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Harford Gymnastics celebrates 40 years

Harford Gymnastics celebrates 40 years

Youngsters have been flipping, twisting, spinning, climbing and rolling for 40 years at Harford Gymnastics.

February marks the 40-year anniversary of the inception of Harford Gymnastics founded by the late Frank Yapps. Yapps started the program to share his passion of gymnastics to not only teach skills, but also to use the sport as a means of developing confidence and character.

Yapps was a full scholarship gymnast from Temple University who moved to Maryland to pursue a physical education teaching career at Dulaney High School.

At that time he also took over the gymnastics dynasty established at Dulaney by George McGinty, who went on to pioneer Towson State’s women’s...