Moser coach, students earn honors

Debbie Moser

     Debbie Moser part owner/instructor of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics, was nominated for the honor of the Iowa USTA Coach of the Year 2020.

     The school has been teaching area youth for over 45 years in tap, jazz/hip-hop, ballet, and gymnastics, ages 2½ through adult in Monticello, Manchester, Dyersville, Independence, Strawberry Point, Edgewood, Clermont, Elkader and Guttenberg.

     Moser has also been a USTA certified USTA judge for 19 years, has served on the USTA Technical Board for 26 years, and has also been the Iowa State Chair for the USTA for four years.

     Rounding out the Moser team is Carmen Moser Payne, co-owner/instructor and head of the USTA Moser competition team, instructors Bernita Moser, USTA Ethics Board; and instructors Kattie Payne Schulte and Luka Marie Schulte.

Student nominees,


     Moser School of Dance and Gymnastic students has recognized its 2020 USTA and Moser nominees and award-winners.

     Annie Gulick, 15, daughter of Steve and Tina Gulick of Dyersville, was nominated for the Nationals 2020 Athlete of the Year. She was also recognized this season for her second-year Advanced level status. She has studied Dance and Gymnastics with the Moser School for 13 years and has competed in 11 of those years.

     Melanie Lutgen, 17, Sub-Advanced level, daughter of Mike and Beth of Dyersville, is nominated for the Iowa Achievement Title for the State of Iowa for her dedication, loyalty, and work ethics, and for being at the top of her level throughout her tumbling career. Lutgen has studied Dance and Gymnastics with the Moser School 10 years and has competed in nine of those years.

     Two Moser students were nominated for state and national athletic scholarships, and are seniors in the U.S. Tumbling Association. Olivia Thier, Advanced level, daughter of Krista and the late Ben Thier of Dyersville, has been with the Moser school for 14 years and has competed for six years. Reagan Dolan, Intermediate level, daughter of Pat and Mindy of Manchester, has had 12 years with the Moser School, all 12 competing.

     Katelin Ante, 15, Novice level, daughter of Brooks and Lindsey of Manchester, has been with the school for 10 years, eight of those competing. She is nominated for the Vickie Wilson Spirit Honor for good character, leadership, service to her family, team, school, and community.

     Izzy Lutgen 13, Intermediate level, daughter of Mike and Beth of Dyersville, is honored with the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics Dedication and Loyalty Honor for always being a role model, being in the gym working to achieve to the best of their ability, their spirit, work ethics, and never missing a chance to be in the gym. She has studied dance and gymnastics with Moser School for 10 years and has competed in nine of those years.

     “We could not be more proud of our hard working, dedicated, and loyal dancers and gymnasts and we appreciate all our students and their families for their continued support,” co-coach Debbie Moser said.

     The Moser season is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Information is available at and



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