosted below the MAC Gymnasium on the Antwerp Manor campus. The business was recently purchased by Blake and Kole Whitman.

NW Ohio Cheer and Tumble will offer the following classes at this time: tumble bees (ages 2-3), tumble bugs (ages 4-6), beginner, intermediate, and advanced tumbling for cheerleading.

Plans are also in place to start doing stunting classes, both 3-base and partner stunt. Private lessons will be offered for both tumbling and cheerleading tryout prep. The facility will be offering several other specialized classes and clinics soon.

Blake Whitman is a 2006 graduate of Hicksville High School. Following high school, he attended Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne where he was a member of the cheerleading squad. While participating in cheerleading, he competed at the national level three times. Blake competed in the partner stunt competition at the Canam Nationals in Myrtle Beach where the duo earned a second place finish.

While attending college Blake worked part time at the Tumble X cheerleading gym in Fort Wayne.

He coached several tumbling classes ranging from beginner up to advanced, partner stunt classes, and 3-base stunting classes.

Over the past several years Blake has been volunteering with the advanced tumbling group for K&S as well as the Antwerp High School Competition Squad. Blake has assisted Jr. high and high school cheerleading squads at Antwerp, Hicksville and Fairview with tumbling, stunting, and competition prep.

Blake & Kole have two children: Katherine, age two, and Emma age 13, and reside in Hicksville.

For more information or to see all events please follow their Facebook page at: Northwest Ohio Cheer and Tumble.