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Training Staff

  • Marc Tangeman General Manager / Director of Sports Performance

    Marc is originally from Papillion, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Exercise and Health Science. He spent 2+ years with the UNL Sports Nutrition Program as a Lead Intern.

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  • Ian Bonder Performance Coach

    Ian was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. While at UNO, he completed his internship here with Going Vertical, continuing on as a part-time coach after completing his internship.

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  • Dakota Coats Performance Coach
    Dakota is a graduate of Kansas State where he received his Masters in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dakota has coached at the Junior High and High School levels, teaching the fundamentals of strength training to athletes of all backgrounds. He also interned with the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball strength and conditioning programs at Kansas State. Learn More


  • Christy Nielsen, PT, DPT

    Christy is from Treynor, IA, where she was a four-sport athlete, excelling in cross country and track. She attended Creighton University, earning undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science and Psychology, as well as her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

  • Ethan Hunke PT,DPT,ATC
    Ethan Hunke PT,DPT,ATC

    Ethan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2011, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T.



 At Going Vertical Sports Performance our philosophy is very simple. Our programs are based on over 15 years of proven success and are designed to help athletes of all ages and abilities reach new levels and achieve their goals. Whether you are a youth athlete looking to join a competitive team for the first time, a high school athlete preparing for college, or anything in between we have a program that will fit your needs. This philosophy applies to all sports and abilities and will result in improved performance.

  • Ryan and Bridget Olsen
    Ryan and Bridget Olsen Co-Owners
  • Cody and Michelle Levinson
    Cody and Michelle Levinson Co-Owners

As the Owners of Going Vertical we are excited to see the growth of all of our Athletes.  We are constantly striving to create an atmosphere that is fun, family oriented, enthusiastic and a facility and training program where Athletes Dreams become a reality!

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