Rockey Gaines developed a passion for tumbling back in middle school never knowing that it would lead to something bigger in the future. However, it wasn’t until the end of his 11th grade year that he tried out for the competition cheer team at Dorman High School. That is when the fire began and cheer and tumbling became a strong passion. After high school, Rockey began coaching tumbling and competition cheer all while continuing to cheer on open teams. In 2005, he began coaching a group of TRYA cheerleaders in Travelers Rest and they later asked him to help form a competitive cheer team. Rockey has been in Travelers Rest every since and with the help of great friends, Tumble Tech (formally Cheer Zone Elite LLC) was formed September 2010.

Since we have been open, we have worked with cheerleaders from local schools such as Travelers Rest High School, Blue Ridge High School, Berea High School, and teams as far as Easley, Woodmont, and Hillcrest. At Tumble Tech, we strive to keep a safe environment that allows athletes the opportunity to advance. Our coaches have an array of knowledge in tumbling, gymnastics, college cheerleading, rec cheerleading, and high school cheerleading which ensures that we get the job done right each time. We have coached dancers, cheerleaders, and also kids that tumble for fun! Some of our tumblers have gone on to cheer at colleges such as Clemson, USC, Lander, PC, NGU, Limestone, and many more!




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Rockey Gaines

Gym Owner/Tumbling and Cheer Coach

Credentials and Certifications
  • CPR and First Aid
  • USASF Tumbling levels 1 - 6
  • USASF Building Levels 1 - 6
  • SafeSport with USASF and USA Gymnastics 


With a background of cheer and tumbling since 2002, Rockey has competed in high school cheer and all-star cheer. He has competed at the Cheerleading Worlds several times with different teams, won national titles from cheering and coaching, and won many high school cheer competitions as well. With tons of knowledge in the cheer and tumbling industry, Rockey has worked with numerous high schools, other cheer gyms, dance studios, and gymnastics facilities all over the upstate.


Rockey is a graduate of NGU with a degree in business administration. He is married to his wife Alisha and they have three children all under the age of 6 years old. They enjoy family time together as much as possible. They serve at their church with worship, security, and youth ministry.  Heres are few more things about Rockey:

  1. Favorite Food: Hot Wings and Pizza
  2. Favorite Vacation: Disney
  3. Beach or Lake: Lake
  4. Favorite Candy: Reeces 
  5. Favorite Team: Clemson
  6. What would be your theme song? Skee-lo -  I Wish
  7. Favorite Book: Holy Bible
  8. Favorite Hobbies: Tennis, Skiing, Guns, Hunting, Boating, Mountain biking, etc. 


Lindsey Mantooth


Developmental Tumbling / Cheer Coach



Chris Miele

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