"I was searching for my son's first grips and was having no luck finding the ones his coach recommended in stock anywhere. I stumbled upon Dekan Athletic and gave them a call. Their prices were much lower than other companies but I was worried that we'd have to wait 3 to 4 weeks for them to be shipped like every other place I called. I was fortunate to call and talk to their National Sales Director. He was so nice, very helpful and understood just how important a gymnast's first grips are. He worked his magic and got us the grips we needed for a better price than everyone else and got them delivered much sooner than expected. My gymnast was ecstatic and extremely grateful! We have had other members of our team order from Dekan since then, and they have all said the same thing - great selection, great prices and great customer service. We will definitely order from them again!"

-Lynn Irwin
Team Parent, Aspire Gymnastics Academy
Bentonville, Arkansas

"I received an e-mail from Dekan Athletic about ordering through them, and thought I'd give it a try. I was having difficulty getting information from other catalogs. I contacted Dekan with the items I was interested in purchasing and was impressed by their speedy reply, willingness to work with us, and their professionalism. I have purchased items from a men's high bar, to strap bar straps, to assorted other items, and I'm now compiling a wish-list for our next order. I appreciate the company's willingness to find me the best deal, to follow up on delivery statuses, and to personally e-mail or call me in regard to orders or questions. I feel fortunate that I found Dekan and their National Sales Director. My program is running smoothly and my kids love every new item we've purchased through them.
Thanks Dekan!"

Sue Visnosky, Gymnastics Coordinator
Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA
Sunbury, PA

"I've had the pleasure of working with Dekan several times this past year. It was wonderful to get great equipment at such great rates! I also appreciate the way they always follow up to see that the equipment was shipped in a timely fashion and that our needs were met."

Suzanne Fischer
Valley Twisters Gymnastics
Valley City, ND
2013 ND Club of the Year

"I can always count on Dekan Athletic to provide an extremely high level of customer service. They make ordering gymnastics supplies so easy!"

Jane Schrimpf
Altius Gymnastics
Franklin, WI

"Dekan Athletic has been great to work with! Competitive prices and great customer service! I would definitely recommend Dekan for your equipment purchases."

Alan Ponto
Owner, Just Jymnastics
Rapid City, SD

"For the short time that I've worked with Dekan Athletic and their National Sales Director, I have received nothing less than outstanding service. The prices are great, and all it takes is one quick e-mail and the products are at your door in just a few days. It's really convenient and they carry about anything you need. I will continue to work with Dekan in the future for all my gymnastics and fitness needs."

Ric Voorhies
Gym X-treme
Lewis Center, OH


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Meet The Team

Chris Casula – President

Chris Casula joined the Dekan Athletic Equipment Corporation in 2009. Chris has over 30 years of experience in executive management. Prior to his work at Dekan Athletic he served as a turnaround management consultant and as the President of his own Internet Company that provided customer relationship management solutions using technology, marketing, and the internet. Earlier in his career, he served as a corporate executive and as a technology management consultant to a client list of Fortune 1000 companies. In recent years he has been very active with not-for-profit organizations.

Chris attended the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Send Chris an email: chris.casula@Dekanathletic.com

Paul Kalinich – Partner

Paul is a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and he also received his J.D. degree from Cornell. Paul was a football player under the tutelage of Coach George Dekan at Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He played college football at Cornell and after graduation, while attending law school, served as a coach of the Cornell football team.

Paul is a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and he also received his J.D. degree from Cornell. Paul was a football player under the tutelage of Coach George Dekan at Glenbard West High School, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He played college football at Cornell and after graduation, while attending law school, served as a coach of the Cornell football team.

Chris Riegel – National Sales Manager

Chris Riegel joined the Dekan Athletic Equipment Corporation in August 2013. A former competitive and Olympic gymnast, Chris has traveled around the globe as a top gymnast at the Junior, NCAA and National levels. A few of Chris’ awards and honors include:

  • 8-time US Men’s National Team Member (1977-1984)
  • NCAA Division 1 All-American (1983, 1984)
  • Member: University of Nebraska NCAA Team Champions (1983)
  • Member: 1984 US Olympic Squad
  • US National Vault Champion (1981, ’83, ’84)

Following his competitive career, Chris shared his expertise as a motivational speaker for the USGF and as a member of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Speaker’s Bureau. He served as a gymnastic club owner and coach in North Carolina, leading his team to become both regional and national champions. After serving as the National Kidney Foundation’s Director of Public Relations and Special Events, Chris returned to the gym once again, serving for 10 years in the northwest Chicago area as a Head Coach and Program Director, guiding his girls to Levels 9 and 10 Nationals and full college scholarships. Chris has two sons and is originally from Reading, PA. He now resides in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Send Chris an email: chris.riegel@Dekanathletic.com

Andrea Casula – Office Manager

Andrea joined Dekan Athletic in December 2009 as the coordinator of marketing and sales, and the office manager. Andrea has over 40 years of experience in business administration, office management, graphic design, marketing, and new business development. Andrea helped organize a resource fair in Washington D.C. showcasing products and services for senior level management in the insurance brokerage industry. Andrea also was actively involved in developing sales leads for a large global brokerage firm.

Andrea attended Northern Illinois University and the Insurance School of Chicago.

Send Andrea an email: andrea.casula@Dekanathletic.com