David Kruse


Hometown: Lompoc, Calif.
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Birth Date/Place: July 17, 1975/Rockledge, Fla.
Club: USOTC
Coach: Ron Brant, Vitaly Marinitch
School: University of California at Berkeley
Graduated: December 1997
Degree: B.S., biology
Favorite Event: High bar
Hobbies: Golf, rock climbing, reading medical thrillers
Began Gymnastics: 1984
Years on Sr. National Team: 4 (1993-94, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99)



David is one of two children born to Larry and Susie Kruse. His performance at the 1996 NCAA Championships made him the first four-time all-American at Cal since 1968; he added two more all-America honors in 1997, bringing his total to six. He received his bachelor's degree in integrative biology from the University of California-Berkeley in December of 1997; he plans to attend medical school. David also served as an assistant coach with the Golden Bears men's gymnastics team. He began his competitive career under the tutelage of Kevin Prady, then was coached for one year by Olympian Ron Galimore, the Men's Program Director for USA Gymnastics. He enjoys golf, rock climbing and reading medical thrillers.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 01 Mar 1999