Four members of Alexander Naddour's immediate family were or are collegiate gymnasts: his father, Mike, at Arizona State University; his mother, Sandy, at Ohio State University; and his brother, Anthony, who is attending the University of Oklahoma along with Alex. Naddour, who says he was born into the sport, also has a stepbrother Justin, who is a gymnast, and stepsister Bailey, who does cheerleading. Naddour's father owns a gym and coached 2004 Olympian Jason Gatson until he was 15.
Naddour is one of the five 2011 U.S. World Championships Team members with an affiliation with the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a junior, along with Dalton, and trains with Sooners head coach Mark Williams.
The first-time World Championships participant excels at the pommel horse, winning the title at the 2011 Visa Championships and the 2010-11 NCAA Championships. At the 2011 Visa Championships in Saint Paul, Naddour finished seventh in the all-around competition.
Though a relative newcomer, Naddour has already enjoyed considerable international success. Last year, Naddour earned a second-place finish at the Moscow World Stars competition on the pommel horse and assisted Team USA in claiming the team bronze medal at the Japan Cup. From Gilbert, Ariz., Naddour competed in the 2011 Stella Zakharova Cup, where he was third in the all-around and the U.S. Team finished second in the team competition. In July, Naddour helped the U.S. squad to a second-place finish at the Japan Cup.
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