Bill Roth


1996 Individual Event World Championships Semi-Finalist
1994 Team World Championships Team Member

Hometown: Mohegan Lake, N.Y.
Residence: Philadelphia, Pa.
Birth Date/Place: August 21, 1970/Yonkers, N.Y.
Club: Temple University
Coach: Fred Turoff
College: Temple University
Graduate with Bachelor of Arts degree in real estate
Years on Senior National Team: 6 (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93-unranked, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96)
Began Gymnastics: 1976
Favorite Apparatus/Event: High bar
Hobbies: Relaxing, Doing other sports



Roth won his first international all-around title at the 1995 Visa Challenge. He was coached by his father throughout his high school career. Roth is the all-time leader in EIGL titles winning nine championships while at Temple University. He made U.S. Championships history in 1990 when he scored the first 10.00 with his optional high bar routine. Roth's bounty of five gold medals at the 1990 Olympic Festival tied the record for gymnastics set in 1983 by Olympian Scott Johnson. He also holds the record of highest score on the high bar at an Olympic Festival with a 9.9. Roth spent the 1991 and 1992 seasons rehabilitating from chest and knee injuries and came back strong in 1993, finishing sixth all-around at the 1993 Coca-Cola National Gymnastics Championships. On New Year's Eve 1994, he proposed to his fiancee Christina Monti, and they are engaged to be married in the summer of 1997. Roth is sponsored by Slovak Catholic Sokols.

International Competition

National Competition

updated: 01 May 1996