Printer-Friendly Version

Jonathan Horton

Birthdate: 12/31/1985
Program: Men's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Cypress, TX
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Head Coach: Tom Meadows


Career Highlights

  • 2012 Olympic team member. Competed in high bar finals.
  • 2012 U.S. still rings champion and high bar bronze medalist
  • 2011 World Championships Team bronze medalist
  • Three-time American Cup all-around champion - 2006, 2007, 2011
  • 2010 World all-around bronze medalist
  • Two-time U.S. all-around champions - 2009, 2010
  • 2009 U.S. still rings and high bar (tie) champion
  • 2008 Olympic horizontal bar silver medalist and team bronze medalist
  • 2008 USA Gymnastics Men's Athlete of the Year
  • 2008 NCAA Nissen-Emery Award winner
  • 2006-2007, 2009-11 World Championships Team member
  • 2006 NCAA all-around champion
  • Holds Oklahoma records for career All-America honors (18) and career NCAA individual titles (six)
  • Won three NCAA team titles with Oklahoma (2005-06, 2008)


Personal Information

Hometown: Houston, TX
Twitter: @J_Horton11
Name of College: University of Oklahoma
Year you began gymnastics: 1990
Favorite Event: High bar
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I was a wild child. I once climbed a pole in the middle of Target all the way to the ceiling. I used to do back flips on my parents' bed and I rode a garage door to the top when I was 3 years old.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: It's always a thrill and a rush of adrenaline. The greatest thing in this sport is learning a new skill and perfecting it when you struggled on it for a while.
What are your goals for gymnastics?: To bring home a gold medal from the Olympic Games.
Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Father, Robert, is an engineer, and mother, Margo, is a realtor. Wife is Haley De Prospero (6/20/09)
Names of sibling(s): Older sister, Margo, is a dance instructor.
Family members in sports: Wife Haley was a gymnast at Oklahoma

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite music: 311 and Linkin Park
Favorite TV show(s): Family Guy, South Park, Deal or no Deal
Favorite Food: My favorite meal is bar b q chicken, refried beans, potato salad and a coke.

National Competition Results

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, San Jose, Calif. - 1st-SR; 2nd-PB; 3rd-AA; 5th-HB; 7th-FX; 8th-PH, VT
2012 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 1st-SR; 3rd-HB; 4th-AA; 5th-PB; 6th-FX(T)
2012 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX, SR, VT; 4th-PB; 5th-HB
2011 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 1st-AA; 2nd-SR; 3rd-FX; 4th-VT; 5th-PB; 8th-HB(T)
2010 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-AA, SR; 3rd-HB; 6th-VT
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 1st-AA, SR, HB(T); 2nd-FX; 4th-VT; 5th-PB
2009 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 9th-PB
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Gymnastics, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA; 2nd-FX, SR; 4th-PB, HB; 5th-VT; 10th-PH
2008 Visa Championships, Houston, Texas - 2nd-AA, SR, FX; 4th-VT; 6th-PB
2008 NCAA Men's Championships, Stanford, Calif. - 1st-Team, SR; 2nd- AA; 4th-PB(T); 9th-FX
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 3rd-SR
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 4th-PB, SR; 6th-AA
2007 NCAA Championships, State College, Pa. - 1st-FX, HB; 2nd-Team, AA(T); 3rd-SR
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-FX(T); 4th-PB(T); 6th-HB
2006 Visa Championships, St. Paul, Minn. - 1st-FX; 2nd-AA; 3rd-HB(T); 4th-SR
2006 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, Norman, Okla. - 1st-AA, FX, SR
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 2nd-AA; 3rd-FX, SR, HB
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind. - 5th-AA, FX, VT
2005 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships, West Point, N.Y. - 1st-Team; 3rd-AA, HB(T); 4th-FX
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - 1st-FX(T); 4th-VT
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Anaheim, Calif. -
2004 Visa Championships, Nashville, Tenn. -
2004 Winter Cup, Las Vegas, Nev. -
2003 National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1st-AA (Jr. Div.)
2003 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Savannah, Ga. - 2nd-HB; 3rd-AA; 4th-SR, PB
2003 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev. - Individual Event Finalist
2002 U.S. Championships, Cleveland, Ohio - 1st-SR, VT; 2nd-AA, FX; 5th-HB(T)
2002 U.S. Men's Qualifier, Colorado Springs, Colo. -
2002 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, San Diego, Calif. - 1st-AA; 2nd-FX, SR, VT, PB; 3rd-HB
2000 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Austin, Texas - 2nd-AA; 3rd-SR, VT
1999 Men's Junior Olympic National Championships, Houston, Texas -

International Competition Results

2012 Olympic Games, London, England - 5th-Team; 6th-HB
2011 World Championships, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team; 7th-SR
2011 Japan Cup - 2nd-Team
2011 World Cup, Glasgow, Scotland - 7th-AA
2011 AT&T American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 1st-AA
2010 Champions Trophy, Stuttgart, Germany - 6th-AA
2010 World Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands - 3rd-AA; 4th-Team
2010 Japan Cup, Tokyo, Japan - 3rd-Team
2010 17th Internationaux de France World Cup, Paris, France - 3rd-SR, HB
2010 Tyson American Cup, Worcester, Mass. - 2nd-AA
2009 World Championships, London, England - 8th-HB
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China - 2nd-HB; 3rd-Team; 9th-AA
2008 Tyson American Cup, New York, N.Y. - 5th-AA
2007 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - 4th-Team, AA
2007 USA vs. UKR vs. RUS, Kiev, Ukraine - 1st-AA; 3rd-Team
2007 Tyson American Cup, Jacksonville, Fla. - 1st-AA
2006 World Championships, Aarhus, Denmark - Team
2006 France/Switzerland/USA Meet, Paris, France - 1st-Team; 2nd-AA
2006 Tyson American Cup, Philadelphia, Pa. - 1st-AA
2005 Pan American Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1st-Team
2005 World Cup, Paris, France -
2003 Junior International Invitational, Yokohama, Japan - 2nd-AA; 3rd-HB
2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - 3rd-Team; 4th-AA(T)

Videos of Jonathan Horton

2013 Interview at P&G Championships Day 2
2013 Interview at P&G Championships Day 1
2012 Interview after Olympic Trials Day 1
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2012 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2012 Interview after Visa Championships Day 1
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Floor Exercise
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Pommel Horse
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Vault
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Still Rings
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 Parallel Bars
2012 Visa Championships Day 1 High Bar
2012 Interview welcoming to Winter Cup
2012 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2011 Interview after Worlds still rings final
2011 Interview after Worlds prelims
2011 Interview after Worlds podium training
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2011 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2011 Interview after AT&T American Cup
2011 AT&T American Cup Vault
2011 AT&T American Cup Parallel Bars
2011 AT&T American Cup High Bar
2011 Winter Cup Prelims Still Rings
2011 Interview thanking Hilton
2010 Holiday Greeting
2010 Interview after Worlds all-around final
2010 Interview after Worlds team final
2010 Interview after Worlds prelims
2010 Interview after Worlds podium training
2010 Interview after Visa Championships
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2010 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2010 Interview after Tyson American Cup
2010 Tyson American Cup Parallel Bars
2010 Tyson American Cup High Bar
2010 Winter Cup Finals Floor Exercise
2010 Winter Cup Finals Pommel Horse
2010 Winter Cup Finals Vault
2010 Winter Cup Finals Still Rings
2010 Winter Cup Finals Parallel Bars
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Floor Exercise
2010 Winter Cup Prelims High Bar
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Pommel Horse
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Vault
2010 Winter Cup Prelims Still Rings
2010 Interview - One question he wants to be asked
2010 Interview preparing for Tyson American Cup
2009 Interview after Visa Championships
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2009 Visa Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2009 Winter Cup Finals Parallel Bars
2009 Winter Cup Prelims Parallel Bars
2008 Horton and Hamm named to Olympic Team
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Still Rings
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Floor Exercise
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Pommel Horse
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Vault
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 Parallel Bars
2008 Olympic Trials Day 1 High Bar
2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Parallel Bars
2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Vault
2008 Olympic Trials Day 2 Still Rings
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Vault
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Floor Exercise
2008 Visa Championships Day 2 Pommel Horse
2008 Tyson American Cup Parallel Bars
2008 Tyson American Cup High Bar
2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Still Rings
2007 Visa Championships Day 2 High Bar
2007 Visa Championships Day 2 Parallel Bars
2007 Tyson American Cup high bar
2007 Tyson American Cup parallel bars
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 high bar
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 parallel bars
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 vault
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 still rings
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 pommel horse
2006 Visa Championships Day 2 floor exercise
2006 Tyson American Cup high bar
2006 Tyson American Cup parallel bars
2006 Tyson American Cup vault
2005 Visa Championships Day 2 pommel horse
2005 Visa Championships Day 2 still rings
2005 Visa Championships Day 2 high bar

LEGEND:


Log in