Wolfgang Bientzle

Founder and Head Coach

 

rolling@ChicagoWheelJam.com

(312) 375-5264

​​Chase (Salmon) Park

4701 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

Thorndale Gym

1246 N. Thorndale Ave.

Chicago, IL 60660

Willye B. White Park

1610 W. Howard St.

Chicago, IL 60626

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to introduce people of all ages to the sport and spectacle of Wheel Gymnastics. We invite children, teens and adults to join our diverse and inclusive community and roll with us – to perform, compete, stay fit or simply for the fun of it. In teaching people to harness the motion of the wheel we seek to bring out each individual’s innate superstar; to empower via the confidence that grows from mastering great feats; and to enable the satisfaction and happiness derived from cooperation and teamwork.

 

As cross-practice for the art of wheel, we offer basic instruction in modern circus arts through which children and adults can find yet more creative ways to connect, perform and shine.

Wolfgang Bientzle
Founder and Head Coach

Wolfgang Bientzle started wheel at the age of 6 in Taunusstein Germany and went on to become the most successful competitor and wheel performer. He has garnered 8 World Champion Titles, 11 European titles and over 60 German National Titles. He has performed for Cirque du Soleil, Disney, NBA, NFL, NHL, Holiday on Ice and more than 70 TV shows world wide. 

 

Besides his accomplishments as performer and competitor he has a master's degree in Sports Science from the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany), and he worked as director, producer and choreographer for the Gymnastic Federation, Cirque du Soleil and other companies. 

Under his lead the gymnastic wheel club TSV Taunusstein became the most successful club worldwide with numerous titles at World, European and German Championships as well as leading an international wheel show troupe that traveled the world to introduce wheel gymnastics. 

Wolfgang now lives in Chicago and has made Chicago the center of North American Wheel Gymnastics.